|Partners & Families|
Over one-third of our students come to campus with families or partners, who are welcomed into the overall Yale community. The Partners Club provides a social network and assists in the transition to New Haven and the Yale SOM environment while taking advantage of the various experiences that Yale and New Haven have to offer. From auditing courses to hiking in city parks to dining in one of the many downtown restaurants, members organize events and activities that suit their varied interests.
Additionally, the SOM Partners Club offers fun-filled, child-friendly events, including pizza parties, trick-or-treating, and apple-picking. Club members with children also join together to arrange play dates and other activities to enable the children to get to know one another.
The Club also serves as a great resource for information on employment, childcare, local schools, and family attractions in the area.
Access to Yale University
All partners have access to the Payne Whitney gym and the Yale shuttle service. In addition, all partners may audit Yale SOM and Yale College electives with permission from the professor. Only married and same-sex domestic partners and children have access to the Yale Health Services. E-mail accounts and off-hours building access are not provided to partners.
International Spouses and Partners at Yale (ISPY)
ISPY was created by and for spouses and partners of international graduate students, post-docs, scholars, and professionals at Yale. The group brings together spouses and partners to make social connections, create a support network, and share information.
Job ResourcesMany partners work throughout Yale University. To get an idea of the range of job opportunities, check out the Yale Human Resources website.
Outside of Yale, there are myriad opportunities in New Haven and the surrounding towns. Some of the nationís largest corporations are headquartered in Connecticut. The following are a few local employment resources:
ChildcareYale Work Life Program maintains a comprehensive 70-page childcare directory. The directory provides information about day care, preschool, and babysitting and nanny services. It also lists local activities for families.
Another resource is 2-1-1 Child Care Infoline, a free child care referral telephone service in Connecticut.
Begin researching childcare options as early
as possible, as many facilities at and near Yale fill up well
before the academic year begins.