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+ Theater Event w/ Oxbridge Club @ San Diego Opera
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join the Ivy+ Group to enjoy an evening of friendship, intellectual pursuit, and opera.

The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s hilarious tale of mistaken identity is a fully-staged production featuring full orchestra, incredible sets and costume design and starring SDO favorites Emily Fons as Rosina, Kevin Burdette as Don Basilio and the dashing David Pershall as “the King of Lather and Foam,” Figaro himself. Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

  • Friday, May 1st,  SD Opera’s Barber of Seville, at 7.30pm
  • Private, Pre-Show Reception & Lecture at the Civic Theater, at 5.30pm.

Discounted tickets, with $10.00 ticketing fee waived, are available HERE


Grab a light bite from one of the concourse food vendors and bring it to our VIP area for the Pre-Show Reception.  Wine and beer are included as part of the price of your ticket package and available from our private bar.

Ivy+ Theater Event w/ Oxbridge Club @ Spreckels Theater
May 8 @ 6:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join the Ivy+ Group to enjoy an evening of friendship, intellectual pursuit, and opera.

Resident Choreographer Elizabeth Wistrich has created a lavish production of Shakespeare’s epic tale Romeo and Juliet – ballet storytelling at its best. In the ballet, two teenagers from warring families meet, fall in love and rush headlong towards their romantic destiny. The magnificent sets and costumes evoke Renaissance Italy and Sergei Prokofiev’s lush score brings this classic love story thrillingly to life.

  • Friday, May 8th, City Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet at the Spreckels Theater
  • Private, Pre-Show Reception & Lecture commencing at 6.15pm
  • Discounted tickets, for the Friday, May 8th performance ONLY
  • Director’s Circle, Sections A and B Orchestra or Section C Center Mezzanine
  • Tickets HERE using the discount code OXBRIDGE25

The reception will feature a Capulet and Montague style cheese and wine theme. It should be a wonderful evening of mingling and entertainment. 

Yale Day of Service @ Feeding San Diego
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Come join the Yale Club of San Diego for another Yale Day of Service.  This annual event is a popular and worthy way to give back to your community.  There is reserved space for up to 15 volunteers.

Volunteers sign up to participate by using the easy steps provided below. This helps us collect volunteer waivers, allows us to know how many volunteers to expect, and makes the sign in process for your group members much smoother.


Service Site: Feeding San Diego

Service Location: 9455 Waples Street, Suite 135 San Diego, CA 92121

Service Date/Time: 9-11AM on Saturday, May 9.

How Group Members Sign Up Online

  1. Visit http://vhub.at/fsd
  2. Click “Sign in” in the upper right-hand corner and follow the steps as instructed.
  3. During this step, you will be asked to enter your groups join code: 2549
  4. After you sign in or create an account, look for your group volunteer shift on the calendar.
  5. Click the “Sign Up” button to the left of your group’s volunteer shift.
  6. Each Volunteer will receive a confirmation email when signed up successfully.


Important Reminders

  • All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Volunteers must be 6 and older to volunteer.
  • Any volunteers not signed up online must bring a paper waiver, to include a parent or guardian signature if under 18 years.
  • Make an impact! Bring a donation of nonperishable food like peanut butter, canned vegetables, or canned chicken.
Megan Schirmacher (PC93)


Yale Book Award @ La Jolla Riford Public Library
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each year the Yale Book Award is presented to high school juniors from selected high schools in the San Diego area in recognition of their outstanding personal character and intellectual promise. Please join your fellow alumni to meet and greet these exceptional students and their parents.

Save the Date!

  • May 10 2020
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • La Jolla Riford Public Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA  92037

Registration below:


More Event Details Here

Hello Yalies,

My name is Lauren Graham, ’13 MEM, chair of Yale Blue Green (YBG), the environment and sustainability shared interest group.
I am writing to you as fellow alumni leaders to request your help in circulating information about the YBG inaugural board application which is due on March 31.  The three year board term begins on July 1, 2020.  We are hoping to have a robust, diverse application pool so the application is open to all alumni with or without an environmental background.  Prior involvement with Yale Blue Green is not required.
Additional information and the link to download the application is here: yalebluegreen.org/boardapp
Best regards,

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
  • Events 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.

Congratulations to the Colonies for retaining the Challenge Belt at the most recent Crown v. Colonies Trivia Challenge Match Wednesday evening 11 March at Shakespeare’s!  The Harvard/Yale team (“Crimson & Blue”—creativity did not correlate with success) faced off against the Oxford/Cambridge team to answer a battery of difficult questions while simultaneously ward off the threat of contagion.  Well done to all!


Pictured from left:  Charlie Wheeler (YLS ’78), Bob Longstreth (YLS ’81), Jason Bland and Karen Soohoo (both Harvard), and Amir Rezvani (Yale ’20, who is back home for the indefinite future).

Yale Lacrosse Comes to Orange County

Wow!  What a great opportunity to see collegiate athletics at its finest.  Yale Alumni from the entire Southern California region converged in Orange County for the Pacific Coast Shootout to watch the Bulldogs, ranked fifth in the nation, take on the Michigan Wolverines.

Final score: 17-11.  Yale wins!  Detail of the game may be found HERE.  Congratulations to the Yale Men’s Lacrosse team.

Become a Contributing Member Now!

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.

For God, For Country, and for Yale!
and for San Diego!

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The Yale Club of San Diego (EIN: 33-0001712) is a participant in the AmazonSmile Foundation.  What this means for Yale Alumni is that you can designate the Yale Club of San Diego as a beneficiary whenever you  shop on AmazonSmile.  Proceeds from your donation help the Club promote social camaraderie, intellectual pursuit, and community service.  

Register now at smile.amazon.com and select “Yale Club of San Diego”.

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