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    Celebrating the Anniversaries of the First Women Students at Yale

    Undergraduates working at the Center for Engineering, Innovation & Design, 2015.

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    Celebrating the Anniversaries of the First Women Students at Yale

    Studio painting class circa 1900-1920. The School of the Fine Arts began admitting women in 1869, the year it opened. Image from Yale University Manuscripts & Archives.

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    Celebrating the Anniversaries of the First Women Students at Yale

    Lunch at Berkeley Dining Hall, 1971. Image from Yale University Manuscripts & Archives.

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    Celebrating the Anniversaries of the First Women Students at Yale

    School of Nursing graduates in 1938 and circa 1980s. Images from Yale University Manuscripts & Archives.

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    Celebrating the Anniversaries of the First Women Students at Yale

    Studying at Sterling Memorial Library, circa 1970s. Image from Yale University Manuscripts & Archives.

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    Celebrating the Anniversaries of the First Women Students at Yale

    At home in the residential college, circa late 1970s to early 1980s. Images from Yale University Manuscripts & Archives.

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    Celebrating the Anniversaries of the First Women Students at Yale

    First-year students at Directed Studies Orientation, 2015.

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    Celebrating the Anniversaries of the First Women Students at Yale

    Women’s Table by Maya Lin, ’81 B.A., ’86 M.Arch., outside Sterling Memorial Library. Dedicated October 1993.

Welcome

Between September 2019 and November 2020, Yale is commemorating the 50th anniversary of coeducation in Yale College and the 150th anniversary of women students at the university. This campus-wide celebration —50WomenAtYale150— will include a host of lectures, exhibitions, and performances throughout the academic year. Learn more about the initiative.

Featured Events

Manahatta - East Coast Premiere
January 24 - February 15, 2020

A Raisin in the Sun
March 13 - April 4, 2020