Welcome from the Dean of Yale College
Welcome to Yale College! Everyone in the Yale College Dean’s Office eagerly anticipates your arrival and I, especially, look forward to greeting you in person this August. In the meantime, I am delighted to provide this handbook to you and hope that it eases your transition to Yale.
You will discover at Yale a wealth of opportunities in classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and studios. Quickly, however, you will recognize that much of your learning takes place in other environments, from your residential college dining room to chance encounters with professors and students in courtyards throughout the campus. The talent and diversity of your classmates will contribute to unique educational opportunities.
I suspect that you and your family members have many questions about Yale and its resources. This handbook provides information about moving to campus and beginning your academic career. The opening section is devoted to practical matters that will help you prepare for your arrival here. The second part outlines the advising program and many other topics that will be useful in considering your program of study. This handbook and other sources of information about Yale College—both in print and on our Web site (www.yale.edu/yalecollege)—will help you become more familiar with what Yale has to offer.
The dean and the master of your residential college and the deans of Yale College will be a part of your lives from your first day on campus until your Commencement. We look forward to welcoming you to an intellectual and personal experience that will challenge you, inspire you, and help to shape the rest of your life.
With best wishes,
Dean of Yale College
Sterling Professor of History of Art