Calendar for the Opening Days of College, Class of 2017

*Note - Events will be added as they are confirmed

Schedule of Events

Friday Morning, August 23

9 FRESHMAN RESIDENCES OPEN. Freshmen are expected to move into their rooms between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Those who cannot arrive by 7 p.m. should contact the office of their residential college dean for further instructions. Freshmen are not permitted to move into their dormitory rooms before August 23. Incoming students arriving before this date are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements off campus unless they have registered for a preorientation program. A listing of local hotels is posted at www.infonewhaven.com.

8–5 AIR FORCE ROTC Open House. 55 Whitney Avenue, Suite 450.

8.30–4.30 STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES. Students and their families may make payments and obtain information about monthly account statements, financial aid, loans, and other billing and payment matters. First floor, 246 Church Street.

9–4 PICK UP PREPAID LINEN PACKAGES FROM DESIGNATED TRUCKS PARKED ON HIGH STREET. Prepaid refrigerators will be delivered to your room. There will be refrigerators for rent on High Street. Delivery service is available for a fee of $10.

9–4.30 STUDENT TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATIVE will assist students with computer-related questions. First floor, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

9.30–12 RESOURCE OFFICE ON DISABILITIES REGISTRATION for students with disabilities. Meetings with the director by appointment. Call 203.432.2324. Room 222, 35 Broadway (enter through rear of building).

10.30 WALKING TOURS of the central Yale campus for students and their families. Tours leave from the Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm Street.

10.30–2 FAMILY RECEPTION. Clinicians and staff from Yale Health and representatives from the Chaplain’s Office, Yale Police, and Security will meet informally with families. Yale Health staff will be available to accept and review students’ vaccination records. Light refreshments. Sponsored by Yale Health Student Wellness. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

11–12.30 RECEPTION AND TOURS AT YALE HEALTH CENTER for students and their families. Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center, Yale Health Center, 55 Lock Street.

11–2 EXPRESS LUNCH on the Old Campus. Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages may be purchased for $10.

1–5 IMMUNIZATION CLINIC FOR FRESHMEN. Students lacking the required immunizations (for measles, German measles, meningococcal disease, and varicella) can receive them at the Yale Health Center on a fee-for -service basis. Moreson H. Kaplan Conference Center, Yale Health Center, 55 Lock Street.

Friday Afternoon & Evening

1 JUMMAH (FRIDAY PRAYERS) with the Muslim Students Association, followed by lunch. Dwight Hall, Old Campus.

1–4.30 COMPUTING@YALE SESSIONS on the hour, each session lasting 30 minutes. Meet with Yale student techs (STS), learn about it resources, and receive a USB key courtesy of Student Technology Collaborative. Room 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus

  • 1 p.m.: Branford, Berkeley, Jonathan Edwards
  • 2 p.m.: Calhoun, Davenport, Saybrook
  • 3 p.m.: Morse, Pierson, Ezra Stiles
  • 4 p.m.: Silliman, Timothy Dwight, Trumbull

1–4.30 RESOURCE OFFICE ON DISABILITIES REGISTRATION for students with disabilities. By appointment. Call 203.432.2325. Room 222, 35 Broadway (enter through rear of building).

2 WALKING TOURS of the central Yale campus for students and their families. Tours leave from the Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm Street.

2.30–3.45 PANEL DISCUSSION FOR PARENTS WITH DEAN MARY MILLER. Discussion of undergraduate education and the residential colleges. Room 114, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect Street.

4–5.30 MASTERS’ OPEN HOUSES. Families are invited to an informal open house at the master’s house in the residential college of their student.

5.45 SHABBAT SERVICES followed by dinner at 6.30 p.m. This meal is complimentary for freshmen and their families. Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street.

6–7.30 DINNER ON YOUR OWN. The Elm City offers a diverse and creative menu of options to satisfy any appetite and budget. Malaysian to French, Modern American to Italian, and Sushi to Spanish, New Haven is the city with something for everyone. Check out dining specials for students at www.infonewhaven.com/content/student-dining-discounts.

8–9 FRESHMAN REGISTRATION MEETINGS. All freshmen are required to meet with their residential college dean in their college’s dining hall.

8–9.30 SECURITY MEETING for families. A discussion about personal security at Yale with an opportunity to meet members of the Yale University Police Department and the Department of University Security Programs. Specific information will be presented about the student’s role in personal safety at Yale and in New Haven and about University programs and services designed to enhance security. Davies Auditorium, Becton Center, 15 Prospect Street.

