April 29, 2021

Dear students, 

As you start planning for the end of this semester and the start of next one, I can share with you important dates and preliminary information. As more becomes available, you will be able to find it on Yale College’s FAQ page


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

Spring move-out 

Move-out dates 

May 20, 2:00 p.m. 

Move-out date if you are not participating in graduation events. You may check out any day before then. 

May 25, 2:00 p.m. 

Move-out date if you are participating in graduation events. You may check out any day before then. 


Limited storage arranged through your residential college will be available. You will be receiving more information from your college in the coming week.  

Checking out 

If you live on campus 

On the day you leave, check out using the same portal you used when you moved in. You will then be released from your required testing schedule, and you will no longer have access to campus.  

If you live off campus 

On the day you leave, submit a learning location change request. You will then be released from your required testing schedule, and you will no longer have access to campus. 

Fall move-in 

As President Salovey and Provost Strobel announced on March 29, Yale is planning for education to take place primarily in person in the fall 2021 semester. All students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time they arrive. You are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible, if you have not already done so; make sure you receive your final dose at least two weeks before you arrive on campus. 

If you are vaccinated but not through Yale Health, register your vaccination by submitting documentation through the vaccination portal after you receive your final dose. (Vaccinations through Yale Health are registered automatically.) 

Information about vaccinations is available on the Yale Health website, and additional vaccination information for international students is available here

If you are unable to be vaccinated in time, you will need to come to campus early to quarantine and fulfill other public health requirements. If you not have received a medical or religious exemption, and are not already vaccinated, you will be vaccinated when you arrive. You will receive more detailed instructions if you do not register a vaccination by early summer. 

Move-in dates 

August 23 

Vaccinated students who are participating in pre-orientation programs move in. Programs run from August 23 to August 26. 

August 27 

Vaccinated first-year students (students beginning their first semester) move in, if they are not already on campus for a pre-orientation program. First-year orientation begins at 8:00 p.m. 

August 30 

Vaccinated sophomores (students who have completed one or two semesters) move in.  Community meeting for sophomores begins at 5:00 p.m. 

August 30 and 31 

Vaccinated juniors and seniors (students who have completed three or more semesters) move in.   

September 1 

Fall 2021 classes start. 


If you have items in storage with Yale, they will be available to you, at your residential college, by the time classes start.