Summer Peer Advising for the Class of 2026

Welcome Class of 2026!

Introducing the Yale College Summer Peer Advising Program

You will have many opportunities to receive guidance and advice beginning in late August and during the academic year. Many of those opportunities officially begin on August 29 and are spelled out elsewhere on this website (college advisers, the Academic Fair, residential college deans, first-year counselors, directors of undergraduate studies, and more).

Other students prefer to email questions to first-year.affairs@yale.edu.

But between June 20-August 19, you also have the opportunity to schedule 15” virtual meetings with peer advisers through the Yale College’s summer peer advising program for the Class of 2026.

Who?

The summer peer advisers in the program are recently graduated seniors who served as 2021-2022 first-year counselors (“FroCos”) in their residential colleges. They are also supported by members of the Yale College Dean’s Office.

Click here for mini-bios of the 2022 summer peer advisers.

What?

The summer peer advisers are available to answer your questions about distributional requirements, crafting a balanced course schedule, majors and certificates in Yale College, tutoring, and other academic matters.

Then, once you arrive on campus in late August, you’ll be connected to in-person advising from your academic-year advisers.

When?

You may choose from three advising blocks a day, seven days a week:

  • 11:00 a.m., 11:20 a.m., and 11:40 a.m. (Eastern Time)
  • 3:00 p.m., 3:20 p.m., and 3:40 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • 9:00 p.m., 9:20 p.m., and 9:40 p.m. (Eastern Time)

The summer peer advising calendar runs from June 20 to August 19, 2022. 

How to Sign Up

Use this link to sign up for a one-on-one advising appointment in one of the three daily advising blocks. It will bring you to the Microsoft Teams summer peer advising program calendar.

Microsoft Teams is also the summer peer advising program’s videoconferencing platform. You will receive an email with the link to your video meeting once you book your appointment through the Microsoft Teams calendar.

Not familiar with Microsoft Teams? An online tutorial may be found here. Please familiarize yourself with it prior to your appointment.

For Technical Issues with Microsoft Teams

For technical issues with Microsoft Teams, please contact Ms. Madeline Cavanaugh, Office of Undergraduate Education, at madeline.cavanaugh@yale.edu