Spouses & Partners Orientation Schedule

August 27-29, 2014

Are you in New Haven with your husband, wife or partner who is studying or working all day at Yale? Are you wondering what you’re going to do with your time? Come to this program and meet other spouses & partners. Learn more about the opportunities and resources available to you at Yale and in New Haven.

A sample schedule from the most recent orientation is featured below; the August schedule will be available soon. You are welcome to attend all events or pick and choose the ones that interest you most.

Day 1
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1pm

Welcome Lunch & Orientation Meeting
International Center (IC), 421 Temple Street
Meet and interact with other new spouses and partners over lunch and learn more about resources at Yale, including those available through the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS). Representatives from various campus and community organizations will share information about volunteer opportunities.

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10am

McDougal Center Tour and Yale Police/Public Safety Session
Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS) Room 119, 320 York Street
See what resources and comfy spaces await you here at the McDougal Graduate Student Center (also open to postdocs and, most importantly, to spouses and families). Our colleagues from Graduate Student Life will lead a tour of the spaces and explain the resources available to spouses and partners of students and scholars.

Representatives from Yale Police and Public Safety will share recommendations on steps you can take to stay safe in New Haven, including how to access safety services like Bulldog Mobile and safe rides.

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11:30am

Lunch, HGS Dining Hall
HGS, 320 York Street
Graduate Student Life at the McDougal Center has invited new spouses and partners to be their guests at the Dining Hall at the Graduate School immediately following the McDougal Center Tour. You must attend the McDougal Center Tour at 10am in order to receive a free lunch ticket; all others pay $10.25 for lunch.

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1:15pm

Payne Whitney Gym Tour
70 Tower Parkway
Visit one of the most complete units of indoor athletic facilities in the world, the nine and one half story PWG features training facilities, swimming pools, and individual classes, whether or not you decide to become a member.

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3pm

Yale University Art Gallery Tour
1111 Chapel Street
Enjoy a guided tour of Yale's recently renovated and expanded art gallery. Learn about the collections, special exhibits, study rooms, programs for adults and children, and volunteer opportunities.

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10am

Cookies & Cocoa, Tips & Tricks
IC, 421 Temple Street
Join us in meeting other spouses and partners and learn about their most important tips for living in New Haven and enjoy a delicious snack of cookies and hot cocoa at the cozy International Center.

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"It's wonderful meeting other spouses and partners who are in the same situation. It's nice to knowing you're not the only one struggling with adjusting to your new life as a 'dependent' of a Yale student or scholar. And many of the people I met at orientation ultimately became good friends."

 

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