Welcome Class of 2025!
Harvest is Yale’s pre-orientation program for students excited about food, farming, and community. During Harvest, groups of Yale College students spend a few days farming and camping on sustainably stewarded land across the state. Participants experience all aspects of farm life, from harvesting fruites to planting fall crops, to cooking and processing fresh produce. Afternoons and evenings might find students cooling off in a pond, playing volleyball, or sharing s’mores around a campfire. A Harvest trip provides a great opportunity for students to enjoy the outdoors, learn about agriculture in Connecticut, and make a close group of friends before the start of Yale. Harvest is designed for first-year, transfer students, and Eli Whitney students of all backgrounds; no farming experience is necessary.
Applications for pre-orientation programs open on June 1, 2021 and will close on July 1, 2021.
Harvest will begin on Monday, August 23 and culminate on Friday, August 27.
Harvest is run by the Yale Sustainable Food Program. For more information, please email the student coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see photos from previous trips and meet some of our student leaders, check out our Facebook page.