Commencement ceremonies will be held on May 14 and May 23, 2022. Please visit our Commencement pages for information on our COVID-19 policies. 

The Law School administration continues to work in close partnership with the University in response to COVID-19. It is critical that members of the Law School community regularly check the Yale COVID-19 website for the latest University updates and this page for Law School-specific information.

Building Access and Hours

Sterling Law Building hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day for members of the Yale Community. Baker Hall hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Yale Community. Students and faculty can access the first and fourth floors of Baker Hall from 7 a.m. to midnight. Baker Hall residents have access to the second and third floors 24/7.

Members of the Yale Law School community must carry their Yale photo ID card at all times to scan into the Sterling Law Building (SLB) and Baker Hall. The main SLB entrance at 127 Wall Street will require entrants to scan Yale ID cards at the outdoor card reader and the indoor card reader located at the security desk. Other SLB and Baker Hall entryways will remain accessible to community members via outdoor Yale ID card reader, including during evenings and weekends. Individuals who do not have a Yale ID card will be required to sign in and present government-issued photo identification at the 127 Wall Street entrance, with limited exceptions as noted in fall memo from Associate Dean Mike Thompson.

Vaccines and Boosters

Vaccine and Booster requirements from the University.

Vaccine appointments for adult initial vaccinations and boosters, and for vaccinations for children ages 5-17, are available through the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program and at sites across the state.

Mask Guidance

As of March 21, 2022, masking will be optional except in the following settings:

  • In classrooms and other instructional spaces
  • On campus transit vehicles such as buses
  • In healthcare facilities such as Yale Health and Yale Medicine

In addition to these locations, masking is still required for those who have COVID-19 symptoms or test positive, are a close contact of someone who has tested positive, or have a university-sponsored exemption to vaccination. Masks are strongly encouraged for those who are fully vaccinated but have not yet received a booster.

Read more about the University's mask guidance.

Additional Information

Compliance Concerns

You may report a concern about compliance with COVID-19 health and safety policies or regulations to the Health and Safety Leaders. Students should email and faculty and staff should email You may also make an anonymous or identified report through Yale’s hotline at 877-360-9253, or online at Yale University Hotline. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff can also report to their staff supervisor or HR.

Maintaining an Inclusive Environment

Yale University is committed to maintaining an environment of respect and freedom from discrimination and to supporting all members of our community affected by this global health threat. Bias, discrimination, and harassment are inimical to our values and violate Yale policies.