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+ Oxbridge Event @ Old Globe Theater
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join the Ivy+ and Oxbridge Clubs for a night of theater at the Old Globe.

The Old Globe’s artistic director Barry Edelstein (Oxford) directs the American premiere of the rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical, Life After.

  • Grieving the recent loss of her famous father, 16-year-old Alice begins to question the events surrounding his death and sets out to uncover what really happened on the night that changed her family forever.  

Please purchase your heavily discounted tickets (35% off and ticketing fee waived) HERE using the discount code OXBRIDGE. 

We suggest that you purchase tickets in the Balcony so that the group will be sitting together.

Ivy+ Event with Harvard Club @ The Timken Museum of Art
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join the Harvard Club at the Timken Museum for a special tour of the Metonymies: A Dialogue with Twentieth-Century Works from the Sonnabend Collection.

Register at:


Date Friday, April 26, 2019

Details:  5:30pm-6:00pm – Welcome with soft drinks, sake and sushi.

6:00pm-7:30pm –  Private Tour of  The Metonymies:  A Dialogue with Twentieth – Century Works from the Sonnabend Collection by the Timken’s Executive Director, Megan Pogue.

Location:  The Timken Museum of Art at 1500 El Prado in Balboa Park.

Parking:   Free parking in several nearby lots.  Valet parking in front of the Prado Restaurant for a fee.

Event Cost:    $30 for Harvard Club of San Diego Members and $40 for non-members and guests. Cost includes soft drinks, sake, sushi and private tour, as well as a donation to the Timken Museum. Since the Harvard Club is subsidizing the member rate, we can offer only the guest rate to non-Harvard Club members… sorry.

About the Exhibit:  The Metonymies:  A Dialogue with Twentieth-Century Works from the Sonnabend Collection is a very special exhibit of Twentieth Century contemporary artwork from the Sonnabend Collection paired with classical holdings from the Timken collection.  The guiding purpose of offering these contrasting selections of artworks is to highlight what was considered exceptional artwork in more classical periods and how these works compare and contrast to the creations of such artists as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jeff Koons.

Yale Day of Service @ CAF Headquarters
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) —  May 11th 2019


It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

Join other San Diego Yalies when we partner with CAF to help with some campus beautification projects (spreading rocks in planting areas, washing windows, etc.) at their San Diego headquarters. Their facility showcases the mission of the foundation, honors athletes and their accomplishments, and serves as the location for educational programs, free adaptive classes and community education events. In addition to working on the outside of the building, we will also be offered a tour of the facility including their adaptive training center, watch an inspirational video of lives changed by CAF, and hear from one of their athletes in person.


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!

Call for Yale Medal Nominees



We write today to ask for your participation in the Yale Medal nomination process. The Yale Medal, selected and presented by the Yale Alumni Association, is the highest award for individual volunteer service to the university.

We need your help to identify candidates whose extraordinary service is an exemplary model for other volunteers. For inspiration, read about the 2018 medalists and 2017 medalists.

Please keep in mind the many different paths to outstanding service to the university and consider Yale’s diverse population of alumni and friends, as candidates do not necessarily have to be Yale degree holders.

The alumni association confers up to five Yale Medals at a celebratory dinner during the annual Assembly in November, held in conjunction with the Yale Alumni Fund Convocation. Recipients must be present at the dinner to accept the award in person.

Please complete the nomination form online or contact the YAA for additional guidance. While nominations are accepted year-round, we ask that you submit nominations by Friday, March 22, for consideration this year. Thank you very much for your involvement in this important process.

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


YCSD Annual Brunch 2019

June 8th at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse Restaurant


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, a senior reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, will share her experience. 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 reflect on how the notion of “fake news” has reshaped the media’s relationship with the public, including how sources react to stories.
Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Reveal is an hour-long radio show and podcast, which airs weekly on more than 470 public radio stations around the country, www.revealnews.org
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 on NPR’s All Things Considered. Her coverage has won national awards including two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, an Online News Association Award, a Webby Award and a Society of Environmental Journalists Award. 
Katharine majored in literature earning a bachelor’s degree from Yale in ’93. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two elementary-school daughters. 

***Thanks to All Who Registered but This Course is Now Filled***

Please Address Waitlist Requests to sltomlin@gmail.com


San Diego: History and Architecture, 1850-1940  

Featured Professor:  Molly McClain MA ’89, PhD ’94

Dept. of History, University of San Diego

Thursdays, March 14 – April 11   7:15 – 8:45pm

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Course Description:

This course looks at the way San Diegans adopted and transformed European artistic and architectural forms to create what boosters described as “a new Eden.” We discuss the origins of San Diego as a Spanish settlement, the impact of the U.S.-Mexican War, and transformation of the city with the arrival of newcomers from the Midwest and East Coast. Topics include the rise and fall of the Victorian-style home; the origin of the Craftsman bungalow; the re-invention of the “Spanish” style with Mission Revival architecture; and the rise of modernism in San Diego and the West. Emphasis throughout will be on the personalities, political events, and social forces that shaped the development of architecture and design from 1850 to 1950.

Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to join fellow alumni, experience a small seminar setting, discuss a fascinating topic, and relive the camaraderie we all had as students!  Yale Alumni College.

Young Alumni, use promo code “”BOLDLEARN” for an additional 40% off.

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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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