Day students are fully engaged in all aspects of EXPLO at Yale. You’ll be placed in a living group with other day and residential students. You’ll check-in with your living group and Residential Advisors (RAs) twice a day (8:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.) and they will help keep you posted on all of the options available at EXPLO.
Although many day students leave just before dinner (6:00 p.m.), day students are encouraged to stay into the evening as often as they wish and may stay overnight at the program up to three nights per week. (There are charges for staying late and overnight to cover additional meals and housing costs.) In addition, as a day student you can also opt to participate in weekend trips and special events.
Day students check in with staff upon arrival at the program each day, giving information about their mode and time of departure for that day. Day students have several transportation options for reaching the campus:
Many day students come to the program by train. There is commuter rail service from towns North, East, and West of New Haven. We provide a free shuttle van between the Old Campus and Union Station in New Haven each morning and early evening.
Students arriving by car should be dropped off at Phelps Gate between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and can be picked up anytime between 6:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. daily. If a student needs to leave early, a parent or guardian should contact the Main Office. Students may drive themselves to and from the program, but may not give rides to residential students. Arrangements can be made for free parking in a local garage near the Old Campus.
Students living close enough to the program may ride their bicycle to and from EXPLO, provided they bring a lock, wear a helmet, and only bike during daylight hours.