New Student Outreach & Programming

Not only does the House serve as a large network of support for our new students, we also welcome pre-college and prospective students to come visit us on their campus tours so that they can get a glimpse of student life at the House. For information on any of these offerings, please contact afamhouse@yale.edu.

Pre-College & Prospective Students

The House and our student organizations host events during Multicultural Open House and Bulldog Days to give prospective and admitted students a taste of life at the House and Yale. 

[NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, BULLDOG DAYS WILL NOT BE HELD ON CAMPUS AS IN PAST YEARS, BUT THE HOUSE AND ITS STUDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS ARE OFFERING VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS TO CONNECT WITH AND LEARN ABOUT LIFE AT YALE! ADMITTED STUDENTS WHO SELF-IDENTIFY AS BEING OF THE BLACK/AFRICAN DIASPORA AND WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE HOUSE AND OUR UNDERGRADS’ EXPERIENCES SHOULD BE SURE TO JOIN THE BLACK STUDENT LIFE AT YALE COMMUNITY ON THE YALE ADMITTED STUDENTS NETWORK HERECLICK HERE FOR CLASS OF 2024 GENERAL INFO. YOU CAN ALSO SUBMIT GENERAL QUESTIONS AND BE CONNECTED WITH OUR PEER LIAISONS AND STUDENT LEADERS BY EMAILING US AT AFAMHOUSE@YALE.EDU.

  • For the House’s 2020 Virtual Bulldog Days schedule, please click here

Additionally, the House offers student panel discussions and center tours to middle and high school visitors. To request a House tour, email AfAmHouse@yale.edu

[NOTE: DUE TO CONCERNS RE: COVID-19, THE HOUSE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND HOUSE VISITS WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN SPRING 2020.

Please click here for our virtual tour.

Peer Liaison Program

Peer Liaisons (PLs) are upperlevel students who help mentor and connect First Year students to the wealth of support and programming initiatives based in the Afro-American Cultural Center, the Asian American Cultural Center, the La Casa: Latino Cultural Center, the Native American Cultural Center, the Office of International Students and Scholars, and the Office of LGBTQ Resources, the University Chaplain’s Office; across the University; and New Haven.

In addition to holding individual mentoring sessions and “family” activities to help facilitate their mentees’ smooth transition to college, the House’s PLs work together coordinate events for our first year students based around academic success and cultural/social engagement. Events include a semesterly bluebooking party (for course selection), mall trip for winter gear, movie nights and roller skating parties, city outings, and the House’s annual Broadway trip.

Apply to be a Peer Liaison

Check back in January 2021 for applications for 2021-2022.