Responding to COVID-19 at YSE

The health and safety of the entire community is our top priority. Please refer to this page for the latest academic updates and other information about returning to campus and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on YSE operations.
Please also refer to Returning to Yale: The Academic Year Ahead and Yale's Health and Safety Guidelines for university-wide announcements and information.

Key Points

Yale Community Compact

All students have been required to sign the Community Compact as a condition for returning to campus.

COVID-19 Screening and Health Precautions

We will strictly follow University protocols for viral testing and all other health measures stipulated for students, faculty, and staff, which will continue to be updated based on public health conditions.

In-Person, Hybrid and Remote INSTRUCTION

YSE courses will be delivered in three formats: in-person, hybrid, and remote. To find the delivery format for any individual course, look in the “Spring 2021” column on the YSE course listing. Importantly, these designations are provided based on how the faculty member intends to teach the course. Regardless of the delivery format, all courses will be set up for synchronous zoom participation, recorded, and posted to the respective course Canvas pages for asynchronous viewing.

Campus Spaces

All buildings except Kroon Hall, the restroom in the front vestibule of Marsh Hall, and Bowers Auditorium in Sage Hall (and nearby restrooms) will be closed to community members except for those with assigned offices who have been authorized to return to campus. The BYO Café and all shared kitchen facilities will be closed. Socially distanced studying is allowed Monday - Friday in Kroon Hall from 9:00 am – 7:00 p.m., and in Bowers from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. A health and safety monitor will help ensure compliance. Please see spring 2021 event guidelines for more details about YSE spaces and events.

International Students

International students are currently facing visa delays and travel restrictions, which may require them to start the program online until they can get to New Haven. We are preparing for students to participate in school activities online from distant time zones. 

Archive of YSE Updates for Fall 2020

Review prior YSE email messages and academic updates: