YSE students participating in Commencement

Student Experience

From the first day of MODs to the victory lap around Kroon courtyard at commencement, when you join the YSE community you gain a network of mentors and peers who are as committed to achieving sustainability and equity as you are.

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    Students at YSE Community Day in the Kroon Hall courtyard

    Student Life

    From day trips to Yale-Myers Forest in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner to summer field experience in South Central Colorado, much of YSE learning takes place outside of the classroom — through the programs’ many opportunities for field research and experiential learning.

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    Career and Professional Development

    The Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) supports students  in their professional growth for leadership roles in environment and sustainability related scientific, academic, and management careers across a broad spectrum of sectors and fields.

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    Kroon Hall as seen from Sachem Wood

    Our Campus

    The Yale School of the Environment is centered in the Science Hill section of Yale campus, within walking distance of an array of shops, restaurants, and museums in downtown New Haven.

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    Yale Campus

    Yale’s historic tree-lined campus in New Haven dates back 300 years and is home to some of the world’s most comprehensive research facilities, libraries, and global art collections, providing students myriad opportunities to connect, explore and pursue their field of study.

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    Living in New Haven

    Nicknamed the Elm City for the abundance of elm trees that shade its streets and squares, New Haven provides a cosmopolitan atmosphere and energetic cultural scene with critically acclaimed restaurants, theaters, clubs, concert venues, and museums.

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    Students using the tables in Speth Walk outside of Kroon Hall

    Office of Student Affairs

     With students at the heart of all that we do, the Office of Student Affairs is committed to incorporating the foundational pillars of our community in all of the work we do – diversity, inclusion, collaboration, engagement, support, alignment and empowerment.

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