Multicultural Open House

Celebrate diversity and inclusion at Yale.

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The 2020 Yale Multicultural Open House was transformed from a one-day on-campus program into two weeks of live online events! Experience Yale’s cultural centers, student groups, academic opportunities, and resource centers, through panels, performances, and showcases.

Hundreds of Yale community members re-created the events that typically draw high school students and families to New Haven into virtual experiences accessible to all from home. Explore recordings from the fall 2020 virtual Multicultural Open House below. 

Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 27 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Multicultural Open House Kickoff - Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, welcomes prospective students and their families to Yale’s first virtual Multicultural Open House. Yale leaders will join Dean Quinlan to provide an introduction to Yale's vibrant diverse community and a preview of future events.

Monday, September 28 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Diversity of Experience: Research, Resources, and More at Yale - Yale undergraduates pursue research opportunities across all disciplines: in science labs; at the Yale School of Medicine; with renowned scholars in the humanities; and with organizations that promote social justice. This panel will highlight student-advisor research pairings and share undergraduate-led research projects.

Tuesday, September 29 4:30 – 5:30 EDT
Asian American Cultural Center Open House - The Asian American Cultural Center supports the thriving Asian and Asian American presence at Yale. The AACC honors the vibrant and complex cultures, histories, and experiences of the Asian and Asian American community at Yale. Meet students and staff who are active at the center and learn more about the center's communities, activities, and support programs.

Wednesday, September 30 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
'Who is Taking Care of My Student?' Panel - The transition to college involves the whole family. Learn about the academic, social, and emotional support Yale students receive from their residential colleges and many campus resource centers. Hear from dedicated Yale staff about how their offices help students thrive after they arrive.   

Thursday, October 1 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
La Casa Cultural: the Latinx Cultural Center Open House - La Casa Cultural de Julia de Burgos, the Latinx Cultural Center at Yale, offers Yale students and community members a rich variety of social, academic, and cultural resources in a vibrant and welcoming environment. La Casa promotes a sense of unity among Latinx people at Yale, and supports Yale students in matters of scholarship, identity exploration, leadership, and social awareness. Meet students and staff who are active at the center and learn more about the center's communities, activities, and support programs.

Friday, October 2 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Life at Yale: Current Student Panel - What is student life like this year at Yale? What’s there to do on campus (or remotely) and how do students get involved? Student panelists with diverse interests and backgrounds will share a candid look at Yale's undergraduate life. 

Sunday, October 4 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Student Performance Group Showcase - Yale has more than 400 student organizations, including nearly 100 performing groups. Join current students as they share recorded performances from many of Yale's performing groups. 

Monday, October 5 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Afro-American Cultural Center Open HouseThe Afro-American Cultural Center is a community of African American scholar-leaders committed to preserving and promoting the historical, cultural, intellectual and social movement traditions of the African Diaspora. The House supports students in their development as scholars, leaders, people of service. Meet students and staff who are active at the center and learn more about the center's communities, activities, and support programs.

Tuesday, October 6 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Residential College Life Panel - The residential college system is at the heart of the Yale undergraduate experience. Hear more about the residential college experience from the students who live within their walls. Learn more about the spaces, events, and traditions that make the colleges integral to student life. 

Wednesday October 7 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
First-Generation Low-Income Community Initiative Open House The Community Initiative supports Yale's first-generation, low-income (FGLI) students financially, academically, and socially. It also empowers FGLI student leaders to enact cultural change on campus. Meet students and staff who are active with the Community Initiative and hear real talk about the FGLI experience at Yale. 

Thursday October 8 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Native American Cultural Center Open HouseThe Native American Cultural Center supports a prominent and thriving Indigenous presence at Yale College. The Center fosters a sense of community for students, one that involves encouragement, mentoring, and service. NACC cultivates student identity and leadership through such shared values as accountability, transparency, assertiveness, and honesty, and pride in culture. Meet students and staff who are active at the center and learn more about the center's communities, activities, and support programs.

Saturday October 10 2:00pm - 3:00pm
This Has Been the MOHst Fun: Closing Ceremony with Admissions and Financial Aid - Wrap up the Multicultural Open House experience with representatives from Yale's Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid and Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Learn about affordability and get advice on navigating the college application process.

  • students at gathering
    Afro American Cultural Center
  • students taking picture
    Asian-American Cultural Center
  • studnet running
    La Casa Cultural
  • dancer performing
    NACC Powwow
  • students with sign
    1st Gen Yale