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Fall 2018 Orientation Schedule

School of Drama Orientation Schedule 2018


Click here to download the detailed orientation schedule (8/22/2018).  


Please make note of these scheduled dates.


Monday, August 20 (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Immigration Check-in and Yale University International Student Orientation at OISS for ALL new international students including Special Students and Special Research Fellows.

Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19 (9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Hansberry Welcome, a celebratory welcome of the Playwriting department back to campus and the YSD hearth.  Hansberry's seminal work, A Raisin in the Sun, was based on the spirit of place and home; this three-day intensive, which includes seminar lunches and readings, is required of all playwrighting students.

Thursday, August 23
Fall term time begins, 9:00 a.m.  Fall term registration for new students. 
New student orientation sessions as scheduled.

Friday, August 24 - Saturday, August 25
New student orientation sessions as scheduled. 

Saturday, August 25 – Sunday, August 26
Optional activities.  Production work proceeds as scheduled.

Monday, August 27 - Wednesday, August 29 
Registration for returning students.  New student orientation sessions and returning student departmental meetings as scheduled.

Thursday, August 30
Fall term classes begin, 9:00a.m.

Monday, September 3
Labor Day.  Classes in session.  Production work proceeds as scheduled.