Welcome Class of 2023!

On Harvest, groups of incoming first-years spend five days in August on family-owned farms in Connecticut. There, first-years experience all aspects of farm life, from picking vegetables to baking bread to rigging boulders to feeding chickens. Afternoons and evenings usually find students cooling off in local rivers and ponds, exploring the CT landscape, or hanging out around a campfire. Harvest trips provide a unique opportunity for first-years to enjoy the outdoors, make friends, and learn about sustainable agriculture in Connecticut before the start of on-campus orientation and classes at Yale.

This program is run by the Yale Sustainable Food Program. Dates for 2019 are pending.

To see photos from previous trips and meet some of our student leaders, check out our Facebook page.

Incoming first-years can register for Harvest on the Yale pre-orientation program website. Click here to register for Harvest on OrgSync. (Scroll to the bottom and click ‘Begin Form.’)