The Celebration


publications & collectibles
the tercentennial office
other yale links
site map & search
yale home



The Association of Yale Alumni participated fully in the planning of Tercentennial programs and events in order to engage Yale alumni as fully as possible. The AYA colaborated with the University in preparing for the Alumni Leadership Reunion weekend in April of 2001, as well as provided staff and promotional support for other campus events. The AYA also held its biannual Assembly programs in conjunction with the April and October weekends. With respect to 150 Yale Clubs and Associations worldwide, the AYA coordinated a project for which the Clubs scheduled major events in their regions to take place in conjunction with the Tercentennial's finale weekend. The University and the AYA cooperated to provide the participating Clubs with a simultaneous, nationwide satellite broadcast of the closing moments from New Haven.

Finally, the AYA offered a series of special tours in its alumni education travel program that featured Yale-related destinations and activities. These programs took alumni to a variety of locations with a Yale faculty leader. Each Tercentennial program sought to make special connections to an aspect of Yale's history and traditions. Planned trips: Splendors of South India, Traditional China, Normandy and the Seine, Cruising the Continent of Europe, Great Cities of the Baltic and Santa Fe: Three Cultures in the American Southwest.