Harvard-Yale

Cheer on the Crimson in the 136th playing of The Game hosted at the Yale Bowl! 
 

Harvard-Yale Football Game


History

The Harvard-Yale football rivalry began on November 13, 1875 at Hamilton Field in New Haven (a 4-0 Harvard win) and was first rivalry in all of college athletics. The series is the third-most-played in college football history and is now referenced around the country simply as “The Game.”

Learn more about The Game
 

Tickets

The Game 2019 will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Yale Bowl. You can purchase Tickets to the 136th playing of The Game on the Yale Athletics website

Transportation

Round trip shuttles to New Haven are being provided by Harvard Student Agencies. The shuttles will depart campus from the Science center on Friday afternoon, Friday evening, and Saturday morning. They'll return to Harvard on Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning.

  • Saturday evening buses leave from the corner of Marginal Drive and Derby Avenue, down from the Baseball Stadium.
  • Sunday morning buses leave from the corner of College and Elm Street.

Shuttle tickets will cost $58 and be available at the Box Office (Smith Campus Center) starting on November 8th. If you have questions about the shuttle services, please contact shuttles@hsa.net.

College Events Board (CEB) Spirit Week

An annual tradition before The Game, CEB hosts a full week of events to get you into the competitive spirit for The Game. Featuring food, fun, prizes and a lot more! Visit the CEB Facebook page or the CEB website for the latest Spirit Week updates.

Safety

Please carry your HUID at all times and download the Harvard College app before The Game to make sure you have safety, transportation, ticket information and more at your fingertips prior to the event. 

Clear Bag Policy

Yale Athletics has instituted a strict “Clear Bag Policy” which will be in effect for The Game. 

Review the Clear Bag Policy
 

Important Phone Numbers
 
  • HUPD: 617-495-1212
  • OSAPR: 617-495-9100
  • Harvard Shuttle Information: 857-588-3474
  • Yale Police: 203-432-4400
  • Yale Security Services: 203-785-5555
  • Yale Health Services: 203-432-0123 (As a Harvard student, you may use Yale Health Services during Harvard-Yale weekend)
  • Sexual Assault Response: 203-432-2000
  • Safe Rides/2-Walk: 203-432-6330
  • Yale Campus Map: map.yale.edu

Staying at Yale

  • All Harvard Houses will be paired with a Yale College for rooming. Please keep an eye out for an email from your House's HoCo to sign up for this!

  • All the Colleges will be providing breakfast on Saturday morning, and some may provide dinner on Friday night. Please have your Harvard ID to get access to their Dining Halls. Saturday lunch will be provided at the Tailgate event (more details to come). 

  • For access to the colleges late at night, Harvard students should call Yale Security at 203-785-5555. There are security guards all around campus who can come and swipe them into the colleges no matter what the hour. If you have lost you phone or your phone isn't working, you can push the button on the blue light boxes.

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Social Media

Share your support on social media to help Harvard #BeatYale in the #HarvardYale game!

Information for Alumni and Graduate Students

  • Alumni should visit the Harvard Alumni Association website for Harvard-Yale alumni events.

  • If you are a graduate student, be sure to check with your Dean of Students Office (or its equivalent) to find out about your school's Harvard-Yale plans.