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

May
25
Sat
Yale Book Award Reception @ La Jolla Riford Public Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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.

  • La Jolla Riford Public Library
  • 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA  92037
  • May 25th @10:00 – 12:00

We will be honoring students from Academy of Our Lady of Peace, Bishop’s, Chula Vista, Coronado, High Tech High, La Jolla Country Day, Pacific Ridge, Patrick Henry, Point Loma, Preuss, Reality Changers, St. Augustine, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, San Dieguito, Santa Fe Christian, Scripps Ranch, Torrey Pines and University City.

Please contact Tiange Zhou at tiangezhoumusic@gmail.com with any questions.

Registration for the event is below:

We hope you can join us!

Jun
8
Sat
Yale Club 2019 Annual Brunch @ Tom Hams Lighthouse Restaurant
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

It is our great privilege to welcome as our 2019 YCSD Annual Brunch speaker Ms. Katharine Mieszkowski ’93, a senior reporter for the weekly radio and podcast show Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.  Please join us as she reflects and opines in the age of “fake news” — a time that has reshaped the media’s relationship with the public.

Please see YCSD homepage for further details.

Registration for the event may be found here:

Jun
19
Wed
Ivy+ and Oxbridge Event @ Old Globe Theater Balboa Park
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
 

The 2019 Shakespeare Festival kicks off with the Bard’s fabulously charming romantic comedy, whose heroine is one of his most remarkable creations. The magical forest of Arden is the play’s famous setting, where a gallery of eccentric characters comes together to find love, fortune, redemption…and themselves. Banished from the court by her deceitful and treacherous uncle, Rosalind disguises herself as a boy, not knowing that the man she loves, also on the run, is behind the next tree. Bucolic Balboa Park is the ideal spot for Shakespeare’s enticing tale of mistaken identity, heartfelt romance, and the endearing fumbles and foibles of love.

Heavily discounted tickets (35% off and the online booking fee is waived) are available HERE. Not all tickets are discounted, so before you purchase, make sure that it mentions 35% discount for the seats you’ve selected.

Socializing will commence at 6.45 in the Craig Noel Garden in front of the theater, followed by the Pre-Show Talk at 7.15 and the performance at 8.00pm. 

PLEASE NOTE: 
The cost of the Pre-Show Social and Talk is no longer included in the ticket price, so if you would like to help cover the costs you can make a donation to our Old Globe Pre-Show Social & Talk Fund by contacting the Oxbridge Treasurer

Aug
4
Sun
YCSD Summer Send-Off Picnic @ Presidio Park
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

YCSD Annual Summer Send-Off Picnic

Come join the Yale Club of San Diego at Presidio Park in Mission Hills as we host a picnic for Yale’s Class of 2023.  Feast on champagne, cold chicken and caviar (well, maybe not all of those things), but definitely partake of the grilled food and company of Yalies old and new.  This is also a great opportunity for students and parents to meet each other, talk to alumni, and embrace the Bulldog spirit.

Cost is free for students and family, $10 for alumni and their guests.

Register here:

Please note on the below map that the picnic site is at the very top of the hill past the actual Presidio.  Look for Yale themed banners.

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 positions are open for the upcoming 2019-2020 term:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 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 positions available as well as time commitments may contact the YCSD President at jlujan@cox.net.

Thank you,

Jason

Preferred Yale Partners — A Call for Alumni Volunteers

The Yale Office of Career Strategy is exploring better ways to network and connect Yale students with Alumni by updating summer internship programming in a more creative and flexible way.  Key employer partners (including alumni and other Yale-affiliated employers) are now referred to as “Preferred Yale Partners”.  These partners will be highly profiled in our employer database Yale Career Link, and promoted directly to undergraduate and graduate/ professional students in various newsletters and other platforms.

If any member of the Yale Club of San Diego would like to learn more about posting an opportunity for Yale students as a Preferred Yale Partner, please refer to the below contact information.

 

Julia Bourque

Senior Associate Director

Office of Career Strategy, Yale University

1-203-432-9435

55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510

ocs.yale.edu

2019 YCSD Annual Brunch Speaker “Journalism in the Trump Era” 

What’s it like to work as a journalist when the President of the United States has called the media the “true enemy of the people?” Katharine Mieszkowski ’93, a senior reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, will share her experience during the 2019 YCSD Annual Brunch.
Reveal is a weekly, hour-long radio show and podcast that appears on more than 470 public radio stations around the country. Katharine will describe how her job has changed in the Trump era and play relevant clips from the show, including one that takes us inside an antifa vs. alt-right brawl. She’ll also reflect on how the notion of “fake news” has reshaped the media’s relationship with the public, including how sources react to stories.
Katharine has also been a senior writer for Salon and Fast Company.  Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Slate and NPR’s All Things Considered.  Her coverage has won national award including two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, an Online News Association Award, a Webby Award, and a Society of Environmental Journalists Award.
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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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and for San Diego!

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