We look forward to welcoming you to The Yale Club of New York City. 

To make your visit as seamless as possible, please review our guest policies below. 

General Guest Policies

  • All guests must be accompanied by the hosting member at all times while in the Club, have a guest pass set-up by a member prior to arrival, or have a letter of introduction from one of our reciprocal Clubs.
  • All guests must check in at the Security Desk upon arrival unless arriving with a member.
  • 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 member space.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the Clubhouse.
  • Gratuities are not permitted.

  • Dress Code
    • The House Committee requests that all members and guests observe the following dress requirements:

      Traditional business attire or business casual dress, as defined below, is required in all public rooms except for the athletic facilities at all times. At all times a reasonable standard of neatness should be observed.
      Business casual dress includes: collared shirts, blouses, turtlenecks, sweaters, dress slacks, khakis, corduroy trousers, skirts, or dresses.

      neat, clean, and in good repair (no holes, rips, or tears) – is permitted in the Library, Grill Room, Roof Dining Room, and on the weekends throughout the Clubhouse. All other above restrictions apply.

      Not permitted are: shorts, tee shirts, casual sandals, athletic wear of any kind (including sweat pants, caps, and team jerseys), 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:

      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)

      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 the Front Desk at 212.716.2100 or email