Logistics and Frequently Asked Questions

When is Splash and Sprout? 
Fall Splash 2023 will be held on November 11th. (Be sure to create an account here if you're interested in participating in Splash or Sprout). Stay tuned for more of our next program dates!

What do I have to do to teach at Splash?
Before teaching at Yale Splash, teachers will be required to:

1. Register on this website and describe your course.

2. Attend a training session with Splash organizers to discuss teaching methods, logistics and receive feedback on your class ideas.

3. Complete our Safety and Logistics Information Quiz and a Yale Risk Management training module in order to interact with minors.

Where will Splash be held?
Splash will be held in person, on Yale's campus in New Haven, Connecticut!

What actually happens on the day of Splash?
On the day of Splash, students will arrive on campus around 30 minutes before their first class at 10am. As a teacher, you arrive to your campus classroom 20 minutes before your class time. Then, after you teach your class, you can return to the teachers lounge to check out! 

What if I need resources?

If you need any essential resources, please 
email us.

Can a class be team-taught?


This might be a nice option for academic interest groups and other student clubs that are interested in adding a community outreach component to their activities. Please note that ALL teachers must be listed on the website and go through the necessary procedures before teaching.

How should I size my class?

On the teacher registration form, you will see an option to list a maximum class size, and you may be wondering where you should draw the line. You should note that this is an absolute cut-off: once your maximum has been reached, registration will be closed and no more students will be permitted to sign up unless you authorize the creation of another section.

On a more practical level, you should first consider the type of class you are going to teach. If it is lecture-based then 40 or 50 (and, for a few classes each Splash, 100 or more) may be appropriate. If you are doing something hands-on or something that requires supplies for each student, perhaps pare down the limit to a more manageable number.

Please also keep in mind that, on average, only 75% of students who sign up for a given class will actually come to Splash. This means that you should perhaps make your class somewhat larger than you intend. 

I am not getting any emails from Splash!
Make sure to check your spam folder, as our emails sometimes get caught by gmail as spam. Mark the email as "Not Spam," and under your email settings, select filters and set emails from yalesplash@gmail.com or yalesprout@gmail.com to never go to spam.

How can I get more involved?
We're always looking for volunteers to help with the day-of tasks. You can sign up to volunteer here. Sign up for an account on the website and follow us on Instagram to get updates if you're interested in future opportunities. We also are in need of more admin team members, so email us if this sounds like something you'd be interested in.

Anything else I need to know?
Teachers are arguably the most important aspect of a Splash. If a student doesn't show up, it is sad, but the classes will continue with the others. On the other hand, if the teacher doesn't show up, nothing can happen. Therefore, it is EXTREMELY important that you check in at least 20 minutes before your class to sign in so we don't need to cancel the class and leave dozens of students disappointed.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
Contact us via email, Facebook, or in person.

Last modified by formutus on Sept. 01, 2023 at 09:59 p.m.