For Families and Guests

There are many choices for events to attend throughout Commencement weekend as each school and residential college honors its graduates. We encourage you to connect with your graduate to learn which events you should attend or would like to attend.

The entire university community participates in the university commencement ceremony on Monday morning to celebrate all graduates from Yale College, the Graduate School and the professional schools.

The “plan your visit” menu will help you plan and navigate your weekend at Yale. We will add updated information on housing, dining, and transportation as it is available. 

If you’re interested in staying on campus, check out the information about on campus housing.

If you would like to enjoy brunch on Sunday, or are a guest of a Yale College graduating senior and would like to have lunch on Monday in your graduate’s residential college following the diploma ceremony, the dining page can provide information about purchasing tickets and making reservations.

Parking, shuttle information and tips on navigating the campus can be found on the transportation, directions, and parking page.

Learn about services for guests with accessibility issues and tips on how to ensure frail or elderly guests can most enjoy the weekend on the accessibility page.

Make sure to check out the FAQ for answers to common questions. The For Students section of this website will also help you learn about information that has been shared with your graduate.