Yale College Summer Updates, July 28

Dear Class of 2027,

Greetings from Yale College Arts! As you prepare to arrive on campus and begin to consider the wide range of activities available to you, we would like to share an overview of Yale College Arts and how you can engage with the arts either through your academic work or extracurricular and cocurricular interests.

Yale College Arts sounds like a big term; what does it mean?

Yale College Arts includes five faculty and staff-led units: the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM), Yale Bands, Yale Glee Club, Yale Symphony Orchestra, and Undergraduate Production (UP).

The CCAM is an interdisciplinary arts research center with a motion capture studio, art gallery, computer and blended reality labs. Students interested in visual art, design, film, music and sound, performance, and computer science can create and develop projects on their own or in collaboration with their peers. You are invited to an open house at the CCAM on Thursday, August 31, from 6 PM to 8 PM to learn about their events, programs, and opportunities for students and the university community. The CCAM team will have activities, giveaways, and project demos to share with visitors. You can subscribe to the CCAM newsletter by clicking this link.

The Yale Bands include the Yale Concert Band, an ensemble of 45-60 wind, brass, and percussion players; the Yale Jazz Ensembles, a traditional 17-piece “big band” and two jazz combos; and the Yale Precision Marching Band, the most fun, spirited group ever to set foot in New Haven (with room for musicians and non-musicians alike). All the bands perform varied repertoires in venues both on campus and off throughout the academic year. You can attend an information session on Saturday, August 26 from 5 PM to 5:30 PM in Hendrie Hall, Room 301.

Auditions for the Yale Concert Band are on Tuesday, August 29; Wednesday, August 30; and Thursday, August 31 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Click this link for audition information.

Auditions for the Yale Jazz Ensemble are on Saturday, September 2 from 12noon to 7 PM in Hendrie Hall, Room 301. Click this link for audition information.

The Yale Glee Club is Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed choir with members representing a wide range of majors and interests drawn together by a love of singing. The Glee Club performs a broad spectrum of choral music from the 16th century to the present, and frequently premiers newly commissioned works. In addition to on campus concerts, the Glee Club tours domestically and abroad. You can attend an introductory meeting on Tuesday, August 29, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in Hendrie Hall Room, 201 to learn more about plans for the coming year and meet our director and returning members of the ensemble. In person auditions are on Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31, from 3:30 PM to 9 PM; Sunday, September 3, from 10 AM to 9 PM; and Monday, September 4 from 10 AM to 2 PM, and are open to all Yale students. Click this link for audition information.

The Yale Symphony Orchestra is the largest orchestra in Yale College, with 80-90 accomplished musicians committed to developing the quality and experience of the ensemble during their years in the Orchestra. YSO programming ranges from Bach and Mahler to living composers who visit campus to present contemporary music. The YSO rehearses twice weekly and performs six concerts per academic year, both on and off campus. You can click this link to subscribe to the YSO newsletter. Auditions are on Saturday, August 26, from 10 AM to 6 PM; Sunday, August 27 from 2:30 PM to 9 PM; and Monday, August 28 from 11 AM to 8 PM. Click this link for audition information.

Undergraduate Production provides support and guidance to students in the planning, production, and presentation of undergraduate performing arts events. UP provides training and technical support for comedy, dance, music, opera, spoken word, theater, and interdisciplinary performance genres. The Technical Directors are available to work with students on everything from large-scale theatrical projects to informal poetry slams. You can click this link to subscribe to the UPwords newsletter for information about upcoming workshops and other production news.

Looking to get involved in the student-run art scene?

There are more than 200 student-run organizations devoted to making and exploring art, including in the areas of dance, comedy, and singing. You can browse those organizations at the links below.

    •    Dance
    •    Comedy
    •    Singing

And more.

How can I keep up with the Arts in Yale College?

In addition to signing up for the newsletters listed above, you can find information about arts events and opportunities using the following:

The Yale College Arts website provides students with tools to advertise their productions, schedule and sign up for auditions, and recruit team members to their projects.

The Yale Arts Calendar is the most comprehensive listing of arts events happening across programs, disciplines, performance spaces, and galleries on campus.


, sent to all undergraduates, offers readers a sampling of arts events happening in coming weekend. Students may sign up to serve as Guest Curator for a week in which they have a project they want to promote. You can email Daisy Abreu, Administrative Coordinator for the Arts in Yale College (daisy.abreu@yale.edu), for more information.

Who can I contact with questions?

Daisy Abreu, Administrative Coordinator for the Arts in Yale College, is your lead contact and resource. You can reach her at daisy.abreu@yale.edu or 203-432-3742.

The Yale College arts community is a thriving one, with hundreds of opportunities to study and create art in a variety of disciplines. Whether you are a longtime creator with project ideas ready to launch or a newcomer to the arts scene eager to explore offerings across disciplines, the Yale College Arts team is ready to support and guide you. Whatever your interest in the arts, there is a place for you here.

Kate Krier Associate Dean for the Arts in Yale College Special Adviser, Schwarzman Center Director of Production Yale College

Daisy Abreu Administrative Coordinator for the Arts Yale College


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 yalecollegehousing@yale.edu with a detailed description of the issue and we will assist you.

    •    August 1st - Fall-term fees available for payment
    •    August 1stYale Health and Physical Exam form due
    •    August 1st - Vaccination Record due
    •    August 1st - Office of the Chaplain Religious Information Form due
    •    August 1stFamily Information Form due
    •    September 15th - Deadline to submit First-Year Biographical Questionnaire
    ◦    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.