EXPLO at Yale: Activities - EXPLO

Activities + Events

Daily Activities

Every day at EXPLO you get to choose from more than 10 unique activities. With plenty of options and the ability to choose what you’ll participate in, EXPLO at Yale’s extracurricular programming gives you the chance to make each day different.

You have not known choice and opportunity like this.

Evening events and activities at EXPLO mirror the extracurricular environment you’ll find when you get to college. Enjoy the live band playing hits on the Quad, join a daily debate group, take a workshop with a guest speaker from the UN, get together with a group of students and staff to check out the cool new off-campus restaurant, get your A Cappella on, play in a basketball tournament — with more seemingly limitless options every day and the freedom to choose what you’ll participate in, you can make each evening different and exciting.

Some Activities we have previously offered include:


Salsa Dancing
Yale Art Gallery Tour
Hike East Rock Park
Marbling Paper + Dip Dyes
Sushi Making
Haunted Yale Ghost Tour
Mario Kart Tournament
New Haven Food Tour

Sports Leagues

Ultimate Frisbee League
Soccer League
Basketball League
Swimming League
Morning Workout League
Rugby League


Board Game Club
A Capella Club
Japanese Anime Club
Cooking Club
Meditation Club


EXPLO Debate Union
True Colors LGTBQA Society
Film Critics Society
Philosophy Society
Social Justice Society
Visual Artist Society
Current Affairs + Politics Society
Writers Society

At night, the campus comes to life.

In addition to activities, EXPLO hosts a variety of larger campus events. Gather for live concerts on the Quad, participate in improv comedy performances at the Shubert Theater, dance with friends at Toad’s Place, and much more! For students interested in low key options for the evenings, check out the nightly movie screening or opt to simply hang with your suitemates. With the ability to choose between large events, activities, and the chill atmosphere of the EXPLO student lounge, students design the evening of their choice.

Sports and Athletics

You like to move. You like to sweat. At EXPLO, you’ll have plenty of time and opportunities to do both. For a more structured experience, you can enroll in any of our afternoon athletic workshops (such as tennis, yoga, or fencing), or in special sports clinics. If you’re looking for a little less instruction and would rather jump right into playing, you can join a sports league (like rugby, 3 vs. 3 basketball, or soccer). Plus, there’s always sports equipment on the Quad so that you can start a pick-up game of ultimate Frisbee, football, or soccer. During afternoon Open Time and Evening Events, students may head out to the field or tennis courts, or also simply stop by the Payne Whitney Gymnasium to get in a good workout.

2019 Sports Clinic:

Golf Clinic ($75)

This clinic will help you work on every facet of your golf game by emphasizing putting, driving, pitching, and full range swings. Yale University Golf Coach Peter Pulaski, named the 2003 Teacher of the Year by the Connecticut PGA, and his staff will give one-on-one instruction. After a day at the putting and driving ranges, you’ll try your skills out on one of the difficult holes at the Yale Golf Course. The weekend golf sports clinic is a one-day commitment and takes the place of a regular weekend trip. This clinic is a one-day commitment.