9.15–10 FRESHMAN COUNSELOR MEETING. Freshmen are required to meet with their freshman counselor. You will be notified by your freshman counselor of the meeting location.

10–12 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Go to www.roammeo.com/yale and yalestation.yale.edu/openingdays/calendar for a list of social activities on campus.

10–2 GLOBAL GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE features free coffee and snacks, board games, live music, open mics, and supplies for impromptu arts and crafts on Friday and Saturday nights. The atmosphere is informal, warm, and welcoming. Friday activities are Shabbat-friendly. Dwight Hall, Old Campus.

Saturday Morning, August 24

7.30–9.30 HOT BREAKFAST in Branford, Pierson, Timothy Dwight, and Saybrook Colleges for freshmen.

  • Freshmen from Branford, Jonathan Edwards, Davenport will dine in Branford
  • Freshmen from Pierson, Morse, Ezra Stiles will dine in Pierson
  • Freshmen from Calhoun, Timothy Dwight, Silliman will dine in Timothy Dwight
  • Freshmen from Berkeley, Saybrook, Trumbull will dine in Saybrook 

8.30–2 STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES. Students and their families may make payments and obtain information about monthly account statements, financial aid, loans, and other billing and payment matters. First floor, 246 Church Street.

9 and 10.30 FRESHMAN ASSEMBLY in Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove Streets. Addresses by Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, and Mary Miller, Dean of Yale College. Students and their guests are assigned to one of two seatings, depending on residential college affiliation. Students from the following colleges are scheduled to attend the 9 a.m. assembly: Berkeley, Davenport, Morse, Pierson, Silliman, and Timothy Dwight. Students from the following colleges are scheduled to attend the 10.30 a.m. assembly: Branford, Calhoun, Jonathan Edwards, Saybrook, Ezra Stiles, and Trumbull. All freshmen are required to attend and be in their seats on the main floor of Woolsey by 8.45 a.m. for the 9 a.m. assembly and by 10.15 a.m. for the 10.30 a.m. assembly. Proper attire should be worn. Family members and guests of students are invited to attend and take seats in the rear section of Woolsey, the parquet terraces, and the first balcony. Doors to Woolsey will open at 7.30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. assembly and 10 a.m. for the 10.30 a.m. assembly. Additional seating for families and guests to view a simulcast of this event is available at the Law School, in the air-conditioned Levinson Auditorium, located at 127 Wall Street (enter through High Street entrance). This event will also be streamed live on the Yale YouTube channel.

9–4 PICK UP PREPAID LINEN PACKAGES FROM DESIGNATED TRUCKS PARKED ON HIGH STREET. Prepaid refrigerators will be delivered to your room. There will be refrigerators for rent on High Street. Delivery service is available for a fee of $10.

11.30–1 PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION for freshmen and their families. Beinecke Rare Book Library, corner of Wall and High Streets. Although all are welcome at 11:30 a.m., we suggest that students and families attending the 9:00 a.m. Freshman Assembly (Berkeley, Davenport, Morse, Pierson, Silliman, and Timothy Dwight Colleges) join the President’s Reception at 12:15 p.m., to avoid long lines.

Saturday Afternoon & Evening 

12.30–2 SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCE OPEN HOUSE. Students with an interest in engineering are invited to visit the new Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design. The Center will be open for students to visit with engineering faculty and staff, learn about opportunities in engineering, and see how the Center seeks to foster a culture for engineering on the Yale campus. Becton Center, 15 Prospect Street.

12.30–4 STUDENT TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATIVE will assist students with computer-related questions. First floor, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

1–2 TOUR OF STERLING AND BASS LIBRARIES FOR FAMILIES. An introduction to the libraries’ history, architecture, and collections. The tour will begin outside the main entrance to Sterling Memorial Library on Rose Walk, facing Cross Campus. Tours for freshmen will begin in mid- September. A schedule will be posted at www.library.yale.edu/pl/tours.

1–2.15 COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH for freshmen and their families in the residential colleges.

1–3 RESOURCE OFFICE ON DISABILITIES REGISTRATION for students with disabilities. Call 203.432.2325 before 1 p.m. to schedule an appointment with the director. Room 222, 35 Broadway (enter through rear of building).

