Update on Student Employment During COVID-19

(Published 3/20)

(Updated (3/31)

Update: Dwight Hall at Yale will continue to support non Work Study students with the scheduled Service Award. For students that are no longer able to support community partners remotely, please check the Compilation of Dwight Hall Info and Resources in Response to COVID-19 for additional opportunties.


In accordance with the Yale College COVID-19 FAQs and Announcements, Dwight Hall will continue paying work study students according to the individual’s preset schedule, regardless of whether you’re able to perform your position remotely.

Please keep in mind:

  1. We do not expect students to be active during the previously scheduled spring break (March 7th – March 20th).

  2. Many community partners are coordinating immediate actions and may not be able to dedicate time to you right now. If you reach out, please be mindful that you may not receive a response right away, if at all. If you have any questions please reach out to mark.fopeano@yale.edu.

  3. If possible, you should develop alternatives related to your postion.  This may include exploring topics of interest, performing research on issues related to your partner, or seeking professional development and skills-building training. Dwight Hall will regularly update this page with useful opportunities and/or resources.

  4. We understand that some students may not be able to develop alternatives.  Don’t worry, you will still get paid. We will be developing additional projects unrelated to your current position, and will make them available to students. We will also update with resources to maintain mental health and remain connected with your peers.

Please reach out with any questions.

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