Dean’s Notes 4-25-2025

April 25, 2022

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: April 25, 2022

Hope you all are enjoying the beautiful (albeit cool) weather and all of the tree buds, flowering trees and flowers!! :) Spring on our campus is lovely – I love it (scroll to the end for a little montage). And now for the final stretch of the term! The last week of classes is here, and I think we’re all ready (for summer ;)) , right? I will start to send my usual end-of-term notices in the coming days. I know these next few weeks are going to be busy, but please know that I am here – to cheer you on and to support you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

In addition to appointments, I have open Zoom hour blocks – they’re always listed at the top of my Calendly page in the little blurb. This week, they’re on Tuesday (tomorrow), April 26th (9:30-11am) & Friday, April 29th (10:30am-12:30pm).

A friendly reminder about e-mail: As many of you know, it’s very helpful to copy Leah when reaching out with questions (because she’s amazing). That allows us to triage better. Also, if you find yourself coming up with a series of questions, please set up a meeting, visit the office, or come to my open Zoom hours. Finally, particularly when you’re waiting on a reply, make sure “message” is NOT in the e-mail address – we do not receive messages when students reply to Dean’s Notes or other notices (unfortunately). Please e-mail us directly. Thank you.

Course Registration for Fall 2022: Again, this site should be your guide: This advising calendar is also a helpful resource, particularly to see when major departments are holding info sessions. There’s additional info if you scroll down to “Registration Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2022”. If you have questions about your Course Worksheet, please check this page and reach out to the Registrar’s office as needed.
Meeting with me
To make an appointment, please use the Calendly scheduling tool,, or reach out to Leah with any scheduling issues. Zoom meetings (including open office hours) will be through my Zoom page: For in-person meetings, come to the office – please note that I will continue to mask, but you are not required to mask.

My OPEN ZOOM office hours for each week are also listed on my Calendly page (in the little blurb at the top of the page). When you click on the Zoom link, you will be placed into a waiting room. I will speak to students in the order they “arrive”.


Professional School Courses and Other Petitions
Only four professional school credits can be offered toward the 36 credit requirement; however, students may enroll in more than four credits understanding that all courses will remain on the academic record and be included in the GPA even if not offered toward the 36 credit requirement.
Courses at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and at a professional school cannot elect the CR/D/Fail option.

Yale Degree Audit: Yale Degree Audit (YDA) is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. YDA is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). YDA displays the Yale College degree requirements that you have already completed and those that are still pending. A “Look Ahead” feature shows you how future course enrollment might apply toward your degree. If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact our office.


April 29 Classes end; reading period begins

Last day to convert from a letter grade to Cr/D/F option for a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the spring term.

Last day to withdraw from a full-time course and/or a course offered in the second half of the spring term.


May 4 Registration closes. Worksheets are locked.

Should you have any registration questions, please refer to Yale’s Registration Resources.

The Registrar’s Office will also be offering open office hours for registration system help on the following dates and times.

University Registrar’s Office Registration Office Hours:

April 28th 1:00pm – 2:00pm
May 4th 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Writing Center/Tutors/Partners:;
Sc/QR Tutoring:
Language Tutoring:

Advising Resources;

Trumbull Writing Tutor: Adam Sexton is the Trumbull College Writing Tutor. Adam teaches three courses in the English department (Reading Fiction for Craft, Reading and Writing the Modern Essay, and Writing About Music) and is a Critic in the graduate School of Art. During summer 2022 he will be teaching Writing About Music for Yale in London. Adam is also a writer; his next book, Difficult Listening, is due to be published in 2022.

To meet with Adam, please reserve a half-hour by logging on to, and be sure to email him the document you want help with by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your appointment. Include the instructor’s prompt, your focus for our meeting, and when the paper is due. Adam looks forward to working with you!


Our mission is to help all Yale undergraduate be active, empowered learners at Yale. Though peer academic mentoring, interactive workshops, and connections to resources, we hope to provide you with the tools that can propel you towards your goals.

Let Your Voice Be Heard – Academic Strategies Focus Groups
Are you feeling burned out after two years of pandemic school? Would you like a chance to tell some Yale staff more about what support you need as a student?

If so, then join us for one of our Academic Strategies Focus Groups! These small groups will meet on Zoom during Reading Week to talk about how our programming can speak most directly to YOU. Focus groups will last approximately 45 minutes. Your participation is voluntary and all responses will be confidential and aggregated into themes before being shared back with Academic Strategies Leadership. Participants will receive a swag surprise.

