Dear Class of 2026,    

This week, I want to take the opportunity to highlight the seven Community Centers at Yale t some of our richest aspects of student life at Yale.  

The seven centers introduced in this video are theAfro-American Cultural Center, theAsian American Cultural Center, theChaplain’s Office,La Casa Cultural: Latino Cultural Center, theOffice of Resources, theNative American Cultural Center, and theOffice of International Students and four cultural centers created a video that specifically introduces their staff and spaces as well.

The Centers look forward to welcoming you to their spaces and encourage ALL students to ex spaces and learn from the program offerings.Their websites will provide you with a much mo description of the work they do; and their staff are always thrilled to hear from incoming stud free to reach out!

These centers, as well as Student Accessibility Services, are all part of the Yale College Peer Liaison Program that was created to ensure undergraduate students in their first year at Yalehave the opportunity to gain additional peer support from dedicated upper-level student leaders. Peer Liaisons will is simply one of the resources found within the seven community centers and student services across campus that build a sense of belonging through individual mentoring,community building and education with an emphasis on the experiences of historically underrepresented students and identity.

 If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to submit a request to be paired with one or Liaison from each community center by completing and submitting the request form that can foundhere. You can expect to hear from each respective center with a Peer Liaison pairing by of classes. I am excited for you to discover and engage with these campus communities that m experience distinct.  

 In closing, I have some exciting news! Tasha Hawthorne, who was serving as the Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, will be joining the Pierson community this fall as their new residential college dean. I am thrilled that Dean Hawthorne will be taking on this new role – be sure to say hello to her when on campus!  

If you have questions any time during the summer, you can always send them  



Dean Peck


Hannah Rose Peck
Dean of First-Year Affairs

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Yale College Dean's Office



This week’s important dates and reminders include:

  • Move-in for first year students is Sunday, August 21st. Please register for a move-in ap using the housing portal. If you need to make changes to your appointment time, you c through the portal. o            Transfer students: make your move-in appointment only after receiving your h assignment in July
  • July 15th - Yale Health Care form due
  • July 15th - Foot and/or Harvest health forms due  o    FOOT health form o            Harvest health form
  • July 15th - Access the Yale Medicat portal and enter your vaccination record informa upload all of your health-related documents
  • July 29th - Summer online placement exams deadline. Placement exams and inform found here.
  • July 29th - Deadline to complete the High School Math and Science Survey.  
  • July 31st - Fall term payments due - Yale Pay.
  • August 1st - Religious information forms are due
  • August 8th - Required online course due: Work Hard, Play Smart: Making Mindful C Alcohol and Other Drugs (hosted in Canvas)

Please go to New Student Dates and Deadlines for a full list of deadlines.

 Please go to New Student Forms & Tasks for first steps and important resources.

 For answers to commonly asked questions, please go to First-Year Affairs FAQ (frequently as questions).