1–4.30 COMPUTING@YALE SESSIONS on the hour, each session lasting 30 minutes. Meet with Yale student techs (STS), learn about it resources, and receive a USB key courtesy of Student Technology Collaborative. Room 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus

  • 1 p.m.: Branford, Berkeley, Jonathan Edwards
  • 2 p.m.: Calhoun, Davenport, Saybrook
  • 3 p.m.: Morse, Pierson, Ezra Stiles
  • 4 p.m.: Silliman, Timothy Dwight, Trumbull

1.30–2.45 WALKING TOURS of the central Yale campus for students and their families. Tours leave from the Yale Visitor Center, 149 Elm Street.

1:45–2:45 COMPUTER SCIENCE information meeting for students interested in computer science and related fields. Room 200, Arthur K. Watson Hall, 51 Prospect Street. (Note: this meeting is repeated at 3.15 p.m. Students interested in this meeting who have their required public safety meeting at 2 p.m. should plan to attend the later session.)

2–4 SUGGESTED DEPARTURE TIME FOR PARENTS. Subsequent orientation programs are designed for students.

2–3 PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING. Freshmen from Ezra Stiles, Jonathan Edwards, Morse, and Timothy Dwight Colleges are required to meet in room 114, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect Street.

3–4 PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING. Freshmen from Davenport, Saybrook, Silliman, and Trumbull Colleges are required to meet in room 114, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect Street.

3:15–4:15 COMPUTER SCIENCE (repeat meeting). See above for details.

4–5 PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING. Freshmen from Berkeley, Branford, Calhoun, and Pierson Colleges are required to meet in room 114, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect Street.

5–7 PICNIC SUPPERS FOR FRESHMEN in the residential colleges, with an introduction to the college, its resources, and its facilities.

7–8 NAVIGATING YOUR FIRST DAYS. Freshmen are required to attend a discussion with their residential college dean about balancing the opportunities and risks of college life. Location to be announced.

9–10 FRESHMAN COUNSELOR MEETING. Freshmen are required to meet with their freshman counselor. You will be notified by your freshman counselor of the meeting location.

10–12 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Go to www.roammeo.com/yale and yalestation.yale.edu/openingdays/calendar for a list of social activities on campus.

10–2 GLOBAL GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE. Dwight Hall, Old Campus.

Sunday Morning, August 25

9–12 CHINESE, JAPANESE, AND KOREAN oral placement examinations. See eall.yale.edu/academics/language-programs for locations and specific times. Students taking the Chinese or Japanese examination must have completed the online component, at the same URL, before taking this examination.

9–9 SPANISH makeup placement examination is available on line.

10 ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS followed by a reception. St. Thomas More Chapel and Catholic Center, 268 Park Street.

10–12 CZECH, POLISH, AND RUSSIAN placement examinations. Rooms 217B (Czech), 218 (Polish), 221 (Russian), Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street.

10–12 GERMAN placement examination. The written examination will be followed by a five-minute interview. Room 119, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street.

10–12 PORTUGUESE placement examination. Room 103, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

10–2 BRUNCH in Branford, Pierson, Timothy Dwight, and Saybrook Colleges for all freshmen.

  • Freshmen from Branford, Jonathan Edwards, Davenport will dine in Branford
  • Freshmen from Pierson, Morse, Ezra Stiles will dine in Pierson
  • Freshmen from Calhoun, Timothy Dwight, Silliman will dine in Timothy Dwight
  • Freshmen from Berkeley, Saybrook, Trumbull will dine in Saybrook 

10.30 UNIVERSITY CHURCH in Yale, Christian service. Students of all denominations and traditions are welcome at this ecumenical service followed by lunch. Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm Streets.

11–4 FRENCH makeup placement examination is available on line.

Sunday Afternoon & Evening

1–7 HEALTH AND SEXUALITY WORKSHOPS. These peer-led sessions encourage students to make mindful choices in accordance with their own personal values, offering practical strategies for self-care, mutual respect, and clear communication. Required for all freshmen.

