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Specific resources during FSY

Campus Resources

FSY will familiarize First-Year Scholars with academic and community resources available at Yale. Additionally, First-Year Scholars will develop a strong network of peer and faculty mentors as a foundation for a successful four years at Yale.

Resources available to First-Year Scholars during the summer will include:

  • Academic Strategies Program
  • Financial Aid counselors
  • Personal advisors assist with academic planning and course selection during a student’s first year and beyond.
  • The Writing Center will offer one-on-one and small group support for any aspect of the writing process, from starting papers to strengthening arguments to using and citing sources clearly and effectively.
  • First-Year Scholars will be paired with a Personal Librarian to assist with research and identifying resources within Yale’s collections.
  • Representatives will be available to meet with Scholars to let them know about a multitude of career paths, internships, international experiences, study-abroad programs, and more.

Resources during the academic year

Yale has a number of resource offices and centers that will be available to you during the academic year and are detailed below.

Principal among these resources is the First-Generation Low-Income at Yale website for specific resources related to being a first-generation and/or low-income student at Yale. You will also find a calendar of events on the FGLI at Yale website which feature helpful workshops and study breaks so you can continue your engagement when you begin at Yale in the fall. We encourage you to visit this website often!

Alcohol Policy and Resources

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction Initiative’s website hosts Yale alcohol policies and provides information on safe alcohol consumption, campus resources, and emergency services.

Career Strategy

The Yale Office of Career Strategy offers career advising, professional school advising, employment and internship opportunities, and career development resources. Our office works with Yale students and alumni of Yale College, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and postdoctoral scholars to clarify career aspirations, identify employment and educational opportunities, and offer advising and support at every stage of career development.

Chaplain's Office

The Yale Chaplain’s Office provides pastoral care to individuals and the Yale community in times of crisis; supports the flourishing of Religious and Spiritual Communities; educates students on faith-related topics; and hosts interfaith student groups and events.


A variety of computing resources are available to students through Yale ITS. The Student Technology Collaborative also provides free technology and computing support to undergraduate students.

Cultural Centers

Cultural centers house student organizations and provide space for meetings, plays, art exhibits, and parties. In addition to meeting space, each center offers a library, a kitchen, computers, and a variety of other facilities. These cultural centers foster a sense of cultural identity and educate people in the larger community. They also act as optional social centers and community bases for students of a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Dwight Hall

Founded by undergraduates in 1886, Dwight Hall at Yale is an independent, nonsectarian nonprofit umbrella organization. As the Center for Public Service and Social Justice, Dwight Hall reflects a diverse Yale student body and a strong history of social justice work in New Haven and beyond. It is the largest campus-based student-run service organization in the country.

Fellowships and Funding

Education at Yale takes place inside classroom, library, laboratory, and far beyond. Yale and outside funding options can help make it possible to pursue something amazing which you might not be able to do otherwise. Find support for research, study abroad, public service, unpaid internships, and self-designed projects, in New Haven and around the globe. Postgraduate fellowships support independent projects, graduate study, and much more.

Financial Services

Yale awards all undergraduate financial aid on the basis of financial need, with the goal of making a Yale education affordable for talented students from all walks of life and from all over the world. The Yale Financial Aid office is ready to help you and your family turn your dream of a Yale education into a reality.

First-Generation Low-Income at Yale

The First-Generation Low-Income (FGLI) community at Yale aims to centralize the resources for and give visibility to students of a growing and diverse minority: those that identify as the first in their families to attend college and/or that come from a low socioeconomic status.

Our Community shares a commitment to empower its students through a collaborative effort, connecting students with each other so that they may learn from one another, and to provide the academic, social, and emotional support for students to thrive at Yale.

International Students and Scholars

The OISS provides resources and offers programming for the hundreds of international students, scholars, and family members of the Yale community.

LGBTQ Resources

The Office of LGBTQ Resources works to create a visible LGBTQ community that includes staff, faculty and students from all of Yale’s schools and from a wide variety of life experiences. We actively network with other Yale offices that advocate in support of diversity.


