In the fall of 2017, Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray Colleges will open their gates and welcome the first members of their respective communities, increasing enrollment in Yale College by 800 students over the next four years.

Beyond the building of the new colleges, planning for this historic expansion has touched on nearly every aspect of life in Yale College as it meets the needs of the growing undergraduate population.

This site serves as a resource for the Yale community to learn about the planning for the expansion, starting with information about the new colleges, with more information added as it becomes available.


December 9, 2016
The deans of the new residential colleges have been announced by Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway. Jessie Royce Hill will serve as dean of Benjamin Franklin College, and...