Coming to Yale College is exciting and for new students, the unknown may create a little anxiety. All students look forward to successfully adjusting to the new environment that they quickly begin to call home. In the Cultural Connections program (CC), freshmen participate in a week of activities intended to facilitate their transition to Yale. CC is designed to introduce freshmen to Yale’s cultural resources as well as to explore the diversity of student experiences on the Yale campus, with emphasis on the experiences of traditionally underrepresented students and issues related to racial identity. Activities include discussions with faculty experts in the concepts of ethnicity, nationality, and race; panels on academic expectations by faculty; presentations on campus life by students; and group visits to local points of interest such as the Yale College cultural centers, local and University museums and parks.