New Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to the Jackson Institute this August! Below is the orientation schedule, which we will continue updating with activities as we approach the start of classes.

We have a special team of second-year students, our New Student Orientation (NSO) coordinators, organizing a variety of activities throughout August. Each week, you will hear from the group about the activities for the coming week.

Schedule of Events

August 16-20 | Student-Organized Activities | Zoom Meet & Greet with Faculty

Tuesday, August 17

12:30 pm | Picnic Lunch (Horchow Hall Lawn)
Organized by your NSO coordinators

Friday, August 20

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET | Meet & Greet with Jackson faculty and senior fellows (on Zoom, will be recorded)

August 23-27 | GSAS & Jackson Welcome Week

Please refer to the detailed GSAS Orientation schedule sent by the Graduate School. Check the GSAS New Student Orientation 2021″ group in Yale Connect and the 2021 New Student Information and Orientation page.

Individual new student advising Monday, August 23 – Tuesday, August 31 with Director of Student Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies

Monday, August 23 | GSAS Check-in 8:30-4:30 (Caulkins Courtyard of the McDougal Center (enter at 60 Sachem Street). Bring a government-issued ID.

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm | Jackson Requirements & Introduction to Academics at Yale (on Zoom)
with Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Student Affairs 

Tuesday, August 24 | GSAS orientation continued | Jackson advising

Wednesday, August 25 | GSAS orientation continued | Jackson advising
8:30am
GSAS session for new international master’s student (at OISS)

Thursday, August 26 | GSAS orientation continued | Jackson advising
2:00-3:15 pm OR 3:15-4:30: GSAS Community Values training session (in-person) – information to come from GSAS)

Friday, August 27

10:00 am – 12:30 pm | Team-building exercise for Jackson M.A. students (Horchow Hall back lawn)

12:301:30 pm | Picnic Lunch

1:45 pm | Jackson M.A. Career Session – group 1 (sign-up here)
with Director of Career Development Office

3:15 pm | Jackson M.A. Career Session – group 2 (sign-up here)
with Director of Career Development Office

* M.A. students must sign up for one of the three group career sessions on Friday, August 27 or Monday, August 30

Saturday, August 28

8:30am-10:00am GSAS Matriculation Ceremony (outdoors) on Cross Campus (enter at College Street)

August 30 | Jackson - Horchow Hall

Monday, August 30

10:00 am – 11:00 am | Welcome with Jim Levinsohn

11:00 am | Jackson M.A. Career Session – group 3 (*sign-up here)
with Director of Career Development Office

12:00 – 1:00 pm | M.A.S student lunch

12:00 – 1:00 pm | M.A. picnic lunch

1:30-2:45pm | Jackson Community Building Session for M.A. students

3:00 – 5:00 pm | Photo Session 1  (sign-up here for a 5-minute slot)

 

August 31 | Jackson-Horchow Hall

Tuesday, August 31

9:00 – 11:00 am | Photo Session 2  (sign-up here for a 5-minute slot)

6:00 pm  | Jackson Community Pizza Party (cancelled)

Wednesday, September 1 | First Day of Classes (Jackson & Graduate School)