Congratulations and best wishes to the Yale College Class of 2024!

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Welcome, Class of 2027!

Dear Class of 2027,

Welcome! We are looking forward to meeting you and to having you immerse yourselves into our community and to all we do here in Trumbull. You’ll soon meet each other, our upper-level folks and all of Trumbull’s staff and resident fellows.

You’ll receive a welcome letter from me and from our Dean, Surjit Chandhoke. In it we outlined who we are, where we are on campus, our facilities and some of the many things we do.

You’ll also receive a letter from your First Year Counselor (who, along with Dean Chandhoke), your assigned first year Trumbull fellow advisor, myself (and many others) to help guide you through opening days and your first year at Yale.

Ask us questions. Let us know your concerns. We’re here to support and help you to thrive at Yale and create your community at Trumbull.

As I prepare for your arrival, I’m making plans for next year’s outings, events, speakers, and groups. We have some traditional activities already in the works for the fall, a sailing trip out of Mystic, CT, a dance and an autumn festival in the courtyard. We also have, for the first time, a submarine tour in Groton, CT. In addition, Yale has a huge number of extracurricular activities from which to choose. (Note…there are so many that we’ll be urging you not to over commit to too many events as you settle into your first few months on campus).

I invite you to suggest speakers (for tea/dinner and conversation as a small group in the Trumbull House living room). These speakers might be professors at Yale or at a nearby university, someone with whom you personally happen to have connections with and think others would like to hear, and champions of causes about which you care. Don’t hesitate to also suggest activities. These could be outdoorsy things (hiking, kayaking, beach trips), or indoorsy things (card or board game nights, cooking, baking, karaoke). They could involve going to plays, art museums or a sports event.

We compete with other colleges in fun, intra-mural sports. If you are eager to participate in one or more IM competitions, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with our IM enthusiasts so you can dive in right away.

Again, Class of 2027, welcome to Connecticut (for many of you), welcome to Yale, and welcome to Trumbull College!

With enthusiasm and warmth,

Fahmeed Hyder
Head, Trumbull College
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging
Yale University


Trumbull College

Comprised of four hundred students, along with resident faculty members and their families, Trumbull is one of Yale’s most beautiful and most intimate residential colleges. It is also by far the most picturesque; a Gothic edifice that looks just the way Yale is supposed to look. Trumbull stands in the middle of all the activity that makes Yale the vibrant university it is. James Gamble Rogers, who designed nine of Yale’s fourteen residential colleges, considered Trumbull his masterpiece.

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Contact Information

Campus Address
241 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Mailing Address
Trumbull College
P.O. Box 208219
New Haven, CT 06520

Head of College Fahmeed Hyder

Senior Administrative Assistant II, Head’s Office  Reese McLeod

Head of College’s Office Phone:
(203) 432-0720
Fax: (203) 432-0732

Assistant Director of Operations Deborah Bellmore
(203) 432-2004

Dean Surjit Chandhoke

Senior Administrative Assistant II, Dean’s Office Alice Kustenbauder

Dean’s Office Phone:
(203) 432-0722