Notes and News - Week of 3/8/21

March 8, 2021

Dear Red Lions,

This week’s “Photo of the Week” from Sophia Ross ’21 captures our TD Senior Mellon Forum experiment in the WHC auditorium.  For the first time, we pulled off a fully hybrid event that had both a socially distanced in-person participants and a remote audience.  Congratulations to our Mellon presenters and a hearty thanks to our coordinators.  Because of the Tuesday break day this week, we will resume our presentations next Tuesday 3/16.

We still have a few spots for the IRIS Run for Refugees – College Edition virtual runif you did not get a chance to sign up.  The run ends on Monday 3/15.  This week should have some excellent running weather!  Please go here to sign up and use “TD_2021” for your registration code.

Speaking of running, don’t forget we have our virtual tea with Sara Hall on Wednesday.  As a result, we won’t be doing our TD snack break on Thursday afternoon.  But see below for a TD Buttery/Student Kitchen special event!

Our TD first-years have organized the first-ever Red Lion Games for the first-year classto be played starting this Tuesday 3/9 to 5/7.  The prize will be the “TD First Year Chalice” which promises to be grand and shiny!  To learn more, go to this Google Doc explaining the rules. 

As for the Tyng Cup, TD is still going strong!  For another TD IM Sportscenter update, please go to their Instagram page!  Please follow the page if you want to get regular updates for the rest of this exciting IM season!  
If any of you are looking for opportunities to work with the New Haven Public Schools (NHPS), please know there are opportunities for afters school tutoring to support English language learners.  To learn more about the opportunity and sign up, please go here.  You may also be interested in visiting theOffice of New Haven and State Affairs and Dwight Hall for more opportunities. 

Here are our events and deadlines for this week:

Tuesday 3/9 Red Lion Games for TD First-Years Begins

Calling all First-Year Lions!!!  Join in the competition for the “TD First Year Chalice”!   Go to this Google Doc to see a description of the First-Year TD competition rules.  

Tuesday 3/9 3pm Second Yale College Break Day Sushi Special (TD Package Room)

We celebrate our 2nd Yale College break day with a special sushi snack box from Sono Bana restaurant!  There will be a choice of either a fish sushi box or vegetarian sushi box.  Please refer to the eflyer for the staggered pick-up times based on class year and last name.

Wednesday 3/10 4:30pm Virtual Tea with Sara Hall 

We are excited to welcome top US marathoner, Sara Hall!  As usual, we’ll offer some treats to accompany the tea starting at 3:30pm in the TD Package Center.  Sarah Hall has kindly arranged for samples from her sponsor, UCAN, based here in Connecticut.  We’ll send out the Zoom link the morning of the tea.  

Thursday 3/11 8pm TD Buttery/Student Kitchen Special (TD Package Room)

With the Buttery closed, the student staff is working together to bring the ever popular “mac and cheese bites” to you!  A flyer listing out staggered pick-up slots based on class year/last name will be forthcoming!

Without further ado, here is a word from Dean Mahurin…



“To me the joy of a first draft is that you have no idea where it’s going.” (Brit Bennett)


Mar. 9
Classes do not meet.
Mar. 19
Last day of first half-term courses.
Mar. 19
Last day to convert from a letter grade to the Credit/D/Fail option in a course offered in the first half of the spring term. See Grades.
Mar. 19
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the spring term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Mar. 22
Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the spring term.
Mar. 24
Classes do not meet.
Mar. 26
Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Mar. 26
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one quarter of the spring term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.



March 15 - The Michael Manzella Fellowship for Summer, 2021 Application Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors   
March 17, 1:00pm ET - Alexander P. Hixon Fellowship Campus Deadline| Eligible: International Undergraduates    
March 30 - Freeman Asia National Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors   
May 1, 11:59pm ET The International Study Award (ISA) Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors receiving a Yale scholarship.   NOTETo apply for ISA funding, eligible students must first receive Yale approval for a summer study abroad program.  
May 1, 3:00pm ET - MacMillan Center Academic Year Fellowships for Language Study Campus Deadline| Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, & Graduate Students 
May 15 - Rotary Peace Fellowship District Deadline| Eligible: Seniors         
Planning for Fall 2021 or Full Year 2020-2021 Study Abroad    
Friday, March 12, 1:00pm – 2:00pm    
Zoom Link 
WeRepresent 2021 Virtual International Exchange Conference 
Wednesday, March 10 – Friday, March 12  
Conference details available here 
April 1 - Credit for Non-Yale Summer Abroad Application and Petition Application Deadline   
April 15 - Credit for Fall Term Abroad Application and Petition Application Deadline  
April 15 - Credit for Academic Year Abroad Application and Petition Application Deadline 
Please be sure to read Yale Study Abroad’s COVID-19 Updates page for detailed information and guidance on study abroad options. 
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations
Monday, March 8 @ 4 pm ET
Initiate conversations, ask for assistance, request recommendations, and build mentoring relationships with Yale faculty, teaching fellows and staff.
Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Monday, March 8 @ 7 pm ET
Feeling overwhelmed by piles of reading? Learn some essential strategies to make the most of your limited reading time. Have less stress and create more free time!
Exam Study Strategies
Wednesday, March 10 @ 7 pm ET
Reduce exam stress by learning new strategies for preparing and studying for midterms and finals. This workshop offers suggestions for preparing for and taking problem-based, short answer, and essay exams.
Procrastination: How to Work Through It
Wednesday, March 10 @ 9 pm ET
We all procrastinate. When your procrastination habits get in the way of your goals, however, it’s time for a change. This workshop offers strategies for identifying the sources of procrastination and pursuing productive habits that can get you back on track.
Time Management
Thursday, March 11 @ 7 pm ET
Time management is key for lowering stress at Yale. Set priorities and develop a weekly schedule that can lead to an active and balanced academic life.               
So You Don’t Feel Like Doing Your Work? Getting Motivated for Online Learning
Thursday, March 11 @ 9 pm ET
In these times of pandemic and other crises, it’s hard to stay focused and on task with your academics. Learn how to get motivated and keep engaged with your online academic work while giving yourself the time you need to be healthy and grounded.