  • 1–2 p.m.: Freshmen in Berkeley, Jonathan Edwards, Morse, and Trumbull Colleges
  • 3–4 p.m.: Freshmen in Branford, Davenport, Ezra Stiles, and Silliman Colleges
  • 6–7 p.m.: Freshmen in Calhoun, Pierson, Saybrook, and Timothy Dwight Colleges

2–9 PEER LIAISON Open Houses. Peer liaisons are upperclassmen specifically selected to facilitate a smooth transition to Yale and to direct you to the wealth of programming and support on campus and in the greater Yale community. Your freshman counselor will take you on a walking tour of the seven centers that house the PLs, where you will meet them and sample delicious desserts. Required for all freshmen.

  • 2–4 p.m.: Freshmen in Berkeley, Jonathan Edwards, Morse, and Trumbull Colleges.
  • 4–6 p.m.: Freshmen in Branford, Davenport, Ezra Stiles, and Silliman Colleges
  • 7–9 p.m.: Freshmen in Calhoun, Pierson, Saybrook, and Timothy Dwight Colleges

5–7 DINNER in Branford, Pierson, Timothy Dwight, and Saybrook Colleges for all freshmen.

  • Freshmen from Branford, Jonathan Edwards, Davenport will dine in Branford
  • Freshmen from Pierson, Morse, Ezra Stiles will dine in Pierson
  • Freshmen from Calhoun, Timothy Dwight, Silliman will dine in Timothy Dwight
  • Freshmen from Berkeley, Saybrook, Trumbull will dine in Saybrook 

5 & 10 ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS followed by a reception. St. Thomas More Chapel and Catholic Center, 268 Park Street.

9–10 YALE UNIVERSITY BANDS. Introductory meeting and information session about audition sign-ups for the Yale Concert Band, Yale Jazz Ensemble, and Yale Precision Marching Band. Auditions for the Yale Concert Band will be held Monday through Friday, August 26 through August 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Auditions for the Yale Jazz Ensemble will be held  Saturday, August 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All meetings and auditions in room 301, Hendrie Hall, 165 Elm Street. Information at www.yale.edu/yaleband.

10.30–12 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Go to www.roammeo.com/yale and yalestation.yale.edu/openingdays/calendar for a list of social activities on campus.

Monday Morning, August 26

7.30–10 BREAKFAST IN COMMONS for freshmen.

8.30–4.30 MATHEMATICS. Advisers from the department will be available to speak with students who have questions about their results from the online placement examination, which can be found at math.yale.edu/undergrad/placement-exam. All students planning to enroll in one of the introductory calculus courses (single-variable or multi-variable calculus) are required to take this examination, which will provide an automated placement into MATH 112, 115, or 120. Students who have questions about their results should come to this advising session. Room 432, Dunham Laboratory, 10 Hillhouse Avenue.

9–10.15 CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. Orientation meeting for freshmen who plan to take chemistry and/or physics. Room 110, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 225 Prospect Street.

9–12 ENGLISH. Departmental placement officers will be available for consultation about placement in courses. Room 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

10–4 AIR FORCE AND NAVY ROTC Open House. 55 Whitney Avenue, Suite 450.

11–2.30 LUNCH IN COMMONS for freshmen.

10.30–1 CHEMISTRY. Placement examination for students who wish to change their placement, who plan to elect organic or physical chemistry, or who simply wish to confirm they have the background appropriate for the course of their choice. Students should bring a nonprogrammable, nongraphing calculator and several #2 pencils with them to the examination. Room 110, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 225 Prospect Street.

11–12 FINANCIAL AID SESSION for students. Hosted by Student Financial Services and the Yale College Council Financial Aid Advisory Committee. Davies Auditorium, Becton Center, 15 Prospect Street.

Monday Afternoon & Evening

2–3 MEETINGS WITH FRESHMAN FACULTY ADVISERS in the residential colleges. Freshmen are required to attend.

3–4.30 MUSIC THEORY. Placement examination for MUSI 205, 210, and 211. Room 119, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street.

4.30–7.30 ONLINE PREREGISTRATION FOR FRESHMAN SEMINARS, ECON 110, AND INTRODUCTORY COURSES IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, MATHEMATICS, AND SPANISH. Registration procedures and additional information can be found through links available at yalecollege.yale.edu/content/special-academic-programs-and-preregistration.

5–7 DINNER in Branford, Pierson, Timothy Dwight, and Saybrook Colleges. 

