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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 September 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— includes an abundance of lectures, exhibitions, and performances throughout the anniversary year. Learn more about the initiative.


We are virtual!  Although all Yale in-person events are cancelled or postponed, you can join us in experiencing the anniversary year on the web.  This summer, we are creating a wealth of exciting new content and programming that you can access here.  Additionally, during the past fall and winter, every school, a host of departments, and an array of organizations sponsored more than 100 events, publications, performances, and exhibitions in connection with the anniversaries - and you will find much of this extraordinary material here to explore.


Join the Yale Alumni Association in celebrating 150 Years of Women at Yale. This virtual symposium, from September 24-27, 2020, features a vibrant array of Yale women in conversation on topics vital to our times, including the climate change crisis, inequality, the future of democracy, and the power of women’s voices in national and global discourse. From world leaders to emerging talents, the symposium spotlights our alumnae who are making an impact in their fields.
Thursday, September 24:  3-6 p.m. EDT
Friday, September  25:  3-6 p.m. EDT
Saturday, September 26:  12-3 p.m. EDT
Sunday, September 27:  1-2:30 p.m. EDT

View more information and register for this event here.