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

Cambridge Alumni Society @ The Old Globe Theater
Jul 11 @ 7:15 pm – 10:15 pm

The Cambridge Alumni Society invites all IvyPlus alums and  guest(s) to a performance of…

The Tempest by William Shakespeare, at The Old Globe, Wednesday, July 11th,with a Pre-Show Talk in the Craig Noel Garden at 7.15pm. 

Area A tickets are available at the heavily discounted (33% off online) price of $54.50, inclusive. Please register HERE asap for your first-come-first-served tickets. Ticket sales end June 20th.

Ivy+ Friends Happy Hour @ Eureka!
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hope to see you at our next Ivy Mixer on July 12th (Second week of the month this time around because of Independence Day) at Eureka! in the newly renovated Westfield UTC Mall! Please join us for some live music and come hungry if you want to try some of Eureka!’s signature modern American cuisine.

July’s event will occur in UTC at Eureka! from 6-8 PM.

We have a reservation under Joe Tull.  Thanks to the Princeton Club for organizing.
Food is served and there is a full bar. While Eureka! is not dog-friendly, there is a small playground located just outside the entrance which is great for kids.


4353 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

YCSD Summer Send-Off Picnic @ Presidio Park
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Come join the Yale Club of San Diego as we host a send-off picnic for Yale’s Class of 2022.  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 at Presidio Park in Mission Hills.

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

Registration may be found below:

Yale Men’s HeavyWeight Crew Repeats IRA National Championship

Another strong showing and bragging rights with a fantastic finish to the season.  Game highlights and details may be found HERE.  Congrats Bulldogs!

Yale Men’s Lacrosse Wins NCAA Division I National Championship

A fitting cap to a fantastic season and Yale athletics history: the men’s lacrosse team defeated Duke to win the 2018 NCAA Division I championship—a first in program history!  Game highlights and details may be found HERE.  Congrats Bulldogs!

Yale’s Day of Service is when the worldwide Bulldog community gathers together to give back.  Thank you all for coming on Saturday, May 12th — rather early — to help prep and serve the homeless and needy in San Diego at Fr. Joe’s Village.  With friends from the class of 1964 (Ernie) to the incoming class of 2022 (Marley), we had three generations of Yalies working together for this memorable event!  Kudos to Megan Schirmacher (PC ’93) for organizing.

YCSD 2018 Annual Brunch

We are excited and looking forward to having Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm, Inc. as our speaker at the annual brunch Saturday, June 9th, 2018. Dr. Jacobs became a member of the Yale family when he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering and Technology at Yale commencement in 2017.

He received his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell, and his Masters and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Technology from M.I.T. After serving on the faculty at M.I.T for 8 years, he joined the faculty at UCSD in 1966 as a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. In 1968, he co-founded Linkabit Corporation, a satellite communications company which was acquired by M/A-COM, and in 1985 founded Qualcomm with several colleagues from Linkabit. Qualcomm initially focused on satellite communications as well, but eventually broadened to include digital telephone technology based on CDMA. Qualcomm is now a multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company which has evolved several generations of CDMA culminating in what is known today as “5G”. The company has more than 33,000 employees worldwide, with over 13,000 in San Diego and is one of two Fortune 500 companies in San Diego.

Dr. Jacobs has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Among his numerous honors, he has been the co-recipient of an award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (for CDMA technology), the Bower award for Business Leadership, membership in the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame, and the medal of honor from the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), and an honorary Doctorate from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.

His philanthropic endeavors have been legendary with contributions to the arts (San Diego Symphony, the La Jolla Music Society,La Jolla Playhouse), UCSD (Jacobs School of Engineering, Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla), M.I.T, Cornell, American Society for Technion (the Cornell/Technion Technology Campus on Roosevelt Island in New York), support for the underserved in San Diego, and the new downtown Library.

Dr. Jacobs will be interviewed by Robert Hemphill, YC 1966.

This event is SOLD OUT!  We look forward to seeing those of you who have registered!

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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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