Sign up here: If you have any questions, please reach out to

Meet 1-1 with an Academic Strategies Mentor
Get organized for the semester by meeting with an Academic Strategies Peer Mentor. Mentors will help you develop a weekly study routine, offer strategies for approaching complicated readings and p-sets, and help you develop a plan for prepping for those first exams. Use our online ASP Mentor Schedule to reserve an appointment, or request to be matched with a mentor by emailing us at

Disability Peer Mentorship Program
A collaboration between Academic Strategies and Disability Empowerment at Yale, this program matches students with disabilities with peer mentors who have similar experiences navigating academic life at Yale for individual mentoring. Students can request a mentor via this form: First-year students can also request mentorship and guidance about Student Accessibility Resources through the SAS Peer Liaison Program.

Meet with our Learning Specialist
Have a learning difference or other condition that affects how you accomplish your academic work? We can talk with you about new approaches for meeting Yale's academic challenges. Contact Academic Strategies Learning Specialist Sarah Cussler ( for an appointment.

Workshops & Events
**Workshops now in person & online**
4 pm & 7 pm workshops in the Poorvu Center—register for room location
8 pm workshops online via Zoom—register for Zoom link

ASP Office Hours for Student Athletes (online)
Monday, April 25, 11 am – 1 pm ET
Reserve a half hour meeting with Dr. Karin Gosselink, Academic Strategies Director, to discuss any questions related to your academic work. From suggestions for study strategies and organization to help with choosing a major and finding motivation, a conversation with Dr. Gosselink can help you find approaches and resources to help you thrive as a Yale student.

Exam Study Strategies (in person)
Monday, April 25, 4-5 pm
Reduce exam stress by learning new strategies for preparing and studying for midterms and finals. This workshop offers suggestions for preparing for and taking problem-based, short answer, and essay exams.

Assistive Tech – Drop-in session (online & in person)
Monday, April 25, 5-6 pm ET
Tuesday, April 26, 5-6 pm ET
How can assistive tech ease your workload this semester? Need to make a to-do list that gets done? Need to organize materials for a research paper? Want to make your work more efficient with text-to-speech apps? Assistive Tech mentors can help you identify and use apps that fit your preferences and needs. Can’t make a drop-in hour? Use this form to request a 1-1 meeting: Assistive Tech Mentor Request Form. Sponsored by the Disability Peer Mentor Program.

Understanding Your Upcoming Senior Thesis (For Juniors) (in-person)
Tuesday, April 26, 7-8 pm
Learn how to plan your writing and research, and how to access support resources for your senior project.

Time Management (online)
Wednesday, April 27, 8-9 pm
Time management is key for lowering stress at Yale. Set priorities and develop a weekly schedule that can lead to an active and balanced academic life.

Procrastination: How to Work Through It (in person)
Thursday, April 28, 4-5 pm
We all procrastinate. When your procrastination habits get in the way of your goals, however, it's time for a change. This workshop offers strategies for identifying the sources of procrastination and pursuing productive habits that can get you back on track.

Senior Thesis Study Halls (in person; Register for location)
Friday, April 29, 3-5 pm
Sunday, May 1, 5-7 pm
These sessions will offer a combination of group work time (with the support of a Writing Partner during some weeks), group discussion time (a collective sharing of ideas, experiences, current challenges), and advice on working through this process from the earliest stages to the end, in a curriculum developed in part by Yale students in response to their own experiences here, with the support of faculty members, librarians, and other staff.


Sponsored travel for Yale College students will be governed by the Yale College Travel Policy, but should public health concerns require, further restrictions may be imposed at any time.
Yale students have a free subscription to the Daily Chatter, a great resource for keeping up with global news presented from a non-partisan perspective.

Follow CIPE on Instagram and Twitter to keep informed

Can you explore a course outside of your disciplinary area, experience New Haven in the summer, or devote some time to a difficult course? YSS You Can! And on Tuesday, May 3, You Can-noli come down to Cross Campus to learn more about YSS and enjoy a complimentary cannoli. YSS administrators and student outreach coordinators will be on-hand from 11am to 3pm to answer your questions about YSS and give out cannoli. The YSS Session A application will close on May 4.

In Yale Summer Session, focus on difficult classes, try out a new subject, or ease your course load in future semesters. With over 150 courses in New Haven, Online, and Abroad from a range of disciplinary fields, every Yale College student can find a course that meets their needs and helps them succeed.

Session A: May 30 – July 1, apply by May 4
Session B: July 4 – August 5, apply by June 8

Check out our website and social media for updates. Reach out to with any questions.

