Want to tell that special someone how much they rock? Do it with a LoveNote!
Send a personalized note featuring music by Yale’s award-winning, pop-rock a cappella group, Out of the Blue!
Check it out: yaleootb.com/lovenotes!
Thanks for the shoutout, Yale!
Hypebot recently posted a great article about how to effectively brand your music group. Author Hisham Dahud explains the ‘3 Cs of effective branding’: Clarity, Consistency and Constancy. I love this part:
You don’t want to be all things to all people, especially when you’re just starting out. You do want to be the leader a particular tribe based on what you believe individually, and thus express artistically … So ask yourself: “What makes me distinctive? And how do I communicate that?”
Branding and marketing is something that a cappella groups (especially collegiate groups) don’t think about either because they think it’s unimportant, or that it’s something icky, but from our experience, it really can make all the difference between obscurity and getting your music out there.
Which a cappella group best exemplifies the three Cs?
Anonymous asked: what do the dorms generally look like? And what are your choices as far as rooming?
Every residential college has a distinct architectural style, which means that there’s an incredible amount of variation in the look of the dorms. For example, there’s Saybrook College, which looks like a straight-up stone castle:
And there’s also Morse College, which has a more angular, modern feel:
Almost all freshman live on Old Campus, and the different Freshman Halls have their own characteristics. In general, dorms are grouped into suites. Depending on which residential college you were placed in, you could have anywhere from zero to eight other people with whom you share a large suite.
If you receive just one suitemate or none at all, you will likely have one large room to yourself or to share between the two of you. If you have multiple suitemates, however, then there’ll likely be two people per room, and your bedrooms will be connected by a large central Common Room (similar to a living room) where you’ll all be able to do work, throw parties and just generally hang out.
Do you have suitemates?
No —> You have a room all to yourself!
Yes —> How many?
BLUEBOOKING 101: Yale 2016 Course Selection Intro Guide
Heads up, Yale 2016: OCI (the online course information system) is live, which means that you can start looking through all the amazing classes on offer at Yale next year.
To help you understand the course selection process, we put together this handy info-sheet of things we wish someone had explained to us as freshman. Enjoy!
Yale Out of the Blue