FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For information on the admissions process and how to apply, visit our Admissions page.

General Program Questions

When and Where? 

The Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum will take place September 13 - 15, 2017 at the Greenberg Conference Center on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. 

What is the application deadline?

To be announced soon! Admissions is rolling and we will inform applicants of their acceptance within two weeks of receiving their completed application. Once the program reaches capacity, we will not accept additional participants, but will add names to a wait list.

What does the tuition fee cover?

The $3,995 tuition fee includes program materials, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners. Housing is not included; however, a special hotel rate at a highly-rated local hotel will be provided for participants.

Am I eligible for a discount?

Government and non-profit employees qualify for 25% off tuition. Yale alumni qualify for 15% off tuition. Discounts may not be combined.

Will there be Wi-Fi throughout the entire conference center?

Yes, all participants will have free access to Wi-Fi inside the conference center. No password is required.

What is the dress code?

Attire for classroom sessions will be business casual.

TRAVEL & LODGING Questions

I need a VISA letter. How can I get one?

If you are an international participant and need to apply for a VISA, please contact us at sustainability.forum@yale.edu to receive an official Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum invitation letter for your VISA application.

What is the best way to get to and from New Haven, CT?

If traveling by plane, Bradley International Airport (BDL) is approximately 45 minutes from New Haven and is served by nine major carriers to 29 non-stop destinations and connections. The city of New Haven is also accessible from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Tweed New Haven (HVN) is the airport nearest to New Haven, but offers limited service.

In all cases, travel by car or train from the airport to New Haven is necessary. For detailed information on air and train travel, please visit the “Visit New Haven” web site.

It is recommended that you arrange transportation from the airport through Hy’s Limousine or GO Shuttle. It is not recommended that you take a taxi to New Haven from the airport, as it would be very expensive.

If traveling by train via Amtrak or Metro-North, select New Haven Union Station as your final destination. Taxis are readily available at the train station. The ride from Union Station to the Omni Hotel is about 10 minutes and costs approximately $13 USD.

I'm driving. Where do I park?

The Greenberg Conference Center at 391 Prospect Street in New Haven has a large parking lot that does not require a parking permit and is free of charge.

Will transportation be provided during the Forum?

Transportation by bus will be provided for Forum-related events only. Participants will be picked up from the hotel each morning and dropped off each evening. If you choose to walk from the hotel to the Greenberg Conference Center, it takes approximately 30-40 minutes.

Where can I make a hotel reservation?

We will arrange a special rate at the Omni New Haven Hotel for Forum participants. This rate includes breakfast, but does not include parking. Upon being accepted to the Forum, you will be provided with a link to make a reservation online at this special rate. This rate can be applied to extra days when booking online should you need to arrive earlier than the start date or depart later than the end date of the program.