Bulldog Days 2020 has been cancelled. This is in response to concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in keeping with guidance that Yale has provided in consultation with experts from the Yale Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing; Yale-New Haven Hospital; and local, state, and federal governments.
This is not a decision that we take lightly; Bulldog Days is a highlight of the year for many in the Yale community, and the admissions office staff take great joy in working with current students, faculty, and staff to welcome each new class to campus in April.
Although we are saddened by this news, the admissions team is already hard at work creating exciting opportunities for the Class of 2024 to experience Yale from home this spring. While there’s no substitute for seeing our spectacular campus with their own eyes or bonding with our supportive and diverse community in-person, we will try our best to deliver all the excitement of Bulldog Days through digital platforms.
We will be calling upon members of the Yale community to assist us in these efforts. You may have already signed up to host prefrosh during Bulldog Days, showcase your student group at the extracurricular bazaar, or put on a late-night event; we appreciate your willingness to show the Class of 2024 the best of what Yale has to offer. We’ll be reaching out after spring break with new and exciting ways to engage the next class of Yalies.
Although this news is disappointing, we hope you will join the admissions office in a new experiment in online engagement this spring.