  • Freshmen from Branford, Jonathan Edwards, Davenport will dine in Branford
  • Freshmen from Pierson, Morse, Ezra Stiles will dine in Pierson
  • Freshmen from Calhoun, Timothy Dwight, Silliman will dine in Timothy Dwight
  • Freshmen from Berkeley, Saybrook, Trumbull will dine in Saybrook 

8–10.30 MEETINGS WITH RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE DEANS AND FRESHMAN COUNSELORS IN THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES. Freshmen are required to attend.

10.30–12 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Go to www.roammeo.com/yale and yalestation.yale.edu/openingdays/calendar for a list of social activities on campus.

Tuesday Morning, August 27

7.30-10 BREAKFAST IN COMMONS for freshmen. 

9–12 AIR FORCE AND NAVY ROTC Open House. 55 Whitney Avenue, Suite 450.

9–10.15 GERMAN makeup placement examination. The written examination will be followed by a five-minute interview. Room 207, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street.

9–11 ARABIC AND HEBREW placement examinations. Locations will be posted on the bulletin board in room 314, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street. Make-up examinations will be offered at 1 p.m. in the same location.

9–11 CHEMISTRY makeup orientation and placement examination. Room 110, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, 225 Prospect Street.

9–11 ITALIAN placement examination. Room 317, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

9–11 MUSIC THEORY. Makeup placement examination for MUSI 205, 210, and 211. Room 119, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street.

10.30–1.30 ART. The director of undergraduate studies and members of the faculty will answer questions about course selection and other matters pertaining to art. Students wishing to elect art courses are advised to go to the first class meeting. Holcombe T. Green Hall, 1156 Chapel Street.

11–12 DIRECTED STUDIES. Introductory meeting for students admitted to the program, students on the waiting list, and any students who did not apply to Directed Studies but think they would be interested in the program. Admitted students will receive their class assignments. Interested students may add their names to the waiting list. Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street. Light refreshments will be served in room 108 at 10.30 a.m.

11–12.30 ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES. Information meeting for students interested in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, or mechanical engineering and materials science. Davies Auditorium, Becton Center, 15 Prospect Street.

11.30–1 LUNCH in the residential colleges for all students.

Tuesday Afternoon & Evening

1–2 PREMEDICAL ADVISING PANEL. Discussion with members of the Health Professions Advisory Board for students considering careers in the health professions (including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine). Davies Auditorium, Becton Center, 15 Prospect Street.

1–3 ARABIC AND HEBREW placement examinations. Locations will be posted on the bulletin board in room 314, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street.

2–3 SPANISH information session for students planning to begin or continue their study of Spanish. Room 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

2–3.30 ACADEMIC FAIR. Representatives from academic departments and programs in Yale College will hold information sessions, orientation meetings, and consultations with freshmen. A complete list of participating departments and meeting locations is available on line and will also be available at the main entrances of the buildings. William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street, and Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

2–3.30 LATIN. Preregistration for LATN 110. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

4.30–5.15 "KEEPING CONTRADICTION IN YOUR POCKETS." Keynote address by Tamar Gendler, Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy, Chair of Philosophy, Professor of Psychology, Humanities, and Cognitive Science. All freshmen are required to attend and be in their seats on the main floor of Woolsey by 4.15 p.m. Proper attire should be worn.

6 DINNERS for the Class of 2017 in the residential colleges.

9–10 FRESHMAN COUNSELOR MEETING. Freshmen are required to meet with their freshman counselor. You will be notified by your freshman counselor of the meeting location.

Wednesday Morning, August 28

8.20 CLASSES BEGIN.

Wednesday Evening

4–5 YALE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA information session. Woolsey Hall, College and Grove Streets.

5.30–6.30 YALE GLEE CLUB organizational meeting for Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed chorus and oldest musical organization. Auditions will be held from Thursday, August 29, to Sunday, September 1. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the door of the Glee Club Office, room 201, Hendrie Hall, 165 Elm Street. Call 203.432.4136 or e-mail sean.maher@yale.edu for information.

6–7 STRESS AND THE YALE COLLEGE STUDENT. This experiential workshop will help you to learn what causes stress and how we perpetuate it, as well as how to recognize and effectively manage it. You will get hands-on training in proven conventional and ancient techniques, with opportunities to practice the strategies that you have learned. Facilitated by Dr. Judson Brewer, Yale School of Medicine. Room 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Old Campus.

9–10 FRESHMAN COUNSELOR MEETING. Freshmen are required to meet with their freshman counselor. You will be notified by your freshman counselor of the meeting location.

