A Letter from the Dean

Pericles LewisDear members of the Class of 2028,

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 in Yale’s classrooms, laboratories, libraries, studios, and residential colleges. In the months ahead, use this guide to introduce you to Yale College's curriculum, cocurriculum, and extracurriculum.

Although most of the information posted here is from last year, it will give you an idea of what to expect in the one ahead; the information specific to your class will be available in May of 2024. Until then, please have patience and feel free to write 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,

Pericles Lewis
Dean of Yale College
Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature 
Professor of English

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