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So the way college system works is that every freshman gets sorted. Fourteen special colleges and our most Russian, too. They do live on old campus. A number of freshman like freshmen get sort of a poly Mary Benjamin Franklin College on DH TD to use right college and cinnamon College with those four colleges Bill expression that you get to live on there, actually in their actual college starts. Four. For you, one of the main. So all those windows Those are essentially dorm rooms. Until most students at Yale lives sweet so information So essentially Yalies have sweet meats. So it's one sweet common room and individual bedrooms, So I'd like you to have here. But a lot of doubles well. So this is actually the main courtyard calling Mary College today, you can see the tower a lot of to tower. I had to have been all the way up there, but I love Teo. Gonna put that on my back. Including other things like Scales park this power words So every college has a student kitchen and one of my favorites of butter. This is the battery for Benjamin Franklin College. Our reporters here. Cool, please. So this is the area where late night A lot of students coming hang out and play ping pong for foosball and just sort of relax a little bit On was also a TV here from the budget here. So? So when my favorite spots to hang out friends and then each buttery has a sort of soup kitchen. Where student workers work about two hours, maybe night, and make greasy hamburgers, cheeseburgers, pancakes with many here. Uh, chicken walking two dollars. Mott sticks twenty five cents each. So this is great. Its very, very cheap time for the Saints. And so I've gotten to hang out, but also these really nice boots. Great. So that is. Randa built hall. And I made this walk very often when I was a freshman. So I lived in that hall over there that is known as AL job. Um, and that's where freshmen that gets sort of disappeared from college left. Um, so But I have a lot of friends that live in Vanderbilt's had always walk down this path. Two friends are gone over there. Sweets so sanitary, excited to go into dinner soon. And this is This is the beautiful here old campus kind of a cloudy day. But you don't see many soon. Sort of walking and making their way back to their rooms after classes. Next, I'm going to show you is dirt fees, which is the snack shop at Gail I'm. So you'll has this incredible offer where if you can't where you can sit down for a full one, you're allowed to go to snacks, will pick up for you, snaps or treats for yourself. I sometimes use my guests right to eat at lunch. And you know at this next to the yogurt chips. Finally, a bunch of goodies that keep me going as Time has come for me to explain Yale's residential college system and housing and how all that works. So every year old student, every Yale College undergrad is placed into one of eels, fourteen residential colleges. So, for example, I am and Jae hee. Although last year I was in trouble and I transferred. But I'll get to that later. S o every student this place into one of these residential colleges and basically what you'll tour guides like to say is that the rest colleges are like microcosms of the Yale community. Each college, like student population, will represent what the Greater Yale looks like. So every residential college has its basic amenities a dining hall, a gym, a library on laundry, a game or a TV room. Basically, anything that, as a college student, you would want to have accessible and at your disposal and your residence hall. But the other cool thing about Yale's residential colleges that each college has its own unique history, traditions culture, For example, Jay has a really fun tradition called Wet Monday, where, I believe the first on the first Monday of March, all of the first year's that live in far known back in old campus. They come with buckets of water and like water guns and water balloons at midnight, and they storm the gates of Jay. And basically, basically, they're trying to get into the common room, trying to get into the entryways. And I can't the upperclassmen wet with the water that they have. But of course, they lose every year because Thie upperclassman is just dump buckets of water outside, you know, into the courtyard and onto the unsuspecting first years. But that's a really fun tradition that we do every year, and it's something that's unique to Jay on. A lot of colleges have, um, fun, little traditions and weird things that they do. Each college has a dean and ahead of college, and the deemed typically presides over the academics of the students, whereas the head of college presides over the social life and social well being and social cohesion of the college. And both of these people live in the college with the students, so they're very accessible. So unless you're placed into Silman, Timothy Dwight Benjamin Franklin are palling. Murray colleges. For your first year, you live on old campus and you live with other members of your class that are in the same college as you are on. Before you get to campus, you fill out a survey. It's very brief and asked you if you're a morning person if you like to listen to music loudly home if you're messy or meat, and then the university collects all that data, and then they put you into sweet according to your college and your preferences. If your place in one of the four colleges that I mentioned before you live in the college your first year and that's mostly due to space, there's just enough space in those colleges Toehold for class ears. But if not, if you live on old campus for your first year, you're second year. You move into your actual residential college. And the exciting thing about your second year is that you get to choose your suite mates. So a lot of people decide to stay with this sweet that the university aside them, because usually it ends up working out. But you can also decide to split up your sweet. You can join a different suite. The thing is, you you live with people in your college, or you can do what I did, which is I trance. It's heard colleges. So my first year I was placed into Trumbull College, so I lived in Bingham Hall on old campus with five incredible young woman. However, I found so much love, support, friendship and community and Farnum Hall, which is where the J E. The Jonathan Edward Edwards Kidsday on DH It just so happened that all my friends were in J. So I realized halfway through my first year that I really wanted to live with my friends. So I applied to transfer colleges. And now I'm in Jonathan Edwards and I got, too, and I'm living with whom My best friends And there goes my pencil hum and it's honestly, I'm so happy that I transferred colleges. I wasn't unhappy it Trumbull. I just really wanted to go live with my friends. And I think at the end of the day, that's the beauty of the residential. College system is that even though Yale can be a pretty big and almost intimidating space, you can always return to your small community and your rest college. But college is a RH, typically