Should I reserve rooms for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday or Saturday, Sunday, and Monday?


Commencement events for Yale College seniors begin Saturday afternoon, with the President’s Reception for all seniors and their guests. Sunday’s events for Yale College seniors include back-to-back Baccalaureate services in the morning and Class Day in the afternoon.

Monday’s ceremonies, which include all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Yale College seniors are permitted to stay in their rooms until noon on Tuesday. Guests reserving rooms in dormitories on campus may stay Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evenings. See the Accommodations page for more information. 

Though Commencement exercises on Old Campus do not take place until Monday, campus is bustling with activity all weekend long. Beginning Friday evening with the Yale Symphony Orchestra concert and the Yale Dramat musical, there are many performances and events for you to enjoy no matter when you choose to arrive. The Graduate School and some professional schools also host events throughout the weekend. New Haven, home to great food trucks and restaurants, shopping, museums, historic places, and more, offers a wealth of fun places to explore.