Visit Yale University Instantly with a "Real" Tour

Choosing whether or not an in-person visit to Yale University makes sense can be a risky decision…what if you step on campus and immediately detest the “vibe”? All that time, money and effort getting to campus was wasted. At first it may seem difficult to gain a meaningful understanding of Yale University without visiting the school in person. Yale University is located in New Haven, CT , and if that’s nowhere near where you live, what options do you have? That’s why we created CampusReel – to allow you, and anyone reading this, to deeply and authentically experience the Yale University vibe, campus and community without visiting Yale University in person – a virtual tour of the Yale University campus! If definitely want to visit Yale University in person, you should, at the very least, watch the entire CampusReel for Yale University to ensure it seems like a good match and to get the most out of your in-person visit. After you’ve done your due diligence, you may find the below guidance helpful

When is the best time to visit Yale University?

Visiting Yale University depends on a number of factors, including the season, your schedule, and a lot of uncontrollable variables. We recommend you visit Yale University twice if you’re serious about enrolling – at least one visit should be when students are on campus and school is in session. Be sure to take note of the town of New Haven as well. Remember that New Haven is also catering to 5528 students, so think critically about whether the community would feel too big or too small for your personal liking.

Where do families stay when they visit Yale University?

The Yale University admissions office likely has a list of accommodations they recommend. In addition to that list, consult the CampusReel VR feature to explore hotels nearby in New Haven. For your convenience, below is a list of hotels to consider and that you can also preview in CampusReel VR.

  • Quality Inn East Haven - New Haven at Yale University
  • New Haven Historic Mansion at Yale University
  • Best Western Executive Hotel of New Haven-West Haven at Yale University
  • Days Inn by Wyndham New Haven at Yale University
  • Austin Street Inn at Yale University
  • ARTlab Metro 280 at Yale University
  • The Regal Inn at Yale University
  • New Haven Inn at Yale University
  • New Haven Hotel at Yale University
  • New Haven Village Suites at Yale University
  • West Haven Connecticut Rooms at Yale University
  • Farnam Guest House at Yale University
  • New Haven Inn at Yale University
  • Hampton Inn & Suites New Haven - South - West Haven at Yale University
  • Econo Lodge at Yale University
  • The Suites at Yale - New Haven at Yale University
  • Super 8 by Wyndham West Haven at Yale University
  • Three Judges Motor Lodge at Yale University
  • Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale at Yale University
  • Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale at Yale University
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites New Haven at Yale University
  • The Study at Yale Hotel at Yale University

What do families do in New Haven when they visit Yale University?

It depends but there are a variety of activities and things to do in and around New Haven. We recommend using the virtual immersion tab on CampusReel to take a tour at Yale University and see for yourself how the student make use of New Haven.

What buildings should I look at when I visit Yale University?

For your convenience, below is a list of all buildings that you can visit from CampusReel. We encourage you to compare you experience of the buildings on CampusReel with your in-person visit if you decide to take one.