Dear Red Lions,
We are so excited to welcome the TD Class of 2023 as well as our new transfer students and Eli Whitney students! And I am equally grateful to our wonderful TD upper years who braved the rain and came out to be a part of our amazing TD welcome/move-in crew this past Friday! It’s wonderful to see that a little rain couldn’t dampen our spirits!
For any of you who are new to the TD community, please know that “Notes and News” is our weekly newsletter that comes out every Monday. I will be announcing important college events and deadlines and Dean Mahurin will also add important academic deadlines and opportunities across Yale College. So please read!!!
We also feature a photo each week submitted by a member of our community – students, staff, and fellows – so please email your pictures to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos can be taken inside or outside of TD and should have a title or caption with the names of TD students pictured. Here is our first “photo of the week” submitted by TD Sophomore Clayton Land who was out with the TD upper years in full force moving in our new members of the community!
And can’t resist but put in one more…
Please note that my TD office hours this year will continue to be on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30-3:30pm in my Head of College office. Walk down the covered walkway and you’ll see the HoC office on the left. To make an appointment, please pop into the office or email my senior administrator at Karen.email@example.com and she will find you a time.
Last but not least – TD Community Night will be on Monday 9/9 at 8pm – so mark your calendars! We will have our usual pizza intermission at the halfway point. We welcome anyone who wants to share their talents with the TD community – especially our brand new first-years! Singers, musicians, poets, comedians… and, of course, magicians, and anyone else with a desire to get up and perform are all welcome!!! If you wish to sign up please go to this link.
Here are some more important TD events for this week:
Monday 8/26 (tonight!!!) 7pm Big Sibs/Little Sibs Ice Cream Cart Social (TD Courtyard)
Time to connect with your sibs!!! Our sib coordinators this year are TD sophomores George Hua, Calvin Kaleel, Vanessa Bell, and Thuy Pham. The TD upper years cannot wait to meet their little Sibs! Just come to the TD courtyard and you’ll find each other. Don’t forget to pick up a t-shirt and a cold treat from the ice cream cart!
Tuesday 8/27 6pm First Year Dinner (TD Dining Hall)
A special dinner to celebrate the arrival of our newest members of the TD community and the start of the 2019 academic year! All attending the dinner should come to the TD Common Room to receive your TD pins and sign in before the start of the dinner at 6pm. All TD upper years should proceed to Old Campus for a cookout.
Here are some important dates and events for next week:
Monday 9/2 4pm Deadline for submitting Creative Performing Arts (CPA) Award
Interested in doing a creative project for music, visual art, theater, film/video, and many more this year and need funding? Check out the Creative and Performing Arts award!!! All CPA funding proposals must be submitted electronically by the 4pm deadline when the application system will go offline. If you are applying for a CPA, you must meet with me to discuss your proposal. To make an appointment, please write Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the HoC office. To access the proposal and get a full description of the award categories, please go to this link. Please be sure to note what the CPA will NOT fund!
Monday 9/2 New Haven Labor Day Road Race
This is a great annual charity road race that will go through New Haven neighborhoods and end with running past TD’s gates! It’s also home of the national 20k championships so you will see some elite runners out there if you’re running the 20K/half marathon! TD will again sponsor 30 runners for the 5k and 5 runners for the 20k/half marathon. If you’d like to run the race, please go to this registration link and enter the following codes for your free race entry:
For the half and 20K: TimothyDwight19
For the 5K only: TimothyDwight5
Please note that you must pick up your race packets yourselves. This year, the pre-race pick up will be at Elm City Market on the corner of Chapel and State. You can pick up your race packets during the business day at the market or on race day on the New Haven Green before the start of the race. It’s also home of the national 20k championships so you will see some elite runners out there if you’re running the 20K/half marathon!
Monday 9/2 First Years’ Outing to Sunnyside Farm
Our wonderful TD tradition of taking our first-year class on a special outing continues! This year, we are once again headed to Sunnyside Farm, the home of Timothy Dwight College fellows Judge Guido Calabresi and Anne Calabresi. Our TD aides and college staff will be on hand to provide a great cookout and fun games for the afternoon! Stay tuned for our departure time shortly after the roads reopen following the annual New Haven Labor Day race.
Sunday 9/8 4-5:30pm First TD Community Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal (TD House)
The TD orchestra begins its fourth season under the baton of Pricila Chavez Lara, Yale Divinity School graduate student, who is an accomplished musician and educator. As in true community orchestra spirit, we welcome anyone TD students, fellows, staff, and friends and family. No audition necessary for entry into the orchestra so feel free to come by and play.