Information for Yale College Seniors

Information for Yale College Seniors

Diplomas

The registrar will send an email in February with instructions to visit sfas.yale.edu/sis to confirm the listing of your name and degree. If you require corrections, print out the form “Diploma Name and Degree Verification.” Enter your corrections, sign, and submit the form in person or by fax to the Registrar’s office, 246 Church Street, 3rd floor. Fax: 203-432-8644.

Corrections are due by April 3. 

Walking at Commencement

If you are a Yale College student completing your degree earlier than May 2022 or shortly after, and you would like to walk with the Class of 2022 at Commencement, please contact your residential college dean’s office.

Senior Class Dues

Senior Class Dues are $120.00. They can be paid with a check payable to “Yale University” or exact amount of cash and delivered to Betty Jane Schiller at the Yale College Business Office, 55 Whitney Ave. Suite 630, 6th floor from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. When the payment has been made, you will be included on the email PanList for notifications about upcoming class events. The Senior Class Officers will instruct you how to obtain your senior class dues sticker.

Baccalaureate Protocol

Sit immediately when you reach your seat in Woolsey Hall. Stand when the President’s party enters. When the President sits, you sit. 

Commencement Protocol

When you reach your designated seats on Old Campus, sit immediately. Rise after the Dean of Yale College presents candidates for your degree. When all candidates for bachelors’ degrees are standing, the President will confer degrees “as designated by the Dean;” and student marshals will go forward to accept symbolic diplomas. When they return to their places,  sit down. Following the benediction, stand until the President and members of the Yale Corporation have left the platform. Follow your dean back to your residential college to receive your diploma.

Academic attire should be worn over appropriate dark clothing. Please refrain from taking pictures during the procession.

Senior Photos & Yearbook Information

For information regarding senior photos and the yearbook please visit the Yale Banner website.