Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow
You are a student today, an alum tomorrow, and a Yalie forever! We want you to know about Yale programs and opportunities to engage and connect with the alumni community.
Students Graduating This Year: Starting in January, you will be able to access the online alumni community. Students set to graduate in the current academic year have access to exclusive alumni services, such as the all-inclusive online alumni directory and YaleMail, the Yale-branded alumni email service.
The Yale Class of 2021 page features a series of resources curated specifically for you. We’ll keep you in the loop as new and different information and opportunities become available. Keep reading for more!
Mentoring & Networking
What is Cross Campus?
Cross Campus is Yale’s new, online networking, community-building, and mentoring program.
Cross Campus facilitates relationships between Yalies — whether that’s alumni to student or alumni to young alumni. Cross Campus features ways to engage with Yale: through mentorship, either as a mentor or a mentee; with one-time advice; via an online discussion board to ask questions of fellow Cross Campus users; and by joining groups of interest.
Cross Campus extends our campus community beyond New Haven and bolsters the networking experience by harnessing the power of our Yale community. Current student? For access, enter your Net ID and password.
Careers, Life, and Yale
Careers, Life, and Yale features programs that leverage the wisdom and talents of our alumni to support you – with advice and mentoring as well as events that provide insights into careers and life skills not often available to you on campus.
YAA Student Resources
Students and Alumni of Yale (STAY)
STAY is all about student-alumni relations! Partnering with on- and off-campus partners such as the Yale Alumni Association, Office of Development, Dwight Hall, the Office of Career Strategy – and even other universities – STAY hosts events and supports channels to unleash student-alumni time and talent, to transfer wisdom, and to form long-lasting, meaningful student-alumni relationships. Learn more.
Yale students have access to a network of alumni and employers eager to offer opportunities. The Office of Career Strategy works closely with Yale alumni, parents, donors, and employers that hire Yale students across all industries, which OCS refers to as Preferred Yale Partners. These opportunities may be paid and unpaid internships, with some offering other perks such as free lunch or a commuting stipend.
Learn about internships on the Office of Career Strategy website.
Working at Yale College Reunions
Yale students, did you know you can work during Yale College Reunions? Get to know the Yale Alumni Association staff, mingle with alumni, and make some money, too! For more information, click here to contact us.
Undergraduate Elections are held in the late winter of each school year (February/ Early March). All classes hold elections except for the current senior class.
The elections for 2021 will be held in February. In order to be a candidate, you must attend an information session. Information sessions will be held via Zoom.
YAA Class Delegates: Class of 2023 & Class of 2024
Duties of the YAA Class Delegates include:
- Attending the YAA Assembly in November and reporting back to the Class on important University issues
- Serving on YAA committees relevant to undergraduate life and student-alumni relations
- Other student/alumni engagement projects as appropriate
Class Officers: Class of 2022
Yale College’s oldest elected positions, Class Secretary and Class Treasurer. The officers serve during senior year and have responsibilities until the 5th reunion in 2027.
The duties during senior year include:
- Organization of a Class Council
- Planning events (previous events have included a tailgate, a trip to Mohegan Sun, a Super Bowl Party, open house at the Art Gallery, Pizza Study Break, Bar Nights, and the Masquerade Ball, among other things)
- Organizing Senior Week events and producing and selling Class gear
- Monitoring the Class treasury
- Working with Dean Hannah Peck and the Yale College Dean’s Office
- Class Secretary serves as an ex-officio member of the Yale Alumni Association Board of Governors
After graduation, the duties include:
- Writing Class notes – the exciting goings on of your fellow Class of 2022 alumni – six times a year for the Yale Alumni Magazine (Secretary)
- Keeping the Class treasury healthy by writing text for dues emails and letters. (Treasurer)
- Organizing and monitoring Class events with the assistance of the Yale Alumni Association (regional, reunions, tailgates etc.).
Please contact Jeannie Daniel at the YAA for more information and to get you up to speed.
Your Yale story has only just begun!
A Yale degree is just the beginning. BOLD, or Bulldogs of the Last Decade, is your link to curated opportunities for recent grads. Start here and find ways to connect with your fellow Yalies and expand your network, both online and at events happening around the world. For the next 10 years you get to be a part of BOLD, Bulldogs of the Last Decade, which will help you connect and engage. Check out our BOLD page.
Stay in touch with your fellow alumni and with Yale!
- Update your contact information, so you never miss out on the latest events and other news.
- Sign up for YaleMail! We invite you to create a branded alumni email account. (Your student account will be closed after one year; Yale ITS provides instructions on transferring your email archive to YaleMail or another account.)
Follow us on social media as well. Follow @YaleAlumni on Twitter and Instagram now, as well as the Yale Alumni Association on Facebook. And after commencement, you can also join the Yale Alumni closed Facebook group.
Never Stop Learning
The YAA believes your journey doesn’t end at graduation, and neither does your education. To that end, the YAA offers a variety of educational resources and lifelong learning opportunities both online and on campus. For more, check out the Learn section of this website.