Dear Class of 2026,

Our office is busily preparing preparing for your arrival this fall and putting the final pieces of Camp Yale together. This week, we finalized Camp Yale schedule and we've attached it here for you to see. Please keep in mind that we may need to make some small adjustments, but this will give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive and the events that families are invited to attend.

Here are the basics:

  • August 21 – Move-In Day and events for families!
  • August 22 – Morning events for families, afternoon and evening orientation events
  • August 23 – Orientation events till 5pm, then the Camp Yale Programs begin
  • August 24-27 – Camp Yale Programs
  • August 27 – Bulldog Bash, a campus-wide party hosted by the Schwarzman Center!
  • August 28 – Orientation events
  • August 29 – Orientation events and course registration
  • August 30 – Orientation events and First-Year Dinners
  • August 31 – Classes begin!



Details about the events will be posted in the Class of 2026 Yale Connect Page and as we get close to orientation any updates to events will be reflected there as well.

In closing, we'd like to  remind you to scroll down to read a few reminders and, most importantly, to introduce you to Eve Famutimi who works closely with the Camp Yale Programs and supports the office of Student Life within the Yale College Deans Office (YCDO). Her work is pivotal to setting up the programs for you all to participate in when you arrive at Yale. 


Dean Peck and Dean Hawthorne

Hannah Rose Peck

Dean of First-Year Affairs

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Yale College Dean's Office



Tasha M. Hawthorne, PhD

Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Yale College Dean's Office



This week’s reminders include:

  • Family Information Cards Due June 30th
  • Yale Health Care form Due July 15
  • Camp Yale Programs - If you have chosen either FOOT and/or Harvest as one of your preferred choices for CYPs, please go to Yale Connect and fill out that program's appropriate health form due July 15th

FOOT health form

Harvest health form


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.

Residential college, housing, and First-Year Counselor assignments will be communicated later in the summer.



Eve Famutimi

Student Life Program Manager


I join my voice with that of others to welcome you to Yale. My name is Eve Famutimi and as program manager for the Office of Student Life my role affords me the opportunity to assist in your transition by coordinating some aspects of Camp Yale Programs, alongside the amazing directors that you will get to know while participating in their respective programs.   

Originally from Nigeria, where I spent my formative years, I spent the later part of my teenage years in what is now known as Michigan. As an international student, I obtained my bachelor's and master’s degrees from Central Michigan University. Despite many years living in the Great Lakes state of Michigan and its brutal wintery seasons, I long for sunny days and the summer heat! Do not be surprised when you hear me talk about how freezing it feels, even at 60 degrees!  

This year marks my 6th year as a higher education professional–my trajectory and career interests aligned originally with intergovernmental work, which led me to degrees in political science and international relations, as well as service in the US Army. However, after my partner got his first job as an assistant professor, I made the decision to explore a career in higher education. I have found each day quite rewarding and exhilarating.   

You will find that time flies by quickly, so I urge you to utilize your time wisely, not only when engaging in the academic rigors at Yale College, but by cultivating hobbies and getting involved in extracurricular activities that will enrich your life, even beyond your years at Yale. I can’t wait to welcome you officially in August! Until then, be well!