COVID-19 Announcements and FAQs
COVID-19 Announcements and FAQs
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.)
If you are in the United States and having troubling accessing a COVID-19 vaccination, call the CCRL for help: 203-432-6604 (toll-free at 866-924-9253), 7 days a week, 8:30 am–5:00 p.m.
If you are in a country where no approved COVID-19 vaccination is accessible and are not already in communication with the Yale College Dean's Office, please write to email@example.com for instructions.
Yes. All students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or receive an approved medical or religious exemption, 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 need to be on campus this summer, you may seek permission to do so beginning June 1.
If you are living on campus through Yale Summer Session or another program, it will be set to “in residence on campus” (LM1).
For students living off-campus who wish to access campus at some point this summer, before trying to access campus, please check to see how your learning location is currently classified. If you need to make a change, use the Summer Learning Location Status Form to submit a request. Requests will be reviewed as quickly as possible, but it may take up to five business days for the change to take effect. Please do not submit multiple requests. You will receive an email once your request has been reviewed.
Be sure to describe your reason for needing campus access. Do not submit the form until you are ready to come to campus; once it is approved, you will be expected to be compliant with all public health requirements.
You can relinquish campus access by changing your summer learning location in SIS.
First-year students and sophomores who enroll for both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, with at least one term taken remotely, will be eligible to take two courses in Yale Summer Session (YSS) New Haven, Online, or Abroad in any summer before senior year; the special arrangement covers tuition for two courses, which do not need to be taken in the same session or year. First-year and sophomore students who successfully petitioned to live on campus for both semesters in 2020-2021 are not eligible for YSS COVID-19 Courses, which are for students required to study remotely without access to campus for one semester. If enrolling in YSS courses in New Haven, first-year students and sophomores who also receive financial aid may be eligible for additional financial support to cover on-campus room and board for one five-week session. Students who are interested in a YSS Program Abroad may apply these two courses toward the cost of tuition of two credits. Please note that admission is not guaranteed for YSS Programs Abroad and enrollment is limited. The special arrangement does not cover tuition for any courses taken outside of Yale Summer Session.
Planning for YSS 2021 has begun, and as of December 2020, the courses assume a continuation of this year's residential/remote model. According to this model, while many Yale College students will be in New Haven, living in residence in conditions of reduced density, classes will primarily be offered using remote modalities. Remote delivery allows all enrolled students to participate, both those who are in residence and those who are not. Classes that cannot be conducted without an in-person component (certain lab- or studio-based courses) may be offered to include those components, with social distancing, if the public health situation permits. And if circumstances improve significantly in time, a broader array of classes and activities may be offered in person. More information will be available closer to the application deadline (May 14, 2021, for Session A, and June 18, 2021, for Session B).
For more information on eligibility and on policies guiding the scheduling of courses, see the Yale Summer Session website.
In order to gain access to campus this summer, you must sign and abide by the summer version of the Community Compact . If you did not take the spring-semester version of the COVID-19 safety training, you will also need to do that now; the training is available to you in Canvas.
If you will be living on campus, you will receive information about arrival testing and quarantine. If you will be living off campus, please follow Yale’s travel requirements for being on campus after traveling outside Connecticut.
Once you have received the final dose of your vaccination series, upload documentation to the Yale Vaccine Portal. Documenting your vaccination status this way will be especially important as policies increasingly differentiate between students who are fully vaccinated and those who are not.
For complete information, please:
- Yale Summer Session (YSS)
- All YSS Programs Abroad are cancelled for summer 2021.
- YSS will offer courses following this year's residential/remote model. More information about summer 2021 course offerings and the YSS COVID-19 Courses and COVID-19 Housing Subsidy can be found on the YSS website.
- Non-Yale Summer Study Abroad
- Yale Study Abroad will open Non-Yale Summer Abroad applications
- Study abroad approval will be determined according to the Travel Policy .
- The International Study Award (ISA) will be available for eligible students who are approved by Yale Study Abroad for programs abroad. (Please note that students may not use the ISA for online programs.)
- More information about summer study abroad and the approval timeline is available on the Yale Study Abroad website.
- Fellowships & Funding
- Yale fellowships and funding may be awarded for remote or in-person activities, as per Yale College’s International Travel Policy and the provisions of the applicable award. In-person activities funded by CIPE will be limited to destinations permitted by the Travel Policy , as determined by their status on April 5, 2021.
- Students pursuing a structured experience such as language study or an internship are required to have the support of the affiliated program or organization. Students pursuing an independent project or research are required to have the support of a Yale faculty member.
- More information about fellowships and funding for Summer 2021 can be found on the Summer Fellowships FAQ page .
- Yale in London
- Both summer terms are cancelled for summer 2021.
- Credit from Other Universities
- In-person Courses Taken in the U.S.: See the Yale College Programs of Study, Section P, Point 1.
- In-person Courses Taken Abroad: Yale Study Abroad approval is required for transferring all international in-person credit. No exceptions will be made after the April 1 deadline, and approval is also based on the Travel Policy .
- Online Courses Offered by Universities in the U.S. or Abroad: See the Yale College Programs of Study, Section P, Point 13 . Students may not use the ISA to fund online courses.
- Most summer internships, within and outside of the U.S., are coordinated directly between the student and employer. Students participating in an internship in a country other than their home country are expected to review the Travel Policy and should become familiar with the International SOS Global Travel Assistance
- Students who plan to use the Summer Experience Award (SEA) to fund an internship outside of the U.S. must not be interning in a country that is restricted by the Travel Policy , unless it is their home country.
- Student Organization Travel
- All international experiences coordinated by a campus organization or entity that will include Yale College student travelers must abide by the Travel Policy .
- Independent Travel
- Students who choose to travel independently without Yale’s support will be doing so at their own risk, with no academic credit transfer, funding, or institutional endorsement.
- Students who choose to travel independently are expected to review the Travel Policy and should become familiar with the International SOS Global Travel Assistance
Yes, the Yale University Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art will be available by appointment. The Yale Peabody Museum’s collections are open, but its galleries are closed for renovations.
The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning will be open on a by-appointment basis and will also provide a full range of online services.
Fall 2021 Move-In
Although professional movers will not be available during move-in as they were last fall, family members and friends may help you move into campus housing if they are fully vaccinated, and so may your classmates. Proof of vaccination is not required, but all helpers are asked to abide by this request. Children under twelve may not enter the colleges or other campus residences, including courtyards.
No. Early drop-offs of belongings are not permitted.
Fully vaccinated friends and family may help you move in, but they should leave residential buildings and courtyards immediately afterward.
Children under twelve may not enter the colleges or other campus residences, including courtyards.
Yes. Before you come to campus, you will need to schedule a move-in date and time using the housing portal, even if you belong to a group scheduled for early arrival. If you need to make changes to your reserved date and time, you can do that through the portal. After-hours and weekend arrivals require special approval, and you can request it through the portal. The portal is now available.
If you have items in off-site storage provided by Yale, they will be returned to your room through the month of August. (Special requests for early delivery are not possible.)
If you have items stored in your residential college, your college will provide you with information about when, how, and where you may pick them up. Please note that those items may not be available the day you arrive.
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.
All enrolled students must return for in-person learning in the fall term and are expected to arrive by the first day of classes, September 1. Private arrangements for remote instruction with individual instructors are not permitted. Students who will not be in residence by the first day of classes must inform their residential college dean.