Virtual Open House for Admitted Students

Dear Accepted Students:

Welcome to Yale University Divinity School’s Self-Paced Virtual Open House. I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well during these very challenging times. My warmest congratulations on your acceptance to YDS, a place where we “Inspire the Minds that Inspire the World”. Know that this is no small accomplishment students! It demonstrates that you are among a select group of individuals we believe represent the future of YDS and the world. Your admission to YDS epitomizes so much more than simply another milestone in a graduate program application process. This marks the beginning of a new, epic journey of extraordinary and untold possibilities for you. Should you come to YDS, your colleagues will be among some of the brightest and most creative of our time. Coming from every corner of the world, coming together to create an exciting community of brilliant and bold visionaries with a passion for the possible, all united in a quest to make a global difference.

Since we cannot host you physically on our campus, we have decided to bring open house to you. As such, we have designed a virtual event to (i) introduce you to some key members of our community and (ii) provide you with information and resources to give you a broad overview of YDS. View it all at your leisure and I hope you will find it informative, helpful and even enjoyable. We hope that you will decide to join our extraordinarily supportive family that is YDS and I will look forward to personally welcoming you in the Fall! Take care of yourselves and be safe and well.  I have to go now because Dean Sterling is signaling he is anxiously waiting to greet you below!


Dean Randall

Note, if you have trouble viewing any of the videos on this page, you can also find them all on the YDS YouTube playlist here.