pretty small, so um, I know almost everyone and that I know almost everyone who lives in J because we're a Great. So we think that due time with bad words college. It is often called the richest colleges, but that's a pretty small courtyard. So I beg you here is really nice. It's a little bit right, but in the summer. To be occupied. Q. You really called? Swing with it, right? Four. I just coming from a stranger. Great because this library so let's get to it that were coming to the really pretty part of Captain across campus. Yeah. Is it correctly and flag? Oh, great. Yeah. Way have Iranian flag so I'm breaking clouds world colleges. To the center of campus. Your place as a freshman. You're pretty. There's a lot of class. We'll either be right here for me else else home. And to your left is we'll have a ball. I also now. Here is the most reasonably fast library it is girls So I'm gonna give you, like tour of my sweet that way Sweet So rooms connected by one common room on And I live in a sex test So it's I live with myself and five other people and we're sextet of four singles and one double. I thought Lucky and I have a suit. It's beautiful. And I'm gonna show you right now, Teo. This is go away. This is Ollie and Daisy. And this is a common room. This is the room that connects us all way. Have caps that we bought off free for sale for one hundred dollars. It also pulls out into super is our window looks out into the courtyard. How beautiful. We have a little succulent garden. And, um, I believe that we just kissed yesterday, and I'm not sure how this caution wet floor. So I got into our suite a mystery. We bought an orchid for way too. And then down here it's appears besides these two singles. So let me show you to my room. So this is my room. It is for you to fall. So welcome to my friend. Let me show you around. This is my door nearer. This is starts. Spaces, clothes, jewelry. Here's my deaths. Here's my bed from my window. I have a little cart thing that I'm thinking about what you do with yet shoot and my closet, so the things in this room that was provided by the university. Wass bed. The desk, The closet. Yes, sir. This is my room. Great. So we are now at the center of Deal's off campus. So beginning point, actually, where I served monster from here, you're used to where you will live. So this is Maine. Where Lim's. That's something that we have to write college. Benjamin Franklin. Holy Mary. So there you have watched Hall. Here. Find a bill calls good. This is your style's college. It was open in nineteen sixty two. Let it be known for having the best diving for it has been incredible pizza of them on. Many people come here just for the pizza, and that is where the dining hall, usually if it's right there. If we walk a little bit more, you could see Payne Whitney, chairman of the painting. Jim, is yelled largest with him. Bradley was originally meant to be commissioned as a church. What? You have to use it as a gym, Not sure what history there is, but it is one of the largest college nations we are where in the world. But so this is we're now in Benjamin Franklin called So now we're going to take a tour of old campus. Old campus is where most of the first year's live. There are a lot of different halls. Residence halls on old campus, for example, the one behind Mia's Durfee. The one right here is Lingam right hall, and each resident hall corresponds to a certain residential college. So last year I was in trouble, so I lived in being home. But so, yeah, let's let's see a little bit of campus. A lot of cool events happened on old campus. For example, our annual spring fling, where we invite musical artist to come perform concerts for us happened right here. Martine Marvin Chun just held a bulldog bash at the beginning of the year, Um, where he invited a salsa band and a deejay to come and play at the beginning of the school year so that we could all reunite and talk about our summers and dance and have a lot of fun. There was a beer garden. There is a kettle corn station. Some pizza was a lot of lot of fun. Well, I have some very bad news. We've reached the end of our tour. It's been so much fun. I just want to think every single one of you for watching this and for sharing this journey with me. I wish that I had more time to show you everything that the university has to offer, because I haven't even really scratched the surface of what Yale is and of course, something that a lot of people say. But I think this rings true is that there are so many different versions of Yale. There's so many different versions of every university in college because, really, at the end of the day, it's what the student makes of it. Mom, and for me, my experience at Yale has been so incredibly terrific. I have not only grown intellectually and academically, but I've also grown as a person. I've met the coolest, most dope people here. Um, and I have the pleasure of calling them my son, my closest friends. So I want to leave you all with one last piece of advice. Well, I guess it's two pieces of advice wrapped up into one. We'll see you first. It's to do what you love. I think Ali said this in their interview. But if you have something that you're passionate about, you need to follow it with reckless abandon. Don't hurt yourself or anyone else, but do what you love. I mean, if you like to play the mandolin, you play the mandolin and you put that on your college app and use it in a video. If you have perfected the art of the grilled cheese sandwich and that's something that you genuinely love to do, tell them about it. Put it in your app, because at the end of the day, colleges want to say, See what makes you you. And if play the mandolin or making a really slapping girl cheese in, which is what makes you you, that's what they're going to want. Honesty. My last piece of advice is, too, and I guess this kind of fold into the first one. But it's to make sure that you're taking time for yourself. This whole process can be so incredibly draining, intimidating, scary, just so stressful. I want you to make sure that every day you're taking a few minutes to do something that just relaxes you whether that's scrolling on Twitter or taking a nap, reading some books, hanging out with friends or family, make sure that you're taking time for yourself because you need to keep healthy And same. Yeah. So if you have, you've liked this. If you've enjoyed this tour, make sure that you show your friends or anyone else who's interested in Yale. Um, and if you have any other questions, things that I didn't touch on, I think all of this information will most of the information I did give you guys some inside scoops, but, ah, lot of information should be found on the Yale admissions website. Would you couldjust find by Google and Yale admissions? But yeah, I wish you all the best of luck and your college process. Stay safe. Stay. Same. Stay beautiful. Stay refreshed. And yeah, maybe I'll see a few of you as Haley's Come next fall. So thank you again by Booth. Also tour Secret tour. 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