Transportation & Security
There are many ways to travel around campus and the New Haven area safely and conveniently. Yale University operates a free shuttle service, which runs throughout the campus area and to the neighborhoods where most students live. The shuttle runs every ten minutes during the day. iPhone users can use the TransLoc shuttle app to GPS-track the shuttles on the go.
At night, in addition to regular shuttle routes, minibuses provide door-to-door service between University buildings and residences. There are also two official law school shuttles, both of which run between 6 p.m. and 12:45 a.m. The law school shuttles are exclusively for Yale Law students and pick up at the law school's main entrance. In many instances, they will take you from the law school to your front door in New Haven. You can also schedule a trip ahead of time using the law school's shuttle services.
In addition to public transporation options, Yale University also participates in the Zipcar program, which offers students the ability to rent a car per hour/day at a discounted rate. For more information, visit www.zipcar.com/yale.
There are a number of safety measures in place to help students feel secure on campus:
- Students can request that a uniformed Yale security officer walk with them after dark through the escort program.
- Bulldog Mobile gives students, staff, and faculty on campus an effective way to coordinate with Yale Police (YPD) via mobile device. The program helps provide a safe and secure campus environment by using a cell phone as a personal security device to active GPS tracking technology and escort timer options.
- For additional safety, there are over one hundred exterior phones, called Blue Phones, located around campus that allow students to easily dial on-campus phone numbers and contact security services in case of an emergency.
The Law School participates in the University's campus security committee. An internal committee convenes when needed.