Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
Student Handbook 2017 - 2018


This Handbook has been compiled by the F&ES Student Services Department to acquaint you with the resources of the School, its academic programs and regulations, and the responsibilities that come with being a member of the F&ES family of students, staff, and faculty. This handbook should be referred to as the need arises.

It is the goal of the Student Services Department to assist you during your time here as a student. We especially invite you to visit with Assistant Dean of Student Services Joanne DeBernardo if you have any questions about the program, any personal or confidential issues, or if there is any incident that occurs to your person or personal belongings while on campus, in New Haven, or while you are traveling.

The School is proud that the people you will meet here comprise a very diverse mix of cultures and backgrounds from around the globe. Our international composition contributes immensely to the academic and social fabric of daily life here. Mutual respect among colleagues of differing social, religious, and ethnic values is expected. Beyond that, however, we hope that you contribute and embrace the intercultural milieu of the School.