Register for FOOT

Download your FOOT Medical Form here!

Yale is restructuring its orientation. Previously, FOOT was one of five optional pre-orientation programs that took place before all first-year students arrived at campus. Beginning in 2022, these programs will be integrated into orientation, and each student will be required to participate in one of them.

All first-year students will arrive to Yale on Sunday, August 20th, and have two days of on-campus orientation. Students will then participate in their chosen orientation program from Wednesday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 26th. FOOT is one of them! Students will then have another on-campus orientation session. Classes begin on Wednesday, August 30th.

FOOT will offer 4-day trips August 23rd-26th in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Catskills of New York, the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, and on the Appalachian Trail in New York and Connecticut. We will also be adding more locations this summer! We will place you on a trip - don’t worry too much about where you go. They are all fabulous!

Registration will go live on May 1 as part of the housing form from the Dean’s Office. 

* To participate, you MUST submit a detailed medical form. Download this form and fill it in as soon as possible after registering. It is due to us no later than JULY 15.

If you realize you cannot participate in FOOT for any reason after signing up, please let us know immediately by emailing the summer coordinators at