A Letter from the Dean

To the members of the Class of 2025,

Dean Marvin Chun

As new members of the Yale community, you are joining thousands of other scholars from around the world, working remotely but together, in discovering and sharing knowledge. Although Yale’s classrooms, laboratories, libraries, studios, and residential colleges are closed temporarily during the pandemic, students in Yale College are nevertheless participating fully in Yale's curriculum, cocurriculum, and extracurriculum; this guide will introduce you to all of them, so please use it to orient yourself. I hope that that the time to be able to welcome to you campus in person comes soon, but I am so pleased to welcome you to Yale College today.

With best wishes,

Dr. Marvin Chun

Dean Yale College
Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology; Prof Neurobiology


What to Expect from this Section

This New Student section provides matriculating students with guidance and information as they transition to life on campus.

This section includes information on:

  • Activating your Yale NetID and Yale email accounts (*information forthcoming)
  • Academic information with which to familiarize yourself, including preregistration or placement exams for courses when applicable
  • Advising and support services information
  • Pre-orientation program information and registration instructions
  • Information about campus culture and traditions
  • Health-related materials and forms to submit

First-Year Orientation Calendar

(Information forthcoming)

First-Year Contacts

  • First-Year Affairs (203) 436-4876 Offers assistance, guidance, and general support to first-year students
  • First-Year Housing (203) 432-2907 Offers assistance with first-year housing inquiries and requests
  • ITS Help Desk (203) 432-9000 Offers guidance to students requiring assistance connecting with Yale technology systems (i.e., NetID,  Yale Connect Email). The Student IT Help Desk provides live support 24/7 via phone and live chat 
  • Financial Aid Contact with questions and requests related to financial assistance