Dearest New Admits,
Many of you have expressed curiosity and interest in how to best secure housing in New Haven. Rest assured, there are many great options here – you won’t be homeless! Let’s talk location, timing, living space and price, and search sites.
First, the majority of Forestry students live in East Rock, a quiet residential area of New Haven. East Rock reaches from Whitney Avenue on the west to the railroad tracks and Interstate 91 on the east and southeast, and from Hamden on the north to Trumball Street on the south. The East Rock neighborhood, named in honor of the traprock ridge East Rock, a short jog and 350 foot climb away. It’s a fantastic area with a couple of small groceries such as Nica’s…
Hello Prospective, Admitted and would-be-Westy Students,
The Admissions Office has told me that I can write about one of my favorite topics – the Westies! In your reading about F&ES, hopefully you have come across the wide array of Student Interest Groups (aka “SIGs”) that we have here at the school. SIGs span the spectrum of interests from energy to water to religion, to name a very few of the 29 active SIGs. If you can find two other people who share your interest, there is probably a SIG for that; they are as diverse as the student body itself. Don’t think there’s a SIG for your area of interest? Don’t worry! This academic year alone, students at F&ES started three new SIGs (…
We are fortunate that our students bring with them a varied list of characteristics that describe them and for many this list includes parent and spouse. Below are a few suggestions that current students who are in this capacity have offered.
- “First of all I would recommend the graduate housing on Prospect. I don’t live there myself but wish I did. Mostly families, lots of kids and toys in the yard.” Check http://gradhousing.yale.edu for more information.
- “In the case of international students coming in with their spouses and kids it is critical for the non-English speaking parents to get to know one another as soon as possible, ideally prior to MODS during which the spouses are basically abandoned.” There are additional
Here at the Admissions Office, we have begun to notify people of their acceptance to FES. It’s so exciting! I love to call newly accepted students and ask them if they have any questions about the program — about classes, professors, or life in New Haven, bikes — anything at all. And people have many questions, from obtaining research assistantships to finding roommates and an ideal apartment in East Rock. One question that people frequently ask, though, is whether they can begin a joint degree after they start at F&ES. Depending on the joint program, the answer may be a bit complicated. Since I am a joint degree student, I will give you the run-down on the program with Pace Law School.
Pace Law School offers incredible…
When I left Yale in May 2012, the first floor of Becton Engineering Center was home to the engineering library. Upon returning to Yale in fall 2013, an amazing new space had popped up in its place!
When you walk inside, you’ll find that Becton is now home to the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID), a space for students and faculty to learn, create, and share. According to the CEID website, the CEID is a whole of many parts:
- A Physical Space: The CEID gives students and faculty tools and resources for classes, design projects, and collaboration.
- A Bustle of Activity: The CEID hosts engineering design courses, workshops, lectures, networking events, and exhibitions.
- A Diverse Community: Students, both undergraduate and graduate