Class Day, a Yale College tradition, takes place on Old Campus on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., and includes the awarding of academic, artistic, and athletic prizes; the celebration of undergraduates; and an address by a notable speaker. Seniors wear academic gowns with headgear of choice and assemble on Cross Campus at 1:15 pm and process to Old Campus for the exercises. No tickets are required for this event, and there is no limit on the number of guests that students may bring.
This year’s Class Day speaker is Theo Epstein ‘95, President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball, and former General Manager of the Red Sox.
On Class Day, Old Campus will be accessible through Phelps, Chapel East, Dwight Hall, Lanman (handicapped accessible), and Cheney Ives Gates. Daniels and Miller Gates will be open for processing Yale College students only. (View a map of gates accessible to the public here.)
Please note: For the comfort and safety of all graduates and visitors, guests are strongly encouraged to avoid bringing bags to all major ceremonies. Bags or luggage 12” x 12” or larger in size will not be permitted at Baccalaureate, Class Day, Commencement, and the Yale Air Force and Naval ROTC Joint Commissioning Ceremony. All bags are subject to search at all events.
A luggage check will be set up in Phelps Gate for guests entering Old Campus who are traveling and must have their luggage with them at Class Day or Commencement due to swift arrivals or departures directly prior to or following the ceremonies. Unfortunately, large bags cannot be stored for the Baccalaureate ceremonies.