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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  1. Twenty-Twenty-Fun Night
  2. Game Room Tournament
  3. College Aide Applications
  4. Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) Award
  5. Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship
  6. Spring New Student Group Registration (YCDO)
  7. The Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes for Seniors and Sophomores

Please refer to the Morse College Calendar for upcoming events! 


I. Twenty-Twenty-Fun Night

Sophomores!! You are all invited to Twenty-Twenty-Fun Night, a bonding event at the Q Clubhouse this Friday, January 18th from 10pm-1am.  Dress code is a “step below semi-formal,” and you are more than welcome to bring a non-Morse sophomore as a guest (just email if you plan on doing so).


II. Game Room Tournament

There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game, unless of course one is talking about the revived Morse Game Room Tournament. Do you dream of being immortalized on a plaque? Do you just want to come for the free snacks and fun? Glory might be yours on Saturday, January 26th at 2:00PM.

Sign up your team of 3-6 Morsels here.  Detailed rules will be announced soon. 


III. College Aide Applications

Are you excited to be in Morse College? Have you ever wondered how you could be Morse involved in the college community? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then the position of College Aide is for you! Not only are College Aides at the center of the college, but they get paid for it too! Aides are crucial in ensuring that the college runs smoothly. They interact extensively with Head of College Panter-Brick and the Head’s Senior Administrative Assistant-II, Mary Powers. College Aides are important in shaping Morse and are often the face of the college. If you are interested, please stop by the Head of College’s Office and see Mary or send her an email at


IV. Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) Award

Do you want to apply for a Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) Award in the residential colleges? The Council of the Heads of College has an application for CPA Awards on the CPA website.

There you will find application and award guidelines.  As in the past, successful proposals should have strong connections with the residential colleges, and the Treasurer of each project must be a member of the sponsoring college. Students are expected to consult with Heads of College prior to submitting applications for CPA awards.  The application will open on Wednesday, January 2nd.  All applications for this cycle must be submitted online by Monday, January 21st at 4pm.  College Offices will announce awards in early February. See the CPA guidelines website and the CPA treasurer’s guidelines website for more information.


V. Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship

The Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship seeks outstanding Yale undergraduate, graduate and professional students not in their final year of study to work with organizations that promote economic growth, human development, and neighborhood vitality in New Haven. The deadline to apply is January 18th, 2019.

  • Earn $5,400 to $8,400 based on experience, degree pending and weeks worked. 
  • Fellowship placements range from 8-11 weeks from the end of May through August.
  • All students may apply for placements proposed by local non-profit and public sector organizations that are posted on the PPSF website. 

For more information and application materials, log on to the PPSF website or contact Karen King ( 


VI. Spring New Student Group Registration

Season’s Greetings! The Yale College Dean’s Office is excited to share that Spring New Student Group Registration and Re-Registration Period will open early this year, beginning December 17, 2018, and will close on February 1, 2019. Registering during the Spring New Student Group Registration and Re-Registration Period will allow organizations to remain active through the remainder of this academic year (2018-2019). You may be interested in this registration period if you are a:

NEW ORGANIZATION: If you are ready to launch your new organization, you may use this registration period to take the first steps toward becoming an officially registered organization with the Yale College Dean’s Office and gain registration privileges. Following registration, you will be contacted to begin the year-long onboarding process.

PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED ORGANIZATION WHO HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVE FOR SEVERAL SEMESTERS: If you are interested in re-establishing a previously registered group, you may re-register with the YCDO during this period. Please send an email to prior to beginning the online registration so we can provide you with access to your organization’s previous application and portal.

PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED ORGANIZATION THAT MISSED FALL REGISTRATION: If you are a previously established group who missed the fall deadline and as a result had your Yale Connect portal de-registered, you may re-register with the YCDO during this period. Please reach out to your Student Organization Consultant (SOC) or send an email to prior to beginning online registration so we can provide you with access to your organization’s previous application and portal.

Groups who successfully registered in the fall need not re-register during this period. We will begin approving spring registrations upon our return from the winter break. For information about registration and application questions, benefits of registration, the on-boarding process, and more, please visit the student organizations registration website:


VII. The Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes for Seniors and Sophomores

In order to encourage undergraduates to collect books, build their own libraries, and read for pleasure and education, Adrian Van Sinderen (YC 1910) established two prizes— one for seniors and one for sophomores— in 1957. The Senior Prize is $1,000, and the Sophomore Prize is $700. For more information, including instructions and the application form, visit Application materials are due by 5 pm on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Selected collections will be examined by appointment before spring vacation: please be prepared to show the judges the most significant portion of the collection.