That’s Why I Toured Yale
Hi everyone, welcome to Yale. My name is
Simone and I’m a senior majoring in computer science. And I’m Sam. I’m a
junior double majoring in classics and political science. And we will be your
tour guides today. At Yale students pursue both the arts and the sciences, so in one
day you might do research at a state-of-the-art lab with a Nobel Prize
winner and take a class at the Yale art gallery. Yalies embrace tradition and innovation, so you might study with a
renowned Shakespeare scholar and perform slam poetry at a cultural center. You might build a robot –
and sing with an a cappella group. Debate public policy – and
dance with Yale Jashan Bhangra. Excuse me. Are we gonna see all this on the tour? We’re certainly gonna try. Could we get a little background music?
every year, and students can choose from over 80 majors. There’s no core
curriculum, so we get to pick every one of our courses ourselves, and we don’t have to
choose a major until the end of our second year. Classes come in all
sizes, but three quarters of them enroll fewer than 20 students, so you might
choose to take a larger lecture course like this: Dean Chun: Together with Yale students, my laboratory is developing techniques to
use brain imaging to read out the mind. We can show participants faces as shown here on the left and decode their brain activity patterns and guess, or reconstruct what they were seeing… Simone: or small discussion seminars like this: Professor Biggs: So, what do we make of the fact that at the height of WW II, Winston Churchill pulled Laurence Olivier from
the Service to make a film of Henry V? Well I think it supports the notion that
Henry V should be considered the GREAT patriotic drama the English theatrical canon. … I’m inclined to agree with you, but let’s try the counter-argument: that Henry was a serious war-monger… When doing
independent research, you’ll have access to some of the world’s most expansive
libraries. This one library holds over 4 million books on 16 floors. Besides books, it also contains thousands of musical scores, maps, and newspapers from around
the world. In the Beinecke library you’ll find
one of the world’s largest collections of rare books and manuscripts, including
ancient Egyptian papyrus, one of Beethoven’s original scores, and
manuscripts written by Langston Hughes. The marble walls filter sunlight to
preserve the books inside. Yale students learn by doing. With over 800
science and engineering labs, a 24/7 makerspace with state-of-the-art
equipment, students can push past the boundaries of their scientific curiosity,
and innovate solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Yale sponsors countless research projects, both on campus and abroad. There are over a hundred paid fellowships reserved for first-year students in science and
engineering. That means you get access to hands-on experience at a lab right away.
learn outside the classroom. You might learn about sustainable agriculture at
the Yale farm, or record an original music composition in a professional studio. You
can learn a new foreign language abroad on a Yale fellowship. You might even take
a class here at the Yale Art Gallery. Professor: Interesting use of color here. But no matter where your academic journey takes you, you’ll experience Yale’s most
distinctive feature: the residential colleges. Every incoming student is randomly
assigned to one of 14 residential colleges. The colleges have nothing to do
with your major. They’re just smaller communities that reflect the diversity
of the student body. Each has its own facilities, events and traditions. Besides
just housing students, the colleges are also supportive communities that include
some of our most valued advisors. My name is Jorge and I’m a first year
counselor. I was chosen by the college to live among first-years and serve as a
senior advisor, helping with everything from homesickness to course selection to
finding the laundry room. I’m Jessie Hill. I’m the Dean of this college. I help
students choose classes and explore research and internship opportunities. I
support students through every academic and personal challenge. And I’m Dr. Laurie Santos, the Head of this college. I shape the cultural social and academic events
in the college and I ensure that each student feels welcome. I make sure to get
to know every student in the college one-on-one. Checkmate.
awesome facilities like game rooms with ping pong and pool tables. Common rooms where you can relax, hang out
and unwind with your friends. Play games –
shops, music practice rooms, and workout rooms. Girl: Come on Sam! Come on! Lift that! Come on! And, of course, when you’re craving
that burger, milkshake, or other late night snack, the butteries.
most important spot in any residential college is the dining hall, where you’ll
find great food and great friends. This college has the pizza oven where… Sorry to interrupt. Can we hold for a sec?
probably wondering: How could I possibly afford to go to Yale? Well the good news
is Yale’s need-based financial aid meets one hundred percent of your financial need,
with awards that won’t require you and your family to take out loans. If your
family’s annual income is $65,000 a year or less, then there is no parent
contribution at all. Awards are calculated to include the full cost of
tuition, books, living on campus and personal expenses. Yale even covers its
students to study abroad. My point is: a Yale education is affordable.
For everyone! Within the residential colleges students
live in suites. Bedrooms are attached to common rooms, where you can study and
hang out. Suites range in size from three to twelve students, and you usually share
a bathroom with your roommates, the bath…
OK that’s a wrap for rehearsal. Great job today everyone. Can I talk to
wardrobe backstage? You’ll spend most of your time outside your suite though, participating is some of the hundreds of student organizations at Yale like theater and singing. Singing: Woah – that’s why we chose Yale Make your voice heard in a political group, mock trial or debate. Debater: In today’s
political climate, what we need is more.. Debater: I couldn’t agree more!
Civil discourse! You can join one of Yale’s many dance groups.
every beam and bone as my own, because here I find people who will laugh with
and at me, but always out of love. I find a community that shows up when I ask
them to and especially when I don’t. With every gathering, we build a home that
music course. You might even start your own jazz combo.
different athletic teams. Including varsity, club, and intramural.
over 500 student groups! If you have a passion, you can pursue it!