WEEK OF 11/29/21
Dear Red Lions,
Welcome back from break! I hope you all enjoyed these last days off and the Thanksgiving holiday with family or friends.
Please take a second to celebrate that we are still here! Last year at this time, we shut down all campus activities and finished the semester remotely. So this is a great milestone! If you need help to find the joy in this moment, please take a look at our “photo of the week” featuring Amy Bei and her family and Dr. B and our pups enjoying the golden carpet left by our gingko tree.
The shedding of the gingko leaves means that winter is nearly upon us and the university is bringing back its holiday dinner traditions for both the classes of 2024 and 2025!!!
This week, the TD Head of College Office will be handing out tickets to attend the Sophomore Holiday Dinner on Friday 12/3 and the First-Year Holiday Dinner on Saturday 12/4. Please note that we don’t yet have the tickets but as soon as we do, Deanna Caplan, senior administrator in the TD HoC office will be sending out a note to pick up from her office during our usual Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm business hours. Just remember that Deanna closes the office when she takes her lunch so best to avoid the lunchtime of 12-1pm.
Our own wonderful TD Dining Hall staff is busy preparing our own holiday dinner on Saturday 12/4, 5-7pm. Sophomore Lions, this is your lucky year since you will get to attend both your own Sophomore Holiday dinner in Commons on Friday 12/3 AND the TD Holiday dinner here on the evening of Saturday 12/4.
The TD Staff and aides will also be hosting on Friday 12/3 from 3:30-5pm a holiday decorating of the TD Common Room so that we can create a festive winter wonderland and photo booth for these special holiday dinners. So stop by and help us hang snowflakes and garland and grab some hot apple cider or hot cocoa.
Here are some more important TD events and dates for the next two weeks:
With only two weeks left to classes, I hope you are all finding ways to celebrate!
“Of course, we’re made up of what we’ve forgotten too, what we’ve tried to bury or suppress.” (Natasha Trethewey, Memorial Drive)
DATES AND DEADLINES
||Classes end; reading period begins.
||Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Cr/D/F option for a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the fall term.
||Last day to withdraw from a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the fall term.
||Early registration for spring 2022 closes, 5:00 p.m.
||Reading period ends, 5:00 p.m.
||Final examinations begin, 7:00 p.m.
||Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
||Final examinations end, 5:30 p.m.; winter recess begins.
||Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
MELLON-MAYS UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program aims to increase the pool of young scholars qualified to meet the needs of educational institutions in the future. The Fellowship allows students to work on paid research projects during the academic year and to pursue full-time research during the summers between sophomore and junior years and between junior and senior years. The program also provides some assistance with student loans. You can learn more at https://yalecollege.yale.edu/finances/financial-awards-prizes/mellon-mays-undergraduate-fellowship-program!
- Health Professions Application Process Q&A Session, 11/30
- Global Wellness Summit happening in Boston, 11/30-12/2
- Students can register for the Summit for free at this link
- Colorado State University Veterinary Medicine Info Session, 12/2
- Health Professions Application Process Q&A Session, 12/3
Upcoming Common Good & Creative Careers Events
Virtual London School of Economics (LSE) Info Session
Wednesday, December 1, 9am - 10am ET (2pm London Time)
Register for this event here
- Visit the Study Abroad COVID Updates page for the latest information and resources relating to Yale Study Abroad.
- Learn more about a Year or Term or Summer Abroad by viewing recent recordings of our online info sessions.
- Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser to explore goals, programs, credit transfer, and more.
- Passport processing has been significantly delayed, up to 18 weeks. If you need to apply for or renew a passport, get started now! Review U.S. Passport Services for more information and find a local Passport Office.