For Families and Guests

We regret the university will be unable to welcome guests to campus in May 2021, for the most up to date information about Commencement 2021, please visit the homepage.

There are many choices for events to attend throughout Commencement weekend, Each school and residential college honors its graduates through various events. 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 and the Graduate and professional schools.

Tickets are not required for Class Day (Yale College), or University Commencement (entire university community).

The plan your visit menu will help you plan and navigate your weekend at Yale.

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 student’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 our guests have. The For Students section of this website will also help you find out what is being communicated to your graduate.