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McDougal Graduate Student Center

The McDougal Center has services and facilities designed specifically for graduate students. Created in 1997 through a generous gift from the late Alfred McDougal ’53 and his wife Nancy Lauter, its mission extends beyond the walls of HGS throughout Yale and New Haven. 

The McDougal Center is a great physical space, with the large and comfortable restored McDougal Common Room and Blue Dog  Café, meeting roomsresources, and offices for the Graduate Student Assembly and the McDougal  GSL staff and fellows. 

Graduate Student Life at the McDougal Center consists of 20 Graduate Student Life Fellows and 2 professional staff who organize events and services for your needs and interests throughout your time at Yale.

The McDougal Endowment supports 5 collaborating offices to serve graduate students like you:

If you build it, they will come. Since opening, the McDougal Center has expanded tables and seating 4 times due to its popularity as a grad study and meeting space.