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Tips for the Tercentennial Weekend ::
Yale College Students

Ticket Pickup: For Yale Bowl and Former President Clinton
  • Pick up Yale Bowl tickets in the office designated by your residential college. In case you forgot to sign up, I have sent some extras to each college with a limit of one per person for these extra tickets for those who did not sign up on time.
  • If you got the e-mail saying you registered in time to get a ticket for President Clinton, pick it up with your Yale ID on the second floor of the Woolsey Rotunda on:

    Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Friday, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

    Tickets are not transferable; Yale ID required for entry.
Friday, October 5

For the Academic Convocation on Cross Campus
10:00 a.m. - Noon Pick up robes and Tercentennial pins in your courtyard
(It will be helpful in the timing of the procession for you to have your robes before noon, but those who have classes through the morning can still get their robes until 12:20 or so.)
Approximately 12:15 p.m. Line up in your courtyard according to instructions from your Dean as to precise time and place.
1:00 p.m. Attend the Academic Convocation! (Alas, if it is raining, the ceremony will have to be held in Woolsey Hall with limited attendance; each College Master will have selected twenty students to represent your college. We hope everyone else will watch the ceremony which will be broadcast live on Yale cable in your residential college TV room and on Yale cable, generally.)
  Following the Convocation, we hope that students will turn their robes back in, since we plan to donate them to a number of area churches and schools. There will be drop off bins on Wall Street and inside the Old Campus.

Yale 300 at the Bowl: Friday - Shuttles Start at 3:30 P.M.!

After the Convocation, grab your warm parka and jump on the shuttle buses which will be at Phelps Gate and at Payne-Whitney. (There are other pick-up spots along Hillhouse Avenue.) Get to the Bowl early to enjoy the Yale 300 Festival with over 60 attractions and performances. Shuttle buses start at 3:30 p.m. and leave until 6:00 p.m.

Yale 300 Festival
4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Take in over 60 exhibits, performances and activities. There is even a faculty band and lots of student performing groups.

Yale 300 Tercentennial Show
7:00 p.m.

Yale College students have been seated in approximately the same areas students use for football games. You know how to sort yourselves by College!

  • Don't forget your ticket for the Bowl! No one will be admitted without a ticket.
  • NO backpacks, coolers, tote bags, or other large items will be allowed in the Bowl area because of security reasons.
  • Box dinners for every Yale student with a meal contract will be given out in the "Yale College Student Hospitality Center" which is to the right immediately when you walk into the Festival from the shuttle drop off point. (Off campus students can use Eli Bucks.) Other food, ice cream, and desserts are available for sale throughout the Festival as well as Tercentennial souvenirs. Please note that residential college dining halls are not open during the Festival and Bowl show, only Commons.
  • After the Show, shuttle buses depart from the same area you arrived (Yale Avenue). Buses leave for forty-five minutes following the Show.
Saturday, October 6

Former President Clinton's Address
Noon There will be no access to Cross Campus to prepare for former President Clinton. The library remains open and can be entered from the Wall Street entrance.
1:30 p.m. Cross Campus opens for those with tickets to former President Clinton's address.
3:00-4:00 p.m. Former President Clinton's address. Cross Campus (rain or shine). Those without tickets can watch at any location with Yale cable (e.g. college TV rooms), on Comcast Cable Channel 8 or in the Law School Auditorium.

Rain Dates for Friday's Bowl Events
4:00-9:00 p.m. The same shuttle times, dinner at the Bowl, Festival and Show times apply as were scheduled for Friday. Commons will be open on campus if the show has to be postponed until Saturday.
Sunday, October 7

10:00-11:00 a.m. Tercentennial Worship Service, Battell Chapel
  Regular Sunday brunch/lunch in residential colleges
1:00 p.m. Yale vs. Dartmouth at the Bowl
4:00 p.m. Dining Halls open early
5:00 p.m. Counting Crows Concert, Old Campus, for students with Yale IDs
Check the Tercentennial website for more details including a complete schedule of the Democratic Vistas/Global Perspectives symposia.

Linda Koch Lorimer
Vice President and Secretary of the University



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