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A Graduate Student Guide to Yale and New Haven Presented by: The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) 2013-2014

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An Introduction

In recent years, the Elm City has undergone widespread revitalization, including a boom in the number of bars, clubs, restaurants, and theaters. Today, New Haven is the culturally richest city in Connecticut. In an eort to help you get your bearings and make the most of the city, the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) presents The Compass: A Graduate Student Guide to Yale and New Haven. Compiled by and written for graduate students, The Compass provides information on all that Yale and New Haven has to oer. The Compass has ve sections: Life, Travel & Transportation, Academics, Entertainment, and Dining. Life covers everything from New Haven neighborhoods to taxes. Transportation gives details on how to get to, from and around the city. Academics contains important contact information as well as general survival tips. Entertainment surveys everything from movie theaters and museums to bars and clubs, and Dining includes options ranging from brunch to late night munchies. We hope that you will nd The Compass a thorough and helpful guide to the community. This guide was compiled by the Graduate Student Assembly, with special thanks to: Lauren Tilton, Brian Dunican, Michelle Kriner, Joori Park, Andrea Stavoe, Nicholas Torsiello, Caitlin Verboon, Brittany Angarola, Bill Ru, Cindy Rush, William Gray, Consuelo Amat, Sachi Inukai, Taylor Arnold, Mike Zay, Brittany Angarola, Paul Baranay, Lauren Young and all previous Compass editors and sta. Note: The views expressed herein are not intended to reect the perspective of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Photo Credit: Andrea Stavoe


GSA Mission Statement

The Graduate Student Assembly is an elected body of Yale students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Assemblys goals are to identify the needs and concerns of graduate students, consider possible solutions and present these to the Dean of the Graduate School and other administrators. We also discuss, propose and advise on possible changes to Graduate School policy with the administration. The Assembly provides a means for communication and deliberation both among graduate students and between graduate students and other members of the Yale community. For more information, please visit our website at http://gsa.yale.edu or e-mail us at gsa@yale.edu.

What specic issues does the GSA address?

The GSA deals with a wide range of issues and concerns including: Academics, Teaching, Mentoring and Professional Development, Financial Aid, Health Care, Childcare, Housing, Dining Services, Information Technology, Transit, Security, and Athletics.

How does the GSA eect change?

The GSA appoints graduate students to Graduate School and University-wide committees which include the GSAS Academic Grievance, Executive, and Regulations & Discipline committees and the Universitys Disabilities, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Housing and Transportation, Library and Review committees as well as the Yale Health Plans Member-Advisory Committee and Student Coverage Task Force, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Housing & Transportation, and Library committees, and also the Yale Health

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Plan Advisory Board. Additionally, GSA representatives are often asked to serve on ad-hoc university committees dealing with issues ranging from restructuring employee insurance programs to university reaccreditation.

Standing Committees
The GSA has ve Standing Committees: Academics & Professional Development, Elections, Facilities & Healthcare, Publicity, Steering, Summer Steering, and Transit & Security. These committees are open to all graduate students and help generate policy that the Assembly approves and then recommends to the administration.

Conference Travel Fellowship

The GSA administers the Conference Travel Fellowship (CTF). Each year we distribute $60,000 to graduate students across four cycles. Apply early and often at http://gsa.yale.edu/conference-travelfellowship. The maximum award amount is $750.

Where can I get more information about the GSA?

You can nd our charter, bylaws, minutes, information on initiatives and your department representative(s) at our website: http://gsa.yale.edu. GSA meetings are open to the public and graduate students can serve on any of the GSAs standing committees.

How are the GSA representatives selected?

Graduate students in each department elect representatives in the spring and vacancies are lled in the fall election. If you are interested in representing your department, check the GSA website and contact us at gsa@yale.edu.

How can I contact my GSA representative?

You can nd a list of current representatives at http://gsa.yale. edu. If your department does not have a representative, contact us at gsa@yale.edu.

How can I attend GSA Meetings?

GSA meetings are held every other Wednesday starting the rst week of September in room 119 in HGS at 7 PM. They are open to all graduate students. Dinner is provided.

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Table of Contents
Life New Haven Neighborhoods . . . Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apartment Life . . . . . . . . . . Sports, Exercise & the Outdoors Laundromats . . . . . . . . . . . Markets (Super & Specialty) . . Liquor & Wine Stores . . . . . . Bookstores . . . . . . . . . . . . Retail Shopping . . . . . . . . . . Barbershops & Salons . . . . . . Travel & Transportation Getting Around Town . . . . Biking In New Haven . . . . . Owning a Car . . . . . . . . . Traveling Out of New Haven Day Trips . . . . . . . . . . . Weekend Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 9 12 14 19 26 27 29 31 32 34 39 40 43 45 51 53 57 59 60 64 71 73 75 77

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Entertainment 79 Yearly Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Museums & Art Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Live Theater & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

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New Haven Neighborhoods

New Haven has a variety of unique neighborhoods, each with its own character, architecture, and experiences. Campus, HGS, and Science Hill The area around campus and HGS is the center of university life. The neighborhood is within walking distance of Payne Whitney Gym, downtown, and the strip of stores and restaurants that line Broadway. The East Rock Neighborhood With gorgeous early twentieth-century homes, well-manicured lawns, and gourmet markets, East Rock is one of the most beautiful areas in New Haven. The center of the neighborhood is Orange Street, bustling in the warmer months with joggers, bikers, and families out for a stroll. Renting an apartment in one of the multi-family homes isnt cheap, but a crafty apartment hunter can nd a deal. A neighborhood full of front porch get-togethers and backyard BBQs: its denitely worth consideration. Very popular with graduate students. Upper State Street Right on the edge of East Rock and a frequent stop for the night shuttle, Upper State Street is home to several popular bars and restaurants and also has liquor stores, coee shops, laundromats, and markets. It abuts I-91 and I-95, which can be noisy. The apartments


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are generally smaller than those in East Rock, but can be signicantly cheaper without adding much time to your walk. Wooster Square The heart of New Havens vibrant Italian-American community, Wooster Street is lined with good restaurants and famous pizza joints Pepes and Sallys. The area around Wooster Square Park is quiet and family friendly, particularly from Chapel to Green Streets between Academy and Olive. The daytime Yale shuttle does not have stops in this area, so a bike is a must. The Arts District Located between East Rock and campus, the Arts District has limited housing and what is available tends to go for Downtown prices. Highlighted by shops, restaurants, and cafes along Whitney and Audubon (particularly Anna Lieys, Willoughbys, and Koee), the Arts District is a great place to visit. Ninth Square Ninth Square has been completely overhauled in the past ten years and oers great restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops in the city. Apartments in Ninth Square are generally modern and on the high end of rental prices in New Haven, but its a great place to live if you can swing it. The recently opened Elm City Co-Op oers the only supermarket in downtown New Haven with a great selection of produce, meat and baked goods. Downtown The heart of the Elm City has just about everything you would expect including restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, theaters, and the hustle and bustle of an urban center. The New Haven Green, next

11 to Old Campus, oers a delightful setting for public gatherings, or throwing a frisbee. The area includes a mix of managed high rises and Yale-owned housing run by Elm Campus Housing. Med-School Area York and Park Towers, which dominate the area, are safe and clean but a little on the expensive side. Close to the medical school, Yales main campus, and downtown New Haven this neighborhood has a convenient location but limited parking and restaurants. Chapel West District Between York and Dwight Streets, from North Frontage to Whaley, this neighborhood is home to undergrads, grads, and locals, giving it a local New Haven feeling just minutes from campus. With a host of bars and restaurants, a number of reasonably priced apartments, and ample parking, this neighborhood is worth exploring. Westville/West Rock On the far end of Whaley Avenue, Westville is a trek to and from campus. It has plenty of parks, shopping, and restaurants including two of the best brunch places in New Haven: Bellas and Lenas. Edgewood Park and the Yale athletic facilities including the Yale Bowl, golf course, and recreation elds are but a few of the recreation spots available. Rent is relatively inexpensive and the neighborhood is very charming, but is far outside the shuttle routes. In some cases, the Yale Security Escort will still provide a ride. For more information on New Havens neighborhoods check out these websites: http://www.yale.edu/onhsa http://www.yale.edu/gateways/visitors.html


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Safety has improved dramatically in New Haven over the last decade, but its still prudent to take a few simple precautions. Yale oers several resources to make enjoying the benets of New Haven easier and safer. This section lists some of these as well as tips from the administration and graduate students. Yale Police and Security will always come to the aid of students. Ocers are helpful and available to assist with issues ranging from the mundane (letting you into the oce you locked yourself out of) to the serious. Yale Police Security patrol the campus 24/7 on foot, by bicycle and in vehicles. Pay attention to your surroundings and be aware of people and resources in your vicinity. Distracted walkers miss clues to changing conditions. Be alert. Avoid walking alone at night except when necessary. Walk in well-lit, well-patrolled areas. This may seem obvious, but its often overlooked. Call for a Yale nighttime safe ride (6pm to 6am) seven days a week. Call 203-432-6330. Yale Security has a great walking escort service. Call 203432-WALK (9255) 20 minutes before departing and a security ocer will escort you from your point of departure or your destination so long as one of these is Yale property. Yale oers a night time door-to-door shuttle service from 6pm to 6am seven days a week. Call 203-432-6330. Dial 3 when you get the recording. You just need your Net ID and pickup and drop-o locations. Wait times vary considerably based on time of year and weather. Blue phones are interspersed throughout campus and adjoining neighborhoods. In the event of an emergency they can be used to alert Yale Security or to call 911. You can nd a map of blue phone locations at: publicsafety.yale.edu/blue-phones

13 As always, if you see something, say something. To report suspicious activity, call Yale Police at 203-432-4400. More information on safety and related services can be accessed at Yales Public Safety website http://publicsafety.yale.edu. For emergencies call 911. To contact Yale Police, call 203-432-4400. To contact Yale Security, call 203-782-5555. Connect with YPD on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ YalePolice. Follow Chief Ronnell Higgins on Twitter @YPD1, visit http://twitter.com/#!/YPD1. Bulldog Mobile Bulldog Mobile allows students, faculty and sta to use their smart phones as personal security devices with options like Emergency GPS Locator, Escort Timer (if the timer is not deactivated), Yale Police will be notied, and Speed Dial to Yale Police. Students can register at http://publicsafety.yale.edu/bulldog-mobile.


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Apartment Life

Apartment Hunting Most graduate students move at least once while at Yale, and many students move multiple times. In the sport of apartment hunting, the New Haven area is one of the toughest divisions. Yales Graduate Housing Oce website, www.yale.edu/gradhousing, is a great resource. It oers information about Yale-owned housing and a searchable list of o-campus options. New listings go up every day, so make sure to check it frequently. Log in requires your NetID and password; oces are located at 420 Temple Street. Elm Campus Partners manages Yale-owned property including over 30 buildings and over 500 apartments. To learn more, visit http://www.elmcampus.com/. Furniture and Apartment Furnishings Ikea 450 Sargent Drive, 203-8654-4532 http://www.ikea.com New Haven has its very own low-budget, space-saving Swedish furniture superstore, located right o Exit 46 on I-95. Check out their selection online or browse through the miles of showroom space. Tag Sales You probably know them as garage sales or yard sales, but in Connecticut theyre tag sales. These are in abundance in the Spring and Fall, especially in East Rock. Signs posted in yards and on telephone poles are hard to miss, and there are often online listings as well. Salvation Army and Goodwill Usually a little more expensive than tag sales, Salvation Army thrift stores are located at 274 Crown Street and at 1359 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. The Hamden location

15 is larger and carries more furniture. Goodwill, a similar non-prot organization, is located at 2901 State Street, 61 Amity Rd in Westville and 472 Foxon Blvd. Old Campus or Any Neighborhood When the smell of spring is in the air it can mean only one thing: dumpster diving on Old Campus! When the undergrads move out they often leave behind expensive furniture and apartment furnishings. Watch the piles forming on sidewalks and near the dumpsters that Yale brings in for the move-out. Great stu gets left behind. Bobs Discount Furniture 515 Boston Post Rd., Orange, 203799-9010 http://www.mybobs.com If you want moderately-priced furniture, Bobs Discount Furniture is probably your best bet. You need a car or a bus to get to one of their many locations, but they have a reasonable selection. Cort Furniture 150 Boston Post Rd., Orange, 203-799-0467 Located on Boston Post Road in Orange, these hotel liquidators oer a variety of used furniture, glassware, atware, and other housing needs at low prices. New Haven Craigslist Like most college towns, New Haven has a very active Craigslist. Check it out at: http://newhaven.craigslist. org. (If you are from the SF Bay Area and are used to everyone and their dog using Craigslist, be aware: its a little sketchier out here) Hardware Stores Hulls Art Supply and Framing 1144 Chapel St., 203-865-4319 Home Depot 1873 Dixwell Ave., 203-248-5925 Lowes 115 Foxon Blvd., 203-468-3068 & 50 Boston Post Rd., 203891-2038


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Moving & Storage 2 Young Studs This is a New Haven local moving company. Dont let the name fool you - you can hire 1 - 3 studs for your move. Theyre a great option for in town moves, and they have plenty of experience with those 3rd oor attic apartments East Rock is full of. Book early because their schedule lls up in spring to fall. New Haven Self Storage Located in an old factory, the two main advantages of this unit are the free introductory month and the free use of their truck to move your stu into your unit. They oer climate-controlled units, but the industrial fans & high ceilings keep most of the units cool. The neighborhood is a little out of the way but the sta is professional & and the units are clean & safe. Dixwell Self Storage Close to campus (even though its technically in Hamden), this is a popular storage option for many grad students, especially those looking to store their belongings for long periods of time. The units are clean and the owner is friendly and helpful. UHaul Go-to place to rent a moving truck. You can also hire a crew to load your truck for you. Dealing with your landlord New Haven has a high occupancy rate, which gives landlords an advantage over tenants. Rents tend to see a slight year to year increase. Start your apartment search early and keep your options open. Make sure you and your landlord agree at the outset about your role in the upkeep and maintenance of the apartment. Read your lease carefully and keep a copy. If your landlord begins to make demands or impose restrictions not in the lease, you can reject them. Yale students are valuable tenants in New Haven, so if your landlord fails to uphold his/her end of the lease you are well within your rights to demand better treatment.

17 An automatic renewal clause requires the tenant to opt out of extending the lease for an additional period of time, usually the term of the initial agreement. On leases more than 180 days in length, Connecticut law requires landlords to provide notication of renewals and a cancellation option no less than fteen and no more than sixty days before the end of the term of the agreement. If you have any serious problems with your landlord, the GSA has worked hard to make available Legal Aid. For information on free consultations and local lawyers, visit http://gsa.yale.edu/legal-aid.


