“Whether singing in the Alley Cats, Zooming with his first-years, or reading a peer’s thesis, Tyler Miles ’20 makes it a priority to cultivate community.
So, for the Saybrook College first-year counselor (FroCo), the transition to digital mentorship as Yale finished the spring semester online was less challenging than you might expect. “By the time the Dean’s Office contacted us, we had already started scheduling Zoom check-ins with our kids,” he said. “The trust we built the rest of the year didn’t just drop off in the last quarter. People are still involved, and really care about being there for each other.””