The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Randy LaRose is the director of the New Haven Institute of Religion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you have any questions and/or would like to visit with him, please e-mail him at

Faith Community: 

Our purpose is to help young adults understand and rely on the teachings and Atonement of Jesus Christ, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families, and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven

*The New Haven Institute is open for students and young adults of all faiths around the New Haven area.

The Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) provides Yale students with the opportunity to come together in a supportive Mormon environment and seeks to educate and raise awareness about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Yale and New Haven communities.

Sacred Space: 

The LDS Institute of Religion is located on 84 Trumbull St. and was dedicated in 1997 by Yale alumnus Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. Classes are held on the fourth floor.

Worship Schedule: 

Sunday (1:00 p.m.) - Worship service is held on the first floor of the Institute building.


Family Home Evening: Monday evenings at 7pm. Students gather for food, short spiritual thoughts, and games.

Tuesdays: Class is held consistently every Tuesday evening throughout the year unless a holiday falls on that day. There are refreshments and mingling from 7-7:30 pm and then class from 7:30-8:45 pm.

Married Student Date Nights – The second Friday of each month. We start at 6 pm with dinner and then have a short lesson and fun activity afterwards. Babysitting is provided.

Other classes: Additional classes are offered on different days of the week. This schedule sometimes changes according to the needs of the students each semester. Check our Facebook page for the latest schedule (New Haven LDS Institute of Religion).