Housing Information for Visiting Fellows

Please note that none of the following properties are inspected or endorsed by Yale University or the Office of International Students and Scholars. This is intended as a reference tool and more details can be found on the Yale Off-Campus Housing website


Many of Yale’s students and scholars live in one of the following New Haven neighborhoods. For other maps and city information, visit the City of New Haven website

  • Science Hill/East Rock/Orange Street – Many graduate students and a number of faculty members live in this area. Many of the apartments in this area are in multi- family homes. There are also several larger apartment buildings that have good turnover from year to year. This neighborhood has several local grocers, bars and coffee shops and is on the Yale Shuttle bus line. Trumbull and Cold Springs Street and Prospect and State Streets roughly border the East Rock/Orange Street neighborhood.
  • Central/Downtown – As its name implies, this neighborhood is in the heart of New Haven. Close to stores, restaurants and entertainment, this neighborhood is popular with students and scholars because of its close proximity to both the Medical School and Yale’s main campus. Streets in the downtown area include Chapel, Broadway, High, Park, York and Howe.
  • Wooster Square/Fair Haven – Wooster Square is a neighborhood east of Yale and convenient to the main part of campus. At the center of the neighborhood is Wooster Square Park. This neighborhood includes Wooster Street, which is New Haven’s “Little Italy” and the home of two famous pizza restaurants, Sally’s and Pepe’s. St. John and Water Streets and Olive and Chestnut Streets border Wooster Square. Fair Haven is to the east of Wooster Square, about two miles from central campus. The neighborhood is bordered by the Mill and Quinnipiac rivers and is a popular, culturally diverse neighborhood for students and staff.
  • Westville – Westville is the home of the Yale Bowl and the Yale Golf Course. This neighborhood is about 15 minutes from campus by city bus or car. Westville is more residential than the other neighborhoods and tends to be a little less expensive.
  • Beyond New Haven – In addition to the popular New Haven neighborhoods, some students and scholars make the surrounding cities of Hamden, Branford, East Haven, North Haven, or West Haven their home.

Whichever neighborhood/city you decide to live in, make sure you visit (or have someone visit for you) any room or apartment you are considering renting before making any agreements or signing a lease. Like anywhere else, each neighborhood has apartments that vary in price and quality; signing a lease “sight unseen” (without first seeing the apartment) still binds you to the terms of the lease regardless of the condition of the apartment.

Below is a short list of resources past fellows have found helpful. This is by no means a comprehensive list but is intended to offer a place to start.

Sabbatical Homes: a convenient place to see short- and long-term sublets in the Yale area. 

Yale Off-Campus Housing portal: find sublets in New Haven and surrounding areas.

Individual Accommodations 
The Carriage House, Hamden: . 5 mile from Beinecke, right on the 228 bus route. 25 minute bus ride.

The Q Club, New Haven: 3 blocks from Beinecke. Fills up quickly! 

Corsair, New Haven: 1.7 miles from Beinecke. Walkable in nice weather, 3 blocks from Yale orange line shuttle and 1 block from 246 city bus route.

Eli Apartments, New Haven: 3 blocks from Beinecke. One or two month rentals, fully furnished ~$2650

Alston House, Westville, New Haven: contact Jane Snaider at janesnaider@gmail.com. 2 miles from downtown, on city bus route, fully furnished rooms with access to washer and dryer and complementary wireless internet.

Several Yale affiliated websites include information on living in New Haven:

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Life at Yale” 

“It’s Your Yale” Off-Campus Living

Office of International Students and Scholars “Off-Campus Housing”

Yale Housing digital brochure, “Living in the Elm City”