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Sports, Exercise & the Outdoors

Payne Whitney Gymnasium (PWG) 70 Tower Parkway, facilities/index http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/

Summer Hours School Year Hours Monday-Thurs.: 6:00am-10:00pm Monday-Thurs.: 6:00am-9:00pm Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm Weekends: 10:00am-2:00pm Weekends: 9:30am-4:30 pm Fitness Center Located on the fourth oor with treadmills, elliptical machines, stair masters, stationary bicycles, rowing machines, stretching mats, abdominal devices, nautilus weights, and free weights. If you go during the workday or after 7:30, its rarely crowded. Swimming Pools There are two pools at PWG: a 50 meter pool on the third oor and a 25 meter pool in the basement. Both are regularly available for lap swimming. Their schedule is posted on the PWG website. Pickup Hockey A graduate student hockey league has started recently, runs all year, and caters to all levels of hockey players. They are actively looking for new recruits. If youre interested, contact Brad Hayes: bradley.h.hayes@yale.edu. Pick-up basketball PWG has six courts for pick-up games, four regulation courts located in the Lanman Center on the rst oor and two smaller courts on the fth oor. Solid competition can be had weekdays after 5:30pm. Serious ballers should ask around about a

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Pick-up volleyball The basketball courts can be set up for volleyball. One of the courts holds a competitive pick-up game most Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings. Squash Yale is home to the Brady Squash Center, a world-class facility arguably the nest in the country with fteen regulation courts and a full-service pro shop. Intramurals Many departments have intramural teams. If your department doesnt have a team for a particular sport, its easy to nd a team looking for players. Check out this website for the intramural calendar to see whats oered and when: http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/intramurals/ graduate-professional/calendar. Classes PWG oers year-round classes for all experience levels. Activities include ballroom dance, Pilates, Zumba, spinning, and many more. Personal training is also available. To see all of the available classes, click classes at the website below: http://sportsandrecreation.yale.edu/facility/payne-whitneygym/payne-whitney-gym. Group Exercise Balanced Hot Yoga Studio http://www.balancedyoga.us/ 1079 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT info@balancedyoga.us, (203) 980-1356 This has been referred to as New Havens hottest new yoga studio and you will nd that they are not just another hot yoga experience. They oer a nurturing environment where, through a number of dierent yogic practices ranging from hot vinyasa to cooling yin, students at all levels can discover the mental and physical benets of holding and owing poses. Discounted rates for Yale students Breathing Room Yoga http://www.breathingroomct.com/ Telephone: (203) 562-5683 817 Chapel Street. Unit 2F, New Haven, CT

21 info@breathingroomCT.com Breathing Room, a new yoga studio in downtown New Haven, is a breath of fresh air for all looking to expand their yoga experience. An intimate studio, Breathing Room is a personal and inviting space to practice. With a variety of classes for students of all levels, this studio puts emphasis on your practice as an extension of your life, and works to create a space for you to learn and grow with yourself and a community of like-minded individuals. Discounted rates for Yale students The Fitness Haven http://www.thetnesshaven.com 938 State Street, New Haven CT thetnesshaven@gmail.com, (203) 562-BUFF (2833) Group exercise classes including: Sculpt Fusion, Body Blast, yoga, cardio kickboxing, Zumba, belly dance, Piloxing Fresh Yoga http://www.freshyoga.com/ Erector Square: 319 Peck Street, New Haven, CT Ninth Square Downtown: 49 Orange St, New Haven, CT info@freshyoga.com, (203) 776-YOGA (9642) Fresh Yoga oers a variety of yoga styles (Forrest, Baptiste Power, OM, Jiyamukti, Anusara, Buddhist meditation & Tai Chi, Ashtanga). The Fresh philosophy is nd what works for you. Students are encouraged to go inside and feel out which styles and methods resonate with them. Discounted rates for Yale students New Haven Fit Week http://www.tweek.com/ September 30 - October 6 With a FITWEEK pass, enjoy dozens of classes around New Haven that will get you inspired to start a regular exercise program. And feel even better knowing that your $20 pass helps support Closer To Free, the fund for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. New Haven Fitness http://www.newhaventness.com/ 900 Chapel St New Haven, CT (203) 789-8887 Full service gym on Chapel Street with air conditioning. Look out


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at the green while watching tv and running on the treadmill. Classes such as Zumba, Step, Spinning and Yoga are included in the monthly fee. New Haven Strength & Fitness http://www. newhavenstrengthandtness.com 214 Wooster Street, New Haven, CT 06511 newhavenstrengthandtness@hotmail.com, (203) 562-3267 New Haven Strength & Fitness is a group tness exercise studio specializing in a wide variety of tness classes. NHSF is the only facility in the New Haven area featuring LesMills Body Pump and LesMills Body Attack. They oer tness classes for all tness levels and have certied personal trainers and certied nutritionists on sta. Sarah Aldrich Pilates http://www.aldrichpilates.com New Haven, Connecticut info@aldrichpilates.com, (203) 787-8FIT SAP aims to provide all of their clients with access to warm, highlyqualied and approachable instructors trained in a variety of backgrounds (Classical, Stott and Kane School Methods.) Thorough knowledge of Pilates principles & basic biomechanics so that you can employ smart movement both in the Pilates studio and throughout your everyday life. A sense of curiosity, fun and improvement in your Pilates practice. Inspiration to inhabit your best body. Discounted rates for Yale students Workout On Whitney http://www.workoutonwhitney.com/ 29 Whitney Ave 203-488-1800 The most convenient option for East Rock residents, this studio oers a wide variety of classes including Hip Hop, Indoor Cycling, Pilates Fusion, Turbokcik and Zumba. Check out their advertisement in the back for new student discounts.


Jogging With scenic sidewalks, large parks, and running tracks, New Haven is a great place to run. As well, enjoy the newly opened Farmington Canal Trail that runs from Hillhouse to Temple and then north through the city. Once a few miles out, enjoy the trail north to Northhampton, MA (84 miles). East Rock/East Rock Park Take a left at the north end of Orange Street to jog through either a wooded trail or on blacktop. The route takes you to summit of East Rock. Edgewood Park Great for jogging, photography, and strolls, this park is small but scenic. Wilbur Cross High School Track Wilbur Cross High School on Cold Spring St. has a rubberized track that is rarely crowded. Prospect Street College Street turns into Prospect at Woolsey Hall and runs uphill. Its a safe and scenic workout. Indoor Track PWG has a 1/8th mile indoor jogging track above the Lanman Center. Hiking New Havens parks are a great hiking resource. Check out East Rock Park at the corner of Livingston and Cold Spring. West Rock Ridge Park o of Wintergreen Ave. in Hamden has several trails. If youve got a car, the 15 minute drive to Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden is well worth it, with a large number of trails for a variety of levels. Outdoor Sports You can nd all manner of pick-up games around New Haven. The elds at the Yale Bowl often have soccer or ultimate Frisbee games next to the tennis facilities. On the grounds of Wilbur Cross


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High School (Cold Spring and Foster Streets) you can nd soccer, outdoor basketball, and tennis courts. Rice Field, next to East Rock, has regular evening soccer games. Yale Golf Course Consistently rated among the top collegiate courses in the nation, the Course at Yale is a must for golfers of all abilities. A day on the links is only $25 for students and $60 for guests, with half price tee times after 3:30pm. Lessons are available and the sta is always happy to see students. The 19th Hole, Widdys, at the clubhouse is a great spot for a cold beer. Yale Corinthian Yacht Club In addition to being the home of Yales accomplished Varsity Sailing Team, the YCYC known as the Yic-Yic is a great public facility. Open all summer, with a sizable eet of small boats, its a great opportunity to keep your skills sharp or pick up a new, decidedly Yale-appropriate hobby. A $200 summer membership gets you (and guests) unlimited access to the boats. They also oer lessons for a reasonable price.



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Bubble and Squeak 165 Willow St., 203-498-8537 & 130 Park St., 776-3450 Howe Laundromat 96 Howe St., 203-562-5458 523 Elm St., 203-498-7627 1289 Whalley Ave., 203-389-1306 Precision Wash and Dry

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The Wash Tub 40 Foster St., 203-776-3598. During especially stressful weeks, this is a great, aordable spot to drop your laundry for an overnight wash. Wooster Tub, LLC 208 Wooster St. #1, 203-498-0878 Dry Cleaners Blue Jay Cleaners 51 Broadway, 203-777-2546 Jet Cleaners 687 State St., 203-777-0742. Yale student discount, and email monthly coupons. JJ Cleaners 528 Orange St., 203-776-2581. 57 Grove St., 203-777-8214 Teds Cleaners

Quality Dry Cleaner 135 Dwight St., 203-785-0011


Markets (Super & Specialty)

Super Markets Elm City Market 777 Chapel St., New Haven, http://www. elmcitymarket.coop. New co-op in downtown within walking distance of Yale. Great selection of meats, vegetables and baked goods. Membership is not required. ShopRite 2100 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, http://www.shoprite.com. This location has a good natural foods section. Stop & Shop 150 Whalley Ave., New Haven (and also one way up Dixwell), http://www.stopandshop.com. Stop & Shop also oers Peapod, an online ordering and delivery service for orders over $20. http://www.peapod.com. Trader Joes 560 Boston Post Rd., Orange, http://www. traderjoes.com. Trader Joes specializes in gourmet, natural foods and reasonable prices. Whole Foods Market 1686 Boston Post Rd., Milford, http:// www.wholefoodsmarket.com Local Markets Hong Kong Grocery 71 Whitney Ave. The Hong Kong Grocery is hands down the best Asian market in town. Great prices and a wide selection its a good spot to get produce and seafood. Nicas Market 603 Orange St. Like Romeo and Cesares, except closer to downtown. The sta isnt exactly helpful and the crowd can


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be a nightmare, but the patio is great and their breakfast sandwiches are a must. http://www.nicasmarket.com/ P and M Orange Street Market 721 Orange St. Cheaper than Romeos or Nicas. To some extent you get what you pay for, but for the staples its a good spot to avoid the rush and the price of the gourmet shops. http://pnmorangestreet.com/ Romeo and Cesares 771 Orange St. A classic gourmet shop with good cheeses, produce, a full deli, breads, and owers, its deli sandwiches and hot items are especially good. Skappo Merkato 51 Orange St. Gourmet meats, cheeses, pasta, sauces and homemade preserves, chutneys and jams in the heart of 9th Square. http://www.skappomerkato.com/ Edge of the Woods 379 Whalley Ave. A hippie favorite, Edge of the Woods combines crunchy and quality. They specialize in bulk goods including rice, beans, tea, and spices, but youll need a vehicle or bicycle to get them back as its halfway to Westville on Whalley. http://www.eotwm.com/pages/home.html


Liquor & Wine Stores

Connecticut has restrictive alcohol laws. The curfew for liquor sales is 9:00pm Monday-Saturday, and 5:00pm on Sundays. Though by no means exhaustive, this list includes liquor stores in the major neighborhoods of New Haven. Amity Wine and Spirit Co. 95 Amity Road, 203-397-9463 Hailed by grad students as one of the least expensive shops in town with a large selection of beer, wine and spirits. If youre throwing a department function or a good-sized house party, make a beer run out here. They have good prices on kegs. http://www.amitywines.net/ Bottle Shop 492 Orange St., 203-772-1111 This store has the widest selection in the East Rock neighborhood. Its location is great and its prices match, and its a good spot to hit for East Rock denizens on the way home from a day at the oce. La Bella Vita 175 Wooster St., (203) 777-7572 A Wooster Square staple with a nice selection of wines. Odd Bins Bottle Shop 1 Whitney Ave, 203-562-7714 With friendly and knowledgeable sta and a location close to campus, this family-owned shop is a great pre-party pit stop. Unlike a lot of spots, theyre more than willing to sell you a cheaper bottle of higher quality. Visit http://oddbinswineshop.com/ The Wine Thief 378 Whitney Ave., 203-865-4845 & 181 Crown St., 203-772-1944 This store arguably has the most knowledgeable sta and largest selection of wines. The Wine Thief is the ideal neighborhood wine, liquor, and beer shop. Visit http://www.thewinethief. com/


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Orange Street Liquor Shop 717 Orange St., (203) 865-9622 A clean and friendly liquor shop with a good selection. They also sell tobacco.



New Haven has some very nice bookstores. Some of the lesserknown places on our list are charming, local, and inexpensive. Remember, The New Haven Public Library (133 Elm St., 203-9468130 ) is free as long as you bring a bill with proof of New Haven residence. Also, the Yale Library has almost any book you can imagine! Atticus Bookstore and Cafe 1082 Chapel, 203-776-4040 Atticus has a great but select collection of new books and a bargain basement, where you can nd some fantastic used volumes. Enjoy your new book at their indoor cafe. Booktrader 1140 Chapel St., 203-787-6147 This used bookstore also has a small, somewhat-pricey cafe with outdoor seating. Sometimes, if you show up right at close and ask nicely, theyll give you a bag of day-old pastries and breads. Neverending Books 810 State St., 203-865-6507 This hole-inthe-wall shop is lled with used, free and set-your-own-price books. Be sure to call for hours! Yale Bookstore 77 Broadway, 203-777-8440 A college bookstore, this Barnes & Noble carries everything from books to umbrellas, much with the Yale insignia. Visit http://yale.bncollege.com/. The Institute Library 847 Chapel, 203-562-4045 One of the nations last subscription libraries, members nd it a great place to study. Their regular used book sales are not to be missed.


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Retail Shopping

Audobon Arts District Located at the beginning of Whitney Avenue, this cute area of shops is just a few blocks over from Hillhouse and includes a plethora of lunch options. It also features art galleries with regional artists and if you are in the mood to get crafty, there is Knit New Haven. Broadway Near HGS youll nd one of New Havens better shopping spots. In addition to the Yale Bookstore, this area has Origins, J. Crew, American Apparel and Cutlers a great music store. Across the street youll nd preppy New Haven originals Gant and J. Press. Chapel Street A host of small stores lines Chapel Street between College and York. Youll nd primarily clothes, jewelry and home boutiques. Clinton Crossing and Tanger Outlets I-95N to exit 63 for Clinton, exit 65 for Westbrook. Clinton Crossing and Tanger Outlets are two of New Englands largest and most popular factory-outlet malls. Dixwell Avenue If you dont have a car, taking the D Public Bus up Dixwell Ave. is your best bet. Along the route youll nd a WalMart, Bobs Stores, Old Navy, Kohls, and T.J. Maxx. Its also home to the bulk of New Havens auto care stores. North Haven Exit 8 o I-91 leads you to the closest Walmart, with a Lowes next door. Exit 9 o I-91 brings you to Montowese Ave, where youll nd Target, Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, and many other popular chain stores. Boston Post Road Exit 39B o I-95S will take you to the beginning of a stretch of strip malls on the Boston Post Road (Rte. 1) with just about every type of store you can imagine furniture, sporting goods, retail clothing, electronics, and more.

