Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Invitation for Newly Matriculated Students to Apply for the Fall Draft 2013

September 12, 2013

To: All New Graduate and Professional School Students

From: Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard

Re: Invitation for new graduate and professional student affiliates in the residential colleges

I am exceptionally pleased to extend an invitation to you from the Masters of Berkeley, Branford, Calhoun, Davenport, Ezra Stiles, Morse, Pierson, Timothy Dwight and Trumbull Colleges to all first-year graduate & professional students to apply to affiliate with their colleges.
The Affiliate Program allows graduate and professional students to play a more active role in the larger Yale community through involvement with one of the participating undergraduate colleges. Various offices co-sponsor this program as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to enhance opportunities for graduate and professional students to participate in campus life.
We hope you might consider this exciting possibility for closer contact with undergraduate students in the colleges.

Invitation from the Masters of Participating Residential Colleges:

We write to invite new students from the graduate and the professional schools to participate in residential college life at Yale. The residential colleges are intimate communities where individuals of diverse ages, backgrounds, and interests come together and learn from one another. Through the many activities and facilities in the colleges, our students quickly understand that belonging to a residential college is a precious educational and personal experience.  Our students and faculty will welcome your participation in our activities. We sincerely look forward to reviewing your application.  These positions are non-residential, so they do not allow grad/professional students to live in the colleges.

If you are a new full-time graduate or professional student in a degree program at Yale for 2013-14 (matriculated in the fall 2013), and would like to apply for consideration as a graduate/professional affiliate of a residential college, please complete the online application by 23:59 (1 minute before midnight) on September 23, 2013 through 
http://yalegradaffiliates.blogspot.com/. The website also describes the affiliate program, the programs in the participating colleges, and FAQs. We will announce appointments for the 2013-14 academic year in October.

The graduate and professional affiliate program promotes interactions with undergraduates, by providing special access to the participating college, a few meals per week, use of that college's facilities and many activities - ranging from college-wide educational, cultural and social events to photography, pottery, art and drama, poetry readings, music, language tables, science groups and career advising.
Graduate student affiliates work with the Master and the undergraduate students to plan programs of mutual interest and benefit in each college. You do not need to be an alumnus of Yale College- all new graduate and professional students are welcome to apply.

If you have questions not answered by the website or the FAQs, please contact the student graduate affiliate program coordinator (

The Graduate and Professional Affiliate program is administered by the graduate student program coordinator, Lisa Brandes, Asst. Dean and Director of Graduate Student Life at the McDougal Center, GSAS, and Carolyn Haller for the Council of Masters. The program is funded though the generous support of the Yale President's Office, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Yale Council of Masters and the Yale residential colleges

Marvin Chun, Master, Berkeley

Betsy Bradley, Master, Branford

Jonathan Holloway, Master, Calhoun

Richard Schottenfeld, Master, Davenport

Stephen Pitti, Master, Ezra Stiles

Amy Hungerford, Master, Morse

Stephen Davis, Master, Pierson

Jeffrey Brenzel, Master, Timothy Dwight

Margaret Clark, Master, Trumbull