What to Expect

Daily Schedule & Check-in

Class Syllabi, Book Lists, & Resources

Class Locations

Building Access

Housing & Meals

Library & Guest Computers


Printing Papers

Transportation & Parking

Things to Bring

Refund Policy

Downloadable Documents 

About the Program, Cost, Certificates, Continuing Education, Student Status, International Participants

Some participants use the Summer Study program as a study retreat, making use of the Divinity School library and quiet reflection on the quad. Courses can count towards continuing education requirements for some clergy. Participants receive a Yale Certificate of Completion (in print or via email) at the end of the course week. Courses do not otherwise provide academic credit. 

The Summer Study program has no overall cost except for a nominal transaction fee for registration. All other costs are directly associated with the courses or special events chosen by the participant. Payment is accepted online by credit card or by check.

International participants must pay via credit card online to secure registration. Personal checks or money orders are not accepted from international participants. 

Participation in Summer Study does not count toward student status. As such, international participants will not be provided with F1 visas, also known as student visas.

Check out the following links for ideas on how to make the most of your stay in New Haven.



Daily Schedule & Check-in

  • Coffee & tea service will be available each day in the Old Refectory from 8:30 am to 11 am and 1:30 pm to 3 pm.
  • 8:30 am to Noon Mondays
    • Registration and packet pick-up - Sarah Smith Gallery (just inside front entrance) If you arrive late, check in at Development Office on the 2nd Floor.
  • 11:45 am Mondays - Welcome ceremony Old Refectory
  • 11:45 am to Noon Tues-Fri - Community Prayer - Marquand Chapel
  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Weekdays - Community Lunch - Old Refectory
  • 4:30 - 5:30pm Tuesdays - Keynote address Old Refectory
    • 5:30 - 6:30pm - Wine and cheese reception following Keynote Address. Please register for this reception online.

Back to Top

Class Syllabi, Book Lists, & Resources

If an instructor has provided a class syllabus, book list, or required readings, those resources are listed at the bottom of the individual class page on our class pages. Click on the name of the class to see the full class description and any resources. Many instructors prefer to email information directly to their class roster or to hand it out on the first day of class.

The Divinity School Student Book Supply is open during Summer Study 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday with great resources including popular books on religious topics, our own faculty publications, pens, paper, and YDS branded merchandise.

Back to Top

Class Room Locations:

Week One

Class Week Time Room
D01 Our Anguish and God’s Power June 3 - 7 9 - 11:30 AM JE
D02 Trauma-Informed Pastoral Care June 3 - 7 9 - 11:30 AM Latourette
D03 Christianity and Sexuality June 3 - 7 9 - 11:30 AM N101
D04 Paul and the Christians at the Crossroads June 3 - 7 9 - 11:30 AM RSV
D05 The Bible in Art and Artifact I June 3 - 7 1:30 - 4 PM Pennington S100
D06 Mozart’s Sacred Music June 3 - 7 1:30 - 4 PM N101
D07 Henri Nouwen at Yale June 3 - 7 1:30 - 4 PM JE
Workshop - Bi-vocational Ministry June 5 4:30 PM Latourette

Week Two

Class Week Time Room
S02 & S03 Leadership in Ministries  June 10 - 14 9 - 11:30 AM L104 - Library
D09 Jonathan Edwards and Sacred Landscapes June 10 - 14 9 - 11:30 AM N54
D10 The Book of Job: The Crossroads of Faith June 10 - 14 9 - 11:30 AM RSV
D11 Theology in a Time of Fear June 10 - 14 9 - 11:30 AM Latourette
D12 Making Sense of Muslim Culture and Practice June 10 - 14 9 - 11:30 AM JE
D13 Living Faithfully in a World Dominated by Money June 10 - 14 1:30 - 4 PM N125B
D14 Reading Poetry Theologically June 10 - 14 1:30 - 4 PM Latourette
D15 Peacebuilding, from the Local Church to the Global Community June 10 - 14 1:30 - 4 PM JE
D16 Are Humans Becoming Gods? Technology, Science, and Faith in a Posthuman Age June 10 - 14 1:30 - 4 PM Pennington S100
Workshop - Leadership June 12 4:30 PM Latourette

Back to Top

Campus Access:

The Divinity School building is open from 8:00am until 6:30pm. A valid campus ID is required to access the building after hours.

Yale Campus Map: http://map.yale.edu/

Back to Top

Yale Divinity Library:

Divinity Library Summer Hours:  8:30am to 4:50pm Weekdays only

Summer Study participants are invited to explore the Divinity Library resources during the open hours, but a valid Yale Net ID is required to check out materials.

The Yale University Library system is open on a limited summer schedule.  Ask for more information at the Divinity Library Circulation desk or contact the specific library you wish to visit directly.

Back to Top

WiFi and computers:

To connect to Yale WiFi:

  • Open your wireless settings and choose the netweork “YaleGuest.” 
  • Once your computer has indicated that you are connected to the “YaleGuest” wifi signal, open a browser and wait for the blue Yale Terms of Use page to display. 
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page to press the acceptance/ok/continue button.
  • You will now be connected to the Yale Guest wifi signal.

If you have difficulty connecting, please try a different web browser or ask Summer Study staff for assistance.

There are no computer stations available for summer use on campus. You must bring your own laptop or tablet. Library computers are available for research only.

Back to Top


Currently there is no open printing option for Summer Study participants. If you have a small, one-off print job, please contact Summer Study staff for assistance. 

Back to Top

Things to Bring:

Suggested items to bring:

  • your own reusable coffee mug and water bottle (to minimize single-use disposable waste)
  • your own reusable food container if you wish to take lunch to go
  • laptop or tablet computer with WiFi capability
  • writing materials

Back to Top

Refund Policy:

Full refunds are provided up to one week prior to the start of your course.

Half refunds are provided during the five working days prior to the close of registration.

No refunds can be provided after the close of registration. This includes the cost of the lunch program as well as class costs.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Contact us for more information if you need to cancel your registration.

  - updated 5-17-19

Back to Top

Downloadable Documents:

Full information packet to be posted after registration closes.