Tours

To guard against the spread of COVID-19, the Yale Visitor Center will remain closed until further notice.

Join us to explore Yale University’s world-class museums, legendary libraries and top-notch athletic facilities from the comfort of your own home. The Yale Visitor Center is now offering hour-long virtual tours that highlight campus life and architecture through a combination of contemporary video and historical photographs brought to life by current Yale Tour Guides. Whether you’re wondering what student life is like, or which storied New Haven spot offers the best pizza, our campus guides can answer your questions in real time via an onscreen Q & A.

Visit our Virtual Yale tab to see a wide array of online offerings. Enjoy a Yale concert, lecture, or gallery tour from the comfort of your own home.


A limited number of tours are available for prospective students. To learn more about student options, please visit Yale College Undergraduate Admissions.

Guided Tours

To guard against the spread of COVID -19 The Yale Visitor Center will remain closed until further notice.

Yale College students provide a glimpse into the history and architecture of the University. The tours start at the Yale Visitor Center at 149 Elm Street New Haven, CT 06511. Hear about Yale’s rich 300-year history and aspects of student life at several of Yale’s fourteen residential colleges. The tour also includes the Gothic Sterling Memorial Library, Yale’s largest, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Constructed with more than one hundred panels of translucent marble, the Beinecke is home to one of the world’s preeminent collections of rare materials, including the Gutenberg Bible.

Student Tours for Prospective Undergraduates

A limited number of tours are available for prospective students. To learn more about student options, please visit Yale College Undergraduate Admissions.

Tour Accessibility

The Yale Visitor Center wants to make certain that individuals with special needs will be able to access all of the programs and tours scheduled through the center.

If you or a member of your group believe that they will require a specific accommodation, please notify the visitor center as soon as possible.

Accommodations such as assistive listening devices and interpreters may be arranged by contacting the office at 203-432-2302. Please make this request at least 2 weeks in advance of the date needed.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours offer five different tour experiences you can choose from: Campus, Science, Engineering, Athletics, Residential Colleges. Take one or all of these tours and experience Yale. Take a virtual tour of Yale Campus.

Private Tours/Special Groups by Appointment

To guard against the spread of COVID -19 The Yale Visitor Center will remain closed and no private tours will be offered until further notice.

Foreign Language Tours

Foreign language tours are not available at this time. Please check back for updated information.

Yale’s West Campus

Learn more about Yale’s West Campus, by visiting the  West Campus website. Located 7 miles west of downtown New Haven on 136 acres, the campus includes 1.6 million square feet of research, office, and warehouse space that provides opportunities to enhance the University’s medical and scientific research and other academic programs. Click here to take a virtual tour of West Campus.

Yale Architecture, Public Art, Sustainability and Women at Yale

You can explore information online at Architecture of YalePublic Art at Yale, Sustainability at Yale and Women at Yale.

Kids’ Architectural Treasure Hunt

Parents taking the campus tour with children ages 6-11 can request a brochure that encourages the children to hunt for architectural details and designs.