Team Experience Builder

Designed for Yale managers of staff, Team Experience Builder makes it easy for you to book unique tours, find resources for your next team meeting or town hall, and explore other events and venues across campus and in the local community. Events and resources will change seasonally, so bookmark this site and check back frequently.

Book an Experience

Around every corner, Yale offers unique experiences. Creating your next team-building event is as easy as 1-2-3.

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Step 1.

Explore available experiences

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Step 2.

Book your experience

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Step 3.

Share the details with your team

Current Offerings

Check out the current offerings below and click the link to learn more and book an experience for your team. Want to pair your tour with a meal or happy hour? Consider these “local eats.”

Team Building at the Yale Art Gallery

This interactive experience offers your team a unique opportunity to explore, engage with, and enjoy works of art from across several collection areas at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Journey to the Cushing Center

Explore this remarkable collection, which provides a glimpse into the history of neurological medicine from its beginning and lets your team get hands-on with unique resources and artifacts.

Explore Yale University’s Libraries

Join a library staff member for a tour highlighting the collections, history, and architecture of three of Yale’s 12 libraries: Sterling Memorial Library, Gilmore Music Library, and Bass Library.

Yale University Campus Tour

Get acquainted (or re-acquainted!) with our amazing campus. On this student-led tour, you’ll visit several campus highlights, while learning more about Yale’s rich history and student life.

Art in Public Spaces at the School of Medicine

On this tour, you’ll explore examples of art on display at the School of Medicine and learn how the Art in Public Spaces program is transforming the school’s approach to these spaces.

Yale Schwarzman Center Tour

This tour offers your team the chance to explore both the public and behind the scenes spaces at the Schwarzman, including Commons, Memorial Hall, and new spaces beneath Hewitt Quadrangle.

Resource Hub

More ways to connect and celebrate! Tap into volunteer opportunities, events, and local venues to help build a great team outing. Set aside time to recognize team members and download engaging content for your next team meeting or town hall.

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Volunteer Together

Volunteering as a team is a great way to come together and make a difference in our community. There are so many ways to get involved. Check out our current spotlight; watch this space for more!

SpotlightUnited Way of Greater New Haven
The United Way of Greater New Haven offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Explore their website to learn more.

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Local Eats

Looking for ideas for your next team get together? With so many great options, here are a few to explore. Check back as we feature more “local eats.”

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Sample Invitation

Here’s some sample text you can customize and use to invite your team to your upcoming team building event.

Include the details for the event you’ve booked; simply delete what doesn’t apply. Once you’ve edited, cut and paste the copy into an Outlook calendar invitation, and hit Send.

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Staff Appreciation

Recognize staff in ways that are meaningful to them.

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Additional Events

Explore these events:

Visit the calendar of events to see what else is happening across campus.


Team Experience Builder was designed to make it easier for managers of Yale staff to create meaningful moments with their teams. Managers can use the site to book team outings, find resources for team meetings or town halls, and explore other events and venues across campus and in the local community.

Team Experience Builder was created for managers of Yale staff, to make it easier for them to tap into unique experiences and resources on campus and in the community when planning team outings or meetings.

The Team Experience Builder will be updated periodically with new tours, events, and resources. Watch Managers’ Essentials for updates and check the Team Experience Builder website frequently.

These tours are available at no cost to you.

Reach out to the contact for your tour. You can find their name and contact information in the confirmation email you received when you booked the event. You can also reach out to for tour contact details. Please include “Team Experience Builder” in the subject line of your email.

While we can only offer a limited number of tours directly through Team Experience Builder, we’re happy to help connect you with tour resources across campus. Reach out to Internal Communications at Please include “Team Experience Builder” in the subject line of your email.

Team building events should be inclusive, with all members of your team invited to attend. Participation in team events should be encouraged but not required.

For questions about specific tours, please reach out to the contact listed for that tour. For all other questions, contact Internal Communications at Please include “Team Experience Builder” in the subject line of your email.

What People Are Saying

I’m excited to see how our managers use Team Experience Builder to tap into the incredible resources ‘around every corner’ here at Yale, so they can create those moments that matter with their teams.
— John Whelan, Vice President, Human Resources

Why Engagement Matters

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Feedback/Contact Us

We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions. Share your comments with us.

If you have a question that’s not answered in our FAQs, please reach out to Internal Communications at