The best measure of whether a building qualifies as green may not be the solar photovoltaic array on the roof or the ground-source heating and cooling system, but whether people enjoy being there. If a building is not popular, is not liked, does not have social capital, it’s not going to work. On those grounds, the early evidence suggests that Kroon Hall works. The bright open spaces on the top floor of the building have become the hub of student activity and a central location for environmental activities across the university. The Knobloch Environment Center, with its high-vaulted ceiling, 55-foot-high glass wall that overlooks a grassy quad and provides abundant natural light, and comfortable seating, has changed the social dynamic of the school and itself has become integral to the success of events that it hosts. The student-run BYO Cafe ("Bring Your Own Mug") provides socially responsible coffee and fresh baked goods to the ever-hungry F&ES community. On the ground floor, the Ordway Learning Center has ample space for quiet study, contains over a dozen study carrels, two meeting rooms, several computer stations and access to a wireless network, all the while providing views of the building’s south courtyard.
The lounge and kitchenette on the first floor of Sage Hall are also available for student use for rest and relaxation. Please help keep these areas as clean as possible by picking up after yourself. This room is open for study, group meetings, etc.
Seminars and small meetings may be held in the classrooms when they are not in use for classes or faculty or administrative committee meetings. All rooms must be reserved by completing the room request form on the School’s intranet For further assistance, contact Joan McDonald in the Dean’s Suite in Kroon Hall or at email@example.com, 203-436-8240.
It is important to realize that the School is located in an urban environment in which crime is not uncommon. We at F&ES are deeply concerned about your safety at the School. F&ES has a Safety and Security Committee, and its members include F&ES faculty, staff and students; a Student Safety Subcommittee, co-chaired by the committee chair and a student co-chair, meets monthly and deals with all aspects of student safety.
Your Yale ID has been coded to give you entry to all F&ES buildings. Please contact facilities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 432-2099 if your ID does not work on any of the doors.
Please observe some basic security considerations: Never leave your personal property—and especially a laptop computer—unattended, and always check to see that doors are locked when you leave a building after hours. Also, please check that windows, especially at ground level, are locked.
For more information, see Yale’s Public Safety website: publicsafety.yale.edu.
No illegal weapons, toxic substances, or illegal substances are allowed on F&ES property or at school events.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) is a community of adults, and the responsible consumption of alcohol has a place within school- and student-organized events. Nevertheless, in view of the importance of promoting and encouraging the responsible use of alcohol in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the liability issues connected with alcohol service and consumption, and the need for full compliance with Connecticut state law, the following policies and procedures have been adopted by F&ES effective immediately.
In accordance with Connecticut state law, alcoholic beverages may be dispensed only to individuals who are 21 or more years old and may not be dispensed to any intoxicated person.
Alcohol may be served/consumed only in the context of school- or officially recognized club-sponsored events and may not otherwise be served/consumed on the F&ES campus.
The “F&ES campus” includes all F&ES buildings, courtyards and surrounding grounds.
The goal of this policy is to ensure the safety and security of all attendees at school- or officially recognized club-sponsored events, as well as university property. In those instances in which an individual appears to be intoxicated, F&ES encourages students to assist each other and also their guests, either by contacting the University Health Service (432-0123) if the person’s condition appears serious, or by helping to arrange transportation home.
Please see the information on Helping an intoxicated person at http://aod.yalecollege.yale.edu/get-help
It is imperative that an intoxicated person does not drive. Students are encouraged to be especially vigilant about this issue and to call a cab or enlist the help of sober friends to take the impaired person home or to the University Health Service in such instances.