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McDougal Center Resources

As of September 18, 2017, the McDougal Center’s new interim location at 135 Prospect Street (Founders Hall) offers lots of resources for busy graduate students like you. Come visit your new Center for yourself:


  • McDougal Common Room with comfortable living room furniture, and Lounge with tables and chairs
  • Offices for staff and Fellows in McDougal Grad Student Life, OCS (Careers), OGSDD (Diversity)
  • B60 Watson Center, McDougal Program Room, in the adjoining building
  • A74 GSA Assembly Meeting room and storage area
  • Outdoor spaces, including Caulkins Courtyard and Terrace, with outdoor furniture
  • Yale ID Card Access for McDougal Center entry for all GSAS students.
    • Your Spouse/Partner may accompany you. GSAS student spouses with Yale Access Card (Sponsored Identity Spouse ID) may request Prox ID access to the Center starting October 1.
    • If you need to request Sponsored ID, see the GSAS Registrar at 246 Church Street.
  • Family Resource Room and Lactation Room, B63 Watson Center (take the elevator down to B level). Request access (form coming soon)


  • Coffee, tea and hot/cold filtered water in Common Room Lounge area - BYO Mug or cup!
  • Water Bottle Filler on B level of Watson Center, near McDougal Program Room - B60 Watson Center
  • Microwave in Lounge table and chair area for brown bag and BYO Lunch


  • Magazines (which stay) and Yale Daily News (yours to read and take)
  • High chairs for children in Common Room, baby changing tables in restrooms nearby
  • Men’s and women’s restrooms, both handicapped accessible with baby-changing tables; all gender restrooms are on the ground floor of 135 Prospect
  • Safer sex supplies from Student Wellness
  • Handicapped and stroller accessible by Elevator from the ground floor (enter from the parking lot or from Watson Center)
  • Visit the Staff in GSL, OCS and OGSDD Offices for info and assistance