Alumni College




Both the professor and class discussions were incredible; the feeling of intellectual stimulation brought back the best of being at Yale.    

           -Fall 15 Scholar



Yale Alumni College is a wonderful program!  We get a rare opportunity to interact with the finest and most engaging scholars on an incredibly wide range of fascinating topics.

                          - Spring 16 Scholar






Our Program

    Yale Alumni College (YACOL) provides a unique learning environment for Yale alumni, family and friends including;
  • Exceptional faculty of Yale professors and Yale alumni
  • Highly motivated classmates who share a passion for lifelong learning
  • Small seminar format to encourage participation and discussion with no more than 25 students per class
  • Lecture programs to bring the community together, open to the public at large with dedicated Q&A time
  • Cultural outings with students from all classes to share the learning experience
  • Over 1000 lifelong learners who have experienced YACOL since 2012.
  • The successful completion of over 100 courses in nine locations.




Yale Alumni College (YACOL) is an educational program that is open to all Yale alumni and their families and friends. This program provides a way for Alumni to reconnect with Yale in a far deeper and more meaningful way.  By bringing alumni back into the seminar setting with the vigor of a Yale classroom and experience and wisdom of 20 or so fellow scholars, they are re-awakened to the joys of learning and intellectual discussions.  Whether they want to rediscover a subject from long ago or finally take that course they never had time for while at Yale, YACOL can offer that opportunity.   YACOL can connect alumni from across generations with common interests and can also give a glimpse of some of the new courses that are available to current Yale students. 



A Note From YACOL Founder

"We are very gratified by the response of Alumni College participants to the quality of our programs, and for the personal enrichment which these programs provide. Our programs cover a broad range of topics in the humanities, performing arts, social sciences, and the natural and physical sciences, and thereby serve a wide variety of participant interests. We’re also delighted with the bonds that participants and faculty members develop (in and outside the classroom) informally and during the course of our social outings. It’s exciting to see the spread of these wonderful programs to other venues along the Eastern Seaboard and across the country."
Marv Berenblum '56, Chairman and Founder
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