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McDougal Center Resources

The McDougal Center’s new interim location at 135 Prospect Street (Founders Hall) offers many resources for busy GSAS graduate students like you. Come visit your new Center for yourself - just swipe in with your GSAS prox Yale ID:
Cozy places to chat in McDougal Common RoomLunchtime with friends in the McDougal Lounge



  • McDougal Common Room with comfortable living room furniture and library tables, and Lounge with tables and chairs, plus wall desks.
  • Lots of electrical outlets and USB plugs to charge your devices.
  • Offices for staff and Fellows in McDougal Grad Student Life, OCS (Careers), OGSDD (Diversity).
  • B60 Watson Center, McDougal Program Room, in the adjoining building.
  • Outdoor spaces, including Caulkins Courtyard and Swenson Terrace, with outdoor furniture.
  • Video Screens playing music, IPTV (Xfinity) and McDougal Notices - coming soon.
  • 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 using the McDougal GSL form on Yale Connect (OrgSync).
    • If you need to request Sponsored ID, see the GSAS Registrar at 246 Church Street.
  • A74 Watson GSA Assembly Meeting room and B-level storage area.
  • Lactation Room, B63 Watson Center (take the elevator down to B level). For ID access, email


  • Free 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 and table and chair area for brown bag and BYO Lunch.


  • Visit the Staff & Fellows in GSL, OCS and OGSDD Offices for consultations, info and assistance.
  • Current Magazines to read at the Center.
  • Women’s book collection and children’s books in bookcase.
  • Board games to take a break with friends.
  • 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.
  • Handicapped and stroller accessible by elevator from the ground floor (enter from the parking lot or from Watson Center).