Welcome Class of 2017!
On Harvest, groups of incoming freshmen spend five days in August on family-owned, organic farms in Connecticut, before the start of on-campus orientation. There, freshmen experience all aspects of farm life, from picking vegetables to baking bread to feeding chickens. Afternoons and evenings usually find students cooling off in local rivers, playing games of zucchini baseball, and hanging out around a campfire. Harvest trips provide a unique opportunity for freshmen to enjoy the outdoors, learn about sustainable agriculture in Connecticut, and make friends, before the start of on-campus orientation and classes at Yale. This year, Harvest trips will run from August 18-23, 2013.
Join us! To see photos from last summer’s trips and meet some of our leaders, check out our Facebook page.
Incoming freshmen can apply for Harvest on the Yale preorientation program website. Click here to register for Harvest.