Welcome Class of 2021!
On Harvest, groups of incoming first-year students spend five days in August on family-owned farms in Connecticut, before the start of on-campus orientation. There, first-years 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 first-years 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 program is run by the Yale Sustainable Food Program.