Our mission is simple: to connect members of the Yale community in Western Washington so we can learn from each other, teach one another, and give back to each other and the broader Seattle community.
YaleSeattle is run by alumni volunteers and is completely self-funded; we receive no financial support from the University. We run extremely lean, and spend the bulk of our operating budget on upkeep for our website, email newsletters, travel expenses for speakers, and subsidies for recent alumni to participate in our programs.
We’re experimenting this year with a rotating leadership model, with a different person leading each monthly meeting. If you’re interested in getting involved, please reach out at http://yaleseattle.org/contact-us/
Our annual expenses:
- Admitted students’ events ($250)
- Event costs not covered by ticket sales ($250)
- Subsidizing young alumni event fees (for example, at the annual faculty lecture)
- Overhead: Payment processing, website ($200)
What we would like to do:
- Increased civic engagement and local service
- Educational events, featured speakers, and discussions
- Connect alumni along shared interests for inspiration and mutual mentorship
Alumni Admissions Interviews
The Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) conducts interviews with local high school students applying for admission to Yale. Every year several hundred local high school students apply to Yale. The bulk of the interviews take place November through February of each year. To become an alumni interview, sign up at https://asc.yale.edu/.
The purpose of the interview is:
- to provide the applicant an opportunity to ask questions about Yale
- to personalize Yale and the admissions process
- to give the Admissions Committee a personal perspective on the applicant that they cannot get from the materials in the application
Interviews generally last about an hour and follow no set format. Immediately following the interview, the interviewer writes a summary of his or her impressions of the applicant and sends it to the Admissions Office. The interview report becomes a part of the admissions file.
The Alumni Schools Committee hosts a reception in the spring, following announcement of the decisions, for students who have been admitted.