Dean’s Notes for Reading Period

December 13, 2016

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for Reading Period

Hope your reading period is going well!  We have a truncated version of Dean’s Notes for reading period – there are some events we want you to know about, so please see below.

Also, to remind you, I sent a couple of e-mails recently, so check your inbox:

11/30: Dean’s Excuses and Time Management

12/10: Tips for Reading Period & Finals

If you haven’t read them, please do.  I’ll send one more later today. 

Wishing you all the very best with your work and studying!! J

TC Dean’s Office:

To make an appointment with me, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (  Our hours are M-F 8:30-5:00pm and I have a set of office hours each day of the week.  It is best to make an appointment with Leah, but feel free to stop by to see if I’m available.  Keep in mind that we don’t set up appointments during the evening/weekends. 


December 15           Reading period ends, 5pm

                              Final examinations begin, 7pm

 Deadline for all course assignments, other than papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary        Incomplete authorized by Dean Chandhoke.

December 21          Examinations end at 5:30 pm.

 Deadline for all term papers and projects.

December 22             Residences close at 12pm.

January 11                  Residences open at 9am

January 16                  Required freshman registration meeting.

January 17                  Spring term classes begin.

                              Upperclassmen pick up registration materials by 5pm in the TC

                              Dean’s Office.


Writing Tutors:
Writing Partners:
Sc/QR Tutoring:

Find out if your QR/Sc course has a peer tutor here!

Language Tutoring:

TC Resident Writing Tutor:  The TC Writing Tutor is Adam Sexton. His office is in the basement of TC, room 29, and his email address is He has regular hours, which are posted at For your information, a Yale College student may seek the help and advice of any tutor in any residential college.

TC Resident Math and Science Tutor: The TC math and science tutor is Chuan DuChuan has a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in Economics at Yale. Chuan’s office hours will be held on Sunday 8-11pm and Tuesday 8-10pm. He will be based in room Basement Room 29 (near Entryway G). Please drop-in to say hi, inquire about Economics, Econometrics, calculus, linear algebra, future graduate studies or any combinations of the above.



Yale Summer Session New Haven offers more than 200 courses in the humanities, social sciences, STEM and the arts for full Yale credit. Lighten your term time load by taking a summer course! Financial Assistance available.


·         Session A (May 29 to June 30, 2017)

·         Session B (July 3 to August 4, 2017)

Yale Summer Session – New Haven • Online • Abroad –


Yale Summer Session Program in Brazil 2017: Information Session and Reception

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Romance Languages Lounge, 82-90 Wall Street, 3rd Floor

Take a study break and meet faculty & former participants, view videos by Yale students, try Brazilian specialities like pão de queijo, brigadeiro, quibe, and guaraná. Brazilian, Portuguese, Lusophone students welcome. Applications open December 15, 2016.

Cinematic Storytelling in Prague

Love film? Love adventure? Like pizza?

If you answered “yes” to at least two of these questions, please join us at the DMCA (149 York Street) on Wednesday, December 14 from 5:30-6:30 PM for fresh hot pizza, a 15-minute screening and answers to your questions about Cinematic Storytelling in Prague, the intensive introductory filmmaking program offered jointly by Yale and FAMU, the national film academy of the Czech Republic. Students from all schools and majors are welcome. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend, so we can order the right amount of food.


It’s not too late to learn all about the Yale Fellowships landscape! Two final Fellowships 101 sessions will define what exactly a fellowship is, introduce the kinds of opportunities available to qualified undergraduates, and offer perspective from the Fellowships Adviser for Yale College on preparing and executing these kinds of funded opportunities. Wednesday, December 14th from 3 – 4 PM.

Are you a senior who has missed out on this semester’s Fellowships for Seniors and After Graduation sessions? Why not stop by during drop-in hours at Yale Fellowships? Whether you want to be directed toward resources, schedule an appointment, or ask a specific question related to your long or short term goals, the entire Fellowships team will be on hand on Fridays from 2 – 4 PM at 55 Whitney Avenue.

There’s all kinds of online advising material available on the new and improved Fellowships website. Peruse the Fellowships calendar to ready yourself for a deluge of January deadlines, schedule an appointment with an adviser online, or dig into information surrounding an opportunity you are already in the process of pursuing.

Not sure what sort of project you want to plan, or what your timeline should be? The best thing you can do now is subscribe to the Fellowships newsletter, in order to remain aware of specific opportunities down the line that might be right for you.

Have you visited the Student Grants Database (SGDB) lately? Find hundreds of pages dedicated to detailing the ins and outs of opportunities across campus, the country, and the globe. And, access the common applications that allow you to apply for CIPE Summer Fellowships, CIPE Research Fellowships for Juniors, CIPE Term-Time Fellowships, and CIPE Year-long Fellowships. Please note that the SGDB will be closed for routine maintenance on December 24th and December 25th, so plan accordingly!


Office of Career Strategy Winter Break Hours:  Individual appointments are available during winter break through Yale Career Link (powered by Symplicity). The Office will be closed Friday, December 23-Monday, January 2. Spring semester walk-in hours will begin on Tuesday, January 17.

REMINDER: Yale College Class Lists and Summer Employment Peer Lists:

As you think about your summer plans, don’t forget to connect with current students and recent alumni through the Class Lists and Summer Peer Lists to hear about their experiences. These lists include contact information for thousands of current Yale students and recent Yale alumni willing to help as you consider your summer options. These networking resources are available in the Document Library of Yale Career Link (powered by Symplicity), and can be searched by Location, Employer, Yale Major, Class Year and more!

Summer 2017 Yale-coordinated Internship Opportunities

Yale-coordinated Internship opportunities for summer 2017 are live in Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity.  Students must complete the “Yale-coordinated Internship Programs Policies and Registration” in the Document Library of Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity.

On Campus Recruiting (OCR)

Applications are open for spring OCR.  The first application deadline is 9:30am on January 18.  OCR employers will be on campus conducting interviews for post-graduation and internship opportunities beginning on February 1. Click on ‘Interviews I Qualify For’ from the Advanced Search in the ‘Jobs’ section of Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity to view the OCR positions and deadline dates.

Resource of the Week: Industry and Alumni Career Panel Videos

Learn from Yale alumni and other distinguished panelists as they discuss their career paths. Click here to view the OCS collection and click here to view the Careers, Life and Yale collection.

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.


MB&B would like to announce that we will hold an “MB&B study hall” on 15 December from 2-4pm in Bass Library Room L01. MB&B Professors of each of our fall courses, the MB&B DUS and Registrar, as well as undergraduate advisors will be present to answer all your questions, whether they are review questions in preparation for final exams, help with term papers, or questions about next term’s curriculum! We welcome all students taking MB&B fall classes, students majoring in MB&B and/or students interested in the major. Cookies and milk will be served.