33 Connecticut Post Mall The closest mall is Connecticut Post Mall, which oers a variety of typical mall stores as well as an extensive food court and movie theater.


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Barbershops & Salons

While the city seems to have a glut of barbershops and salons, quantity does not imply quality, so be on the lookout for tonsorial talent. The list below was assembled by our editorial board and input from current GSA reps. Caveat emptor or buy a set of clippers. Broadway Hair 59 Broadway, 203-777-2795 It is well reviewed for mens short haircuts and centrally located, but be aware that if you ask for an inch theyll take a mile. David Ryan Salon 1201 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT, 203878-3529 Located in the Milford Mall, this spot is cheap, running $25-30 for a womans haircut. Haircut quality varies, but tends towards the poles. They take walk-ins, but youre unlikely to get the same person twice. That said, its hard to complain at these rates. Deluxe Salon/Studio 93 Whitney Ave., 203-785-1655 Independently owned and operated, Deluxe Studio is home to stylist Grin Laengle. Its a great place for a woman who wants a basic cut, or a hip, edgy style but it comes with a price. Check out her website at http://www.deluxenewhaven.com. Hair Niche on Chapel 1151 Chapel St., 203-773-0005 Located on the rst-oor of the Hotel Duncan, the Hair Niche is simple and easy. The cuts are aordable and straightforward. Ask for Nancy. Jobella Salon & Spa 155 Temple St, 203-865-5911 www. jobellasalons.com Well reviewed, especially for color jobs, Jobella is located in the Omni Hotel. Valet parking is only $3 if you get your ticket validated inside. The sta is friendly and thoughtful always making sure your experience is enjoyable (they also oer complimentary coee or tea). Perfect for a full-day pamper including a haircut,

35 manicure, pedicure and threading. They take walk-ins, but you may have to wait. Ask for the Yale student discount. Karma 263 College St., 203-777-6333 www.karmasalon.com For a while, Karma was the only deluxe game in town. Located at the base of the Taft, the location cant be beat. The prices, however, denitely can: cuts run north of $50, so worth a shot only if youre willing to shell out. Still, they have a devoted following. They serve complimentary tea, coee, and wine. If you mention youve been to the website, you receive 10% percent o your rst haircut. Phils Barbershop 82 Wall St., 203-865-9187 A New Haven establishment, Phils is a blast from the past. Its extremely convenient located next to the original Blue State on Wall St. but quality varies. The shop runs on a rst-come, rst-cut basis so you have to hold out if you want a particular barber. Resist the pressure. The quality varies enormously. Rimage Salon & Spa 1210 Chapel, 203-562-4247 Rimage gets mixed review and even their fans admit that the stylists are hit or miss especially for wavy hair. That said, the sta are extremely welcoming and clients can count on a complimentary glass of tea, coee, or wine with each cut. Salon J 260 York St., 203-782-4755 Salon J has a great location near campus and reasonable prices ($17 for mens, $45 for womens). They oer a 10% discount to students and you can usually walk in without having to wait (though it doesnt hurt to have an appointment). Jenna, the owner, is recommended for womens hair. Salon Lulu 839 Chapel St., 203-562-1456 A newcomer to New Haven, Salon Lulu is seriously upscale. They oer spa and massage services and their website http://www.salonlulu.com can only be described as intense. Mens haircuts go for $40 and womens for $60. But if youre looking to be pampered, this is the spot. Soho 916 Whalley, 203-387-6799, http://sohohair.com Great for curly and short hair, Soho is not as warm as all of its competitors. Those with long hair are advised to look elsewhere.


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Y Haircutting 49 High St, 203-562-5623, http://www. yhaircutting.com Without a doubt, Y is the fastest haircut youll get in New Haven. Its also above the average for New Haven barbershops and the sta is generally competent. Mens cuts run for $16. Its not glamorous, but it gets the job done.



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Getting Around Town

Getting around town can seem like quite the obstacle, but the transportation options website has a full set of solutions to navigate New Haven at http://to.yale.edu. If you dont have a car in New Haven, there are still plenty of options, which are listed on their carfree page at http://to.yale.edu/car-free. Here are some additional resources: The Daytime campus shuttles stop at major destinations throughout the campus and city, including stops at the Medical and Divinity Schools and the East Rock neighborhood. There are several dierent xed routes, indicated by dierent colors. The shuttles may run a few minutes early or late; be sure to view the shuttles in real-time using the URL below or the Transloc app for your smart phone. For route maps, check the website. After 6pm, the Nighttime Blue and Orange shuttles will pick you up from designated stops and take you home within the shuttle system boundary until 1am or 11pm, respectively. The Weekend Blue Shuttle service runs every half hour, from 8:15am to 5:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The shuttle services Stop & Shop on Whalley Avenue and Union Station as well as other stops throughout the Central and Medical campuses. After 6pm, the Weekend Blue Shuttle reverts back to its nighttime route. See a map of the route to.yale.edu/weekend-routes and track it in real time on your computer or smart phone using the Transloc app. For the times, stops, and maps for each route, go to: http: //to.yale.edu/shuttle In order to see where the shuttles are in real time, visit: http: //yale.transloc.com/info/mobile

41 If you dont have a smart phone, visit the following link to learn how to receive updates via text message: http://yale.transloc. com/t To receive emergency notications about disruptions of the shuttle routes, go to: http://mailman.yale.edu/mailman/listinfo/ transit emergency notication Daytime weekend shuttle route information can be found at: http://to.yale.edu/weekend-routes If you prefer to walk to your destination, dont hesitate to use the 2walk service, which will provide you with a Yale security escort. Call (203) 432-9255. Nighttime Door to Door shuttles are available from 4pm to 7am. Simply call 203-432-6330, dial 3 at the prompt, and provide the dispatcher with your netID, location, destination, and number of riders. Youll be given a bus number and estimated wait time. When the shuttle arrives youll receive a phone call notication. For additional details for both services, visit: http://publicsafety.yale. edu/nighttime-safe-rides-walking-escort-service

When to use which service? Always use the xed routes when possible. If youre only going a short distance, consider using the 2walk system to have a security ocer walk with you to your destination. If its after 6pm and your destination is o the xed routes, call the nighttime door to door shuttle. Zip Car ZipCar is a car share program thats very popular on campus. As a member, youll have 24/7 access to ZipCars parked around campus, as well as in other convenient locations like Union Station. You reserve a car online, let yourself in with your Zipcard, and drive. You can pay either an hourly or daily rate, and this includes gas and insurance. Yale students receive discounts when signing up. http://www.zipcar.com/yale


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CT Transit The CT Transit bus can get you around town or out into the surrounding areas. Fares are $1.30 each way or purchase a 10 ride ticket for $11.25. Want to know if its going to your destination? Use the transit option in Google Maps! Its been loaded with CT Transit routes and timetables. http://www.cttransit.com Taxi Services Taxis in New Haven are relatively expensive, but the city is small enough that rides are generally no more than $10$15. See to.yale.edu/taxi for a complete list. Try one of these services: Metro Taxi: 203-777-7777 Yellow Taxi: [ph203-777-7770 Equamex Taxi: 203-624-3333 Rental Cars Yale oers a discount on major brand rental cars. Information, along with discount codes is available at: http://www. yale.edu/ytravel/ground/ground car companies.htm.


Biking In New Haven

New Haven isnt exactly Portland or Minneapolis, but it has an active bike culture thats working with the city to make cycling here easier and safer. Theres no faster way to get around campus, and its a great way to t exercise into your schedule. Visit to.yale.edu/bike for additional resources. Need a route? All the Yale Cycling Teams maps are on their website, http://www.yale.edu/cycling/ or http://www.yale. edu/cycling/ridemaps.html. Or, explore the Farmington Canal Trail, which oers a beautiful tree-lined path starting at Sachem Street. The City of New Havens Smart Cycling Handbook shows marked bike plans and routes, and explains the local rules of the road at www.cityofnewhaven.com/streetsmarts. Unfortunately, New Haven has a problem with bike theft. We recommend using a heavy duty U-lock and switching out all quick-release skewers with bolts. You can legally lock your bike to parking meters; be careful with wooden railings (even on your porch) that can be sawed and street signs that can be pulled out of the ground. Take your bike indoors at night when possible. Theres a video explaining the best locking technique at to.yale.edu/bicycleparking-and-security. To get involved in cycling/bike culture and politics visit http://elmcitycycling.org. If you need to borrow some bike tools, the McDougal Center has a great stand and all the basic tools. To use it, talk to Mary in HGS 129.


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Bike Shops Devils Gear, 151 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 773-9288 This local shop is the engine of the bike culture in New Haven. They sell a bit of everything, from high-end racing bikes to Dutch commuters and xies. They are great for used bikes and repairs. http://www.thedevilsgear.com Zanes Cycles, 330 East Main Street, Branford, CT 1-800-551-2453 Dicult to get to without a car but worth the drive, Zanes has the best selection in the area for high-end racing bikes. Visit http://www.zanes.com College Street Cycles, 252 College St., New Haven, 203-865-2724 This bike shop looks small, but they have a ton of bikes (used and new) downstairs and will work with you to nd what you are looking for. The guys that work here are always helpful and friendly. College St. Cycles isnt as ashy as Devils Gear, but youll get a more personal service and some great advice. Visit http://www.collegestreetcycles.com. Craigslist This is denitely the cheapest option for nding a used bike. http://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik


Owning a Car

Mechanics In a 2010 eld test, we took the same car to twelve dierent area mechanics. Ten of them found problems that werent there, and four of those wanted diagnostic fees. Listed below are the three shops that did it right and came in with the most reasonable estimates. Mikes Auto Clinic 1312 Whitney Ave., Hamden, 281-3171 When we went into Mikes it took them about twenty minutes to throw the car up on the rack and diagnose the problem. They charge for diagnoses but their labor costs are generally cheaper. Also, if you need a head or tail-light replaced, theyll just charge you for the part (most shops charge 15-30 min of labor). Meineke Car Care 845 West Main St., Branford, (203) 488-1158 & 1175 Whalley Ave & 404 Boston Post Rd. These guys (at the Whalley address) were super courteous. They did a fantastic job on an oil change and a horn repair. The Branford store is said to be similarly reliable. CT Car Care 2520 Whitney Ave., 281-7780 Straight up Whitney Ave in Hamden, this is the place to get the quickest oil-change and car wash around. There are several national chains in and around New Haven, such as Firestone and PepBoys. Registering your vehicle in New Haven Its great having a car, but New Haven makes it an expensive proposition with taxes, ticketing, towing, parking and security. If


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youre not set on having a car, you can denitely survive without one. Also, Connecticut drivers are notoriously bad, so make sure your insurance is up to date. New Haven charges property tax on your car. Taxes can be nasty, but tax penalties can be worse. You are also able to write o these taxes on your CT Tax Form, so think twice before trying to dodge these taxes. Here is a list of things you should have with you when you go to the DMV to change your plates. If you are changing your residence and your cars license plates: Old drivers license and either a birth certicate or passport Social Security card Old title and insurance policy for the car Current bill or tax bill listing your current address An emissions test certication/VIN certication (just about every car shop is rated to give you one of these) The form at: http://www.dmvct.state.ct.us/h13form.htm A Connecticut auto insurance policy Your check book with at least $200 in your account and/or a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) If you are just changing your cars license plates: Current drivers license Old title and insurance policy for the car Current bill or tax bill listing your current address An emissions test certication/VIN certication The form can be found at: http://www.dmvct.state.ct.us/ h13form.htm A Connecticut auto insurance policy A signed letter with Yale letterhead from your Registrar or Director of Graduate Studies stating that you are a current full-time student Current Yale student ID Your check book with at least $200 in your account and/or a credit card (Visa or Mastercard)

47 If you want to leave your car registered in your home state (which many insurance companies will let you if you are a full-time student) where insurance rates might be a little cheaper than in New Haven, you are still legally required to pay New Haven property tax. Its a hassle, but its even more of a hassle if you dont do it and are caught and charged back taxes for some arbitrary amount of time. To pay your property tax, go to the Assessors Oce at City Hall. Make sure you bring your registration in with you, because they use this to determine your vehicles value, which is then multiplied by the citys current mill rate to determine what you owe. If you live in a neighborhood with zoned parking, you can take the paperwork from the Assessors Oce across the hall to the tax collector, pay it (with cash) plus $10 to get your zone sticker. If you dont need a zone sticker, they will mail you a bill to pay twice a year. You can claim up to $300 of personal property taxes on your tax return come April, so if you dont have a fancy new car, it will likely all come out in the wash.


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Parking Parking is at a premium in New Haven, so weve included some resources to help you nd a spot for your vehicle no matter where you are in town. The best policy will always be to check on-street signs for parking limitations. Downtown Most spots are metered downtown, although some streets utilize parking voucher stations. Most meters accept credit cards, while the older styles only accept change. Meters are free on Sundays and holidays, and after 9pm the rest of the week. Visit http://nhparking.com for information on paid lots in New Haven. On June 6, 2005, the City of New Haven became the fourth city in the United States, and the only city in Connecticut, to pass an ordinance allowing free metered parking for hybrid and alternative fuel cars. You must register your hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle in person at City Hall, 165 Church Street. You must bring proof that your vehicle is eligible and that it is currently registered in New Haven to receive a decal which will be attached to the vehicle. Visit http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/TracParking/hybridparking.asp. Residential neighborhoods While some streets have free parking, others require permits. Information on Residential Parking Permits can be found at http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/ TracParking/residentialzones.asp. Yale Garages While pricey (about $800 900 per year), Yale does provide students the option to park in one of their garages around campus. Details and rates can be found at http://to.yale. edu/student-parking. Tickets & Towing The City of New Haven raises a lot of revenue from towing. Youre most likely to get towed for parking in a street sweeping/snow plowing zone or for unpaid parking tickets. You can pay tickets by

49 phone or in person at City Hall (165 Church St). Visit http://www. cityofnewhaven.com/TracParking/ParkingPrograms.asp. To avoid being towed for interfering with sweeping or plowing, pay close attention to the small signs present on every street in town announcing the regular sweep schedule. Also keep an eye out for temporary signs announcing sweeping: the City sometimes posts these for regularly scheduled sweeps. The appeals process is laborious and rarely worth the time and eort, so if youre going out of town, be sure to have a friend watch your car. You can check the sweep schedule at: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/PublicWorks/sweep/index.asp. Car Theft & Break-ins Car break-ins are not uncommon in New Haven, so parking in a lot is advisable. Be sure not to leave charging cables, change, or valuables visible, and always remove your GPS mount, even in the better parts of town. If someone breaks into your car, call the New Haven Police Department at (203) 946-6316. Its unlikely theyll be able to do anything about it, but reporting the event will help them with patrolling and enforcement. NHPD has more helpful tips at the following website: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/police/ crimepreventionsafety.asp#AutoTheftPrevention.


