Frequently Asked Questions


There is no formal registration. Families of current students and their guests are welcome to attend events as time and interest permit.

Families arrive as their work obligations and other commitments permit. The more popular events (faculty lectures and panel discussions) are generally scheduled for mid-afternoon on Friday. Most families leave on Sunday morning.

Parents of current students may be accompanied by guests. Please note that some events have admission fees.

Information regarding Student Organizations and their activities can be found on the Student Life website, or on campus kiosks.

Parent mailing addresses are updated online yearly by undergraduates.

Normal business hours for University departments are 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday. With the exception of open houses listed on the Family Weekend schedule, administrative offices are closed during the weekend.

Most classes cannot accommodate additional seating. Permission to attend a course section or class is granted by the instructor only. Faculty lectures, scheduled for Friday afternoon, offer an excellent opportunity to experience a Yale lecture.

Guests are welcome to dine in the residential college dining halls, Commons, Slifka Center, or the many fine restaurants near campus.

For more information, visit The Shops at Yale Dining Guide.

Family Weekend 2017 is scheduled for November 3-5.

You can find the Yale Events mobile app on the iTunes app store here for Apple devices, or on the Google Play store here for Android devices. This app will house all events for Yale Events (including Family Weekend!) and have schedules of events and maps available.