Student Advising Programs

First-Year Counselor

Freshman counselors are seniors who live near you to be sources of information and assistance throughout the year. Your counselors can offer suggestions about curricular and extracurricular choices, take an interest in your concerns, and give firsthand advice on how best to use the academic and other resources of your residential college and of Yale College.

Peer Liaisons

Peer liaisons are upperclassmen who help connect first-year students to the wealth of support and programming initiatives based in the LGBTQ Resource Center, the University Chaplain’s Office, the Office of International Students and Scholars, the Afro-American Cultural Center, the Asian American Cultural Center, the La Casa Latino Cultural Center, and the Native American Cultural Center. This program will rely on the resources available at each center, and the peer liaisons will serve as a resource for first-year students and guide them to the services they need.  

Old Campus and Student Affairs Fellows

Old Campus Fellows (OCFs) and Student Affairs Fellows (SAF) are appointed by the Yale College Dean’s Office and work in collaboration with the masters, deans, and freshman counselors of the residential colleges to provide residential supervision and support for students living on the Old Campus, the primary residential area for Yale’s freshmen.