Arrival and Orientation

  • Friday, August 26:  Required Transfer Student Orientation Dinner, 6 p.m. President’s Room, Woolsey Hall
  • Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28:   Required Transfer Student Retreat (on and off campus activities) immediately following dinner through Sunday, August 28.

Although attendance is not required, new transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend the preorientation program called Focus on New Haven. Designed for Yale sophomores, it welcomes transfer students. For information, see the Focus on New Haven Web site, An orientation for transfer students will be held in August just before the program begins. Other details about orientation will be forthcoming via e-mail.

Dormitories for upperclassmen will be open on Wednesday, August 24, 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 24–26.

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