Off-Campus Accomodations

New Haven hotels sell out early. If you have access to a vehicle, you may consider a hotel or home rental in the greater New Haven area. Towns like Hamden, Branford, West Haven, Milford and Orange are all within a short driving distance.

On-Campus Accommodations

Reservations for Commencement 2019 will open in November. Information regarding cost and arrangements can be found below.



The Commencement housing office will be located in the Dwight Hall Common Room on Old Campus. You may check in after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19.

It is extremely important that you vacate your room by noon on Tuesday, May 22. The University requires immediate access at that time to prepare for alumni reunions which begin on Thursday, May 24. Sorry,we are unable to make any exceptions to this date.


The final day we will accept reservations is Friday, April 27, 2018. Confirmation will be e-mailed by Friday, May 4, 2018. No refunds will be given after April 27.

Description of On-Campus Accommodations

You and your guests will share a suite with a common living room with other guests. In some cases, you will also share a common in-suite bathroom, which does not have a lockable door. In some buildings, the bathrooms are down a common hallway. Bedrooms are furnished with single beds, dressers, desks, and chairs. Rooms will be cleaned and beds made up with linens, blanket, and pillow. Towels and soap will be provided. Please be sure to bring any other personal toiletries. No daily maid service will be provided during your stay.


$177 per person; this flat fee covers your entire stay of one, two, or three nights.

Housing Dates

Housing is available Saturday, May 19; Sunday, May 20; and Monday, May 21.

Housing Office Phone

On-campus housing guests may call the Housing Office at 203-432-6478 with any questions. Please note that this line will be active beginning Saturday, May 19 through noon on Tuesday, May 22.


Each suite door and most bedroom doors open with a key, which will be provided to you at check-in. In addition, an electronic access device, also provided at check-in, is required to enter the buildings.

Special Needs

Please let us know as soon as possible if a family member or guest has a disability that requires special accommodation. Due to limited room availability, note that the person requiring a lower floor will be housed with one other family member only. Remaining family members may be housed on an upper floor. Elevators are not available in most buildings.