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.

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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.

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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.

More Connections

For Humanity Yale Capital Campaign

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 Headlines & Books Published

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Alumni News

News of and for alumni.

Chemistry Department celebration

Celebrating a century-plus of Sterling Chemistry Laboratory

| Like excited hydrogen atoms returning to the ground state, generations of Yale chemists recently renewed their personal bond with a venerable campus lab building, 101 years after its dedication.


May 2024 Alumni Newsletter

| Dean Cooley reappointed, Where Do I Go From Yale?, student and alumni headlines


Alumni Panelists

“Where Do I Go From Yale?” Empowers Students to Explore Career Pathways

| The annual event, now in its 14th year, is a collaborative effort between the Yale Alumni Association and the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association, and provides a platform for alumni to share their professional insights and journeys across various industries with students who are just beginning to embark on their professional lives.


Lynn Cooley

Lynn Cooley reappointed dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

| Yale News: Cooley, who has led the nation’s oldest graduate school into “a new era of distinction” over the past decade, has been reappointed to a third five-year term.


Boundless Discoveries webinar series

Unlocking New Frontiers of Science: Harnessing the Power of Data for Research and Discovery webinar recording

| Dean Lynn Cooley and Dean Larry Gladney hosted 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. We invite you to watch the recording of Unlocking New Frontiers of Science: Harnessing the Power of Data for Research and Discovery


February 2024 Alumni Newsletter

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


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

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.

June 13 - SEATTLE: Yale GSAS alumni gathering

Join us Thursday, June 13 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. to enjoy the sunset with fellow Yale Graduate School alumni at The Nest on the rooftop of the Thompson Hotel. Come share a drink, join in conversation, and take in the incredible views of Pike Place Market and Seattle's downtown, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic Mountain Range beyond. Bring your Yale Graduate School friends or make some new ones to connect or reconnect with the alumni community in Seattle! Drinks and light snacks are on us. RSVP to Mark Donovan, Director of Development and Alumni Relations (mark.donovan@yale.edu)


For Humanity Illuminated event in Seattle

June 14 - SEATTLE: The Creative Economy: Harnessing Ideas and Innovation for Impact

Explore how Yale faculty and alumni are working to leverage the full scope of creative and technological activity to drive innovation, strengthen communities, and develop the next generation of leaders. This event is part of the University's for Humanity Illuminated events series


June 15 - STOCKHOLM: Yale alum Brunch with Hyun Ja Shin from Yale Office of Career Strategy

Yale Graduate School Alumni Office and Yale Club of Sweden invite Yale alumni to Saturday Brunch with Hyun Ja Shin ’94 PhD Economics, Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services Office of Career Strategy, Yale University. Hyun Ja will share updates from New Haven and the Office of Career Strategy's activities supporting Yale College and Yale Graduate School students and alumni. Saturday, June 15, 2024, 11:00 in the morning, Rosendals Garden Café, Rosendalsterassen 12, 115 21 Stockholm. RSVP by June 12 with an email to graduateschool.alumni@yale.edu


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