ES Harkness Hall
Built in 1955, and renovated in the late 1990’s, ES Harkness Hall consists of 172 single occupancy bedrooms. Each floor has 21 or 22 rooms. The Office of International Medical Student Education (OIMSE) has rooms on the 7th and 11th floors. Both floors are co-ed and the 11th floor is a designated "Quiet Floor" for students looking to live in an intentionally quiet environment. Each of the OIMSE lent rooms comes with a mini refrigerator.
Harkness dormitory is adjacent to the Yale School of Medicine and located directly across the street from Yale New-Haven Hospital. While a majority of students choosing to live at Harkness are from the Med School, Nursing, or EPH, the resident community often has students from the School of Art, Architecture, Law School, and GSAS.
There is one large shared bathroom on each floor that is co-ed. (The bathrooms on the gender specific floor are gender specific!) There are doors on all shower and bathroom stalls for individual privacy.
The basement of Harkness contains a student laundry room, small storage rooms for student items, and the Harkness gym. All students living in Harkness have an automatic free membership to the Harkness gym.
The gym is accessible to several other members of the med school and hospital community. Other individuals can apply for Harkness Gym Membership for an annual fee.
The ground floor Harkness Housing Office, is open Monday thru Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm with University staff and during limited evening and weekend hours with student staff.
Harkness Dormitory Room Sizes
|Small||13'11"x 9'10"||approx. 135 sq. ft.|
|Medium||13'6" x 10'8"||approx. 144 sq. ft.|
|Large||14'8" x 11'||approx. 161 sq. ft.|
|Extra Large||10'10" x 13'6" and 10'5"x 10'8"||approx. 250 sq. ft.|
Rooms have standard university provided bedroom furniture:
extra-long twin-sized bed frame & mattress, desk, and desk chair. All bedrooms contain a vanity with sink and mirror. There is limited overhead lighting, so residents may wish to bring additional lighting for their desks.
In addition, Harkness rooms are provided with an internet port, cable television port, and telephone port. Students must activate the telephone port (via Yale University Telecom services) to use the land-line telephone system. There is a separate charge for use of the telephone (and long-distance charges) but no additional charges for accessing the internet or cable tv. Students accessing the Yale network must register their computers at www.yale.edu/netreg, for full use of the internet. All of Harkness is on the University’s wireless network for student convenience!
There are 4 kitchenettes on both of the floors which OIMSE has resident rooms. The kitchenettes contain a stove and oven unit, microwave, sink and small countertop area, as well as a full size freezer. All students in the building share the kitchen resources. Students intending to use the kitchenettes are expected to bring their own cookware and utensils.
Mail is received by the US Postal system Monday – Friday and distributed to student mail boxes. Student packages are received by the Harkness Housing Office and available to students during office hours but also at evening and weekend Package Pick-up hours from the Harkness Housing Office