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Traveling Out of New Haven

There are a number of opportunities for travel outside of New Haven. New York City and Boston are the obvious choices, but Connecticut and surrounding states are full of interesting options for a weekend getaway. Here are some resources for planning how to get there. Yales Travel Website http://www.yale.edu/travel Is an excellent on and o-campus travel resource oered through Yale Travel Services. MTA Metro-North Railroad http://www.mta.info/schedules and click on Metro-North Railroad. Metro-North oers train service to New York City. Trains depart every hour (every halfhour during peak) from 5:00am to 1:30am. A roundtrip to Grand Central costs $31 o-peak ($44 peak), and parking is available at Union Station, as long as you get there before 8:00am. A better bet is to take the Yale Shuttle or the free Union Station Shuttle at www.cttransit.com/routesschedules/unionstation.asp. The Union Station Shuttle runs continuously every 20 minutes, from 6:05AM until 10:15PM, Monday through Friday. Amtrak http://www.amtrak.com More expensive than MTA, Amtrak oers a wider range of services, including to Boston and Newark Airport. Connecticut Limo http://www.ctlimo.com CT Limo oers bus service to and from Bradley Airport, JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark. $30-$70 for a one-way ticket. Go Airport Shuttle http://www.2theairport.com Oers shuttleservice to and from JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and White Plains-


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Westchester. The fare is about $50 one-way with the student discount. Bradley International Airport North of Hartford and about 45 minutes away, ying out of Bradley is easier than ying out of New York or Boston. To get there, take I-91N to exit 40 and follow the signs. On holidays, Yale College sponsors special airport shuttles. Tweed New Haven Airport 155 Burr St., New Haven, http:// www.ytweed.com About ten minutes away, Tweed is a New Haven travelers dream. Its a tiny airport with service to Philadelphia only, but its worth checking. To get there take I-95N to exit 50, right at the second light, then left at the next light. Parking is available at the airport, but is pricier than at Bradley. For a map and complete list of local airports (and how to get there) visit http://to.yale.edu/y. CTTransit Bus Lines http://www.cttransit.com As mentioned above, the CTTransit bus lines can get you to the areas surrounding New Haven for $1.30 each way. Various lines run through the city, but buses can be quite crowded at peak hours. Peter Pan Bus Lines http://www.peterpanbus.com For stops in New England, Peter Pan is the way to go. Tickets are aordable and the busses are generally clean. Most of the Service runs north of New Haven to points in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. BoltBus http://www.boltbus.com Combined with an MTA ticket, the Bolt is the cheapest way to get to Philadelphia and DC. Their buses depart from four locations in the City and oer low fares, lots of legroom, WiFi, and plug-ins. Megabus http://us.megabus.com Serving New Haven to Boston (via Hartford), Megabus charges a fare between $1 and $15 each way, depending on how far in advance you book the trip.


Day Trips

Finding an entire weekend to take o for a trip to the Berkshires or northern New England might be tough, but if you need to get away without really getting away here are a few suggestions. Beaches Gulf Beach Milford, CT In addition to sand and swimming, this beach oers a concession stand, a shing wharf, and an observation deck looking out over nearby Gulf Pond for a $5 fee. Hammonasset Beach State Park This is the largest of Connecticuts shoreline parks with a two-mile long beach area and facilities for camping, picnicking, shing, and swimming. Parking from $5-$15 for in-state licenses, $22 for out-of-state cars. You can expect this park to be crowded on weekends. Lighthouse Point 2 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven This 82-acre park on Long Island Sound oers the closest beaches to campus. If youre not a swimmer, try one of their nature trails or relax in the picnic area. The beach is crowded and not often clean, and the recently-imposed alcohol ban is a serious bummer. But the scenery is lovely. Parking is free with CT plates. Silver Sands State Park Milford, CT The beach at Silver Sands is especially fun during low tide, when you can walk through tidal pools and sand bars all the way to Charles Island. West Haven Town Beaches West Haven, CT, (203) 937-3651 With four miles of continuous beach, West Haven is one of the most popular summer spots for New Haven residents. The $10 parking fee drops to $5 after 4 pm.


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Misquamicut Beach Rhode Island Long Island Sound helps break Noreasters headed for New Haven, but it limits the availability of good waves. Fortunately, the only place nearby to surf happens to be a high quality beach. With warm water, a sandy bottom, and no seaweed, Misquamicut has waves easily big enough for boogie boarding and often for surng, yet not big enough to clobber you. One of our contributors a native Californian swears that for surng Misquamicut is way better than anything out West. . . I would spend all summer here if I could. Rentals and lessons are available in Narragansett. See: http://www.riparks.com/Locations/ LocationMisquamicut.html Parks East Rock Park East Rock Park, entrance at the corner of Orange and Cold Spring Streets, is your neighborhood getaway spot. It oers over 10 miles of hiking trails, a picnic area, and a view from the summit that will knock your socks o. Edgerton Park 75 Cli Street, New Haven A sprawling greenhouse lled with plants from around the world is the highlight of this 22-acre park. Sleeping Giant State Park 200 Mt. Carmel Ave., New Haven When you see it from a distance, youll understand why its called Sleeping Giant. The two miles of mountains look like a man lying on his back. A half-mile trail will take you to the stone observation center on the top of Mt. Carmel and a breathtaking view of New Haven and Long Island Sound. Mystic, CT Eat Mystic Pizza, go to the aquarium, or enjoy the scrimshaw at Mystic Seaport. Mystic is an old tourist trap, but theres stu worth seeing and charming views. Going during a chowder or oyster festival is strongly encouraged.


Amusement Parks Lake Compounce 822 Lake Avenue Bristol, CT, (860) 583-3300 http://www.lakecompounce.com An amusement park built right next to a beach, Lake Compounce oers roller coasters, water rides, picnic areas, restaurants, and live entertainment. Full day rate is $24.50 for adults. Parking is $6. Quassy Amusement Park 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT, (203) 758-2913 http://www.quassy.com Quassy oers bumpercars, a whirligig, water slides and a variety of attractions for kids. They also get into the Halloween spirit throughout October. Their pricing and hours vary so check out their website for more details. Six Flags New England Route 159, 1623 Main Street, Agawam, MA http://www.sixags.com/NewEngland Located just over Connecticuts northern border, Six Flags oers lots of rides and familyfriendly entertainment. A day pass is $56.99. Parking is $20. Check their website for specials. Other Outings Thimble Islands http://thimbleislands.com/ or http: //thimbleislandcruise.com The Thimble Islands, located in the Long Island Sound, provide an excellent afternoon get-away during those hot New Haven summer days. Bishops Orchards 1355 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT (203) 453-2338 http://www.bishopsorchards.com A fantastically fresh farmers market, the best part of Bishops Orchards is picking your own fruits and vegetables. Their 24-hour phone information line, 203 458-PICK, is updated daily during the season. In the fall, they have a corn maze, pumpkin carving, and fresh kettle corn. They can get very crowded at this time of year, however. Lyman Orchards 32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middleeld, CT (860) 3491793 http://www.lymanorchards.com Lyman Orchards oers pick-


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your-own fruits in the summer and fall, locally sourced foods, a golf course, family fun, and a general store. Call (860) 349-6015 for a 24-hour pick-your-own hotline. CT Wine Trail http://www.ctwine.com Connecticut is home to not one but eight bona de wineries, all of which oer free tastings and tours. CT Art Trail http://www.arttrail.org The Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail is a journey that will take you to nine dierent towns and cities throughout the state, where youll nd museums and historic sites dealing with the work of leading American Impressionists. Yale Outdoor Recreation Center 298 Upper Pattagansett Road, East Lyme, CT http://www.sportsandrecreation.yale.edu/ facility/outdoor-education-center/outdoor-education-center This facility features a small lake and oers hiking, swimming, shing, volleyball, cookouts, canoeing, campres, basketball, and ping pong all for a daily fee of $6! Campsites and cabins are also available for a fee.


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In addition to New York and Boston, New Haven is close to some great venues for skiing, camping, sightseeing, or just plain snuggling. For more information, visit http://www.visitnewengland.com. Berkshire Mountains http://www.berkshires.org Just over 1.5 hours away, the Berkshire Mountains are a great year-round getaway. You can nd skiing in the winter and hiking and camping during the spring and summer. Newport, RI Also about 1.5 hours away are the decadent historical mansions and beaches of Newport, Rhode Island. This website will get you started: http://www.gonewport.com. Providence, RI About 100 miles up I-95N, the city of Providence, RI is easy to get to and very aordable. Five colleges and universities in one small city give it an eclectic mix of people and RISD contributes to its strong arts scene. Skiing and Snowboarding The serious skier/snowboarder should check out the trails of Vermont and New Hampshire. It will take you anywhere from two to four hours to reach them by car, but the powder and the scenery are well worth it. Many resorts oer student and group discounts. If youre new to skiing/snowboarding, try Powder Ridge in nearby Middleeld, CT (99 Powder Hill Rd). Its only 15-20 minutes up I-91 (exit 18) and is great for learning. Mt. Washington, NH This mountain is the highest point in the northeastern United States and held the record for the highest wind speed ever recorded on Earth at 231 mph or 372 kmh (though this is contested). Its scenery is fantastic and majestic. One can reach the summit by hiking, by car, or by cog railway. See http: //www.thecog.com for more details.


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Montreal, Canada Its about a seven hour drive and youll need a passport, but Montreal is one of the hottest cities in North America. French and English collide to present a wide array of shopping, dancing, live music, and fantastic food. In early June, Montreal hosts an amazing three-day music festival and the High Lights Festival in Winter.




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GSAS Administration

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has a full-time sta dedicated to helping you develop and succeed during your time at Yale, and here we list some of the people and oces that may be helpful. Website http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool The most important academic links are Forms and Publications at the very top of the page. Thomas Pollard - Dean of the Graduate School Dean Pollard approves all the operating decisions of the Graduate School and, jointly with Dean Mary Miller of Yale College, governs the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is also the Sterling Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology with appointments in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and in Cell Biology. Dean Pollard graduated with honors from Pomona College in 1964, taking a bachelors degree in Chemistry and Zoology, and received his M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School. Academic Deans The academic associate and assistant deans of the Graduate School are responsible for the administration of graduate programs, normally in consultation with the Directors of Graduate Studies. They oversee academic performance and the regulations and policies of the Graduate School, conduct various fellowship competitions, and coordinate admissions and nancial aid. If you are having any issues with your program, another student or a faculty member, or you are simply confused about what

61 is expected of you, we cannot stress enough that these are the people to see. Meetings with the Deans are condential and they will never pursue a course of action without your permission. The Deans work in two teams: One team consists of Deans Schirmeister and di Bonaventura and the other team of Deans Sleight, Harper-Mangels, and Hashimoto. The most ecient way is to get in touch with the specic team that is responsible for your program, but you are of course free to talk with whomever you are most comfortable. Pamela Schirmeister - Associate Dean HGS 136, 203-4327598, (pamela.schirmeister@yale.edu) Besides being an associate dean, Pamela Schirmeister is also Dean for Special Projects at Yale College. Her responsibilities include the academic aairs of the graduate programs in the humanities, African American Studies, Economics, Management, Political Science, Sociology, as well as masters programs in African Studies, East Asian Studies, European & Russian Studies, International & Development Economics and International Relations. She oversees the Graduate Writing Center, Graduate Career Services and the Graduate Teaching Center. She also serves as the Title IX coordinator for both the College and the Graduate School and sits on a number of University advisory committees that provide academic support, student services and resource management. Dean Schirmeister received from Yale both her B.A. and Ph.D. in English and currently serves as Lecturer in Yale College where she has taught courses in English, Comparative Literature and the Humanities. Richard Sleight - Associate Dean HGS 132, 203-432-2744, (richard.sleight@yale.edu) Richard Sleights portfolio includes the central campus science departments, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, the Medical School, the Nursing School and the School of Public Health, as well as the departments of Anthropology, Psychology, Linguistics and Statistics. He has research expertise in lipid biochemistry and the intracellular transport of lipid molecules. Dean Sleight received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Southern California and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Purdue University.


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Allegra di Bonaventura - Assistant Dean HGS 135, 203-4327598, (allegra.dibonaventura@yale.edu) Allegra di Bonaventura deals with the academic aairs of the graduate programs in the Humanities, African American Studies, Economics, Management, Political Science, Sociology, as well as masters programs in African Studies, East Asian Studies, European and Russian Studies, International Development & Economics, and International Relations. She advises students regarding nancial aid, exchanges and leaves, and she oversees funding competitions sponsored by the Graduate School. Dean di Bonaventura received a Ph.D. in History from Yale and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She also holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in German from Middlebury College. Robert Harper-Mangels - Assistant Dean HGS 133, 203-4321884, (robert.harper-mangels@yale.edu) Robert Harper-Mangels responsibilities include the academic aairs of the graduate programs in the Sciences and Engineering, as well as Anthropology, Linguistics, Psychology, and Statistics. He is the campus advisor for graduate and professional students applying to the Fulbright student award, the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award, and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, as well as liaison to the Graduate Student Assembly. Dean Harper-Mangels earned his B.A. in Music and Psychology at Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Carl Hashimoto - Assistant Dean HGS 134, 203-432-7598, (carl.hashimoto@yale.edu) Carl Hashimoto deals with the administration of the Gruber Science Fellowship Program, special projects to enhance graduate education and training, and academic aairs of graduate programs in the sciences and Engineering. Dean Hashimoto is also professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Cell Biology at the Medical School. He received his A.B. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale.

