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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

In 2019-20, 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 will include a host of lectures, exhibitions, and performances throughout the academic year.  Learn more about the initiative.

Exhibitions