Events Calendar

  • Saturday 5/9/20

    • May 9
      11:00AM – 12:00PM ET
      Add to Calendar 2020-05-09T11:00:00 2020-05-09T12:00:00 America/New_York 2020 Yale Day of Service: Digital Service in a Virtual Era

      On a day that thousands of Yalies were scheduled to gather all over the world for the 12th Yale Day of Service, the concept of gathering has changed dramatically. However, the need for community building and local support are in higher demand than ever.

      Join fellow alumni for a discussion of the ways in which alumni groups can form and maintain relationships with local partners, and hear from one group that did just that during remarkable circumstances in the COVID-19 crisis.

      Promotional graphic for the webinar, "Digital Service in a Virtual Era."
  • Tuesday 5/12/20

  • Sunday 5/17/20

    • May 17, 2020
      Starts at 3:30PM ET
      Add to Calendar 2020-05-17T15:30:00 2020-05-17T15:30:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service Career Panel false
  • Saturday 5/30/20

    • May 30
      3:30PM – 5:00PM ET
      Add to Calendar 2020-05-30T15:30:00 2020-05-30T17:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: Career Panel false
  • Saturday 10/31/20

    • Oct 31
      11:00AM – 1:00PM ET
      Chicago Parks
      Add to Calendar 2020-10-31T11:00:00 2020-10-31T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run for Their Lives PAWS Chicago’s 5K Walk/Run Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:00 am–12:00 pm Register here to join the Yale Chicago team: Please contact directly if you would like to participate in this event with Yale Chicago. Details are being finalized. Please stay tuned! Join Yale alumni in Chicago for Chicago's LARGEST dog-friendly event, the 20th Annual PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives! Now in its 20th year, the PAWS 5K raises funds to support the life-saving work of PAWS Chicago, the Midwest's largest No Kill animal shelter. This event welcomes more than 7,000 human and 3,300 dog participants who come together and take steps to save the lives of homeless pets. This year the opening ceremonies will be held virtually on Thursday, October 29. The walk/run will take place on October 31, using a variety of routes that PAWS will post closer to the date. We will walk/run for their lives on Saturday, October 31 no matter what! Visit the PAWS website for full details: At the conclusion of the walk Yale Chicago is planning a casual family Halloween celebration with candy and dog treats. So get your costumes ready and bring the kids! Please contact directly if you would like to participate in this event with Yale Chicago. We will let you know what our route will be, as well as a meeting place for after the walk, once PAWS announces route options. Please stay tuned! false
  • Monday 4/5/21

    • Apr 5 – Apr 23
      Add to Calendar 2021-04-05T00:00:00 2021-04-23T00:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT Invention Convention

      Join over 350 engineers, scientists, academics, entrepreneurs, and legal professionals to judge student inventions and inspire young minds to pursue science and engineering. Judges review inventors' videos, logbooks, and display slides.

      Contact: Katherine McCormack

  • Saturday 4/10/21

    • Apr 10, 2021
      1:00pm - 4:00pm ET
      The Carousel at National Harbor
      Add to Calendar 2021-04-10T00:00:00 2021-04-10T00:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: Trash-Free Potomac River Cleanup As a part of Potomac Riverkeeper Network's Trash-Free Potomac Campaign and Alice Ferguson Foundations Trash-Free Initiative, we are hosting River Cleanups in Alexandria and National Harbor from April until October! Join us to help us tackle the Potomac Rivers trash pollution! Our National Harbor registration begins at 1 pm and will meet in the parking lot for the National Harbor Carousel. We need volunteers of all ages to help remove single-use plastics and trash washed along the bank of the river. Please be prepared and dress accordingly. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet and muddy. Please bring water (in your reusable water bottle, of course) and snacks. We will provide gloves, bags, and trash pickers. At registration, we will ask you to complete a safety waiver to participate in the event. Any minors participating must have a parent or legal guardian attend with them and sign their waiver. ***Update regarding Covid-19 and social distancing*** Following the orders from the governors of Maryland and Virginia and the CDC, we will be following safe social distancing practices at our river cleanup events. Masks covering the mouth and nose must be worn at the registration table and around volunteers. We will be taking steps to minimize contact throughout the entire event. The Carousel at National Harbor — 137 National Plaza true
  • Saturday 4/17/21

    • Apr 17
      9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
      Austin, TX
      Add to Calendar 2021-04-17T09:00:00 2021-04-17T16:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: Hands-on-Housing Spring Blitz

      The Spring Housing Blitz organized by Interfaith Action of Central Texas is a one-day event during which Yalies join volunteers from other local organizations to paint and repair homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. The goal is to keep homeowners safe and help them remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love.

      Volunteers will be repainting a house of an elderly resident in Austin, and may do some light repairs. All volunteers must wear a mask, and no more than 10 volunteers can be on site at the same time. On April 17th volunteers will complete work started the previous week.

      Who's Coming


      Contact: Deidre Dawson '89 PhD

      Austin, TX — 5003 Dove Spring Dr. false
  • Thursday 4/22/21

    • April 22, 2021
      Add to Calendar America/New_York Yale Day of Service: Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive

      Yale holds its annual marrow donor registration drive in memory of Yale women's ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz. After she was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2008 (her junior year), Mandi's search for a genetic match for a stem cell transplant to save her life inspired thousands to sign up as potential marrow or blood stem cell donors. No perfect match was ever found for her. Mandi received a transplant using umbilical cord blood in September 2010, but in December 2010 her cancer returned. She passed away at home in Saskatchewan on Apr. 3, 2011 at the age of 23.

      To date, Yale's drives have added more than 7,700 people to the Be The Match registry, including 921 in 2010 -- a record for the "Get in the Game. Save a Life." program. 

      At least 74 life-saving matches for patients in need have been located through these efforts.

      Here is how you can help save a life by swabbing your cheek: