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Directions, Transit & Parking

Winter Ball Location

The McDougal Winter Ball will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, located just off the New Haven Green at 155 Temple Street (between Chapel and Crown). See below for a map showing where the hotel is. Please enter from the main hotel lobby entrance on Temple Street, using the stairs or elevator to go to the Mezzanine (second floor) Ballroom area. If coming from the Omni parking garage, take the elevator to floor M. Signs and Graduate Student Life Fellows will direct you to the ticket admission area.


Yale Shuttle

The Yale Nighttime shuttle is a great way to get to & from the Omni if you live in or around campus. See here or use Transloc.

Uber or Lyft  - get a ride if you like

New Haven Taxis

Metro Cab - (203) 634-6000; Yellow Cab - (203) 777-7777; Quick Taxi - (203) 777-7778


Metered Parking Downtown

Parking metered spots are available throughout all of downtown New Haven.  All parking meters are in effect until 9pm Monday through Saturday. Please check each meter for the time and rate. All meters allow payment via credit card as well as GO New Haven Passport or Parkmobile, which allows payment via phone. For more information, click here.

Omni Hotel Parking

We have arranged a parking discount at the Omni for the night of the Winter Ball. Self-parking in the parking garage at the Omni will cost $12 for the entire evening (no in & out). For the $12 discount rate, you must buy a voucher (ticket) from the cashiers inside the ballroom (cash only). You can then use the voucher to pay the Omni parking machine as you exit. On-site valet parking is also available for $25.

Downtown Parking Lots and Garages

Many Yale parking lots are open to the public after 4pm on weekdays and all day on the weekends. Exceptions to this policy are noted on lot signs.  The closest Yale lot to the Omni hotel is listed at Yale Parking here.

For more information on other nearby parking garages, visit here.