Thursday Evening, August 29

9–10 FRESHMAN COUNSELOR MEETING. Freshmen are required to meet with their freshman counselor. You will be notified by your freshman counselor of the meeting location.

Friday Afternoon & Evening, August 30

1 JUMMAH (FRIDAY PRAYERS) with the Muslim Students Association, followed by lunch. Dwight Hall Chapel, Old Campus.

2–4 CZECH, POLISH, AND RUSSIAN proficiency examination for students with an advanced command of one of these languages. Students should contact Irina Dolgova at irina.dolgova@yale.edu or (203) 432-1307 for information about placement, preregistration, or other Slavic languages. Room 221, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street.

5.45 SHABBAT SERVICES (REFORM, EGALITARIAN, AND ORTHODOX) followed by dinner at 6.30 p.m. Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street.

7–11 “KALEIDOSCOPE,” written and performed by Yale College students, is a production that illustrates some of the many identities and perspectives that are represented, valued, and respected on our campus, including distinctions of race, gender, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, religious preference, physical and mental abilities, socioeconomic status, age, and national origin. Directed by Joan Lipkin, artistic director of That Uppity Theatre Company. Freshmen are required to attend. Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm Streets.

Students from each college are scheduled as follows:

  • 7 p.m. Saybrook, Silliman, Timothy Dwight, and Trumbull
  • 8.30 p.m. Ezra Stiles, Jonathan Edwards, Morse, and Pierson
  • 10 p.m. Berkeley, Branford, Calhoun, and Davenport

10–2 GLOBAL GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE. Dwight Hall, Old Campus.

11–12 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Go to www.roammeo.com/yale and yalestation.yale.edu/openingdays/calendar for a list of social activities on campus.

Saturday Morning, August 31 

9 ORTHODOX SHABBAT SERVICES. Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street.

10 EGALITARIAN SHABBAT SERVICES. Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street.

10–11.30 UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL ASSAULT: THE MYTH OF MISCOMMUNICATION. Miscommunication does not cause sexual assault, but this myth persists—even rape can get excused as “just a misunderstanding.” This peer-led workshop explores our basic human competence at recognizing refusal or encouragement, looking closely at pressure tactics and their role in sexual assault. Students discuss ways to build a culture of respect and recognition, exploring diverse possibilities for romantic and sexual connections that are free of manipulation and pressure. This session is required for all freshmen. Your freshman counselor will notify you of the time and location for your group.

Saturday Afternoon & Evening

1–2.30 UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL ASSAULT: THE MYTH OF MISCOMMUNICATION. For description, see entry at 10–11.30 above.

3–4.30 UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL ASSAULT: THE MYTH OF MISCOMMUNICATION. For description, see entry at 10–11.30 above.

9–10 FRESHMAN COUNSELOR STUDY BREAK. Your freshman counselor will notify you of the location of the study break.

10–12 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Go to www.roammeo.com/yale and yalestation.yale.edu/openingdays/calendar for a list of social activities on campus.

10–2 GLOBAL GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE. Dwight Hall, Old Campus.

Sunday Morning, September 1

9–12 FITNESS SAMPLER. Meet with certified instructors from Payne Whitney Gymnasium and try a variety of fitness classes from Boot Camp, Cardio, and Pilates to Zumba. Payne Whitney Gymnasium, fifth floor, 70 Tower Parkway.

10 ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS followed by a reception. St. Thomas More Chapel and Catholic Center, 268 Park Street.

10.30 UNIVERSITY CHURCH IN YALE, CHRISTIAN WORSHIP followed by lunch. Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm Streets.

Sunday Afternoon & Evening

12–3 BAZAAR OF REGISTERED UNDERGRADUATE ORGANIZATIONS AND PAYNE WHITNEY GYMNASIUM OPEN HOUSE. Representatives of registered undergraduate organizations will introduce freshmen to student-run activities. Payne Whitney Gymnasium open house will provide information about intramural and club sports, physical education classes, tickets for varsity events, and Dawg Pound membership. The Ace Israel Fitness Center will be open for personal workouts. Brochures for self-guided tours will be distributed. Payne Whitney Gymnasium, 70 Tower Parkway.

