What you need to know to get started at Yale

Find out about Yale’s mission, core values, history, organizational structure, and more.

Yale's mission and core values

About Yale

Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. Learn about Yale’s leadership; facts, traditions and history; Yale and the World, tours, and more.

Academics, Administration, and Finance

A Yale education prepares students for an unpredictable future, not by training them for particular careers but by teaching them how to learn. Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been committed to this idea of a liberal education. Learn about the academic structure of the university—Yale College and the professional schools, student life, administration, and finance.

Your Yale benefits

Yale University provides access to an array of unique and valuable benefits to help you achieve physical and financial success at any age. Take the time to learn more about the benefits, programs and resources available at Yale.

Career Development

There are many ways to grow your career: by networking with colleagues, through career conversations with a career coach or mentor, and by attending classes to expand your knowledge. Take a look at the resources below to learn how to grow in a way that’s best for you.

Important university resources

View important resources to help you get started at Yale such as getting help with your benefits questions, setting up your email account, getting around Yale, securing your ID, and more.