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McDougal Graduate Student Center - Space & Collaborating Programs

The McDougal Center is a Graduate Space ANDcollaborating Program Offices serving GSAS Graduate School students and their families.

Created in 1997 through a generous gift from the late Alfred McDougal ’53 and his wife Nancy Lauter, its mission of building community and providing graduate student services extends across the GSAS Graduate School and throughout Yale and New Haven. The McDougal Center is a special place for graduate school students and supports 5 graduate student service offices. 

Center Space at 135 Prospect Street- The McDougal Graduate Student Center is housed in renovated space at 135 Prospect Street (Founders Hall, corner Sachem) near Hillhouse Avenue and at the base of Science Hill. The McDougal Center is the on-campus home base for Graduate School students outside the lab or library. It's the site for many grad activities and services, and most major GSAS community events, from Orientation to Commencement. 

Make the most of your life inside and outside of the classroom, library, and lab at Yale with the McDougal Center programs and spaces!


McDougal Supported Offices - The McDougal Center Endowment in GSAS supports the Center facilities, and the programs and McDougal Fellows of five collaborating offices to serve graduate students.

Each office has professional staff and McDougal Fellows, or graduate student peer leaders, who provide programs and services to serve Graduate School students like you: