Welcome to the YCSD

Since 1964, the Yale Club of San Diego has been an all-volunteer group of Yale affiliated alumni that gives of their time to build and grow the Yale community.  Our goals are to promote social camaraderie, intellectual pursuit, and community service.  Whether connected to Yale College, the Yale Graduate and Professional Schools, or you are a parent or spouse of a Yalie, all are welcome and encouraged to make us the Finest Alumni in America’s Finest City.

The Yale Club of San Diego is always looking for volunteers and ideas to make the Club a more rewarding experience for you.  Please let us know at yaleclubofsandiego@gmail.com

Jason P. Luján ’89

YCSD President

Ivy+ Happy Hour @ Raised by Wolves
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

IvyPlus Mixer hosted by the Oxford & Cambridge Society of San Diego, Thursday, October 3 at 6.00pm at Raised by Wolves4301 La Jolla Village Drive, #2030, San Diego, CA 92122.

The old-world decor & oak-clad walls give this hidden cocktail bar a sense of mystery & opulence. The monthly mixer is open to all IvyPlus alumni and friends.

Space is limited so please register HERE asap as we need an attendance number to reserve sufficient space for all who wish to attend.

YCSD Alumni Fall Mixer @ Cindy & Tim Wollaeger
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2019 YCSD Alumni Fall Mixer

Come join the YCSD for a lovely afternoon of camaraderie during this annual event.  Once again our thanks to Tim & Cindy for so graciously opening up their home.

  • Tim & Cindy Wollaeger’s Home, 1820 Viking Way, La Jolla, 92037
  • Sunday 6 October
  • 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Registration may be found here:

RSVP — YCSD Fall Mixer

6th Annual Theater Weekend
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

Please welcome Yale Professor Murray Biggs for the 6th Annual Theater Weekend in San Diego, Feb 14th — 16th

This 48 hour theatrical immersion program includes pre- and post-show commentary, shared meals, and hotel accommodations designed not only for Yale alumni but for anyone else interested in high-quality theater around the country.

This three-play series includes the following:

  • Jitney, the 1970s segment of August Wilson’s ten-play “Pittsburgh” chronicle of 20th-century African American experience.
  • Babette’s Feast, a dramatization of the novella by Isak Dinesen.
  • The Great Leap (2018), about an American college basketball team in Beijing, by Lauren Yee, Yale College ’07 and Professor Biggs’ former student!
The charge for the program, including single room occupancy, is $1,265 per person. Double occupancy is discounted to $1,065 per person. For those not requiring hotel accommodation, the cost is $890 per person. These are total prices. If you haven’t already signed up for this sensation-filled weekend, please don’t delay.  This weekend always sells out.  And do pass the word to any others who might be interested.

Registration requests and further questions may be found by directly contacting Professor Biggs at murray.biggs@yale.edu . 


More Event Details Here

YCSD Board Members Wanted

Local Alumni,

The YCSD Board of Directors is in need of your time and talent to help continue making this the Finest Collegiate Club in America’s Finest City.  The following Director position is open for the upcoming 2019-2020 term:

  • Annual Brunch Chair

As an all-volunteer organization, the YCSD can not function without your support.  Interested applicants wanting to know more details on the position as well as time commitments may contact the YCSD President at yaleclubofsandiego@gmail.com.

Yale President Peter Salovey Visits San Diego

9 September 2019, TSRI Auditorium

It was the distinct honor and privilege of the Yale Club of San Diego to welcome Yale University’s twenty-third President Peter Salovey as our guest for a memorable and engaging event at The Scripps Research Institute  (TSRI) Auditorium.

The evening began with local Alumni mingling with President Salovey and representatives of the Yale Alumni Association during a catered light hors d’oeuvres reception.  The President’s address discussed developing Yale programs and facilities notably in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, strengthening partnerships worldwide, increasing access to a Yale College education, enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration and entrepreneurial opportunity for both faculty and students.  He also detailed his goal to positioned the Yale community as it pursues its mission to improve the world today and for future generations.  The concluding audience Q&A was a frank discussion addressing multiple topics: the recent admissions scandal and what has been done going forward; intellectual property theft and promoting collaboration; protecting free speech on campus and challenging students to step out of their comfort zone; and the future of Yale in the 21st century.  

The YCSD Board of Directors with Yale President Salovey and Weili Cheng, Executive Director YAA

Highlights from the 2019 YCSD Annual Brunch “Journalism in the Trump Era” 

During a picturesque and delightfully sunny San Diego city backdrop, the YCSD welcomed our guest speaker Ms. Katharine Mieszkowski ’93, senior reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.  Her multimedia presentation introduced the audience to how traditional journalistic precepts have changed during the Trump administration affecting not only the public but also the reporting journalists.
During Q&A the audience addressed what should be done to properly recognize and hold accountable sources of media and information.  What is “fair”, “fact”, and “fake”?  Should government censorship be an option?  Should the free market be left to sort it out?  Is there another way or is this history repeating itself using different media?  Regardless of one’s opinion(s) a great discussion was had by all.  In true Yale spirit the afternoon was insightful and respectful while tackling a provocative topic.  Thanks again to Ms. Mieszkowski for visiting the YCSD.
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Become a Contributing Member of the Yale Club of San Diego

We hope that Yale has made a difference in your life, and with your contribution we can continue to make a difference in the lives of other Yalies and within our communities. We invite you to support the Yale Club of San Diego by becoming a Contributing Member.

Your tax-deductible dollars help support programs such as the YCSD Book Award, Yale Day of Service, and Alumni Schools Committee (ASC), in addition to offsetting the costs of social and professional events offered throughout the year.

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