Introducing Handsome Dan

Handsome Dan XIX, also known as Kingman,  serves as the official mascot for Yale University. Born on January 2, 2021, he was picked out of a litter of nine Olde English Bulldogge puppies by Kassandra Haro ’18 on the Yale Visitor Center team. Boola boola!

Read more about Handsome Dan XIX on YaleNews

Handsome Dan XIX


Handsome Dan loves to make appearances and meet new people. You can view Handsome Dan’s public appearances calendar to see if he might be available for your event before you put in a request.

We are unavailable for events June 17 - June 27, 2024.

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Handsome Dan outside posing with a smiling student who has his arm around the bulldog.

Handsome History

Do you know when the tradition of Handsome Dan began or how many mascots Yale has had over the years? Learn the answers to these questions and more about the celebrated bulldog.

Explore the history of Handsome Dan (link is external)
Handsome Dan with statue of Ben Franklin

Handsome Swag

There is a lot of Yale merchandise to choose from to help you remember your visit to campus, including items showcasing our beloved mascot. And don’t forget to grab a free Handsome Dan sticker if you meet the bulldog in person.

Shop Campus Customs (link is external)
Handsome Dan with toy