Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Invitation to Apply to the Graduate Affiliate Program, Spring 2015

To: All Continuing Graduate and Professional School Students

From:             Lynn Cooley, Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 
And Kimberly Goff-Crews, Vice President for Student Life and Secretary
Re: Invitation for graduate and professional student affiliates in the residential colleges
Information and application online - due April 22
We are exceptionally pleased to extend an invitation from the Masters of Branford, Calhoun, Davenport, Ezra Stiles, Jonathan Edwards, Morse, Pierson, Saybrook, Timothy Dwight, and Trumbull Colleges to all continuing graduate and professional students to apply to affiliate with their colleges. The Graduate and Professional Affiliate Program allows graduate students to play an 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 involvement with undergraduate students in the colleges. If you do not choose to apply this year, applications for the 2016-17 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 2015 -16, 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 Wednesday, April 22 at 
http://yalegradaffiliates.blogspot.com. The website describes the affiliate program, the programs in the participating colleges, and FAQs. We will announce appointments for the 2015-16 academic year in early May. If you have questions not answered by the website or the FAQs, please contact the student graduate affiliate program coordinators (gradaffiliateprogram@gmail.com).

Elizabeth Bradley, Master, Branford
Jonathan Holloway, Master, Calhoun
Richard Schottenfeld, Master, Davenport
Stephen Pitti, Master, Ezra Stiles
Amy Hungerford, Master, Morse
Penelope Laurans, Master, Jonathan Edwards
Stephen Davis, Master, Pierson
Paul Hudak, Master, Saybrook
Jeffrey Brenzel, Master, Timothy Dwight
Margaret Clark, Master, Trumbull

*The Graduate and Professional Affiliate program is administered by the graduate student program coordinator, Lisa Brandes, Asst. Dean and Director at the McDougal Center, GSAS & OVPSL, 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.