Yeh College, located south of Poe Field, will open its doors to undergraduate students in fall 2022. This new college will integrate into a vibrant community-building residential college environment that will provide students with a home to support their educational needs. Asif Ghazanfar, professor of psychology and neuroscience, has been named head of NCE. Alexis Andres, currently the dean of Whitman College, has been named NCE’s inaugural dean. As the next generation of residential colleges, Yeh will accommodate and support an increasingly diverse undergraduate population.
Yeh will provide opportunities and resources similar to those provided at the other six colleges, such as resident graduate students, a faculty-in-residence, dining halls with private dining rooms, communal kitchens, and college office suites to maximize formal and informal interactions with students.
Yeh college is comprised of four “tower” buildings, six to seven stories high, with connections between towers at the lower levels. Public and community spaces are located on the ground floors, with residential floors above.
There are also a number of unique spaces throughout the complex, intended for shared use.
On the residential floors,
Yeh College has its own dining hall, seating up to 250 persons, adjacent to a shared servery with NCW. The servery contains multiple food “platforms” including an East Asian station, a grille, a “hearth” area with comfort foods, and a salad and sandwich station.
The two dining halls are separated by a fully enclosed courtyard, which can be used by both colleges in nice weather for seating. In addition, each dining hall opens to a courtyard between dorm towers. NCE opens to a landscape with a “bosquet” arrangement of planted trees.
You and your roommate(s) may configure the furniture in your room or suite any way you like, but all of the furniture must remain in the room for the year. Standard furnishings include: