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

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. 

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

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.

Day of Service Opportunity @ Habitat for Humanity Kearney Mesa ReStore
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come join the Yale Club of San Diego for another community day of service opportunity.  This time we partner with Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Kearney Mesa.

Register here:

2019.08.17 Yale Club of San Diego KM ReStore

Habitat ReStores are independently owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations accepting donations and selling home improvement items to the public at a fraction of the retail price.  Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world — a good deal for you, your community and the environment.

Some of the volunteer jobs include:

  • Creating decorative displays
  • DIY projects
  • Customer service
  • Stocking store shelves
  • Unloading trucks
  • Furniture repair and refurbishing
  • Helping with donation pickups
  • Pricing inventory
  • Organizing the ReStore and the warehouse
  • Cashier
  • Sales floor associate
  • Merchandiser

Please register using the Yale-specific link for the limited number of volunteer spots available.  This link helps ensure we have committed volunteers and properly records volunteer hours.  The minimum age to volunteer in the ReStore is 14.  Minors volunteering as part of a group must be accompanied by a chaperone (1 chaperone per 5 minors).

Everyone must wear close toed shoes and comfortable work clothes that they would not mind getting dirty.  Tools and safety supplies will be available.   Instruction and safety training will be presented by a member of the ReStore staff.

The hands and hearts of our volunteers make home ownership dreams within reach for hard working families.  We cannot thank you enough for your support of this mission. 

Ivy-Plus Package @ La Jolla Playhouse
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Tickets may be purchased at:   https://lajollaplayhouse.org/ivy/

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.

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


55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510


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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