63 Robin Ladouceur - Assistant Dean HGS 137, 203-432-8093, (robin.ladouceur@yale.edu) Robin Ladouceur is in charge of communications for the GSAS including the website and social media as well as administer academic programs and fellowships. She received her B.A. in Russian Literature from the University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature from Yale. Two administrative assistants support the academic deans: Alicia Grendziszewski, HGS 134, 203-432-7598, alicia. grendziszewski@yale.edu, (Schirmeister, di Bonaventura) Theresa Dio, HGS 134, 203-432-2744, theresa.dio@yale.edu, (Sleight, Harper-Mangels, Hashimoto)


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GSAS Oces & Committees

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is much more than just the Deans Oce. It is a place to study, to socialize, to improve your teaching, and, of course, to address any issue that does not fall within the direct purview of the Deans Oce. It has a full-time sta dedicated to helping you develop and succeed during your time at Yale, and here we list some of the people and oces that may be helpful. Center for Language Study The Center for Language Study (370 Temple Street, 203-4326456, http://cls.yale.edu) oers a range of specialized programs that supplement and extend the work done in Yales language departments. These include the English Language Program, Directed Independent Language Study (DILS), advanced-level language study within the context of students academic area of focus (Fields), foreign language tutoring, and language courses for special purposes. The CLS is run by Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl (Director of the Center for Language Study, nelleke.vandeusen-scholl@yale.edu). General Inquiries may be directed to cls@yale.edu. English Language Program 370 Temple Street, Room B29, 203432-6806, http://cls.yale.edu/english-language-program The English Language Program is a part of Yales commitment to internationalization, and supports academic communication and the cultural and professional development of the Yale international community. Oering a program centered on assessment of needs, advising, instruction, and consulting, it draws on the expertise of its instruc-

65 tors and sta, as well as a network of English language resources across Yale. ELP also administers the SPEAK test, an English language assessment that is required to obtain a teaching position on campus. This test may be waived under certain circumstances. The ELP is run by James Tierney (Director of the English Language Program, james.tierney@yale.edu). Graduate Writing Center The Graduate Writing Center (35 Broadway, Room 210, 203-432-4723, http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/writing/index. html) helps graduate students become prolic and successful academic writers. It oers assistance through academic writing workshops, panels with invited speakers, and individual consultations between students and writing tutors. GWC also oers dissertation support groups, boot camps and peer-review writing groups in order to reduce the stress that students often encounter during the process of writing a dissertation. Its sta works with faculty and students of all departments to understand and address their specic disciplinary cultures. The GWC is run by Elena Kallestinova (Director of the Graduate Writing Center, elena.kallestinova@yale.edu). The McDougal Center The McDougal Center (http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/ mcdougal/index.html) has services and facilities designed specically for graduate students and postdocs. Created in 1997 through a generous gift from Alfred McDougal 53 and his wife Nancy Lauter, its mission extends beyond the walls of HGS throughout Yale and New Haven. The Center is a great physical space, with a neo-gothic Common Room, meeting rooms, a childrens play area and family resource room, a computer cluster, and oces for the Graduate Student Assembly and the McDougal sta and fellows. The Blue Dog Cafe, staed by G&P students, is open during the fall and spring


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semesters and is a favorite coee spot for many graduate students. The McDougal Center is the umbrella organization over the following oces. Oce of Student Life HGS 126/125, 203-432-2583, (http:// www.yale.edu/graduateschool/studentLife) The Oce of Student Life directs programs organized by the McDougal Fellows and supervises events such as New Student Orientation and Commencement. The oce coordinates graduate student services; serves as the students advocate and liaison for graduate housing, dining services, health services, athletics, security, parking and transit; and provides condential consultations to address student questions and complaints. The Oce of Student Life is headed by Lisa Brandes (Assistant Dean for Student Aairs and Director of the Oce of Student Life, lisa.brandes@yale.edu) and Jennifer Mendelsohn (Associate Director of the Oce of Student Life, jennifer.mendelsohn@yale.edu). Yale Teaching Center HGS 120, 203-432-2583, (http://www. yale.edu/graduateschool/teaching) The Yale Teaching Center (YTC) provides a wide array of teaching enhancement services, from individual consultations to University-wide events like Teaching at Yale Days and the Spring Teaching Forum and Innovation Fair. YTC courses and workshops combine peer-led discussions of teaching experiences with the introduction of expert teaching methods in all aspects of pedagogy. YTC also works with academic departments and programs to help their graduate students succeed in the classroom. They also oer a Certicate in Teaching Program, a comprehensive teaching program in eective college teaching. The program requires completion of several workshops, teaching evaluations, and development of a teaching philosophy. The program not only provides practical skills but makes you a more competitive academic job candidate. Visit http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/teaching/. The Yale Teaching Center is directed by Bill Rando (Director of the Yale Teaching Center, william.rando@yale.edu).

67 Graduate Career Services HGS 122, 203-432-2583, (http:// www.yale.edu/graduateschool/careers/) Graduate Career Services (GCS) is a career center for students and alumni of Yale Universitys Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Through individual advising, programs and a library of resource materials as well as internet resources, the oce assists graduate students and alumni with career planning and decision-making. GCS consults with directors of graduate studies to develop programs that supplement the departments role in the professional development of students pursuing an academic career. For graduate students considering careers beyond academia, GCS initiates programs and develops links with employers who seek the skills of our students and alumni. They also oer a free 2 year subscription to the dossier service, Interfolio. This is an invaluable service when you start applying for grants, fellowships and jobs. Graduate Career Services is run by Victoria Blodgett (Director of Graduate Career Services, victoria.blodgett@yale.edu). Oce for Diversity and Equal Opportunity The Oce for Diversity and Equal Opportunity (HGS 127, 203-436-130, http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/diversity), more commonly referred to as ODEO, provides support and resources at all levels to all graduate students in an attempt to foster a sense of understanding and respect among students from diverse socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, religious, political, cultural and lifestyle backgrounds. The Oce is under the administrative direction of an Assistant Dean, and operates collaboratively with departments and programs to proactively recruit and support the needs of diverse students as they pursue graduate study at Yale. Individual condential advising sessions are also available with the Assistant Dean. The ODEO is run by Michelle Nearon (Director of the Oce for Diversity and Equal Opportunity, michelle.nearon@yale.edu).


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Oce of Financial Aid The Oce of Financial Aid (OFA) (HGS 129, 203-4327980, http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/nancial) is a resource to graduate students, departments, and non-Yale organizations needing guidance or assistance regarding nancial aid policies and the administration of fellowships and student loan programs. The ofce oversees and maintains nancial and data management systems and disburses all graduate student nancial aid. If you ever have a problem with your stipend pay check, this is where to go. The OFA is run by Jennifer Brinley (Director of the Oce of Financial Aid, jennifer.brinley@yale.edu). Registrars Oce The Oce of the Registrar (246 Church Street, 3rd oor, 203432-2743, http://www.yale.edu/sfas/registrar) maintains the academic records of all students in the Graduate School. In addition, the oce develops course and classroom schedules and oversees registration, tuition charges, academic holds, dissertation submission, nal clearance at graduation, and release of diplomas for Commencement. Students should consult this oce to report changes in name or Social Security number, to request transcripts, or to certify their enrollment in the Graduate School. Students can change their address listing at www.yale.edu/sis. The Registrars Oce is run by Stephen Goot (Deputy Registrar, registrar@yale.edu). Teaching Fellow Program The Teaching Fellow Program (HGS 139, 203-432-2709, http: //www.yale.edu/graduateschool/academics/program.html) provides opportunities for graduate students to develop teaching skills under faculty guidance through active participation in the teaching of Yale undergraduates. Throughout the year, the TFP oce works

69 directly with graduate students to answer questions about teaching fellowships and match interested students to teaching opportunities in departments and programs other than their own. Teaching fellows who have questions about any aspect of their appointments at any time during the semester are encouraged to contact the director of the TFP oce or their associate dean. Decisions regarding the program are made in close collaboration with the Deans of the Graduate School and Yale College, as well as with the Chairs, Directors of Graduate Studies (DGSs), and Directors of Undergraduate Studies (DUSs) of the arts and sciences academic departments and programs. The TFP is run by Judith Hackman (Associate Dean for Assessment and Director of the Teaching Fellow Program) and Howard el-Yasin (Assistant Director of the Teaching Fellow Program). You can reach them at teaching.fellows@yale.edu. Committees Currently, four standing committees are concerned with the policies and procedures of the Graduate School. As with all standing committees, their deliberations are condential. Student members of these committees are selected by the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA). The Executive Committee A committee of faculty members and graduate students, chaired by the dean, advises the dean on broad matters of policy and procedure and makes recommendations to the faculty of the Graduate School. The Degree Committees There are three degree committees, serving the divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Biological and Physical Sciences. The degree committees, composed of members of the divisions faculty and chaired by the dean, meet twice a year and are responsible to the faculty of the Graduate School for maintaining standards of graduate education in the School and for recommending candidates for degrees. They review special academic problems of individual students and, when appropriate, the educa-

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Deans Advisory Committee on Student Grievances Composed of three graduate students, three faculty members, normally one from each division, and one administrator of the Graduate School, the committee reviews complaints brought by graduate students against a member of the faculty or administration of the Graduate School (see Grievance Procedures, under Policies and Regulations). The Committee on Regulations and Discipline Composed of three graduate students, three faculty members, normally one from each division, and an associate dean, the committee reviews violations of the regulations governing academic and personal conduct (see Personal Conduct, under Policies and Regulations).



Department Chair The chair is the head of a department. They are encouraged to be in close communication with administrators in the graduate school and student representatives. Departmental Registrar This is the chief administrator for the graduate program in your department. You will go to them when you have course conicts, exam conicts, or have questions about teaching assignments etc. Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) A senior faculty member, appointed by the dean, serves as director of graduate studies (DGS) for each department or program. The directors of graduate studies are responsible for the satisfactory administration of the programs of graduate study and function as advisers and guides to all graduate students in their respective departments and programs. They help graduate students plan an appropriate course of study and research, and advise on and approve course schedules. The DGS acts as the liaison between each student in the department or program and the Oce of the Dean. Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) The Director of Undergraduate Studies fulls a role analogous to the Director of Graduate Studies, but for the undergraduate population. The DUS is in charge of the administration of majors in your department. GPSS . http://gpss.yale.edu. Contact gpss@yale.edu. The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) is composed of elected representatives from each of the thirteen graduate and professional schools at Yale. Any student in one of these schools is eligible to run for a senate seat during fall elections. As a governing body, the GPSS advocates for student concerns and advancement within Yale and facilitates interaction and collaboration among the schools


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through social gatherings, academic or professional events, and community service. GPSS meetings occur on alternating Thursdays and are open to the entire graduate and professional school community, as well as representatives from the Yale administration. GPSS also oversees the management of the Graduate-Professional Student Center at Yale (GPSCY). GPSCY . http://gpscy.net/gpscy/. GPSCY is the on-campus bar located at 204 York St open to graduate and professional students and their guests. You much have your Yale ID and a valid state ID or form of government identication for proof of age. During the academic year, it opens at 8pm as a bar and the facility is 21+. There is a private lounge for rent that is perfect for department events, birthday parties and other celebrations. During the day, GPSCY and GPSS provides oce and event space for student organizations and the facility is open to those under 21. Visit http://gpss.yale.edu for details on how to book space. GPSCY is closed on Sundays. GSA Please visit http://gsa.yale.edu or contact gsa@yale.edu. Students in the Graduate School are represented collectively by the Graduate Student Assembly, which provides a forum for students to address issues across the Graduate School and University. It consults with the dean and other administrators on proposed changes in Graduate School policy, raises concerns expressed by the student body, nominates the student members of all Graduate School standing committees (open to all GSAS graduate students), and administers a conference travel fund for graduate students. Representatives to the assembly are elected by students in individual departments and degree programs. Each department or program has at least one student representative, with additional representatives allotted proportionally by size of the student population. The GSA has four standing committees: Academics and Professional Development, Healthcare and Facilities, Transit and Security, and Publicity. H, HP, P, and F Honors, High Pass, Pass, and Fail is the specic grading system used by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


States of Your Life as a PhD Student

In the beginning of your time as a graduate student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, you will be taking classes with assignments and exams, on a dierent level but close in spirit to the coursework that you have done during your studies to obtain your rst degree(s). During your coursework years, you may have to take additional Comprehensive Exams. Depending on your program, there may be a minimum number of courses that you have to take or there may be requirements to write term papers related to the courses. The end of your coursework years is marked by Qualifying Exams. Depending on your program, these exams may be oral exams or written exams. At some point during your coursework years (in most departments), you will have satised the requirements to petition for a masters degree (MA or MS, depending on the program) from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. You will obtain this degree en route to your Ph.D. After you have passed your Qualifying Exams, your next hurdle is the Dissertation Prospectus, which is a document in which you outline your dissertation plans. A defense of the Dissertation Prospectus is part of some programs. Moreover, your program may impose additional requirements between the Qualifying Exams and the Dissertation Prospectus. Having passed your Qualifying Exams and after having your Dissertation Prospectus approved, you are now ABD, which means All But Dissertation. You have now advanced to Ph.D. candidacy and you can petition for yet another masters degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, an M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy).


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After having advanced to candidacy, you will now work with your Dissertation Committee, which is a group of professors in charge of supervising and mentoring your dissertation research. During this time, you will be asked each year to ll out the Dissertation Progress Report (DPR). The Dissertation Progress Report is designed to encourage interaction and discussion between the student, advisor(s), and DGS. You should discuss your plans with your advisors prior to completing the report, and advisors are encouraged to provide meaningful feedback. The nal step to your Ph.D. is the submission of your Dissertation. In some departments, this step is accompanied by an oral examination, the Dissertation Defense. After completing this step, you can petition for a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in your eld of study. The deadlines are October 15 for a December graduation and March 15 for a May graduation.


Funding Opportunities

There are sources of support available both at Yale and beyond campus for graduate students to conduct their research and develop as professionals. The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Assembly promote opportunities for students to fund their work at a variety of levels. Grants and Fellowships http://studentgrants.yale.edu This website brings together in a comprehensive, searchable resource those grants and fellowships funded and/or administered by Yale. Most of these are open only to Yale students and are available from Yales schools, departments, and programs, while others are national competitions to which Yale nominates candidates. For links to additional funding programs for graduate students, including Beinecke Library Pre-Prospectus and Dissertation Fellowships, MacMillan Center for International Area Studies fellowships, the Center for British Art Assistantships and Yale University Art Gallery Assistantships, please visit http://www.yale.edu/ graduateschool/funding/programs.html. Conference Travel Fellowship http://gsa.yale.edu/conferencetravel-fellowship The Conference Travel Fellowship (CTF), administered by the Graduate Student Assembly, supports the professional development of graduate students (enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences). Financial assistance is awarded on a competitive basis to students who are presenting papers or posters at conferences. Funding is allocated four times per year. Deans Fund http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/funding/ colloquia.html The Deans Fund was established to support studentorganized research workshops, seminars and colloquia, in order to


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encourage ongoing dialogue between students and faculty pertaining to their scholarship and research. This program also oers graduate students practical experience in developing and administering academic series and events. Proposals can be sent via email directly to Dean Allegra di Bonaventura.


