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

Move In Update

8/27/2021: Fully vaccinated friends and family are welcome to help students move in. All other orientation events are limited to students only. We hope to be able to welcome families and friends to campus for events soon.

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:

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