Dear New and Transfer Students of the Class of 2027,
This week, I want to take the opportunity to highlight the seven Community Centers at Yale that make up some of our richest aspects of student life at Yale.

The seven centers introduced in this video are the Afro-American Cultural Center, the Asian American Cultural Center, the Chaplain’s Office, La Casa Cultural: Latino Cultural Center, the Office of LGBTQ Resources, the Native American Cultural Center, and the Office of International Students and Scholars.

The Centers look forward to welcoming you to their spaces and encourage ALL students to explore these spaces and learn from the program offerings. Their websites will provide you with a much more detailed description of the work they do; and their staff are always thrilled to hear from incoming students – so feel 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 Yale have the opportunity to receive additional peer support from dedicated upper-level student leaders. Peer Liaisons will not only help connect you to resources found within the seven community centers and student services across campus but also build a sense of belonging through individual mentoring, community building and educational initiatives, with an emphasis on the experiences of historically underrepresented students and identity related issues.
If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to submit a request to be paired with one or more Peer Liaison from each community center by completing and submitting the request form that can be found here. You can expect to hear from each respective center with a Peer Liaison pairing by the first week of classes. I am excited for you to discover and engage with these campus communities that make the Yale experience distinct.
Most of these centers have opportunities to get directly involved, with roles especially set aside for new students. So, if you are interested in serving in one of these First-Year liaison roles, or just simply getting involved with one of more communities, please log in to Yale Connect and connect directly with these centers:

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

Dean Peck

Hannah Rose Peck
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Yale College Dean's Office

This week’s important dates and reminders include:

First-year Housing Portal is now live! All first-year and transfer students are required to schedule a move-in appointment. To access the undergraduate housing portal, click HERE.

On the login page, click on the blue “Yale - Student SSO Login” and you will be prompted to login with your Yale NetID and password. It is recommended that when using the housing portal, you are on a computer rather than a mobile device and the preferred browser to use is Google Chrome. It is also important to ensure you are logging in using your Yale NetID and Password. If issues persist, please reach out to with a detailed description of the issue and we will assist you.

The First-Year Biographical Questionnaire is a brief survey in which you share your high school accomplishments, academic and extracurricular interests, and demographic information with alumni who support everyone's Yale experience through the Office of Development.