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All members of the Yale community and their guests are welcome to eat in any of the University's 12 different dining facilities, including the dining rooms of the residential colleges.

Services & Resources

Child Care

Info: (203) 432-8069, worklife@yale.edu or www.yale.edu/childcare

The Child Care Resource & Referral component of the Yale WorkLife Program responds to inquiries from Yale faculty, staff and students about child care at Yale and in Greater New Haven. The program coordinator provides resources and referral services for various WorkLife issues, including childcare. Parents and guardians are provided with guidance and suggestions for specific needs in choosing quality childcare, options near Yale, in New Haven, or close to home, depending on their needs. Parents will also be directed to parenting resources at Yale and in the community, tax tips and other useful information for families with young children. New parents will receive a packet with materials addressing the transition back to work. The WorkLife Program has a website dedicated to childcare: www.yale.edu/childcare that includes the Yale Child Care Directory, babysitting suggestions, summer camps, after-school programs, guidelines for choosing quality care and support for all types of childcare including centers, nannies and family day care homes.

The WorkLife Program maintains a resource library with books, articles and brochures addressing child care, working parents and parenting. The Yale University Day Care Directory, which provides detailed information about child care options in the Greater New Haven area, and other information for parents of young children, can be found at www.yale.edu/worklife/childcare and at the following University locations: Organizational Development & Learning Center, 221 Whitney Ave., Rm. 104; Benefits Office, 155 Whitney Ave.,Rm. 130; and the Yale Child Study Center, 230 So. Frontage Rd.

For more information on child care, call (203) 432-8069 or e-mail worklife@yale.edu.

WorkLife Program at Yale

Info: (203) 432-8069, worklife@yale.edu or www.yale.edu/worklife

The Yale WorkLife Program helps Yale faculty and staff balance the competing demands of work, family and personal life by providing a comprehensive web of information, assistance, networking and more on issues related to family, work, education, community involvement, and the health of both the body and spirit. The program serves as a resource on such family issues such child care, marriage, divorce, adoption and parenting; work-related matters such as Yale services and benefits, flexible scheduling and University leave policies; educational opportunities, benefits and training; volunteer and other opportunities in the Greater New Haven community; mental and physical health, including exercise, nutrition, support groups and community programs aimed at good health and wellness; and religious organizations and non-religious programs related to spiritual concerns. The Yale WorkLife Program offers several noon-time workshops through the year (usually free) that address major issues that people face at different life stages. The workshops are coordinated through the Organizational and Development Learning Center (see listing below).

The WorkLife Program maintains a resource library with books, articles and brochures addressing chld care, working parents and parenting, and also provides the Yale University Day Care directory (see the Child Care listing above). More information can be found on the WorkLife website noted above.

Dining Services

Visitors to the campus and University affiliates have numerous choices for dining on campus. All members of the Yale community and their guests are welcome to dine in any of the 22 different dining facilities. The following is a description of campus dining options.

Residential Dining
At the 12 residential colleges, the Hall of Graduate Studies and Universities Commons, lunches and weekend brunches cost $9.25 per person; dinner is $12.20 per person. All menu items are self-service and diners are welcome to return for seconds. Menus feature a wide variety of selections, including American and international favorites and side dishes and soups, grilled-to-order specials, make-your-own deli sandwiches, vegan and vegetarian choices and occasional "monotony breakers" and theme meals. All desserts are made fresh by the Bakery at Yale.

Retail Operations
Eight retail facilities on campus offer all members of the Yale community meals and snacks. Each one regularly features vegetarian entrees. They are:

Café at Kline, located on the 12th floor of Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect St. This facility features Montague's Deli, hot panini sandwiches, a full salad bar, soup-of-the-day, hot entrées and assorted desserts.

School of Management Dining Hall, 140 Prospect St. Also known as Donaldson Commons, this facility offers a full breakfast and lunch. This food court offers a range of offerings from Montague's Deli, the Salad Garden, Grill Works and an exhibition food station where workers prepare fresh dishes in view of the customer. Soup, sushi, desserts, snacks and beverages round out the menu.

Café at Divinity, 409 Prospect St. This completely renovated facility offers continental breakfast as well as lunch. It features Montague's Deli and Grill Works, pre-made "grab 'n' go" sandwiches and salads, freshly prepared soups, desserts and beverages, snacks and a selection of convenience items.

Law School Dining Hall, 127 Wall St. This dining hall is operated by the Law School administration. Continental breakfast features a wide variety of baked goods and gourmet coffee and teas. The grill and pizza stations are open 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. For lunch, made-to-order sandwiches and a featured entrée are added; at dinnertime, another hot entrée with accompanying side dishes is offered. This facility also provides a full range of catering services for events within the Law School. For more information, call (203) 432-0446.