Mentoring Programs

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate Student Assembly are committed to promoting the mentoring of graduate students, because we share the strong conviction that good mentoring is a cornerstone in the development of a graduate student into a creative and successful scholar in their eld of study. There are currently three programs to promote the mentoring of graduate students: FEAST (Free Eating Attracts Students and Teachers) The Graduate Schools FEAST program allows faculty course supervisors and their teaching fellows (TFs and PTAIs) to discuss pedagogical issues over lunch at the HGS or Marigolds dining halls or the KBT Cafe. Each group of faculty and teaching fellows is eligible to meet up to twice per term through this program. In order to obtain FEAST cards, faculty members should contact Sandra Foley in the Graduate School Reception & Information oce. The e-mail request must include the faculty members name, the number and title of the course, and the number of teaching fellows who will attend the lunch. Please call 203.432.2770 for additional information. M4M (Meals for Mentoring) The Graduate Schools Meals for Mentoring program provides a forum for informal discussion between graduate students and their faculty advisors and mentors regarding research, academic goals, and professional development. Students enrolled in a degree program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and ladder members of the Graduate School faculty are eligible to obtain two Meals for Mentoring tickets per term. Each ticket provides a free lunch for one faculty member and up to two graduate students at the HGS or Marigolds dining halls or the KBT


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Cafe. Tickets are available at the Graduate School Reception & Information oce in HGS 140 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Tickets must be obtained in person at this oce by a student or faculty member. A Yale ID card must be presented in order to claim tickets. Please call 203-432-2770 for additional information. Common Grounds Common Grounds is a program run and organized by the Graduate Student Assembly. Similar in spirit to M4M, it also provides a forum for informal discussion between graduate students and their faculty advisors and mentors regarding research, academic goals, and professional development. Any student enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences can obtain a maximum of two tickets per semester to invite a ladder member of the Graduate School faculty for up to $8 at the Blue Dog Cafe at HGS, the Bass Library Cafe, Marigolds, or KBT Cafe. For tickets, please email gsa@yale.edu. Tickets will subsequently be made available at the Graduate School Reception & Information oce in HGS 140 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Tickets must be obtained in person at this oce by the student. Feel free to contact gsa@yale.edu for further information.




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Yearly Events

New Haven Open Tennis Tournament http://www. newhavenopen.com Every year in the middle of August, New Haven hosts the New Haven Open Invitational Tennis Tournament, where you can catch your favorite pro tennis stars in their nal tune-up for the U.S. Open. City-Wide Open Studios 50 Orange Street, 203-772-2709 http: //www.cwos.org Every October, New Haven hosts a city-wide open studios event for all of its resident painters, sculptors, photographers, and other artists. Check the website for dates, times, and locations. Leaf Peeping Come autumn, people take to the countryside to look at leaves. And they say Connecticut wants for entertainment! In all seriousness, northwest Connecticut has some spectacular foliage in the early fall. If thats your thing, head up to Litcheld Hills to take in the sites and pick pumpkins. Youll feel like youre a million miles from New Haven, and youll only have to drive an hour on Route 8 to get there. Halloween Halloween is one of the most raucous times of year at Yale, with parties and other masked gatherings occurring during the week of October 31st. The GPSCY party is an absolute must, one of the only times during the year when all three oors of the building are open and absolutely packed. Come in costume but be prepared to wait in line and pay a small cover fee (more expensive without a costume!). Harvard-Yale Football Game The Game as it is commonly referred to in these parts brings tens of thousands of people every other year to the Yale Bowl to see the Yale football team take on archrival Harvard. In odd years, the oldest rivalry in the nation continues in New Haven, while in even years it travels north to Cam-

81 bridge. Be sure to catch an early shuttle out to the Yale Bowl in order to partake in the pre-game free food and drink festivities! Students and partners get in free with their ID. Winter Ball On a weekend in February, the McDougal Center oers grad students the chance to dress up and eat delicious desserts. Think Prom for graduate students! Spring Fling Each Spring Yale hosts an outdoor concert known as the Spring Fling festival. This concert is free to students, is held on Old Campus, and is very popular among undergrads. As an added feature GPSCY usually hosts a bbq and dance party with drink specials after the concert. Concerts on the Green http://www.infonewhaven.com Throughout the summer, the city of New Haven presents weekly concerts on the enormous green in the center of downtown. From Dave Brubeck to Boyz II Men, they oer a bit of everything, all for free. New Haven Arts and Ideas Festival For sixteen days every June, New Haven becomes the home of a variety of cultural and artistic events including theatre, dance, music, art shows, and poetry readings. Everything that has anything to do with the arts is put on display in venues all over the city. You can nd schedules and maps in just about every city publication at the beginning of June. Elm Shakespeare Company http://www.elmshakespeare.org Shakespearean works are performed right here in New Havens own Edgerton Park (see Parks)! Every summer the ESC puts on 1-2 plays in August for the low price of suggested donation. Bring a blanket, snacks, and bug spray. New Haven Jazz Fest Coming on the heels of the Arts and Ideas Festival, the New Haven Jazz Fest is a seven-day event that highlights the citys love of jazz in early August.


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Museums & Art Galleries

With one of the premier art schools in the country, and a vibrant local art scene, New Haven is an art lovers dream. If youre not into art but love history, check out one of the citys historical museums. Heres a list: ALL (Arts and Literature Laboratory) 319 Peck St., New Haven, 203-671-5175, http://www.allgallery.org Oering visual and performance pieces as well as a variety of educational programs and cultural outreach projects, the ALL gallery is one of New Havens most under-appreciated artistic resources. Creative Arts Workshop 80 Audubon Street, 203-562-4927, http://www.creativeartsworkshop.org Within walking distance from East Rock, the Creative Arts Workshop is a community art center and school with an active exhibition schedule in their prominent Hilles Gallery. Eli Whitney Museum 915 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, 203-7771833, http://www.eliwhitney.org One of the most charming museums in New England, they focus on the history and future of technology. Knights of Columbus Museum One State Street, 203-865-0400, http://www.kofcmuseum.org This museum is dedicated to the acquisition, reservation, interpretation, and exhibition of materials relevant to the history and activities of the Knights of Columbus and Catholicism. New Haven Museum 114 Whitney Avenue, 203-562-4183 This is the museum, library and historical society responsible for the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of New Haven history.

83 Peabody Museum of Natural History 170 Whitney Avenue, 203-432-5050, http://www.peabody.yale.edu The Peabody Museum houses a phenomenal collection of dinosaur and mammal fossils, specimens of minerals, meteorites, insects and birds, as well as regularly changing special exhibits. Yale Center for British Art 1080 Chapel Street, 203-4322800, http://britishart.yale.edu The most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, free and open to the public. Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel Street, 203-432-0600, http://artgallery.yale.edu A collection of 85,000 works of art that includes pieces from all cultures and periods, free and open to the public. White Space Gallery 1020 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor, 203495-1200, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Thur until 7pm. Established in 2004, White Space Gallery is a ne art gallery located in beautiful downtown New Haven showcasing hand-signed, limited edition lithographs by Surrealist Masters, particularly Dali. http: //www.whitespacegallery.com


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Live Theater & Music

New Haven has long been regarded as the premier theatre location between New York and Boston. Whether youre looking for drama, comedy, musicals, or original plays, New Haven is the place to be. Yale Repertory Theatre 1120 Chapel St., New Haven. 203-4321234, http://www.yalerep.org The Yale Rep is recognized as one of the countrys top theaters. They oer everything from the classics to contemporary plays. Single student tickets range from $15 (previews) to $25 (weekend nights). Also, once per production, the Rep oers Grad Night, with refreshments and a pre-show discussion for Yales graduate students. Yale Cabaret 217 Park St., New Haven, 203-432-1567, http: //www.yalecabaret.org Yale Cabaret provides a great deal ($10 for students, $4.50 if you purchase a ex pass) and a perfect date. Produced by students from the Yale School of Drama, they have everything from serious dramas to lighthearted musicals. Get there early to grab a great seat. Long Wharf Theatre 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven, 203-7874282, http://www.longwharf.org The Long Wharf Theatre produces fresh and imaginative revivals of the classics and modern plays, as well as original works. Tickets are $20 with student ID. Shubert Performing Arts Center 247 College St., New Haven, 203-562-5666, http://www.shubert.com The Shubert is a Broadway house that presents a wide array of programs and series including dance, cabaret, opera, and family entertainment at sub-Broadway prices.

85 In addition to being a great theatre town, New Haven is also a hotspot for live music, both at Yale and o campus. From Grad a cappella groups performing at Morys to jazz jams at Cafe Nine on Saturdays, New Haven oers something for everyone. Below is a list of the Yale ensembles. However, many local bars also oer regional and national acts (see Bars below). The Yale Jazz Ensemble and The Yale Concert Band 301 Hendrie Hall, 203-432-4111 or 203-432-4113, http://www.yale.edu/ yaleband Both of these bands are well directed and consistently put on fantastic free shows. The Jazz Ensemble oers two shows a year in the Morse Hall of Sprague Hall. The Yale Concert Band oers four shows per year in Woolsey Hall. Yale Glee Club 201 Hendrie Hall, 203-432-4136, http://www. yalegleeclub.org The Glee Club is a mixed chorus of about sixty singers dedicated to the performance of great choral music. Yale Citations http://www.yale.edu/citations The Citations is a co-ed a capella signing group composed of students from the Yale Graduate School. Enjoy them at matriculation and throughout the year. Yale Symphony Orchestra 304 Hendrie Hall, 203-432-4140, http://yso.commons.yale.edu Considered one of the premiere college orchestras in the country, the YSO includes about eighty musicians and performs every year at Woolsey Hall. Their Halloween concert is a must-see event. Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale http://music.yale.edu/ philharmonia The Philharmonia is one of the countrys nest music school ensembles. The orchestra gives several concerts during the year. Yale School of Music 435 College St., 203-432-4155, http:// www.yale.edu/music The Yale School of Music presents many concert series throughout the year that are free to the public. Starting in 2010, the YSM has screened the Met Live in HD opera performances in Sprague Hall. Admission is free to students.


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Marin Ireland in Marie Antoinette. Photo by T. Charles Erickson, 2012.


Movie Theaters

Criterion Cinemas 86 Temple St., 203-498-2500, http://www.bowtiecinemas.com Criterion was made for grad students. They show all those movies youve heard about but cant nd without taking the train to Manhattan indy icks, foreign lms, thought-provoking dramas, documentaries, etc. Every Friday and Saturday nights at 11:30 they show a popular older movie (Pulp Fiction, Big Lebowski, etc.) and on Sunday mornings at 11:00, they oer movies and mimosas. Student discounts run Monday through Thursday. With a Criterion Club card, you are eligible for a Tuesday ticket discount. Rave Cinemas North Haven 12 North Haven 550 Universal Dr., North Haven, 203-234-8000 Showcase has twelve screens, blockbuster releases, stadium seating, snacks, and a huge parking area. Be sure to check out Bargain Tuesdays, when tickets are just $5. Or, bring your Yale student ID for discount pricing of $6.75 anytime. Rave Cinemas Connecticut Post 14 1201 Boston Post Road, Milford, 203-783-1404 Located in the Milford Post Mall, they oer 14 screens and have access to the entire mall food court. Discount tickets are available for $5 on Tuesday. Regal Cinemas Branford Stadium 12 325 E. Main St., Branford, 203-481-4089 If you cant nd the show youre looking for at any of the other larger theaters, you can drive a little further (about 15 minutes) to this one. Cine 1-2-3-4 371 Middletown Ave., 203-776-5546 This quaint and tiny theater is usually populated by customers over 60. They dont play every blockbuster, but the experience is charming: $8.00 for rst-run lms and second-run lms for only $3.50.


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Bars, Pubs, & Clubs

So many new bars have opened in New Haven in the last several years that keeping track of them all has become impossible. Below is a short run down of some of the more popular spots in town. The top spot is the local graduate student bar, GPSCY, since it is arguably the most important! After that they proceed in alphabetical order. GPSCY 204 York St., 203-432-2638, http://gpscy.net The Graduate & Professional Student Center at Yale, also known as Gryphons Pub and GPSCY (pronounced gypsy) has a dance oor on the upper level, pool tables and an HD TV on the lower level. The beer garden in the back is available when weather permits, the drinks are cheap, and the company is almost always good. They have a lounge on the 2nd oor available for rent ($50) any night of the week but Thursday. Yearly membership here is $15, which lets you avoid the cover charge every night except for Halloween and Mardi Gras. If you plan to go more than three times a year, buy the membership! The annual Halloween Party is a staple of the graduate student calendar. 168 York Street Cafe 168 York St., 203-773-1776, The Cheers of the NH gay community. Also an under-appreciated brunch spot just o campus. Alchemy 223 College St., corner of Crown, 203-777-9400, Alchemy claims it has the hippest happy hour in town. A lounge by day and night-club by night, the upstairs called Elevate bumps on weekends. The Anchor 272 College, 203-865-1512 http://www. anchornewhaven.com Serving most beers by the bottle or can, Anchor has a great location and the only decent jukebox in town. The downstairs Mermaid Room is good for a quieter night, while the upstairs is usually packed with grad students and locals. You

89 will spend time here. Anna Lieys 17 Whitney Ave., 203-773-1776, http://annalieys. com A cozy Irish pub, on Friday and Saturday nights people pack Lieys stonewall basement to drink, sing and be merry. Saturdays often bring cover and Celtic rock bands. Dont miss trivia on Tuesday night and during rugby and soccer season, Lieys does a proper Irish Breakfast on weekends. If youre a soccer fan, theres no better place to watch a game. Archie Moores 188 Willow St., 203-773-9870, http: //archiemoores.com/new-haven The perfect neighborhood bar, Archies serves both lunch and dinner. The wings are cheap and plentiful, and the pulled-pork nachos are solid. BAR 254 Crown St., 203-495-8924, www.barnightclub.com Though also mentioned in the dining section, the nightlife at BAR also deserves recognition. On Wednesday, BAR hosts a live band night. Do not miss dance club nights Thursday through Saturday. Barcelona 155 Temple St., 203-848-3000, http://www. barcelonawinebar.com/newhaven.htm Barcelona is the place to go when you crave a wide selection of ne wines, delicious Spanish tapas, and a classy, modern atmosphere. Cafe Nine 250 State St., 203-789-8281, http://www.cafenine.com Cafe Nine is a favorite among locals for its awesome live music and inexpensive drinks. Cask Republic 179 Crown St, 475-238-8335, http://caskrepublic. com Owned by the same people who run the The Ginger Man in Greenwich, Cask is a great place to enjoy specialty beers for happy hour, with dinner, or later in the evening. An American tavern with 53 rotating taps and 80+ bottles, theyre sure to have something to please any palate. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 3pm-7pm including $2 o draft beers and liquor. Cave A. Vin 975 State St, 203-777-6206, www.caveavinwinebar. com/ Enjoy a nice glass of wine from their impressive wine list or their signature sangria with an appetizer inside or outside at this


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adorable neighborhood gem. A great place to unwind or to take a date. Christopher Martins 860 State St., 203-776-8835, http://www. christophermartins.com From the goat cheese and walnut salad to a turkey Reuben, Christopher Martins is the place to go for a casual dinner and a solid beer. Its also a low-key spot to watch a game on their projector. C.O. Jones 969 State St, 203-773-3344, http://www.c-o-jones. com A Mexican bar with the wittiest name in town, C.O. Jones serves fantastic half-price margaritas during happy hour Monday through Friday. J. P. Dempseys 974 State St., 203-624-599, http://www. jpdempseynewhaven.com Friendly folks and free peanuts make Dempseys a distinctive place to have a relaxing drink. Pitchers are aordable and a wide selection of food from soups and salads to wings and steaks. Food available to go and for late-night. Make sure to enjoy a drink on their patio and toss the shells on the oor! Firehouse 12 45 Crown St., 203-785-0468, http://rehouse12. com An old, converted rehouse, this bar has a trendy, modern feel, and also features jazz on weekend nights. Thursday nights they have cheap beer specials. Empire 130 Crown St., 203-498-CITI This bar features a state-ofthe-art sound system with a New York style lounge and a mahogany and marble bar. Empire is open Wednesday through Saturday, and they have Gay night on Saturdays. The dancing runs until the wee hours of the morning, but the crowd varies tremendously from night to night. Geronimos 271 Crown St., 203-777-7700, http://www. geronimobarandgrill.com This rustically-decorated bar/restaurant features an outdoor patio and a bar stocked with nearly a hundred kinds of tequila. Their specialty margaritas, while pricey, are delicious.

