A Letter from the Dean

Dear members of the Class of 2026,

Dean Marvin Chun

Congratulations! As new members of the Yale community, you are joining thousands of other scholars from around the world working together in discovering and sharing knowledge. Although Yale’s classrooms, laboratories, libraries, studios, and residential colleges have adjusted due to 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. Most of the information currently posted on this website is from last year. We are providing it for you to give you an idea of what to expect. Till then, please have patience and feel free to reach out to first-year.affairs@yale.edu with any questions. I am looking forward to welcoming you to campus 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

*The information specific to the Class of 2026 will be available in May of 2022

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:

Camp Yale Calendar of Opening Days

There will be events for families on August 21st and the 22nd culminating in a lunch within the residential colleges. First-Year orientation for students will run from August 21st - August 30th as the first day of classes is August 31st. Please see the Calendar Listings for more details.

First-Year Contacts

  • First-Year Affairs Offers assistance, guidance, and general support to first-year students
  • First-Year Housing 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