Announcing Yeh College, Princeton's Seventh Residential College

May 12, 2022
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TO: All Undergraduate Students, Faculty, and Staff

FROM: Jill Dolan, Dean of the College
            W. Rochelle Calhoun, Vice President for Campus Life
            Chad Klaus, Vice President for University Services

RE: Yeh College Named as Princeton’s Seventh Residential College 

May 11, 2022

Dear Students and Colleagues,

We’re delighted to tell you that the University has announced the naming of Yeh College, thanks to a generous gift from alumnus James Yeh ’87 and his wife, Jaimie Yeh, in the Venture Forward campaign.

Yeh College—previously called New College East—will become Princeton’s seventh residential college.  The new college advances one of Princeton’s highest priorities, which is to expand the undergraduate population so that more students will realize the benefit of a Princeton education and prepare to serve the nation and humanity after they graduate.  We look forward to the diversity and vitality of a larger undergraduate community.

Our residential colleges define campus life at Princeton.  The seven colleges promote student identity formation by offering careful, thoughtful academic and co-curricular advising and a strong web of support for all undergraduate students.  Each college boasts idiosyncratic yet unified living and learning environments that encourage students’ intellectual and co-curricular exploration and their diverse and vibrant social networks.

Following the opening of Yeh College and New College West (NCW) this fall, the University will begin construction of Hobson College on the site of what’s now First College.  The First College student community and staff—led by faculty head of college AnneMarie Luijendijk (Religion) and dean Anne Caswell-Klein—will relocate to NCW.  Faculty head of college Asif Ghazanfar (Psychology) and dean Alexis Andres will lead Yeh College; they’re now gathering a new staff in eager anticipation of Yeh’s opening in August.

The names of our residential colleges become part of Princeton’s vernacular, part our campus identity, and ultimately, part of the University’s history.  We’re so pleased that students will make Yeh College their Princeton home beginning this fall. Yeh College represents everything we hope for our students’ experiences in their residential living and learning communities.  We look forward to inviting all of you to enjoy its warmth and inclusivity.

Our best,

Dean Jill Dolan, V.P. W. Rochelle Calhoun, & V.P. Chad Klaus