One of the great things about Yale is that, while you may embark on future careers, further studies, and all the other journeys of a long, interesting life, Yale never leaves you. You are – and always will be – a Yalie. And as such, you have a place with the Yale Alumni Association.

First, the good news: You don’t need to join. You’re already in! The YAA is for all Yale alumni, and we work with fellow alums to create ways for you to connect with your classmates, those from your school, and all who came before you – and those who will come after.    

Here are just some of the benefits of being an alum and a few ways you can stay connected and engaged with Yale and the Yale community – including many online options to stay connected during our current moment of quarantine and social distancing:

Groups and Service


  • Volunteer to fundraise for your class or school to provide resources and support for generations of students to come.
  • Learn more about applying for the Yale MasterCard, which generates support for alumni programs and events.

Interviewing and Mentoring

  • Join Cross Campus to serve as mentor, find a mentor, or network with fellow Yalies pursuing careers of interest.
  • Find additional events and programming through Careers, Life, and Yale.
  • Interview Yale applicants (in person or virtually) for the Admissions Office.

Lifelong Learning


  • Follow @YaleAlumni on Twitter and Instagram, as well as the Yale Alumni Association on Facebook, and join the Yale Alumni closed Facebook group. Many of the professional schools also have their own dedicated Facebook pages.
  • Attend a Feb Club event to keep the fun going or host a Camp Yale event in your area.


  • Yale College alumni: You can plan a class event, be it online or in person for future consideration, and it’s never too soon to think about your fifth reunion – it will be here before you know it. You can also get involved with BOLD (Bulldogs of the Last Decade) – you’re already a member.
  • Alumni from Divinity, Forestry, Law, Management, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Public Health – and class reunions within Architecture – you too have on-campus reunions to look forward to.

[Related: Celebrating the Class of 2020]

In January, you heard from us about joining the Yale online alumni community. If you haven’t already done so, please update your contact information so we can be sure to send you news and events of interest.

So, whether you’ve graduated from Yale College, completed your professional school degree, or finally defended your PhD, congratulations! And remember, we’re here whenever and however you need us.

We’re so happy to have you as part of our Yale alumni family!