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Yale Alumni Association Congratulations New Graduates!

May 31, 2018

Congratulations new graduate – and welcome to the Yale Alumni community!

One of the great things about Yale is that, while you may leave New Haven and embark on future careers, further studies, and all the other journeys of a long, interesting life, Yale never leaves you. You are – and always will be – a Yalie. And as such, you always have a place with the Association of Yale Alumni.

First, the good news: You don’t need to join. You’re already in. The AYA is for all Yale alumni, working with fellow alumni and striving to create ways for you to connect with your classmates and all who came before you – and all who will come after.   

You will hear from us again in the future, but for now, here are a few ways you can stay connected and engaged with Yale and the Yale community.

Groups and Service


  • Volunteer to fundraise for your class or school to provide resources and support for generations of students to come.
  • Learn more about applying for the Yale MasterCard, which generates support for alumni programs and events.

Interviewing and Mentoring

Lifelong Learning

  • Take part in lifelong learning opportunities through Yale Alumni College and via online resources such as Coursera and iTunesU.
  • Take advantage of Yale alumni access to JSTOR to keep those intellectual fires burning.



  • Yale College alumni: You can plan a class event wherever you will be living this year, and it’s never too soon to think about your fifth reunion – it will be here before you know it. You can also get involved with BOLD (Bulldogs of the Last Decade) – you’re already a member.
  • Alumni from Divinity, Forestry, Management, Medicine, and Nursing – you too have on-campus reunions to look forward to.

Find Yale alumni events in your area!

So whether you’ve graduated from Yale College, completed your master’s degree, or finally defended your PhD, congratulations! And remember, we’re here whenever and however you need us. We’re so happy to have you as part of our Yale alumni family!