Welcome, Hopper Class of 2026!

Dear HoppFrosh,

We are delighted that Grace Hopper College will be your home-away-from-home at Yale. Welcome, from both of us! As Head and Dean, we work together to oversee college culture and operations, and students’ trajectories and well-being throughout their four years at Yale. Take a peek at this website for more about who we are and what we do, and while you’re at it, check out Hopper’s general awesomeness!

Your First-year Counselor (lovingly known as your ‘FroCo’), one of a group of fabulous seniors who will be living with your class, will be supremely well-versed in all things Yale. The FroCos help all incoming students make the transition to college. In addition to providing advice about academics, your counselor can help with personal queries, including even what to pack as you plan for that August move-in.

You’ll also be assigned an advisor from among the Fellowship of Grace Hopper College shortly before fall semester begins. Advisors are knowledgeable about overall academic planning, and they’ll play an important role as you navigate the first year of your Yale academic career.

Grace Hopper College is special in many ways. It was renamed in 2017, and the college was much in the news as Yale discussed and debated its residential college names. Our college community participated wholeheartedly in this important process. Throughout, we remained a strong, solidary, and self-reflective group – comfortable with complexity and difference, whether of backgrounds, intellectual styles, or personal views and opinions. When you arrive on campus, we’ll be happy to talk with you about the many fascinating aspects of Hopper College history and everyday life.

Hopper is a warm and friendly college, with the cosiest courtyard at Yale, and we’re eager to welcome the wonderful Class of 2026 as our newest family members. See you very soon!


Julia Adams

David Francis

Head of College


Una imus in altum

(Grace Hopper College motto: “Into the deep heaven we go”)

Handsome Dan’s and friend Heidi’s First Hopper Visit (thanks to David Foster GH ‘24 for the pix)

Handsome Dan