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

Dean of Yale College Marvin Chung Visit @ Gainey Vineyard
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hosted by the Yale Club of Santa Barbara, please join fellow So Cal Yalies to welcome An Evening with Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun.

Marvin Chun is Dean of Yale College and the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology, with secondary appointments in the Cognitive Science Program and the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience. He leads a cognitive neuroscience laboratory that uses functional brain imaging to study how people see, attend, remember, and perform optimally.

Registration and further details may be found HERE.

Ivy+ Happy Hour @ BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cornell is looking forward to hosting the upcoming March Ivy and Friends Happy Hour. 
Who: Ivy Plus Alumni and Friends
What: Monthly Happy Hour
When: Thursday, March 5th, 6 PM – 8 PM
Why: Network with fellow alumni from top colleges and universities
Where: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Patio, 8785 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
Point of Contact: Kerry Wong, kerry.kooi8@gmail.com
There will be a patio space reserved at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in La Jolla.
Yale Lacrosse Pacific Coast Shootout @ Orange Coast College
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oxford/Cambridge vs Harvard/Yale Trivia Challenge Match @ Shakespeare Pub
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Oxford/Cambridge vs Harvard/Yale

Trivia Challenge Match

Register HERE

Once again it’s a battle of the minds for the popular and hotly contested Trivia Challenge Match.  Who will take home the coveted Trivia Challenge Belt—Harvard/Yale or Oxford/Cambridge?  Please join us to ensure your team wins this most important prize along with valuable bragging rights.

Try to arrive by 6.30pm to get some food and drinks at the always enjoyable Shakespeare Pub & Grille, and be ready for the contest at 7.00pm.

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

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.

Women’s Leadership Initiative at Yale

In recognition of 50 years of coeducation at Yale College and 150 years of coeducation at Yale University, the Women’s Leadership Initiative at Yale will be publishing stories and narratives from alumni and current students. We are hoping to collect pitches from as many people as possible in order to make this representative of the many students who have come through Yale in the last 50 years. You can submit pitches for consideration for this book project here!

We will be collecting pitches until February 15th.

Please direct any questions or concerns to remembering50@yale.edu and please share this link widely!
We would appreciate your support very much! 
Ananya Kachru (2022), Jen Huang (2022), Avery Arena (2021)

Ananya Kachru 

Yale University | Morse College Class of 2022 
(203) 494-8774

Yale Lacrosse Comes to Orange County

Don’t miss the opportunity to cheer on Yale Lacrosse during the “Shootout”.  Follow the LINK and don’t forget to use the promo code “YALECLUBSD”.

2019 Alumni Mixer

6 October 2019

This year’s Annual Alumni Mixer was another smashing success as more than forty alumni converged at the home of Tim ’66 and Cindy Wollaeger.  The La Jolla weather was pleasantly warm without a cloud in the sky, the camaraderie was always entertaining and collegial, and the refreshments & appetizers were divine (gotta love the homemade guacamole!). There was also a well represented variety of old and new alumni from the College, Graduate, and Professional schools—all quickly became new friends.

Once again, on behalf of the YCSD, a sincere thanks to Cindy (and Tim too) for so graciously coordinating this event.

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

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!

Become a Contributing Member Now!

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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