Yale School of the Environment
Student Handbook 2022-2023


This Handbook has been compiled by the YSE Student Affairs Office to acquaint you with the resources of the School, its academic programs and regulations, and the responsibilities that come with being a member of the YSE family of students, staff, and faculty. This handbook should be referred to as the need arises.

It is the goal of the Student Affairs Office to assist you during your time here as a student. We especially invite you to visit with Associate Dean of Student Affairs Andrés Fernández or Associate Director of Student Affairs Lauren Horner if you have any questions about the program, any personal or confidential issues, or if there is any incident that occurs to your person or personal belongings while on campus, in New Haven, or while you are traveling.

The School is proud that the people you will meet here comprise a very diverse mix of cultures and backgrounds from around the globe. Our international composition contributes immensely to the academic and social fabric of daily life here. Mutual respect among colleagues of differing social, religious, and ethnic values is expected. Beyond that, however, we hope that you contribute and embrace the intercultural milieu of the School.

COVID-19 Information

For the most up-to-date Yale and YSE information and policies related to adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the following links:

Please contact Student Affairs (studentaffairs.yse@yale.edu) or Academic Affairs (academicaffairs.yse@yale.edu) for questions or additional information.

*Amendments may be made at any time during the 2022-23 Academic Year