Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

To: All Continuing Graduate and Professional School Students

From: Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard

Re: Invitation for 2014-15 graduate and professional student affiliates in the residential colleges

I am exceptionally pleased to extend an invitation from the Masters of Berkeley, Calhoun, Davenport, Ezra Stiles, Pierson, Saybrook, Timothy Dwight, and Trumbull Colleges to all graduate and professional students to apply to affiliate with their colleges.
The Graduate and Professional Affiliate Program allows graduate students to play a more active role in the larger Yale community through involvement with one of the participating colleges. Various offices co-sponsor this program as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to enhance opportunities for graduate students to participate in campus life.
We hope you might consider this exciting possibility for closer contact with undergraduate students in the colleges. If you do not choose to apply this year, applications for the 2015-16 program will be available next spring for continuing G&P students.

Invitation from the Masters of Participating Residential Colleges:

We write to invite continuing 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.

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 continuing graduate and professional student are welcome to apply.

If you will be a full-time graduate or professional student in a degree program at Yale for 2014-15, and would like to apply for consideration as a graduate/professional affiliate of a residential college, please complete the online application by 11:59pm on Tuesday, April 8 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 2014-15 academic year in late April.
If you have questions not answered by the website or the FAQs, please contact the student graduate affiliate program coordinators (

The Graduate and Professional Affiliate program is administered by the graduate student program coordinators, 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

Jonathan Holloway, Master, Calhoun

Richard Schottenfeld, Master, Davenport

Stephen Pitti, Master, Ezra Stiles

Stephen Davis, Master, Pierson

Paul Hudak, Master, Saybrook

Jeffrey Brenzel, Master, Timothy Dwight

Margaret Clark, Master, Trumbull
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