Guest Policies

Visitors to the Yale Club of New York City should check in with the Security Desk
upon arrival.

General Guest Rules

  • Guests must be accompanied by the hosting member at all times while in the Club or have a guest pass set-up by a member in advance.
  • Guests must comply with rules established by the Club including dress code and cell phone use.
  • Food or beverage may not be brought into the Club for consumption in a public area.
  • Cigarette smoking is not permitted in the clubhouse.
  • Gratuities are not permitted.
  • Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and all charges and fees resulting from their guests' club use. Members may be disciplined for infraction of guest policies or violations of Club Rules by their guests.

  • Dress Code
    • Traditional business attire (jackets and neckties for men, equally appropriate attire for women) is always welcome. Business casual dress, as defined below, is required in all public rooms except for the athletic facilities at all times.

      Business casual dress for men 
      Collared shirts, turtlenecks or sweaters; dress slacks, khakis or corduroy trousers; and socks.

      Business casual dress for women 
      Collared shirts; blouses, turtlenecks or sweaters; and skirts or tailored pants.

      Denim 
      Denim that is neat, clean, and in good repair is acceptable in the Library and in the Grill Room at all times. Denim is also acceptable in the Roof Dining Room at all times throughout the summer. All other above restrictions apply. 

      Not Permitted 
      Shorts, tee shirts, casual sandals, athletic wear of any kind (including footwear and caps), and torn, provocative or revealing clothing.

      Members may access the full House Rules by logging in here. 
  • Electronic Policy
    • To ensure the enjoyment of the Club by all, the use of electronic devices in the House should conform to the following:

      Device: 
      Phone Conversations (ringer must be set to 'silent' mode)
      Time & Place: Lobby, enclosed stair cases, phone booths, guest rooms, Grill Room 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday (except during lunch service)

      Tablets including eReaders such as Kindle, PDAs, smart phones, BlackBerries (ringer must be set to 'silent' mode)
      Use: Reading, answering email, surfing net
      Time & Place: Any time, any room (except locker room)

      Laptops, Netbooks
      Use: Document work, surfing net, reading ebooks
      Time & Place: Library, enclosed stair cases, phone booths, guest rooms, Grill Room 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday

      Audio devices with headphones or earbuds
      Use: Listening to music
      Time & Place: Library, gym, and guest rooms at any time (volume must not disrupt others)

      Cameras
      Forbidden throughout the Clubhouse
  • Reciprocal Guests
    • Members of other private clubs with which the Yale Club has reciprocal agreements may be issued guest cards, which grant them club use and charging privileges. These members must present a letter of introduction and a membership card from their Club. Reciprocal Club Members may only use the Club for up to two weeks per quarter. While visiting, reciprocal guests are governed by the Yale Club's rules, and infractions are reported to the guests' club.

      Reciprocal Guest Fees

      • A one time $15 guest fee will apply.
      • An additional $18 daily gym fee will apply per use. 
      • A credit card is required for all guests to allow for signing privileges while at the Club.

      For more information about guest options, contact:
      Front Desk
      (212) 716-2100
      guestrooms@yaleclubnyc.org