Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

McDougal Graduate Student Center

The McDougal Center has services and facilities designed specifically for graduate students and postdocs. Created in 1997 through a generous gift from Alfred McDougal ’53 and his wife Nancy Lauter, its mission extends beyond the walls of HGS throughout Yale and New Haven. The Center is a great physical space, with the neo-gothic Common Room and Blue Dog Café, meeting rooms, a children’s play area & family resource room, a computer cluster, the Resource Library, the Ticket Sales Office, and offices for the GSA, McDougal staff and students Fellows.


  • Contact
    (203) 432-BLUE
    HGS 124
  • McDougal Center Hours Summer hours
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  • Blue Dog Cafe Hours
    Closed for the summer
  • Ticket Sales