YAA Assembly & Yale Alumni Fund Convocation

The YAA Assembly & Yale Alumni Fund Convocation is our signature program for volunteer leaders, held on campus each November. Attendees get an inside look at Yale today, honor outstanding volunteers and organizations, and engage with each other and professional staff to share best practices and new ideas.

2019 Assembly & Convocation

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YAA Assembly & Yale Alumni Fund Convocation 2019
Thursday, November 21 - Friday, November 22

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Program Overview

The Assembly & Convocation program typically begins with "Meet Me at Mory's" on Wednesday evening, a chance for attendees to socialize and network with fellow volunteers.

Thursday's program focuses on a theme related to Yale today. Details about the theme, sessions, and speakers are available in late summer or early fall each year.

Friday is dedicated to leadership development, with sessions related to specific roles and constituencies such as interest groups or fundraising as well as skill-building and networking designed to support Yale volunteers regardless of your role.

Throughout the event, you will have an opportunity to honor and celebrate volunteers and organizations being recognized with awards:

  • YAA Board of Governors Excellence Awards
  • YAA Leadership Awards
  • Yale Alumni Fund Chairman's Awards
  • Yale Jefferson Awards for Public Service
  • Yale Medal

While not part of the Assembly/Convocation program, many participants stay in town for the YAA Alumni Village and final home football game on Saturday.

Assembly FAQs

For information about eligibility, registration, costs, and other logistics, please visit the Help Center.