Public Safety Information

Bag Check

Bags 12” x 12” or larger in size will not be permitted at major ceremonies, and will have to be returned to your room or vehicle, our security staff are unable to hold bags. On May 14 and May 23, there will be a bag check located at Phelps Gate for luggage. All other bags are subject to search.

Lost and Found

If you lose an item during Commencement weekend, please call the Yale Security Department at 203-785-5555. A dispatcher will assist you in finding the proper lost and found location. 

Sign up for Yale ALERT

Yale ALERT can reach students, faculty, staff and members of the New Haven community, with time-sensitive information during unforeseen events or emergencies using voice, email, and/or text messaging. The University will use emergency contact numbers that have been registered with Yale.

Yale visitors and guest who wish to receive emergency communications (text, email or voice) from the university should Text “Join Yale_Alert” to 30890 or go to the Yale ALERT website and follow the directions provided.