Messages from the Dean

Sophomore bystander intervention training -- register now

September 15, 2017

Dear sophomores,

Every year, sophomores at Yale receive bystander intervention training as part of our broader efforts to create a safe, respectful campus. The 90-minute workshops, facilitated by CCEs, will take place in residential colleges from Wednesday September 20 to Saturday September 23. All sophomores need to attend one workshop. 

Lunches with Dean Marvin Chun

September 15, 2017

Dear students,

Resources, regulations, and guidelines -- where to find them

September 11, 2017

Dear students,

Now that you are back on campus and planning social events, here is where you can find resources you can use all year:

An invitation to talk about DACA

September 5, 2017

Dear students,

With this afternoon’s announcement that the Trump administration has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), I am thinking, as I know many of you are, about the effect that this decision will have on our community. Even though it will take time to understand the decision’s implications fully, it has thrown immediate uncertainty into the lives of our friends and colleagues – and into many of our own. 

Class Night

September 1, 2017

Dear sophomores, juniors, and seniors,

As First-Year Orientation comes to a close on Monday evening, we would like to enlist your help in our annual tradition of Class Night.

Class Night began last year as a way to mark the end of orientation and as a bookend to Class Day. It is a chance for first-year students to hear from Dean Chun, the YCC, engage in the Yale tradition of “Bright College Years,” and to continue forming bonds with their residential college as well as their entire class.

Thoughts on this first day of classes

August 30, 2017

Dean Chun’s message to students on the first day of classes.

Dean Chun's opening address

August 26, 2017

Dean Chun’s address to the Class of 2021