Reunions

Coming Back

Mark your calendar now for a weekend of friendship and fellowship in New Haven!

Join your classmates for a weekend that has something for everyone. Visit the Yale you remember, and get to know the Yale of now. Hear lectures from Yale’s amazing faculty, tour the renovated art gallery or library nave, visit the cultural houses, or spend time with your friends recreating your best times from your days at Yale.

Reminisce about old memories and make new ones at Yale Reunions 2018. Stop by the reunion website for more information, and connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/YaleCollegeReunions.

Reunion dates

Fifth Reunion - May 31 - June 3, 2018

Tenth Reunion - May 31 - June 3, 2018

Giving Back

May 30, 2018

Final day for documenting your gift before the 5th and 10th reunions to ensure that it will be included in the class total announced that weekend.

June 30, 2018

Final deadline for all reunion gifts and gift intentions.

Yale Alumni Fund

All alumni are asked to make an unrestricted gift to the Alumni Fund every year. This provides the university with immediately expendable, core support for basic operations and new programs. To receive participation credit in the Alumni Fund your gift must be designated to one of the six designation categories. These include unrestricted purposes, facilities renovations, faculty support and curriculum development, financial aid, library resources, and undergraduate life.

Yale College Class Dues

On behalf of all active classes, the AYA encourages alumni to support their class through dues contributions. Dues pay for the Yale Alumni Magazine and help support class activities and communications. Class dues are tax deductible, but do not receive Alumni Fund or reunion gift credit.

Athletic Team Associations

Associations supplement the department budget and help cover the cost of expenses in the areas of recruiting, out-of-region travel, prospect visits, equipment, communications, and other annual team expenses. These contributions provide our coaches with the resources necessary to attract the best and the brightest to come to Yale. All association contributions are considered gifts to Yale. All expenditures of associations are governed by departmental policy for compliance with Yale, Ivy League, and NCAA requirements. Association gifts do not receive Alumni Fund credit but do count toward the reunion gift.

Student Organizations

Student organizations, such as cultural houses, music groups and drama groups with which you were affiliated as a student often solicit gifts to help fund their activities. These gifts do not receive Alumni Fund credit but are included in the reunion gift.

Other Special Interest Groups

Other groups you were affiliated with while at Yale, such as secret societies and other groups considered independent of the university may send solicitation appeals. These gifts do not receive Alumni Fund or reunion gift credit. 

Reunion Giving

Reunion giving is a yearlong fundraising campaign that takes place in the months leading up to your 5th or 10th reunion. The tradition of reunion giving inspires some alumni to make significant capital commitments beyond regular Alumni Fund gifts, strengthens alumni participation in giving, and encourages ongoing annual giving. Reunion campaigns account for a significant portion of cash received by the university each year, providing essential endowment and current use support.  The reunion gift recognizes new gifts made during the reunion campaign, in addition to nearly all contributions made to the university since graduation.

The Yale College classes of 1877 and 1892 made the first reunion gifts to the university. Not to be outdone, other classes soon took up the challenge. Today, the tradition of reunion giving inspires some alumni to make significant capital commitments beyond regular Alumni Fund gifts, strengthens alumni participation in giving, and encourages ongoing annual giving. Reunion campaigns account for a significant portion of cash received by the university each year, providing essential endowment and current use support. Reunions are a time to recognize not just new gifts made during the reunion campaign, but nearly all contributions from classmates over a five-year period.

We are recruiting Reunion Gift Chairs for the Class of 2008 (10th Reunion) and the Class of 2013 (5th Reunion). Contact Marta Goldman at marta.goldman@yale.edu if you are interested in volunteering! 

Yale’s fundraising volunteers play a critical role in helping alumni connect with their classmates, engage with the university, and understand Yale’s strategic planning and goals. By fostering excitement among Yale classmates about contributing to the class’s reunion gift, Reunion Gift Committee members add an element of personal warmth and individuality to the reunion gift process.

We are recruiting Reunion Gift Committee Members for the Class of 2008 (10th Reunion) and the Class of 2013 (5th Reunion). Contact Marta Goldman at marta.goldman@yale.edu if you are interested in volunteering!