Durfee's Convenience Store, located in Durfee Hall at 198 Elm St. Durfee's offers a full range of beverages and snacks, "grab 'n' go" sandwiches, salads, sushi and a large selection of organic foods. Grocery, health and beauty and school supplies are always available for purchase at the store. Durfee's is open seven days a week: 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Monday-Friday and 2 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A&A Penthouse, located at the top floor of the School of Architecture, 180 York St. This dining area offers sandwiches, soup, selected grilled sandwiches, baked goods, snacks and beverages.

Blue Dog Café, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York St. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences operates this facility in the McDougal Center of the Hall of Graduate Studies. It is open weekdays and offers a variety of snacks, beverages, baked goods and sandwiches.

Marigolds at the School of Medicine, located in Edward S. Harkness Dormitory, 367 Cedar St. This café features panini sandwiches, gourmet sandwiches, wraps made-to-order, soup, chili, beverages and snacks. Salad bar and hot food selections are available for lunch and dinner. It is open 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Special Services
Meal hours, campus locations and specific menus may be found on the Dining Services department's website at www.yale.edu/dining.

Catering. University Catering provides food services for a wide variety of departmental and University events. Members of the Yale community celebrating a special event such as a wedding or a bar or bat mitzvah may also use the catering service. For information, call (203) 432-0470 or (203) 785-4685 on the medical school campus.

Bake Shop. The Bakery at Yale welcomes retail sales for decorated cakes, assorted tea cookies and truffles, muffins and danish, and specialty upscale desserts, to name just a few. Forty-eight hours advance notice is needed. Call Jodie at (203) 432-0474 on weekdays before 2 p.m. to request a flyer or place an order. Bakery products must be picked up.

Organizational Development and Learning Center

221 Whitney Ave.
Info.: (203) 432-5660, learning@yale.edu or www.yale.edu/learningcenter

All in one location -- at the University's Organizational Development and Learning Center -- Yale staff members can discuss a range of ethical issues in the workplace, prepare for a new job, take a course in web design or enroll in a series of classes that enhance their supervisory skills, among a myriad of other opportunities.

The Learning Center, as it is more commonly known, supports Yale's mission to advance, disseminate and preserve knowledge by improving the capabilities of administrative staff and the University as a whole. It offers learning opportunities and guides staff members in improving organizational performance. Its courses, workshops and training institutes are designed to help staff advance their careers, enhance their knowledge of computers, juggle the demands of work and personal life, foster teamwork, better serve their customers or improve their communication skills, among other goals.

Courses at the Learning center are designed to support the University's four competencies, which are Leadership, Teamwork, Customer Service and Communication. Among the specific courses offered this year are leadership courses on ethics in the workplace, exceptional workplace culture and managerial coaching skills; teamwork courses that address such issues as diversity and being a part of a successful team; customer service courses on serving the international Yale community, time management and planning for special events; communication courses that explore such topics as handling change, business writing, dealing with conflict and effective listening; worklife courses on childcare, surviving divorce and the college financial aid process; and information technology courses on computer basics, databases, design graphics, e-mail and web technology as well as training classes on the Oracle business applications that support the University's human resource and finance administration.

In addition, the center provides a full array of consulting services for units with organizational concerns -- these services range from customized training to facilitated retreats and from rebuilding a team to developing a strategic plan. The Learning Center oversees Yale's biannual Workplace Survey, and is responsible for the University's Training Management System.

These are just a sampling of the center's offerings. Comprehensive course information, such as course dates, times and locations, can be found on the center's online course catalog at www.yale.edu/learningcenter. Specific Oracle training classes can be viewed at www.yale.edu/xtrain. School of Medicine courses are listed at http://info.med.yale.edu/training. Environmental health and safety courses can be found at www.yale.edu/oehs.

Postal Service

Yale Station
Lanman-Wright Memorial Hall
206 Elm St.

Yale Station is a branch of the U.S. Postal Service. The post office is open 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays (during the academic year). The "Parcel Post" window is open during those same hours. Each student is issued an individual Yale Station box for a rental fee of $38 per year. Students will keep this box for the duration of their time at Yale. Keys for the box require a refundable $1 deposit (there is a $5.40 fee for all lost keys). Note to students: For faster service to your box, be sure your mail senders use the United States Postal Service. No other carriers or service will deliver to your P.O. box. Mail must be addressed to the correct P.O. box number and last names must be spelled correctly.


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