The Yale Forestry Club provides a variety of activities within the School. Officers are elected to the executive committee by the student body, decide administrative matters, and maintain ongoing activities of the club. The executive committee convenes weekly and is readily accessible to all students. Forestry Club officials seek and encourage new ideas for programs and activities. The Club provides an informal means for helping first-year students as they arrive at the School. Information on life in New Haven and advice on curriculum planning is provided through a first-year/second-year mentor program. The social functions of the club include a welcome reception prior to fall registration, holiday parties, a spring auction and weekly gatherings.