Alumni

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Alumni of the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences teach and conduct research in virtually all the world's most distinguished universities and serve in leadership roles in many non-academic settings. There are now over 30,000 living alumni of the Graduate School.

The Yale Alumni Association provides a number of resources to help alumni continue to participate in the Yale community, not only by remaining connected to their colleagues, but also by becoming involved in the professional development of new generations of scholars who graduate each year from Yale. The Office of Career Strategy also invites alumni to speak to graduate students about career opportunities in non-academic settings. Many alumni support the work of the Graduate School and their own individual departments by making contributions to the Annual Fund.

Engage & Connect

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Graduate School Alumni Board

The Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA) is the alumni leadership board for the Graduate School. The Board meets twice a year in New Haven to support the strategic goals of the Graduate School and to advise the Dean and alumni relations staff on how best to engage Graduate School alumni with Yale.

Yale Cross Campus

Mentor & Network

Cross Campus is Yale's online networking, community-building, and mentoring program. It facilitates relationships between Yalies, both among alumni and between alumni and current students.

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Where Do I Go From Yale? (WDIGFY)

"Where Do I Go from Yale?" is an annual event hosted by the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA); the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and the Yale Alumni Association (YAA) Careers, Life, and Yale program. Previous activities have included career panels, discussion groups, and networking. The event taps into the wealth of knowledge and experience of Yale GSAS alums who have gone before you. It is an opportunity to explore career pathways and consider the myriad opportunities available to Yale graduate students. Students and recent graduates are invited to join us virtually or in person for the 14th annual event April 1 - 13, 2024.

More Connections

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Support GSAS

Your donation to the Alumni Fund helps support today's rising scholars.

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FAQs

See here for answers to common questions for alumni.

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Yale Online Alumni Directory

Search for Yale friends, classmates, and colleagues in this password-restricted database.

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Yale Alumni Association

The YAA exists to encourage connections, both among alumni and affiliates and to the university. A dedicated staff partners with alumni leaders to foster these relationships through events, mentorship, educational travel, lifelong learning, and service.

GSAS Alum Leaders

Be a GSAS Alum Ambassador

We invite you to join the Alumni Board, mentor a student, join a local Yale Alumni Club, follow Yale on social media, and many other ways to stay engaged with the Graduate School

Alumni Notes & Books Published

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News of and for alumni.

February 2024 Alumni Newsletter

| US National Archivist on campus, 100 College Street offers connections, calendar of events


Join a Graduate School Peer Mentoring Circle

| Would you like to connect and network with other Graduate School Alumni? Are you open to purposeful, personal, and professional exchanges? Do you like to have meaningful and perhaps deep conversations? Are you interested in being mentored and/or mentoring others? RSVP by February 28.


December 2023 Alumni Newsletter

| Boston For Humanity Illuminated event moderated by Crew Smith '12 PhD, GSAA Volunteer Award, a new name for a gecko, and more news from campus.


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Expanding Horizons: GSAA Invites Alumni to Shape the Future of Alumni Engagement

| To foster strong alumni connections, the Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA) extends an invitation to our alumni to play a more active role in shaping the future by joining the GSAA Board. Applications are due March 1, 2024


Drs. Eshaghpour, Crothers, and Wang

Endowed fellowship opens doors and honors inspiring mentorship

Recognizing the vital contributions of doctoral scholars, Bert Eshaghpour ’79 PhD and Jacqueline Eshaghpour endowed a graduate fellowship fund to benefit students from China studying the physical or biological sciences. In addition to providing critical support for graduate students and their transformative research, this fellowship honors the legacies of Professors Jui H. Wang and Donald Crothers.


2023 Wilbur Cross Medalists

Four graduate alumni receive 2023 Wilbur Cross Medals

The award honors alumni of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for exceptional work in scholarship, public service, teaching, or academic administration.


Calendar of Events

YAA Calendar of events

In addition to the events below, Graduate School alumni are invited to events hosted by the Yale Alumni Association, Yale alumni clubs, and shared interest groups. See the YAA events calendar for the plethora of offerings.

Boundless Discoveries webinar series

March 6, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - Unlocking New Frontiers of Science: Harnessing the Power of Data for Research and Discovery

Join Dean Lynn Cooley and Dean Larry Gladney for the first in a new series "Boundless Discoveries: Yale Scholars in Conversation," a series of virtual conversations across disciplines featuring leading scholars from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School


March 14, 2024 @ 12 noon Eastern - Meet fellow Yalies, Share Insights, and Expand your Network - Virtual Event

Join us for a special Gradaute Alumni Networking event, co-hosted by the Graduate School Alumni Association and YAA's Careers, Life & Yale Meet fellow Yalies, Share Insights, and Expand your Network March 14, 2024 @ 12 noon Eastern


Coming to a City Near You! For Humanity Illuminated

Gather with fellow Yalies for an evening of inspiration and connection at For Humanity Illuminated, a series of live events in select cities across the United States and abroad designed to engage the Yale community and showcase the people, programs, and ideas that expand our potential to improve and enrich lives around the world. Coming up in 2024, events will be held in Palm Beach on February 7, Dallas/Fort Worth on April 30, and Seattle on June 14.


April 1- 13, 2024: Where Do I Go from Yale?

Students and recent graduates are invited to the 14th annual "Where Do I Go from Yale?" - expanded this spring to include four virtual events and two in-person on campus. Hosted by the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA); the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and the Yale Alumni Association (YAA) Careers, Life, and Yale program, events include career panels, discussion groups, and networking. The event taps into the wealth of knowledge and experience of Yale GSAS alums who have gone before you. It is an opportunity to explore career pathways and consider the myriad opportunities available to Yale graduate students.


Yale University Art Gallery Family Programs

April 13 and May 11: "Get StARTed" program for families at the Yale University Art Gallery

Join us for the Gallery’s new family program, Getting StARTed, where engaging activities are offered to guide families in looking at art together. The 30-minute sessions focus on a range of works from the collection and build in time for participants to try the month’s activity on their own. No registration required. Ask at the Information Desk about supplies for self-guided family activities to enhance your visit, which are available in English and Spanish. We welcome Yale graduate students and their families to experience the Gallery and also to meet with members of the GSAA Board, either before or after the sessions. Come to learn how the GSAA Board interacts and supports Yale graduate students and alumni. A co-promotion partnership between the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Graduate Student Alumni Association (GSAA) Board


April 12, 2024 – 3-Minute Thesis Final Round Competition

The Yale 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges Ph.D. students to describe their thesis work clearly and engagingly in just 3 minutes! Join us in cheering on our 10 finalists in this live celebration of Ph.D. research, and see who will be crowned the 2024 winner by our esteemed panel of judges. Alumni are invited to join this event in person or via live broadcast. All attendees will be able to cast their vote for the People's Choice awards! Watch this webpage and your email inbox for registration information in March.


May 10-11, 2024 - Sterling Chemistry Laboratory 101ˢᵗ Anniversary Celebration & Alumni Connect

The Chemistry Department and alumni are welcome to attend a celebration marking the 101st year since the opening of the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. The celebration will include a historical celebration, guest speaker and faculty research talks, facilities tours, and a student poster session.


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