Following is a sampling of benefits, services, privileges, and other opportunities provided by Yale which are open to alumni. Iincluded are both free and fee-based services.
The School of Music regularly features concerts and recitals performed by students, faculty, and guest performers. Yale also has a great number of student groups including the Glee Club and other singing groups, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and other student bands – all of which hold concerts open to the public. Yale venues such as Woolsey Hall and Battell Chapel are often used for concerts by non-Yale groups such as the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
Fitness and Sports
The Payne Whitney Gym offers special membership rates for alumni.
The Yale Golf Course offers alumni daily rates and special membership packages for alumni.
Tickets for Yale home games can be purchased individually or as a season pass. Many sporting events are free of charge, as are all intramural events. Ticket information can be found at http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/tickets/index.
The Yale Drama School and the Yale Repertory Theatre have productions throughout the year; the Yale Cabaret has a special summer season. Numerous undergraduate productions take place year round.
Online Alumni Directory
Free online directory to update your own contact information, as well as giving you the ability to search for and keep in touch with Yale classmates.
Virtual Yale Station E-mail Forwarding
A permanent e-mail forwarding alias (e.g., email@example.com) that will automatically forward e-mail messages to any full service e-mail account of your choosing.
Yale College, Graduate/Professional School, and Regional E-mail Discussion Lists
Online discussion lists to exchange ideas via e-mail and stay connected with other Yale alumni.
Yale Alumni Magazine
Your independent news source about Yale and its alumni. Six issues are published annually; free online access is also available.
Educational Travel programs
Yale Educational Travel offers a wonderful array of programs to destinations around the world. The educational connection offered through Yale faculty lectures on our trips remains at the heart of the AYA travel programs.
Many campus organizations – including the residential colleges, the graduate and professional schools and departments, and student organizations – sponsor guest lectures and speakers throughout the year. Click here to see Yale University's main Events Calendar.
Library Borrowing Privileges
The Yale University Library provides three levels of access for alumni. See http://www.library.yale.edu/circ/alumni.html for details.
JSTOR (short for "journal storage"), is a nonprofit service founded in 1995 that offers a trusted digital archive of over 1,000 academic journals. Yale alumni may now access all JSTOR content that has been licensed by the Yale University Library thanks to Yale's participation in JSTOR's Alumni Access Pilot program.
Interviews, speeches, and discussions given by Yale faculty, administrators, and special guests -- take them with you at no cost!
Open Yale courses
Free access to Yale undergraduate courses at your finger tips! Yale Open Courses provide online access to a growing collection of complete undergraduate courses. Watch high-quality video lectures and review syllabi, suggested reading lists, and problem sets.
Yale University YouTube Channel
Yale has established a relationship with YouTube to distribute videos of course lectures and other University material for free. Yale joins sister institutions Stanford University, MIT, Duke University and the University of California at Berkeley in providing outstanding educational content to YouTube users. In addition to video lectures from the Open Yale Courses project, there are hundreds of videos currently posted to the Yale University channel on YouTube.
Yale Term Time Program for Alumni
Alumni and their spouses can audit a Yale College course (on campus and in person). This program is available only to degree-holding alumni and their spouses and includes library borrowing privileges during the semester. For information and application forms, click here.
The AYA strives to make its alumni programs as accessible as possible to all alumni. Because individual needs vary and because we wish to respect personal preferences, AYA staff work with alumni on a case-by-case basis to identify the ways in which we can assist with those needs and accommodate them whenever and wherever possible. For more information, click here.
Yale Images photo store
Yale’s first - ever online photo store (powered by Replay Photos) was designed to provide alumni with one-stop shopping for framed and unframed prints, as well as imprinted canvas art, of imagery from all over campus.
Yale is pleased to make these photos available for the first time ever for purchase, through this easy-to-use Web site that allows customization as well as real-time customer support. The images will be updated on a regular basis so visit often at www.replayphotos.com/yalephotostore.
Yale Insignia Merchandise directory
Yale is also pleased to make available to alumni a directory of the University's officially licensed partners who offer Yale insignia merchandise online.