The Yale University Library system is made up of 15 different libraries, including Sterling Memorial, Bass, and Beinecke libraries as well as those housed in schools and departments.

Mental Health

Mental health is critical to all students’ well-being, and there are a variety of resources at Yale to ensure students receive the care and support they need. Yale Health’s Mental Health & Counseling department offers online mental health screenings free of charge to the Yale student community. Many other organizations, including those led by students, promote mental health and wellness throughout the Yale community.

Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, established in July 2014, supports students and faculty across the campus and consolidates the various teaching, tutoring, writing and technology-enabled learning programs distributed across the University. Units in the Center for Teaching and Learning include: Yale Teaching Center, The Graduate Writing Center, Yale College Writing Center, Yale Center for Language Study, Science and Quantitative Reasoning, Center for Scientific Teaching, Educational Technologies/AITS, and Yale Online.

Public Safety

Yale is located in the heart of a vibrant urban community, with all the arts, culture, and rich diversity of experience that city life brings. With city living, it is important to take steps to stay safe, and Yale invests in significant public safety resources. Campus safety is the primary job of the Yale Police and Security Departments. The office provides information about public safety services and resources at Yale, including those related to environmental health and safety.

ROTC at Yale

For three centuries, the University has educated students from all walks of life who have gone on to leadership positions in virtually every field. ROTC programs open to Yale students help continue that tradition of leadership. You may wish to consider ROTC or related programs as a means of financing your Yale education and preparing for service in the military.

Sexual Conduct

Sexual misconduct policies, emergency resources, and information about Title IX are available for students.

Student Accessibility Services

The primary mission of the Student Accessibility Services office is to facilitate individual accommodations for all students with disabilities throughout the entire University, and by so doing, work to remove physical and attitudinal barriers, which may prevent their full participation in the University community.

Student Advising Resources

While at Yale, you will have access to many different resources for advising including your Residential College Dean, your College Advisor, your First-Year Counselor, and advising from each of the academic departments.

Student Employment

The Yale Student Employment Office (SEO) provides assistance to both students and employers in meeting their employment needs. SEO provides free job posting and on-line application services to the campus and local community. In addition, SEO assists students in completing their employment paperwork and provides satellite payroll services for students.

Student Organizations

Yale College recognizes that organizations under the leadership of undergraduates can and do enhance a student’s education by providing additional opportunities beyond the curriculum for personal development and growth. The University, furthermore, benefits from the variety of services and activities provided by undergraduate organizations.

The University believes that students should be encouraged to participate in organizations that are open to all members of the community and whose activities do not interfere with the policies or programs of the University or with the rights of other members of the community. To that end the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Yale College Committee on Student Organizations assist students in developing organizations and planning events, in some cases provide financial advice and assistance, clarify University policies and procedures, and authorize the use of University resources and facilities.

Student Wellness at Yale

Whether you are looking to find clinical resources, boost your overall well-being, learn stress management skills, or find a community to engage with, Yale has resources to support you during your time here. Your well-being is an essential component of your life and the office of student wellness is here to help.

Study Abroad

Choose from hundreds of study abroad options offered, including Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad, Yale in London, and designated programs. Whether you go for a semester or summer, study in English or in another language, study abroad advisers are available to guide you through the process of identifying the experience that best suits your goals and interests.

Yale College Council

The Yale College Council was created to ensure that undergraduate students have a legitimate voice in Yale’s governance. YCC provides students with an opportunity to influence both their academic and social experience. YCC is comprised of a six member student-wide elected executive board who meets weekly with the Yale College Dean’s Office and the President’s Office, a twenty-four member elected council (with two representatives from each residential college), and non-elected associate and professional members.

Yale Health

Yale Health is home to health services for Yale College, graduate, and professional school students.

Yale Women's Center

The Women’s Center, while open to men, primarily is a space for the women of Yale. Its mission is to improve the lives of all women, especially at Yale and in New Haven.

Quote: I know Yale courses will be extremely challenging, but one of the most important things I learned from FSY is to ask for help and always have confidence in myself."