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Alumni Perspectives: Navigating Yale & Beyond at FSY 2023

07/15/2023 @ 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dear Trailblazing Yale Alumni:

For our 8th year in a row, 1stGenYale is proud to participate in the First-Year Scholars at Yale program. Alumni from all Yale schools and degree programs are invited to attend:

1stGenYale Program at Yale
“Alumni Perspectives: Navigating Yale & Beyond”
Saturday, July 15, 2023
10:30am – 5pm
Complimentary lunch and reception included
(Please plan to stay the entire time)
Location at Yale will be sent at a later date.

Join us for a no-host dinner with alumni following the event.

First-Year Scholars at Yale (FSY) is a 6-week program especially designed for incoming Yale College students from low-income, under-resourced backgrounds, and among the first in their families to attend college. Even before these 96 invited students start their fall semester at Yale, FSY prepares them for their transition to become Yale students. They live on campus, learn about campus life, sharpen their academic skills, and hear about Yale’s resources, including alumni like you!

How to Sign Up
Registration link – tinyurl.com/1GYFSY23 by July 6, 2023.

Note that your information and short biography will be given to all FSY students so they can contact you following our event. Alumni from all Yale schools and backgrounds are welcome to attend and bring adult relatives or guests. Given the nature of our program, children are not permitted to attend. Thank you for your understanding.

Here’s Our Program
Lunch with fellow alumni hosted by Yale Summer Session Dean Sara Spear and FSY Faculty Executive Director Albert Laguna, Associate Professor, Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies.
Alumni panel discussion with FSY students.
Q&A with alumni audience participation.
Alumni & students’ reception.
Optional after 5pm: no-host alumni dinner for those who can join us.

Join Us to Share Your Own “Alumni Perspectives: Navigating Yale & Beyond” with FSY Students
Looking back, what was your experience like at Yale? How did you create your own path?
What courses, extracurriculars/leadership opportunities & experiences were most important to you?
How did you blend your cultural & family heritage to find your own voice while being a Yalie?
How do recommend that students take advantage of their time at Yale – seek advice, meet faculty, find internships & travel opportunities, and network with alumni?
What is one piece of advice which you would like to share?

Read about Alumni at FSY
By sharing similar stories, we connect each other through our cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, thought and age backgrounds and share our perspectives to have a positive impact on the lives of our students and fellow alumni. Read about our 2022 Alumni at FSY Program. Here is our 2021 virtual program Alumni Perspectives at 2021 FSY to give you a preview.

How to Support 1stGenYale
All our programs are funded by alumni and friends’ donations. If you would like to support our work at this year’s FSY program and those throughout the year, please make a donation here – Donation to Support 1stGenYale. Purchase 1stGenYale merchandise at our 1stGenYale Shop. 20-30% of proceeds from sales go to support our mission. Thank you!

1stGenYale Website
Check out our 1stgenyale.org website for information about our programs, shop, and other opportunities on how to engage with fellow alumni and students with shared backgrounds.

The incoming students are excited about meeting you and hearing your story. If you have any questions, kindly let us know at 1stgenyale@1stgenyale.org. We all look forward to hearing from you!

2022 FSY alumni panelist Suzanne Solensky ’83 reflected, “Nothing brings home to me how much Yale has embraced greater diversity in its student body than seeing and talking with students at FSY. It’s an honor to help make Yale more welcoming and inviting for them.”

Go Bulldogs!
1stGenYale Alumni Team


10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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