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Life in New Haven

Located in the heart of the city, Yale calls New Haven, Connecticut, its home since 1716. The city, founded in 1638, is now affectionately known by its residents and local business industry as the "Greatest Small City in America.” It’s a small city with a big, diverse cultural scene with art galleries, historical tours, theaters, bars, nightclubs, and award-winning restaurants that offer a wide variety of local and global cuisine. Be sure to check out the unique shops in the downtown area, beautiful parks, and bike trails. Everything you need can be found in New Haven.

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An introduction to New Haven, one of America's most exciting and diverse small cities. Video by YaleCampus.

Featured Locations: Yale Center for British Art; New Haven Union Station; Shake Shack New Haven; Claire's Corner Copia; Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana; City Seed Farmer's Market; East Rock Park

Exploring New Haven:

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New Haven is a wonderful place to call home, whether you live on or off campus. The City’s diversity is apparent in its neighborhoods, which range from quiet residential blocks to lively downtown streets. Learn more about New Haven:

Arts and Entertainment:

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New Haven is a vibrant and diverse cultural center, with museums and art galleries, live theatrical and musical events, film festivals and movies, plus a wide range of campus activities. Yale offers many entertaining performances, destinations, and student events. Many of them are free or offered at discounted student rates. Here is a list of suggestions to begin your adventures around the city:

Parking and Transportation:

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Yale provides a range of transportation options, including onsite vehicle parking, bike rental and bike parking, plus free shuttle service and discounted train, bus, and rideshare options with free commuter counseling.

Yale Resources:

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Whether you’re moving in or a first-time visitor, Yale provides many resources to help ease your transition to moving into New Haven. Listed below are some helpful resources for international and graduate students.

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