Arrival and Orientation

Required Events for New Transfer Students

  1. *new date * Friday, August 25:  Required Transfer Student Orientation Dinner, 6 p.m. The Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street, New Haven
  2. *new dates* Friday, August 25 - Sunday, August 27:   Required Transfer Student Retreat (on and off campus activities) immediately following dinner through Sunday, August 28.

Pre-orientation Programs

Although attendance is not required, new transfer students are strongly encouraged to consider participating in one of the three Yale pre-orientation programs listed below:

1.     “Focus on New Haven,”

2.     FOOT,

3.     Harvest, http://harvest.yalecollege.yale.educalled Focus on New Haven. 

International Orientation for International Transfer Students

International transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend the Office of International Student’s orientation in late August.        

Dormitories Open on August 23

Dormitories for upperclassmen will be open on Wednesday, August 23, and transfer students are welcome to move into their rooms on that date. Keys will be available from the Head of College’s office in each college from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 23–25.

First-year Orientation & Transfer Students

Transfer students are encouraged to participate in many of the events of First-Year Orientation on that first weekend; the Calendar for the Opening Days of College detailing these events will be available online in early August.