Graduate School Orientation Begins for all new degree-seeking students by coming to the McDougal Center to check-in in person. New GSAS students are required to check in Monday Aug 22 at the “Welcome Center” Check-in station at the McDougal Center, 135 Prospect Street (exact room to be announced). The Welcome Center will provide “one-stop” service for Orientation checkin and Yale ID cards.
All new degree-seeking students are required to check-in with the Graduate School on August 21. If you can not check in August 21, late check in will be available at the Registrar’s office, 246 Church street, weekdays from Aug 22-30. If you expect to be late for Aug. 21 check-in for some reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
Graduate School Orientation events will begin officially August 22, with some pre-orientation socials and tours during the weekend of Aug. 19-21.
At GSAS Check-in, as a new Graduate School students you are required to complete a Federal Form I-9 at before you can receive your Yale student ID. We provide Form I-9 at check-in at HGS, but you must bring original, unexpired documents as listed on the link above. Please note that you can either bring one document from List A – OR – one document each from List B and List C.
International students selecting from List A should bring Form I-94, I-20 or DS-2019 along with the passport.
At the Welcome Center, once you complete the I-9 process and if you do not have any registration holds (health, transcripts), you will get your Yale ID. Then you move on to get your Orientation nametag, brief printed schedule, map, and some other materials. If you need to clear up an ID or health or transcript hold, we will inform you how to do that, and provide services at HGS to assist you. GSAS Staff will be available to answer all questions as needed.
Spouses are welcome to attend with the student, but spouse affiliate IDs are not available until mid-September.