It appears Yalies — with graduate students being particularly supportive of the project — have embraced Bay Gross’ ’13 new app intended to improve the often frustrating summer subletting process.
As of this morning, SubletMeYale.com has received over 2000 visits. Nearly two thirds of visitors to the website have been graduate students, with a large number coming from the Law School, Gross explained by e-mail. In addition, representatives from the Yale School of Medicine Residency Program have approached Gross about the possibility of endorsing the site and expanding its access to include visiting students.
The website, designed to match Yalies staying in New Haven over the summer with Yalies who hope to sublet their apartments or houses, was created as part of the Yale College Council’s first-ever App Challenge. The more than 200 listing include a diverse selection of sublets, spanning many neighborhoods and ranging anywhere from $400 to over $1500 a month.
On top of that, it appears the app has gone international. According to Gross, the site has received Yale visitors from over 20 countries, including a student who posted a sublet while in Paris.