Facilities & Reservations

Designed to foster dialogue and exchange, the Yale Center Beijing boasts a variety of meeting spaces and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including HD video conferencing equipment that enables remote presentations. The space can accommodate up to 120 people for a standing reception and up to 64 for a formal lunch or dinner.
Yale Center Beijing is available for use by Yale University faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. The Center’s team can also assist with arranging for catering, media services, translation, accommodation and other services. We collect conference service fees for certain activities to cover the Center’s operating expenses. Offices and Work Space are available to Yale faculty, staff and students on a complimentary basis.
For additional information and questions on availability and pricing, please contact Carol Li Rafferty.


Shen Commons

Hosts 120 standing, 100 seated, 64 at tables
Two large LEDs, portable translation booth

Xu Boardroom

Adaptable space; hosts 15, 30 or 45
HD videoconferencing, built-in translation booth

The Forum

Hosts 64 seated
Three projectors, three white boards, built-in translation booth

Offices & Meeting Rooms

Four private offices, two 10-person meeting rooms
Fully equipped offices, LEDs and full-wall whiteboards in meeting rooms

Open Plan Workspace

Spacious area for up to 22
Kitchenette, universal chargers, locking cabinets

YaleSecure Wifi

Direct connection to YaleSecure Wifi for Yale faculty, staff and students

World-Class Video Conferencing

Advanced video conferencing capabilities that enable global conversations that happen across boundaries and time zones

Full Suite of Equipment and Services

Simultaneous translation setup, technology support and a bilingual staff with experience hosting hundreds of events

Adaptable Spaces

Flexible to meet all event and activity needs, from board meetings and conferences, to luncheons and dinners, to live musical performances



  1. Shen Commons
    • Capacity for 120 standing, 100 seated, 64 seated at tables
    • Two large LED screens, portable translation booth
  2. Xu Conference & Board Rooms
    • Capacity for 15, 30,or 45
    • Variable set-up
    • Individual LED screens in each segment, HD video conferencing, whiteboards, built-in translation booth
  3. Huang History Wall
  4. Forum
    • Capacity for 64
    • Three projection screens, built-in translation booth
    • Three white boards

  5. Student Work Space
  6. 4 Visiting Faculty Offices
  7. President's Office
  8. 2 Meeting Rooms 
    • Capacity for 10
    • LED Screens 
    • Small whiteboard