Dear Friends,

If you have not seen it already, I want to take this opportunity to share with you President Salovey’s communication to the university community, which outlines the steps Yale is taking in regard to classes, gatherings, and travel through April 5. The university is making arrangements to provide assistance and support to ensure the well-being of students, working in conjunction with their respective deans and/or heads of college.

(March 14 update: Please see President Salovey's latest update, on the first case of COVID-19 in the Yale community and the decision to move classes online for the remainder of the semester).

Please know that the welfare of the Yale community, both on campus and around the world, is of paramount concern. The university will continue to monitor the situation and make future decisions in concert with the available facts and recommendations from both university and governmental experts. Please see the university’s COVID-19 information page for more details and further updates.

As you may know, some YAA and alumni-related events and programs in March and April have been postponed or canceled. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this period, and we are updating the YAA events calendar as we’re made aware of changes.

Specifically regarding 2020 Yale College Reunions: As of now, we are planning for reunions as scheduled, but if that should change based on the evolving situation, we will reach out to alumni in those classes as soon as possible.

There remain many unknowns regarding the novel coronavirus and its impact on our community, but I take great comfort in Yale being the home to some of the finest minds in the world, particularly as it relates to medicine and public health.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. We will see this through together, in the spirit and tradition of the strong, caring, dedicated Yale community.

Best regards,

Weili Cheng '77
Executive Director, Yale Alumni Association

Yale Alumni AssociationP.S.: For those who have inquired about contributing to students in need, please consider making a gift to SafetyNet, the Yale fund that helps support emergency funding for Yale College students on financial aid. See also the Yale College COVID-19 FAQS for more information.