Welcome

FOCUS: Focusing Our Conscious Urban Service on New Haven

Welcome, Yale College classes of 2020, 2021, and Eli Whitney students! We’re so excited to meet you this August!

FOCUS on New Haven takes first-years, sophomores, transfer students, and Eli Whitney students on a 6-day exploration of the urban landscape that exists within and beyond the Yale campus. Students will make new friends as they get to know the beautiful city of New Haven, from fun city-wide events to local art and architecture to community organizing efforts. Through a guest speaker series, guided discussions, and daily engagement with local community organizations, FOCUS encourages students to think about ways in which they can better understand and have a sustainable impact on the city Yale calls home.

It is important to note that the first-year program is separate from the sophomore, transfer, and Eli Whitney program, but that the two run parallel to each other. The two concurrent programs have different themes and are framed specifically for these different populations with distinct perspectives on Yale and New Haven.

Poke around our website for more information! Incoming first-years, please apply here. Incoming sophomores, transfers, and Eli Whitney students please apply here. We will accept people on a rolling basis until all spots are filled, so apply as soon as you can! If you have any questions, please email Olivia Paschal and Margaret Kellogg at focus@dwighthall.org or call Margaret Kellogg at 202-744-3657Thank you!

Tweet about this year’s program using #FOCUS2017.