Rush Medical College Info Session, April 25
Georgetown SMP Virtual Info Session, April 27
Athletic Training Program Virtual Fair, April 28

Pricing & Valuation Internship, CME Group, Apply by May 3
Equity Analyst, Night Owl Capital Management, Apply by May 11
Junior Quantitative Researcher, Balyasny Asset Management, Apply by May 12
Acquisition Internship, Starwood Capital Group, Apply by May 14
Business Sustainability Internship Program, U360, Apply by May 15
Paralegal, Scarola Zubatov Schaffzin PLLC, Apply by May 15
Health Professions Electronic Personal Statement Review, April 11-July31, 2022
Northrup Grumman Engineering Opportunities
Clinical Research Coordinator at MGH Center for Women’s Health
Yale Alumni Community Service Funded Internships (YACSF), Opportunities Now Available via CareerLink

Reminder! The SEA Deadline is May 1. Read how to Leverage SEA Funding to Secure a Summer Opportunity
Firsthand (Vault) Guide to Finance Interviews
How to Make the Most of Your Internship Experience
Health & Safety Resources

Credit for Fall 2022 Term Abroad - Deadline: May 1
Credit for Academic Year 2022-2023 Abroad - Deadline: May 1

Note: As a special exception due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students who will hold a status of first-semester senior during the fall 2022 or spring 2023 terms will be eligible to study for a Year or Term Abroad if it is not their final semester of enrollment. Students with a status of second-semester sophomore, first-semester junior, or second-semester junior remain eligible for study abroad as usual. Learn more about the Year or Term Abroad application.

Visit the Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page for the latest information and resources relating to Yale Study Abroad.
View recordings of Yale Study Abroad Online Information Sessions.
Find upcoming events on the Yale Study Abroad Calendar.


Fulbright Info Session
Wednesday, April 27, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Register here

Workshop: Writing Essays for National Fellowships
Thursday, April 28, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET
Attend webinar here

Info Session for UK Fellowships - Rhodes & beyond: postgrad study in UK/Ireland
Friday, April 29, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Attend webinar here


May 1, 11:59pm ET - The International Study Award (ISA) Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors receiving a Yale scholarship.
NOTE: To apply for ISA funding, eligible students must first receive Yale approval for a summer study abroad program.
May 1 - Rotary Peace Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
May 1 - MacMillan Center Academic Year Fellowships for Language Study
Eligible: All Students
May 20 – Schwarzman Scholars for students from Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao | Eligible: Graduating Seniors
May 15 – Einstein Fellowship - | Eligible: Graduating Seniors
May 26 – Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Spark | Eligible: All Undergraduates
June 10 – Global Rhodes Scholarship – Yale Nomination | Eligible: Graduating Seniors and Recent Alumni
August 15 – Rhodes/Marshall/Mitchell Scholarship Common Application for Yale Nomination | Eligible: Graduating Seniors and Recent Alumni
September 6 – Fulbright Grant for Graduating Seniors | Eligible: Graduating Seniors
*Optional deadline to submit drafts to Office of Fellowships for feedback – August 17
September 20 – Schwarzman Scholars for US/Global applications | Eligible: Graduating Seniors


Find answers to your questions on the Fellowships and Funding FAQ page.
Search for fellowships and find potential external awards.
Learn more about postgraduate fellowships with our upcoming spring semester info sessions.
Watch past Fellowships & Funding online info sessions at a time that works for you.
Get ahead by learning how to get started with the application process and check out sample timelines
Meet with an adviser to discuss your plans.


Drop-In Mindfulness
Interested in learning how to increase focus, decrease stress and improve memory? Come explore the power of mindfulness in this drop-in class as you begin to prepare for finals exam period. No experience needed! Students are welcome to register for any and all sessions through Yale Connect, but it is not required.

Wednesday, May 4th in Schwarzman upstairs in the GLC from 12:00 – 12:45pm EDT

The Richard Maxwell Prize for Translation and Translation Studies
A $500 prize, open to any undergraduate student in Yale College, shall be awarded annually to the best Literary Translation or to the best essay in Translation Studies. “Literary Translation” encompasses all genres, so long as the chosen work is deemed substantial, while “Translation Studies” is understood to include theoretical and historical questions involving language, culture, and medium. Submissions that combine actual translation and reflections on issues raised or exemplified by the process are welcome. Submissions must include: (1) a cover letter with basic information about the student’s studies/major and about the context in which the essay/translation was written; (2) a translator’s introduction describing the intellectual and historical context of the translated text, along with some consideration of its technical features; (3) a copy of the translated text(s) in the original language, as an appendix to your translation; (4) annotation, if relevant, for literary translations. Please submit a PDF file for consideration to, by 25 April 2022, 5 p.m. The prize will be announced, along with the other Comparative Literature prizes, and a celebration of the prizewinners will commemorate the occasion.

Demystifying Graduate Fellowship Awards
1stGenYale and the Yale Fellowships & Funding Office invite you to their next program on graduate fellowship awards for current students and recent alumni. Learn about the awards, process, and application for Fulbright, Gates, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman and others.

Tuesday, May 3, at 7pm
For questions, email

Note: If you simply click “reply” to e-mails from our office that utilize the Yale Messaging system, Leah and I do not receive the e-mail (the address is and the e-mails are lost somewhere in cyberspace!), so please e-mail us directly! Thanks!