91 Ordinary 990 Chapel St., http://ordinarynewhaven.com Ordinary is a newly opened bar run by the owners of Caseus. Its a great place with a classic vibe to match the beautiful mahogany decor without being stuy or overpriced. Morys 306 York St., 203-562-3157, www.morys1849.org Morys is a private membership organization steeped in Yale tradition. As a member (or the friend of a member), you can eat and drink at this unique establishment. The Morys experience isnt complete without ordering a Morys Cup. Owl Shop Cigars 268 College St., 203-624-3250, http:// owlshopcigars.com The only place to smoke indoors in New Haven, the Owl Shop oers a large selection of tobacco products. Humidors line the walls and the friendly sta is eager to please. Live blues on Tuesdays and live jazz on Wednesdays make this an appealing spot for nonsmokers who dont mind the haze. Rudys 1227 Chapel St., 203-865-1242, http://www. rudysnewhaven.com Formerly at the corner of Park and Howe, Rudys has moved and got a facelift in the process. Although some stalwarts miss its dingy dive bar past, the new Rudys has the same great food especially the Belgian frites and burgers but with a selection of beers that extends beyond the old Schaefer tallboys. Toads Place 300 York St., http://www.toadsplace.com This bar brings in some great bands and eclectic clientele, though mostly its full of undergrads, and the dance oor is usually full. It is literally next to HGS and Morys. If youre a TF be warned: theres a good likelihood youll encounter some of your students. Wednesday and Saturday night are dance party nights frequented heavily by the kids up at Quinnipiac University, who get bussed in by their school. Club Van Dome 102 Hamiliton Ave., 203-789-2066, http:// www.clubvandome.com Think Casablanca in New Haven. Well, that may be a bit much. But Friday is Ladies Night, and gentlemen, no jeans or baseball caps on Saturday night.


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New Haven (and the surrounding area) has over 350 eateries. For a detailed look at nearly all of them, buy a copy of The Fearless Critic ($14.95 at Atticus or the Yale Bookstore). If you just want to know where the grad students like to eat, then check out our list. Basically, if its in these pages it is so good, so cheap, or so close to campus or East Rock that we felt it was important to include it. Restaurant Week Twice a year, the Elm City takes a cue from Manhattan and oers New Haven Restaurant Week. For seven days each semester, about 30 of the citys best restaurants oer three-course prix xe menus consisting of an appetizer, entree and dessert at the amazing bargain price of $18.60 for lunch and $32 for dinner. Its a great way to test out fancy places without breaking the bank. For more information check out: http://www.infonewhaven.com/restaurantweek. Happily, New Haven has rubbed o on the rest of Connecticut. Hartford, Hamden, South Norwalk, Stamford, Ridgeeld, West Haven, and Westport now all boast restaurant weeks of their own. As many of these towns have good restaurants, its worth keeping an ear to the ground or checking out all of Connecticuts Restaurant Week oerings at http://www.connecticutrestaurantweek.com. Bakeries and Desserts Chocopologie 47 High Street (203) 786-5000 Oers tantalizing desserts and hand-made chocolates; provides the perfect cozy atmosphere for a thick hot chocolate in the cold winter months.


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Go Greenly 48 Whitney Ave, (475) 202-6096 There has been quite an explosion of froyo in New Haven and Go Greenly is among the best. Enjoy their original yogurt with fresh fruit or get adventurous with their red velvet or cakebatter yogurt. Katalinas 74 Whitney Ave, (203) 891-7998 Looking for a delicious afternoon snack, then check out Katalinas creative cupcakes, cookies, brownies and bars. The Chocolate Nutella and Red Velvet will keep you coming back for more. Marjolaine Pastry Shop 961 State St, (203) 789-8589 This bakery has wonderful pastries, and is conveniently located in East Rock. The Mochi Store 216 Crown St, (203) 782-1111 If you are unfamiliar with this delicious treat of pounded sticky rice lled with ice cream, The Mochi Store is a must for those with a sweet tooth. Chinese Great Wall of China 67 Whitney Ave. (203) 777-8886 Try this place for a great Mongolian hot pot conveniently located near Helen Hadley Hall (HHH). New Haven Taste of China 954 Chapel St, (203) 745-5872 For upscale dining and delicious classic schezuan, check out this latest addition to Chapel Street. Ivy Noodle 316 Elm St., (203) 562-8800 This noodle house is convenient and cheap, though many prefer the York Street Noodle House. York Street Noodle House 166 York St., (203) 776-9675, http: //www.yorkstnoodlehouse.com A decent Chinese noodle house with inexpensive but tasty dishes. The service can be less than perfect. This place is packed at lunch, so expect a short wait.


Diners Codys Diner 95 Water St., New Haven, (203) 562-0044, This 24/7 diner is hidden all the way past Wooster Street toward the Route 34 overpass. Its one of the only all-night places in the city. If youre going super-late make sure to bring a crowd as it isnt in the nicest part of town. Orangside Lunchonette 25 Temple St, (203) 773-1000 A new expansion of the original Orange St cafe, its popular for its breakfast and bakery items. The Temple St. location is one of the few go to diners around. Make sure to check out their famous square donuts! The Educated Burgher 53 Broadway, (203) 777-9198 If youre the burger-and-fries type, then the Educated Burgher is the way to go, though its a little more pricy than expected. It has a less than pretentious atmosphere and less than friendly service. The chicken ngers, however, are spectacular. French Le Petit Cafe 225 Montowese St., Branford, (203) 483-9791, http://www.lepetitcafe.net Denitely a bring-your-folks place, the prix xe French-inspired meals are tasty but expensive. The menu changes often, but the true butter is always there and delicious. With only two sittings per night, make sure you call ahead to make reservations. The gregarious chef wanders the dining room and has a knack for remembering names. Union League Cafe 1032 Chapel St., (203) 562-4299, http://www.unionleaguecafe.com The swankiest of the swank, Union League is a place to bring the folks for a French-style, sometimes stuy meal. If the folks arent in town, you can take advantage of the excellent sandwiches on their cheaper lunch menu. Yolandes Bistro and Creperie 99 Orange St., (203) 787-7885, http://www.yolandesbistro.com A french creperie located in 9th


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square. Check out the roquefort crepe and the bottomless mimosas during brunch. Indian Kamal 140 Howe St., (203) 498-2801 http://www. kamalindianrestraurant.com Royal India is one of the better Indian restaurants in town, but it tops the list in value, and their all-you-can-eat lunch buet is the highlight of Howe Street. Sitar 45 Grove St. (203) 777-3234 http://sitarnewhaven.com Sitar has a great Indian buet lunch for $10. Although a few paces from central downtown, this is a must-try among the (generally high quality) Indian food in New Haven. Not a bad place for a date either! Tandoor 1226 Chapel St., (203) 776-6620 Located in an old silver diner car, Tandoor has a great Indian buet lunch. Thali Orange St., (203) 777-1177, http://www.thali.com Thali is a bit more original (and a bit more expensive) than the other Indian restaurants in town, so if youre in the mood for something dierent, give it a try. Also consider its sister restaurant, the less expensive Thali Too (see below in Vegetarian). Zaroka 148 York St., (203) 776-8644, http://www.zaroka.com With some of the best Indian food in town, Zaroka is a grad student favorite. Their Paneer dishes are out of this world and, if you dont mind a little spice, the chili chicken is great. Italian Basta 1006 Chapel St (203) 772-1715 A charming, intimate restaurant adjacent to Old Campus. Enjoy the patio seating and a refreshing caprese salad during nice weather. LOrcio 806 State St., (203) 777-6670 Right on State Street, youll nd one of the better Italian restaurants in New Haven. With two oors of dining and a relaxed, homey atmosphere, its a bit expensive but worth it.

101 Portono 937 State St., (203) 562-1414, http://www. portonosnewhaven.com An Italian restaurant on State Street, Portonos atmosphere is much better than its food, and its a little less expensive than LOrcio. Japanese Kampai 869 West Main St., Branford, (203) 481-4536 This hibachi place oers a meal and a show all at the same time. Chefs prepare your dish at your table, performing knife-ipping, volcanomaking, salt-shaker-tossing tricks that will leave you asking for more. If youre in the mood for a good show, a solid meal and a great price, Kampai is it. Think Benihana. Kudeta 27 Temple St. (203) 562-8844 Delicious Asian-Latin fusion food in a great atmosphere. Kumi 7 Elm St., (203) 562-6688, http://www. kumihibachisteakhouse.com One of the best - and aordable sushi options in New Haven, they have half-priced sushi (even the speciality rolls) Monday-Friday 4:30-11, an all day Sunday. Its worth the walk if youre in the mood for sushi that wont break the bank. For those of you who like your imbibing to require hand-eye coordination, they oer saki bombs, and the waiters get REALLY into them. Miso 15 Orange St., (203) 848-6472, http://www.misorestaurant. com Trendy, upscale, and with menu selections for everyone. Misos prices have gone up a bit in recent years. But if youre looking for atmosphere with your sushi, this is the place to go. Miyas Sushi 68 Howe St., (203) 777-9760, http://www.ebibaba. com This fusion-Japanese restaurant is on the pricy side and doesnt have the most authentic sushi in town, but its a grad favorite. The menu oers a huge selection of dishes including a variety of vegetarian and vegan oerings. Sono Bana Japanese Restaurant 1206 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, (203) 281-4542, http://www.sonobana.com Sono Bana may be a lit-


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tle further away than most restaurants weve listed, but its here for a reason. Simply put, it oers decent sushi at a good value. Eat-in or take-out. Sushi Mizu 47 Whalley Ave., (203) 777-9888 One of - if not the - longest standing sushi in town, this place is well worth the trip. Walk in a group or jump in a cab for $5 cab ride and enjoy the best all-you-can-eat buet...ever. Sushi on Chapel 1022 Chapel St, (203) 776-4200 Located next to old campus, Sushi on Chapel is a lunch must. Its not the best sushi in the world, but its never bad and Yale students get 10% o. Try the Roll for Two. Mexican El Amigo Felix 8 Whalley Ave., (203) 785-8200 This restaurant oers low-end Mexican fare. Its convenient and not too expensive. Geronimo 271 Crown St, (203) 777-7700 This spot is year-round favorite. Good food, great drinks, and superb location for any night of the week! La Cascada Colombiana 850 Grand, (203) 624-0435 Okay, its Colombian food, not Mexican. But its good and cheap. Dont be tempted to drink Colombian beer, however: the bottles are smaller and it tastes like water. The empanadas here are fantastic and the dining room is well appointed. Theres also a very private bar in the back and a parking lot. La Cocinita 177Park St., (203) 772-1020 Most authentic in town, and the most reasonably-priced without compromising on quality. Come hungry, leave for a siesta. Mezcal 14 Mechanic St, (203) 782-4828 The only real Mexican place in East Rock (C.O. Jones doesnt count), Mezcal has the market cornered and exploits it. The food is good, and sometimes even worth the prices. The margaritas on the other hand are worth double their price and the bar has a good selection of tequila. They treat

103 their regulars well. Oaxaca Kitchen 228 College, (203) 859-5774 Oaxaca kitchen has good food, but the prices would have you believe it has great food. The drinks are good but overpriced. Viva Zapatas 161 Park St. (203) 562-2499 The food is bad, the margaritas are cheap and huge, and the sta is a riot. Avoid it on Thursdays when it gets overrun by underage undergrads. Eat elsewhere rst and come prepared for a serious morning-after headache. Pizza Sallys and Pepes 237 Wooster St., (203) 624-5271& 157 Wooster St., (203) 865-5762 The two main players in the pizza war of New Haven, Sallys and Pepes are two of the oldest pizza joints in town. Located on Wooster St, these two restaurants have been battling for the title of Best Pizza for as long as theyve been around. We suggest that you try them both and decide for yourself, but be ready to stand in line. BAR 254 Crown St., (203) 495-8924, http://www.barnightclub. com We love BARs mashed potato and bacon pizza, but if youre into a more conventional pizza experience, they oer delicious normal varieties as well. BAR has a fantastic dining room and microbrews on tap. The service is generally prompt, but can get slow with huge weekend crowds. You can check out their drink specials on-line. Modern Apizza 874 State St., (203) 776-5306, http://www. modernapizza.com Modern has the best take-out pizza in town. Were not sure what it is about Modern, exactly, but we could eat it forever and never get tired of it! Kitchen Zinc 966 Chapel St., (Temple Plaza, behind Zinc) (203) 772-3002, http://kitchenzinc.com Kitchen Zinc specializes in creative combinations, a night-time happy hour, and dessert pizzas. Nice atmosphere, outdoor seating, and some of the least greasy, most avorful pizza in town. Try it once youre sick of Pepes.


