Notes and News - Week of 9/13/21

September 13, 2021

WEEK OF 9/13/21


Dear Red Lions,

Hope you all enjoyed the return of Sunday Family Night and caught up with friends old and new.  If you still do not have your TD sticker, please stop by the HoC office this week. 

This week’s “photo of the week” comes from TD senior Andrew Zhang (left) who used the napkin holder to snap this reunion of off-campus folks (Olivia Platt, Bennett Hall, and Zach Zabib) with on-campus friends (Ben Kelly, Mac Huffard, Clayton Land, and Kinsale Hueston).


As we near the end of the Add/Drop period and schedules become sealed, we are getting closer to reopening all of our spaces.  Unfortunately, Ida created some setbacks with water damage to the TD underground but we are getting there.  Here is a quick update on where we stand with some of the spaces that have yet to reopen:

Multipurpose room – will likely reopen this week but parts of the room will have to be roped off for repairs.

Art Studio – reopening this Saturday!  See below for the Tote Bag Workshop opening event.  All users must sign a usage agreement form and receive orientation from our Art Studio Aides before granted swipe access.  Our TD art studio aides will also hold regular office hours to provide orientation and offer assistance with projects.  

Student Kitchen – aiming to reopen next week.  All users must sign a usage agreement form and complete orientation to the space by our Kitchen Aides before granted swipe access and must reserve a time to use the kitchen. 

TD Lounge – aiming to reopen next week.  All users must sign a usage agreement form before granted swipe access and must reserve a time to use the Lounge. 

Buttery – aiming to reopen next week.  Due to unexpected mechanical problems we are unfortunately delaying for another week.  But our Buttery Managers are hard at work on the menu.

If we are able to reopen any of the above spaces sooner, I’ll write the college.

TD is looking to hire a sustainability liaison!  Each college’s liaison is responsible for helping to implement the Sustainability Action Plan for their college and works with our TD Operations Manager, Zina Anwar, as well as Yale’s Office of Sustainability.  To learn more about the position and application instructions please go to this link.  The title is “College Sustainability Liaison” and the Job ID is 23017.

Please remember that the TD Aides Office/Package Center next to entryway D will be closed for package pick-up from 11:30am-1pm so that we can receive and process our daily shipment of packages easily. 

Here are some more important TD events and dates for the next two weeks:

Monday 9/13 11:59pm Deadline to submit CPA proposal

Last call to apply for arts funding to complete a solo or team project.  Portal will automatically close at 11:59pm.  You may access the application by clicking on this link.

Monday 9/13 10:23pm TD SAC Meeting (TD Common Room)

Our Student Activities Committee (SAC) is back and ready to roll.  So if you want to see a cookout, party, movie night, or food truck day happen you will want to attend these meetings!  Weekly SAC meeting are on Mondays at 10:23 P.M. at the Common Room! So join in the brainstorming and help make your ideas come true!

Saturday 9/18 12-1pm Brunch with TD Senators (TD Picnic Tables)

Come meet our TD Senators, Matthew Merritt and Ryan Smith, and discuss important issues that the Yale College Council will be taking up this year.  Grab your brunch and join them outside in the Upper Courtyard picnic tables.

Saturday 9/18 2-4pm Tote Bag Workshop (TD Art Studio)

The TD Art Studio is reopening!  Art Studio Aides, Naomi Sellars and Katerina Melnyk, will host a tote bag workshop to introduce you to the studio.  All bags and materials supplied!  Come with your friends and suitemates to make fun personalized printed totes and also get trained for art studio access.  Can’t wait to see your fun designs!

Sunday 9/19 12:30pm TD Community Chamber Orchestra (TD Dining Hall)

TD Orchestra is making a comeback this year and we plan to rehearse on Sunday afternoons in Stoeckel Hall.  We’re excited to welcome musicians from any background and skill level.  Come to the TD Dining Hall for brunch this Sunday to have our first meeting and discuss meeting times, repertoire, and logistics.  If you can’t make the meeting but would like to join, please contact conductor, Sam Christopher, at

Monday 9/20 Start of 21-22 IM season

If you haven’t signed up for IMs and want to join in the fun there is still time!  Here is the Google Form link:

Monday 9/20 8:30-10:30pm TD Community Night (TD Courtyard)

The TD Community Night Sign-up is out!  Please don’t be shy and share your talents and spirit with our wonderful community!  Go here to sign up and tell us about your act.  In order to fit everyone who wants to perform, we ask that you stay under 5 minutes.  

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