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.

Hotel Info for 2019

THE STUDY AT YALE HOTEL - 1157 Chapel Street, New Haven

  • Name of room block: General Assembly Block/Yale Alumni Association
  • 2-night minimum stay
  • Rates: $219 for Wednesday 11/20; $479 for Thursday 11/21, Friday 11/22, and Saturday 11/23
  • Call to make a reservation: (866) 930-1157
  • Cut-off date: 10/20

 OMNI NEW HAVEN HOTEL - 155 Temple Street, New Haven

  • Name of room block: 2019 AYA Fall Assembly Weekend
  • (no minimum stay required)
  • Rate: $269 (same rate for all four nights)
  • Call (800) 843-6664 or click here to make reservations online
  • Cut-off date: 10/20

 COURTYARD MARRIOTT - 30 Whalley Avenue, New Haven

  • Name of room block: Yale Fall Assembly
  • (no minimum stay required)
  • Rate: $274 (same rate for all four nights)
  • Call (203) 654-2405 or click here to make reservations online
  • Cut-off date: 10/1

 NEW HAVEN HOTEL - 229 George Street, New Haven

  • Name of room block: Yale Alumni Association Fall Assembly
  • 2-night minimum stay for Friday/Saturday nights
  • Rates: $159 for Wednesday 11/20 and Thursday 11/21; $259 for Friday 11/2 and Saturday 11/23
  • Call (203) 498-3100 or click here to make reservations online
  • Cut-off date: 10/20

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.