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Wall Street Pizza and Restaurant 90 Wall St., (203) 776-9021 Wall Street Pizza (formerly Naples) came under new management in December 2007, and with it came a number of innovations including an expanded menu and home delivery. But for many, its still the same old Naples Pizza, oering quick, cheap food, cold drinks, and deep booths. Yorkside Pizza and Restaurant 288 York St., (203) 787-7471, http://www.yorksidepizza.com Yorkside has probably the thickest crust pizza in town but its not phenomenal. On the upside, theyre close to HGS, their calzones cant be beat, and the Michelob pitchers are cheap. A-1 Pizza 21 Broadway, (203) 865-8888 Right next to campus and around the corner from HGS, A-1 Pizza serves a full Italian diner-style menu 24/7. Their pizza crust is thick and buttery and available by the slice. Brick Oven Pizza 122 Howe St., (203) 777-4444 One of the better pizza places near campus, Brick Oven oers delicious thin-crust slices at all hours of the night. Their menu includes salads, hot sandwiches, and fried goodness. Steakhouses and Burgers Carmen Anthony Steakhouse 660 State St., (203) 773-1444, http://www.carmenanthony.com A bit better than Central; the atmosphere is chill but the bill wont be. Shake Shack 986 Chapel St.., (203) 747-8483, http://www.shakeshack.com Straight out of NYC. One of many new additions to Chapel Street, including Panera, Chipotle and the CoOp. Yale specic oerings and, oh, the CEOs kid is a Yalie. Prime 16 Tap House & Burgers 172 Temple St., (203) 7821616, http://www.prime16.com Prime 16 oers the classic burger with a twist and has a huge selection of beers over 40 craft brews in the bottle and over 20 on tap. Be warned: it gets busy. Half price beers and appetizers during happy hour.

105 Temple Grill 152 Temple St., (203) 773-1111, http://www. templegrill.com Great burgers, great ahi-tuna burgers, and amazing fries complement the more elaborate dishes on the Temple Grills menu. They also oer a build your own salad option and have one of the better patios around. The only downside is the price: though not expensive, Temple Grills menu is a price point too high for the quality especially with Prime 16 next door. Thai Bangkok Gardens 172 York St., (203) 789-8684 This is the best Thai place in town. Bangkok Gardens is less greasy and more innovative than most of your Thai alternatives. It sits within throwing distance of several other Thai spots, so if you dont like it, walk half a block down and try one of its competitors. Vegetarian Claires Corner Copia 1000 Chapel St., (203) 562-3888, http://www.clairescornercopia.com Claires Corner Copia has been a New Haven institution since 1975, and with good reason. Theyve got a variety of fresh vegetarian dishes, and are equally famous for their cakes mounded high with homemade buttercream frosting, and their innovative beverages. The Lithuanian Coee Cake is a musttry. Thali Too 65 Broadway, (203) 776-1600, http://www.thalitoo. com Similar but not identical to Thali, Thali Too specializes exclusively in vegetarian Indian cuisine and is much less expensive than the original. They provide tasty food at reasonable prices with a great atmosphere. Other Great Cuisine Bentara 76 Orange St., (203) 562-2511, http://www.bentara.com With tasty dishes ranging from vegetarian to a steak and portabella


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combo, Bentara is a wonderful Malaysian restaurant with a great wine list and a delightful atmosphere. Caseus 93 Whitney Ave, (203) 624-3373 Caseus has a small but fantastically stocked cheese shop at the front, an intimate restaurant in the back, and great patio in the warmer months. Their amazing mac & cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches certainly deserve the hype, but also try some of their sh dishes and specials. Oh, and the poutine. Heirloom 39 High St., (203) 865-1933, http://www.studyhotels. com/heirloom Expensive but extremely delicious, this hip bar and restaurant inside the Study Hotel oers creative American food. Check out the baked ricotta appetizer and enjoy a creative cocktails from their expert bartenders! Ibiza 39 High St., (203) 865-1933, http://www.ibizanewhaven. com Expensive but extremely good. The expertly prepared Spanish fare will delight your senses. The only thing dicult to swallow is the bill. Istanbul Cafe 245 Crown St., (203) 787-3881, http://www. istanbulcafect.com A low-key Turkish restaurant, this is a great place to go with a group of friends so that you can share dishes. The food isnt too expensive, and the atmosphere is cozy. Lalibela 176 Temple St., (203) 789-1232, http://www. lalibelarestaurant.com New Havens Ethiopian restaurant. All dishes are served with a tasty sourdough atbread by friendly servers. Mamouns 85 Howe St., (203) 562-8444 Oering solid, inexpensive Middle Eastern food way past midnight, Mamouns has become a New Haven institution. They also rent Hookahs. Morys 306 York St., (203) 562-3157, http://www.morys1849. com While members-only, the rate to join is very cheap for graduate students and worth the one-time fee. Enjoy the traditional dining room or the Temple Bar in the back, where you can enjoy cocktails, a special bar menu, and a great patio.

107 New Haven Meatball House 1180 Chapel St., (203) 772-3360, http://nhmeatballhouse.com A Brooklyn-Style extension of the very popular Prime 16, Meatball House is new and always packed at mealtime. Get there early for solid happy hour specials at the bar and good seats for dinner. Pacico 220 College St., (203) 772-4002, http://www. pacicorestaurants.com Pacico oers Latin American food with a great bar. The price tag can get a little hefty. They also have salsa dancing on Saturday nights. Sahara 170 Temple St., (203) 773-3306, http://www.saharamed. com A great take-out Middle-Eastern joint with limited seating, Sahara has been satisfying grad school falafel lovers for years. Their Mujadrah is particularly tasty and delivery is punctual. Soul de Cuba 283 Crown St., (203) 498-2822, http://www. souldecuba.com Soul de Cuba has reasonably priced tasty Cuban food with a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. The mojitos arent top notch, but they are pretty cheap and the sangria is great. Street Food Carts Corner of Cedar and York & Corner of Prospect and Sachem On weekday afternoons starting around 11a.m., the corners of Cedar and York, and Sachem and Prospect Streets become temporary lunch cart metropolises. Cart-goers are extremely partisan and loyal, so The Compass will pass no judgment on any of them. Trial and error is the way forward here. Editors Note: The wings and pub food in New Haven are also spectacular but are mentioned in Entertainment. Please check out bars, pubs, and clubs for great wings and nachos!


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Brunch New Haven has a number of restaurants that serve delicious weekend brunches. Here are a few of the gems. Bella Cafe 896 Whalley Ave., (203) 387-7107 With superb food and a light atmosphere, Bellas denitely rivals The Pantry for the best brunch in the city. They oer all sorts of delicious fare, from goat cheese omelets to designer chicken sausages. Its just on the pricey side and there is usually a wait, but its worth it. Lenas Cafe 873 Whalley, (203) 397-5885 Across the street from Bellas, if you nd yourself facing a wait, this isnt a bad alternative. The lines are usually much shorter and the fare is solid, if straightforward. And unlike at Bellas, you can kick back in the seating area and enjoy a bottomless mug while you wait for your table. Patricias Restaurant 18 Whalley Ave., (203) 787-4500 Across from the Yale Bookstore and Payne Whitney Gymnasium, this family diner has cheap and good food. While not as exotic as the Pantry, it is, and feels like, a local family owned diner. Cash only; solid basics. The Pantry 2 Mechanic St., (203) 787-0392 The Pantry oers one of the best brunches in New Haven. Everything is rst rate the pancakes, eggs, waes, granola, even the fresh berries that theyll include with any dish. The only problem is the weekend line; get there early or wait! Anna Lieys 17 Whitney, (203) 773-1776 If you love blood sausage, bangers and mash and heartburn, theres really no better option during the fall. It is also a great place to watch soccer and to enjoy a pint. Delaneys 882 Whalley, (203) 397-5494 Delaneys morphs between a tap room, a restaurant and a brunch spot depending on the time of day. With ample seating, those making the trek out to Westville and getting no love from Bellas and Lenas would do well to look across the street to Delaneys. As an added bonus, its the only place in Westville with outdoor seating.

109 Thali Too 65 Broadway, (203) 776-1600 A nice prix xe brunch on weekends allows unlimited ordering from $15. Interesting Area Options Sometimes, you just want to get out of New Haven. Its cool. We understand. Here are some area spots to check out when you get the itch to hit the road. Abbotts Lobster in the Rough 117 Pearl St., Noank, Ct. (860) 536-7719, http://www.abbotts-lobster.com Great lobster rolls, reasonable prices, BYOB, and a pretty harbor setting make Abbotts a highly recommended spot for an afternoons relaxation. Soak up a real Connecticut experience. Chicks Drive Inn 183 Beach Street, West Haven, CT, (203) 9344510 Enjoy seafood on the beach with Morse Park at your back. West Haven used to have scads of beachfront restaurants, but Chicks is the last holdout of the old type. Griswold Inn 36 Main St., Essex, CT, (860) 767-1776, http://www.griswoldinn.com The Gris could be accused of historical obsession, but the restaurant attached to the colonial house is an experience. It serves traditional American food and its lunch menu is signicantly cheaper than the dinner version. Were told sitting next to the replace in the evening is very romantic. Lennys 205 S Montowese St., Branford, CT, (203) 488-1500, http://www.lennysnow.com Lennys is a restaurant/bar with a great outdoor seating area that periodically features live bands, and always has amazing seafood and burgers. A great place to go in the middle of the summer to enjoy good tunes, cold beer, and great seafood, Lennys oers an old school New England experience. Lobster Shack 50 Maple St., Branford, CT, (203) 483-8414 Recommended to The Compass by way of a native Connecticutter (we prefer Connectican), the Lobster Shack in Branford can stand up its lobster rolls to anyone in the state and come out ahead.


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The Place 901 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT, (203) 453-9276, http://theplaceguilford.com Weve told you about the place for this or the place for that. But only The Place is, well the place. Its a rustic outdoor barbecue joint where patrons sit on tree stumps or roughhewn benches. Only open in the summer, they serve delicious grilled vegetables, steak, lobster, clams and the like. Moreover, the Place is BYOE, where E is for everything: sides, drinks, appetizers, etc., are up to you. Its a great spot to take a group of people. Good nights start at The Place. Cash or check only; ATM nearby. Wentworths Ice Cream 3697 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT, (203) 281-7429 The world is full of ice cream shops, and frankly, theyre all pretty much the same. Wentworths has very good ice cream to be sure and some novel congurations. Plus its got great old-fashioned charm. But it really carries the day because it sits at the base of Sleeping Giant State Park, at the end of the Farmington Canal Trail. Nothing marks the end of a long and scenic (albeit mostly at) bike ride like two scoops of Reeses butter cup ice cream topped with hot peanut butter and hot fudge.


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Becoming a student member of Morys is easier than ever! All current Yale students can become members with a onetime dues payment of $15.00 until graduation. Student members also receive a $10.00 food credit with dues payment. Membership entitles you and your guests the use of dining and banquet facilities at the club, as well as attendance at special events and activities. Contact membership@morys1849.com or go to www.morysclub.org. Casual dining Banquet facilities Temple Bar Outdoor patio A capella singing Yale history and traditions

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Additional Resources


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We have tried our best to provide the most useful information to being a graduate student in New Haven, but if we havent provided answers to your questions, or if you just want to do a little more digging, check out these resources. If there are topics that you think should be included in future versions of The Compass, please let us know at gsa@yale.edu! We would like to create as useful a guide as possible. City of New Haven http://www.newhavenweb.com Contrary to popular belief, there are a lot of things to do in New Haven that are not connected to Yale. These include concerts on the Green, Shakespeare in the park, canoeing down the Quinnipiac River and taking nature hikes in East and West Rock parks. Further details about these options and more can be found on this website. Health http://www.yale.edu/yhp The Yale Health Plan (YHP) has a medical center on the Yale campus. YHP oers a wide variety of healthcare services for Yale University students, faculty, and employees. Spouses, same-sex domestic partners and children are eligible for coverage for a fee. Services include internal medicine, pediatrics, counseling, obstetrics, gynecology, pharmacy, on-site lab services, radiology, physical therapy, an inpatient care facility, an urgent care department which is open 24/7 and 365 days a year (203-432-0123), and specialty care clinics such as allergy, dermatology, orthopedics, etc. Upon referral, members also have access to an extensive network of clinicians and services at other area facilities. Sexual Misconduct http://smr.yale.edu Yale takes the issue of sexual misconduct very seriously and strives to promote a safe and respectful environment for all members of its community. To learn more about the denition of sexual misconduct and familiarize yourself with Yales policy on teacherstudent consensual relations, please visit http://smr.yale.edu/. This website will also provide you with a list of resources on how to seek support or le a complaint if you believe yourself or another person to be a victim of sexual misconduct. Housing http://www.yale.edu/gradhousing Thinking about moving to a new home? This website oers information about the on-

117 campus graduate housing provided by Yale, as well as a newly revamped searchable list of o-campus housing; you will need your NetID and password to login. Oces are located at 420 Temple Street, 203-432-2167. Restaurants You can pick up the most comprehensive restaurant guide in town, The Fearless Critic, written specically for and about New Haven. It sells for $14.95 at Atticus or the Yale Bookstore. Travel http://www.yale.edu/ytravel An excellent on and ocampus travel resource is oered through Yale Travel Services, 7649200 or 432-9911. This website will even help you book your own travel. Yale Bulletin & Calendar http://www.yale.edu/opa/yb&c/ index.html The Bulletin & Calendar contains information on events ranging from concerts and talks to art exhibits and group meetings. We strongly recommend browsing through it every couple of weeks to see what is going on campus. Best of New Haven http://www.newhavenadvocate.com/best/ best nh.cfm?pc=19 If you dont know where to nd a shop that sells what you want, or a place to go out for the evening, check out their website. Its updated yearly by the New Haven Advocate. The GSA Website http://gsa.yale.edu Be it about study, funding, research, teaching, or life, the GSA wants to hear from you and works to communicate issues to the graduate school and university in order to solve problems. New Haven Info Center http://www.newhaveninfo.com At the corner of College and Chapel Streets, youll nd this intimate information center that oers more free literature about the city than you can carry. Yale Chaplains Oce http://www.yale.edu/chaplain Also located at the corner of College and Chapel (in Bingham Hall), the Yale Chaplains Oce oers information on religious resources both at Yale and throughout New Haven, as well as general counseling and help for students.


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Yale Oce of International Aairs http://world.yale.edu/ about/contact.html Located on Prospect St., this oce and site contain information for both international students and experiences abroad, from housing in New Haven to work space at the International Center.


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