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2023 New Student Information and Orientation

Important Dates and Deadlines

The information below will be updated and new information will be added in the coming months. Please check back frequently leading up to your arrival on campus.


Receive your Yale NetID and PIN to activate your Yale Account

April 20

On-campus housing and roommate matching application opens. On-campus housing is limited, so plan to apply early. Please visit the Yale Graduate Housing website for more information, including how to register for their webinar to be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 11am EST.

April 15 
Deadline to respond to offer of admission

May 1 to June 30

Upload a photo for your Yale ID card on the ID Card Photo Upload web page by June 30. New Student ID cards will be distributed through your department.

July 15
Deadline to submit official transcripts to the Graduate School

Deadline for uploading vaccination, immunization, and health history documentation to Yale Health (including COVID-19 vaccination status)

August 1

On-campus Graduate Housing occupancy licenses begin; contact Yale Housing with questions

August 15

Student Health coverage begins

August 15-18

Schedule I-9 verification appointment

Departmental ID pick up - consult your department for more information. If you have a health or transcript hold, you will not be able to pick up your ID. You can check the status of your registration holds through Student Information Systems (SIS).

August 21

Deadline to complete three required online trainings in the GSAS New Student Orientation course on Canvas (more information will be sent at the start of summer 2023)

Deadline to complete University-wide Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct training

August 24

Fall-term online course selection begins. Please consult with your department about course requirements and selections before finalizing your course schedule online.

August 31
First stipend payments for new Ph.D. students

Fall-term classes begin

September 15

Due date for Yale Health Coverage Waivers

Due date for Yale Health Family Member (spouse or children) Enrollment

Health Award Fellowship Information for Ph.D. students with Spouses/Partners and Dependent Children.

Due date to signup for optional Dental and/or Eye Care coverage from outside providers and pay associated premium fees.  

September 30
Deadline for Family Support Policy enrollment for Ph.D. students with children, for fall term

Orientation Schedule

Students should plan to be on campus by August 15. Departmental ID distribution will take place August 15-18. GSAS Orientation activities will take place August 21-25, with mandatory in-person trainings on August 21. More information will be posted at the start of the summer.


Additional Resources:

New Student Questions? Email the Office of Graduate Student Life at the McDougal Center

New International Student Information

Non-Degree Students (DSR- VAR, SS, Exchange)

Student Accounts

Graduate Financial Aid

Housing and Life in New Haven

Resources for Students