3.30–5 UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL ASSAULT: THE MYTH OF MISCOMMUNICATION. Miscommunication does not cause sexual assault, but this myth persists—even rape can get excused as “just a misunderstanding.” This peer-led workshop explores our basic human competence at recognizing refusal or encouragement, looking closely at pressure tactics and their role in sexual assault. Students discuss ways to build a culture of respect and recognition, exploring diverse possibilities for romantic and sexual connections that are free of manipulation and pressure. This session is required for all freshmen. Your freshman counselor will notify you of the time and location for your group.

5 & 10 ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS followed by a reception. St. Thomas More Chapel and Catholic Center, 268 Park Street.

5.30-7 UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL ASSAULT: THE MYTH OF MISCOMMUNICATION. For description, see entry at 3.30-5 above.

7.30-9 UNDERSTANDING SEXUAL ASSAULT: THE MYTH OF MISCOMMUNICATION. For description, see entry at 3.30-5 above.

9–10 FRESHMAN COUNSELOR MEETING. Freshmen are required to meet with their freshman counselor. You will be notified by your freshman counselor of the meeting location.

Monday, September 2

Note: September 2 is Labor Day. Most University offices will be closed. Classes do not meet.

8.15 36TH ANNUAL STRATTON FAXON NEW HAVEN ROAD RACE. USA 20k national championship and 5k race. Over 7,000 racers will be on the starting line near the New Haven Green. Post-race party with live music on the New Haven Green, 9–11.30 a.m. For more information and an entry form, go to www.newhavenroadrace.org.

9–5 YALE HEALTH. Visit the Yale Health building with your freshman counselor for an informal tour. Time to be determined by your counselor.

Wednesday, September 4

7 ROSH HASHANAH. Orthodox services, Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street.

7:30 ROSH HASHANAH. Conservative and Reform services at Battell Chapel, First and Summerfield United Methodist Church, corner of College and Elm Streets.

Thursday, September 5

8.45 ROSH HASHANAH. Orthodox services, Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street.

9 ROSH HASHANAH. Conservative services, Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm Streets.

10 ROSH HASHANAH. Reform services, First and Summerfield United Methodist Church, corner of College and Elm Streets.

Thursday Evening 

7 ROSH HASHANAH. Orthodox services, Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street.

Friday Morning, September 6

8.45 ROSH HASHANAH. Orthodox services, Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street.

9 ROSH HASHANAH. Conservative services, Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm Streets.

Friday Afternoon & Evening

1 JUMMAH (FRIDAY PRAYERS) with the Muslim Students Association, followed by lunch. Dwight Hall Chapel, Old Campus.

7 ROSH HASHANAH. Orthodox services, Slifka Center, 80 Wall Street.

7 & 8 ART MUSEUM RECEPTIONS at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street, and the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street. Yale’s two world-class art museums welcome freshmen with student-guided tours and refreshments. Freshman counselors will lead freshmen from their respective colleges; participation is strongly recommended.

  • 7 P.M.: Trumbull and Timothy Dwight visit the Yale Center for British Art; Silliman, Saybrook, Pierson, and Morse visit the Yale University Art Gallery.
  • 8 P.M.: Jonathan Edwards and Ezra Stiles visit the Yale Center for British Art; Davenport, Calhoun, Branford, and Berkeley visit the Yale University Art Gallery.

10–12 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. Go to www.roammeo.com/yale and yalestation.yale.edu/openingdays/calendar for a list of social activities on campus.

10–2 GLOBAL GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE. Dwight Hall, Old Campus.

Saturday, September 7

10.15–2 FRESHMAN DAY OF SERVICE. Participate in service projects led by upperclassmen in various New Haven neighborhoods. Hosted by Dwight Hall, Old Campus. Breakfast and lunch provided with advance registration at www.dwighthall.org.

3-5 DISCOVER NEW HAVEN: FRESHMAN CHALLENGE. By now you probably know where to check out a book on campus, but do you know where the best cookies are sold? Come learn what you really need to know for the next four years as you experience and explore New Haven. Using a smart-phone app, search for clues around downtown that will help you learn all about the city. Teams will be arranged by residential college. Prizes will be awarded. Hosted by the Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs. Free T-shirts for all participants who register. Smart phones are not required. Register at onhsa.yale.edu/register.

Saturday Evening

10–2 GLOBAL GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE. Dwight Hall, Old Campus.

11–12 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Go to www.roammeo.com/yale and yalestation.yale.edu/openingdays/calendar for a list of social activities on campus.