Welcome to the YCSD

Since 1964 the Yale Club of San Diego has committed itself to bring together alumni, students, faculty, parents, and spouses of Yale College as well as the Graduate and Professional Schools. Come share the Boola Boola spirit to socialize, network, educate, and serve our community as members of Yale’s Finest Alumni in America’s Finest City.

I encourage all Yalies in the San Diego area to get involved.  The YCSD is always looking for volunteers and ideas to make the Club a more rewarding experience for you.  Please contact us at yaleclubofsandiego@gmail.com

Jason P. Luján ’89

YCSD President

The Game 2018 @ Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Boola Boola, Game on!  Come cheer the Bulldogs as they march down the field to another victory.  Both teams are tied for third place in the Ivy League this season so let’s show that school in Cambridge who’s really first!

While the festivities and rivalry are the same, the venue has changed.  Please note the new location at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery.

8980 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Game time is 09:00 but Rock Bottom will be open by 08:30.  There will be an entire upstairs lounge for our use; some crazy thing during The Game called AUDIO (what!?); a half-time Ivy League trivia challenge; and the usual gastronomic goodies.

Looking forward to seeing all the San Diego Yalies come support the team.

RSVP below:


Columbia Ivy+ Event @ The Honor Foundation
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebratory Event embracing San Diego’s Social Enterprise Movement!

Join the Columbia Venture Community (CVC) and Mission Edge for an impactful evening of conversation, delicious food, and networking.  Get plugged into the next generation of companies looking to make money while doing good.

  • Learn about the Social Enterprise Movement in San Diego ~ Investments that transform your community
  • Observe innovative ways to leverage your investments for Social Good
  • Hear from the CEO’s of organizations that are making a difference
  • Find out how you can be a part of the San Diego movement force

Key Note Speakers:

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Date: Wednesday November 28th

Time: 5:30 pm ‐ 8:00 pm

Location: The Honor Foundation

Address: 11055 Roselle St, La Jolla, CA 92121

Tickets: $25 Admission; fee includes small plates, beer, wine, coffee and dessert


For Complete Details, Information, RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cvc-sd-making-money-with-meaning-business-as-a-force-for-good-tickets-51674728504     


Questions: joanne.standlee@gmail.com   619-992-9152



Oxbridge Event @ Venissimo's Del Mar
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join the Oxbridge and Ivy+ Groups for a Cheese and Wine Tasting at Venissimo’s Del Mar, 

You will be introduced to and taste a total of 12 different cheeses and 6 different wines (with the focus being on selecting wines to match up with cheeses). Proprietor Rob Graff is outstandingly knowledgable on anything to do with cheeses and will be able to answer any question you have on where the cheeses come from, what type of animal produced the milk, and how the milk is converted into the cheese you taste.

Tickets are limited, so purchase your tickets HERE asap.

Brian E.P.Beeston,  Cambridge, 1958, Natural Sciences

President, Cambridge Alumni Society – San Diego​

Ivy+ Ski Trip Weekend @ Mammoth Mountain
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day

The MIT Club of San Diego would like to invite our IvyPlus friends to join us for a winter sports weekend at Mammoth, Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10.  This has been a very popular event for the MIT Club of Southern California and its IvyPlus partners and is now expanding with a second bus for the San Diego clubs.

This is a fun-filled weekend of snow sports at Mammoth Mountainwith alums and friends from all the top schools. All skill levels – from absolute beginner to advanced – are welcome, but this is an adults-only trip.

Last year’s group included downhill skiers, cross country skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers; 26 women and 22 men from 15 schools.

Check out our FB page: InterIvy+ Mammoth Trippers

The event includes:

  • Deluxe coach bus for the ride to and from Mammoth Mountain
  • Two nights at St. Anton Condominiums, close to the Canyon Lodgeand lifts.
  • Welcome pizza party on Friday at the condos
  • Bus ride into town for Saturday night dinner and entertainment.
  • We will return on Sunday after the lifts close at 4:00pm. There will be a stop in town for everyone to pick up food on their own for the ride back.
  • Note that lift tickets and equipment rentals are not included.

More Details in the Event Site:


Register by December 1 for Early Bird Pricing.

Direct questions to trip organizer Miral Kim-E atmek@mek.com.

Yale Men’s HeavyWeight Crew Repeats IRA National Championship

Another strong showing and bragging rights with a fantastic finish to the season.  Game highlights and details may be found HERE.  Congrats Bulldogs!

Yale Men’s Lacrosse Wins NCAA Division I National Championship

A fitting cap to a fantastic season and Yale athletics history: the men’s lacrosse team defeated Duke to win the 2018 NCAA Division I championship—a first in program history!  Game highlights and details may be found HERE.  Congrats Bulldogs!

AYA Assembly & Yale Alumni Fund Convocation 2018
Thursday–Friday November 8 and 9, 2018

The Game 2018

One of college football’s most storied and tradition-laden rivalries will be played out on the Fenway Park gridiron in 2018. The 135th rendition of Harvard and Yale’s football rivalry will be played in front of the “Green Monster” at the home of the Boston Red Sox on November 17, 2018. The game will also mark the 50th anniversary of the epic 1968 clash between the two Ivy League schools, which famously ended in a 29-29 tie.

The football rivalry between Harvard’s Crimson and Yale’s Bulldogs is among the most revered on the American athletic scene for its combination of passion and purity to the sport, as it established the template for American college football. ‘The Game’ annually serves as the most prominent athletic contest between the Ivy institutions and is the season finale in football for the two schools.

Fenway Park has a long history with football dating back to its opening in 1912. The ballpark was commonly transformed to the gridiron for high school and college football games throughout the early 20th Century and was home to the Boston Patriots from 1963-68. In November 2015, football returned to Fenway Park for the first time since 1968 when Notre Dame hosted Boston College in their Shamrock Series game. The Harvard-Yale contest in 2018 will mark the second straight year that two Ivy League schools compete on the Fenway pitch.

Join the YCSD as we march down the field fighting for Eli.  Details and registration for the local San Diego viewing at Rock Bottom Restaurant may be found in the “Events” section above.  

Many thanks to the Yale Athletics folks for the above edited text and historical details.

Summer Send-Off to ’22 Yalies

Class ’22

Thanks to all who attended the second annual YCSD Picnic at Presidio Park in Mission Hills to recognize and welcome the newest generation of Yalies from the Class of ’22.  Taking advantage of a pleasant summer day (and too much food), students, parents and alumni gathered to converse, reflect and prepare for the next chapter in their lives.  Congratulations to all!

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