May 13, 2020

Dear seniors,

Congratulations on your coming graduation! I look forward to greeting you on the Yale 2020 Class Day webpage, then again in the future, when I can welcome you back to campus for an in-person celebration.

For now, I seek information from you so that I can address your more immediate questions about retrieving your belongings left on campus as soon and as safely as possible. In anticipation of a phased reopening of Connecticut’s businesses, I am arranging options for you to secure your belongings. Please communicate your preferences and help my staff finalize its plans by completing this non-binding survey by May 21. After the survey closes, a coordinator will contact you with more concrete information and a more formal opportunity for you to decide and confirm your plans. For now, please refrain from directing questions about belongings to your residential college head or dean because they do not have additional information.

Take the survey

I appreciate your patience and understanding in this challenging moment, and I want to assure you that reuniting you with your belongings as soon as possible is a top priority. As questions and concerns arise, please use the survey to convey them. Even if we cannot respond with more detail than provided here, we will do our best to keep the FAQ page updated with useful information. Please stay safe and well.


Marvin M. Chun
Dean of Yale College
Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology; Neuroscience; Cognitive Science