Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Yale School of the Environment Programs

Dean Indy Burke and YSE staff are working with Yale President Peter Salovey’s office and counterparts throughout the university to monitor the spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Updates will be added to this page as more information becomes available.

Please review Yale’s COVID-19 website for university announcements and information about COVID-19, including information on university planning and response, travel and health information, visitors to campus, and precautions for your safety and well-being.

FAQ page for the YSE Community

Please read these frequently asked questions for the YSE community, including students, faculty, staff, and admitted students.

[Updated: April 16]

March 15 email update for the YSE Community

Please read Dean Indy Burke's March 15 update for the YSE community.

Update from President Salovey: First Confirmed Yale COVID-19 Case; Extending Online Instruction to End of Spring Semester; Campus and Staffing Considerations

On March 14, President Salovey sent an important message regarding the remainder of the spring semester and a reminder of measures everyone must take in the interest of the health and safety of the Yale community. Please read

[Updated March 14]

March 11 Email Update for the YSE Community

Please read Dean Indy Burke's important update for the YSE community

[Updated March 11]

COVID-19 Update

The YSE admissions office will remain closed until further notice for all on-campus visitation. We have  worked to develop a robust selection of online resources to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the School, as well as opportunities to connect with faculty and engage with current students and alumni. These activities have been structured so that admitted students can learn more about the curriculum, the student experience, and co-curricular activities, as well as career search assistance and employment outcomes. While the office will not be available to host on-campus visits or in-office appointments, the office will be operating fully virtually and invite you to sign-up for a virtual campus visit or appointment with a staff member.

We look forward to connecting with you!

[Updated: July 8]

Large Events Cancelled Through April 15

The School has also cancelled any events for 100 people or more, through April 15.

[Updated: March 6]

Yale COVID-19 Resources and Information

Yale University continues to monitor and prepare for the COVID-19 situation. Please review Yale’s COVID-19 website for university announcements and information about COVID-19, including information on university planning and response, travel and health information, visitors to campus, and precautions for your safety and well-being.

View a list of online resources compiled by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate.