A Mission to Expand Yale College

May 21, 2014
With the record-breaking gift from Charles B. Johnson ’54, Yale is edging closer to building its new colleges. A number of enthusiastic donors have joined the effort to help close the funding gap.

Historic $250 Million Contribution

September 30, 2013
Charles B. Johnson ’54 has committed $250 million toward the construction of two new residential colleges. This gift, the largest in Yale history, brings the university’s goal to expand Yale College within reach.

Architect Announced

September 4, 2008
Yale has selected Robert A.M. Stern Architects to design the new residential colleges. Led by Robert Stern ’65 M.Arch., dean of Yale's School of Architecture since 1998, the firm brings design excellence and Yale knowledge.

Central Location, Community Integration

June 8, 2008
The new residential colleges will sit just south of Ingalls Rink. Linking the center of campus with Science Hill, these facilities will anchor one of the most active areas of Yale’s campus.

Expanding Yale College

June 6, 2008
On June 6, 2008, the Yale Corporation approved the construction of two new residential colleges. This historic decision opens Yale College to a greater number of students than ever before, even as related investments add new capacity for teaching and research across the campus.

Preparing More Students for Leadership

April 7, 2008
The Yale Corporation has voted to increase the enrollment of Yale College with the creation of two new residential colleges.

Creating Connections That Last a Lifetime

January 1, 2005
The residential college system is designed to support communities of students and faculty. Each of Yale’s twelve colleges is distinct in design and character, but together they share a common purpose and a eighty-year tradition.