Yale Conference FAQ

What are the accommodations like at Yale?

Accommodations at Silliman: private room with extra-long twin bed, desk and chair, dresser. A pillow, blanket, and set of towels are included; linens are available for a nominal charge. There is no AC but each room has windows that open, and fans are available should you need them. (If you must have AC, housing in Swing is available for an additional fee per night.) There is a communal bathroom on each floor with showers. Wi-fi is available in each room and there are plenty of outlets for your laptop and other electronics. Have special housing needs? Make sure you fill out the section titled “Dietary Restrictions/Special Needs” at the bottom of the Personal Information page when you register online.

Are the dorms close to where we have class, meals, etc?

Yes, if you choose Silliman housing (recommended). Silliman College is the center of our conference. Registration, classes, dining, computer center and copy room, laundry room, activities area…these all take place and are available in Silliman. Any classes or presentations that take place outside of the quad are a short walk from the dorms. If you choose lodging at Swing, be advised that no events or classes take place there, and be prepared to walk quite a bit.

Do I have to take the same class during a particular time slot each day, or is each class self-contained?

Workshop leaders will conduct self-contained, complete classes. No class is repeated. You may take a different workshop leader’s class for each time slot, or decide to attend your favorite workshop leader’s class each day…whatever you choose, you will have a different experience and acquire new tools to enrich and advance your writing.

What can I expect from the dining hall?

Silliman College’s dining hall offers a wide-variety of hot and cold items to choose from their buffet lines. Whether you want to eat healthy or would rather top off your meal with ice cream and freshly baked treats, Silliman’s dining hall has you covered. Have food allergies or special dietary needs? Make sure you fill out the section titled “Dietary Restrictions/Special Needs” at the bottom of the Personal Information page when you register online.

What is the best way to get to Silliman College at Yale so I can start planning?

Whether you’re coming by plane, train, or automobile, this website is useful for planning your travel to Yale:
http://to.yale.edu/
The address of Silliman College is 505 College Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511.

I’m going to have more questions! Will I receive any additional information after I’ve registered?

Yes! We will email you a downloadable PDF file chock-full of information (travel to Yale, arrival details, dining, classes, things to bring, campus map, etc) that will prepare you for our Summer Conference and be useful to you once you’ve arrived.