Lifelong Learning on Campus

The AYA understands that the curious mind does not stop thirsting for knowledge after graduation. Knowing that, AYA works to develop its own programs as well as promote other campus offerings that we believe will be of interest to alumni who wish to learn throughout their lifetime.

Some offerings involve traveling to remote and exotic destinations with Yale professors, while others bring alumni back to New Haven.  Please see below for two wonderful campus-based options.


Yale for Life


Do you ever wish you could experience the intensity of a Yale classroom again?
If you answered in the affirmative to this question, you'll want to read the letter below from Yale College Dean Mary Miller about the exciting expansion of the on-campus learning experiences offered by the Yale College Dean's Office and the Yale Summer Session. Join us for Directed Studies, Shakespeare, and more.
Dear Alumni and Parents,

I invite you to embark on an exciting journey that will at once bring you back to our campus and send you forward into a world of ideas, intellectual exchange and camaraderie. In conjunction with the Yale Summer School and the Association of Yale Alumni, Yale College is expanding its offerings in lifelong learning opportunities this summer. The courses offered through Yale for Life promise unparalleled educational experiences. Please visit our website to learn more about the courses, the faculty and the exciting intellectual experience that awaits you. READ MORE

Yours truly,
Mary Miller
Dean of Yale College
Sterling Professor of the History of Art


Yale Terms for Alumni

Alumni and their spouses can audit a course in Yale College. This program is available only to degree-holding alumni and their spouses (e.g., no parents). If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Rinkerman at or 203-432-2430.