Yale Men’s Hockey Plays the University of Denver

25 November 2023 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Colorado Yalies will gather to cheer for the Bulldogs on Saturday, November 25th, when the hockey team plays the University of Denver Pioneers. The game starts at 6:00 pm. Our tickets are in upper section 19. There is a concession stand below section 19 (to the right as you are looking at the ice from the seats). Let’s plan to meet between the first and second periods at the concession stand to get a group photo of everyone wearing their Yale gear!

If you can’t make it to the game, it will be televised on the NCHC online streaming channel. Go to to sign up for a day pass the day of the game for $17. You should select Denver as your favorite school. You can watch on your phone, laptop, or tablet, and you should be able to cast the broadcast to your television from your device. if you want to watch the Friday night Yale-DU game, you could purchase a day pass to watch that game prior to attending the Saturday game. And if you want to watch both games at home, you could purchase a monthly pass for the month of November.

Tickets in the Yale area sold out almost immediately. If you can’t use your tickets, please let Dave Belin know: There are several people who missed out on the ticket purchase and I can facilitate a ticket transfer between interested parties. There are still regular tickets available in other sections.

For those interested, we will have a pre-game get-together at 4:30 pm at Tacos el Matate, 2060 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80210. Get a  snack and drink and socialize with fellow alums  before the puck drops. It’s a short walk to Magness Arena from the restaurant.


Yale-Harvard Game Watch 2023!

18 November 2023 | 9:45 am - 2:00 pm

Harold Von Schmidt, “Harvard vs Yale I” (1933)

Root for the Bulldogs at the Yale/Harvard Game watch party! Join your follow Yalies at our annual family-friendly watch party on Saturday, November 18th. This is one of our best attended events of the year. So it is great way to meet old and new friends.

Come decked out in your spirit wear, as we will have a contest against Harvard for the number of people showing school spirit. Harvard won the inagural competition in 2021 and again last year. Let’s show rise to the occasion this year, Yalies! We will also have a Football Squares game where you can win prizes for correctly guessing the score for each quarter.

This year the event is at a new ADA-compliant location: Will Call Pub, 3043 North Brighton Boulevard, Denver. Doors open at 9:45 am. Kickoff is at 10:00. Food and beverages are available for purchase off the menu.

Email non-binding RSVPS to Heather Hill: Walk-ins welcome.


Get Toasty at the Western Slope Fall Gathering

5 November 2023 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars for an autumn gathering at the home of CYA board member Christina Schultz MBA ’04 in Grand Junction on November 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Hot cider and light appetizers will be provided. Additional appetizers or adult additions to the cider are welcome but not required. Spouses, partners, and family members are welcome. Address provided upon RSVPing by November 3rd:

Although the majority of Colorado Yalies live in the Denver/Boulder area, alumni throughout the state are encouraged to organize events in their neck of the woods. Contact CYA president, Heather Kingsbury Hill ’87, if you would like to organize/host an event where you live:


Yale College Dean Pericles Lewis Comes to Colorado

18 October 2023 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gather with your Colorado Yale community on Wednesday, October 18th, for an evening with Yale College Dean Pericles Lewis. All Yale alumni, parents, and friends are invited. The Redpath lecturer event and annual CYA meeting starts at 6:00 pm with light bites, beer, and wine. Remarks beginning at 7:00 pm. This event will also serve as our annual meeting.

Pericles Lewis, Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English at Yale University, was named Dean of Yale College in May 2022. In partnership with other university leaders and faculty members, he is responsible for guiding the curriculum, intellectual life, residential experience, and student affairs of the Yale College community. His goal is to ensure that Yale offers the world’s best undergraduate education. Lewis earned his B.A. with first-class honors in English literature from McGill University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University in 1997. He joined the Yale faculty in 1998 as assistant professor in the Comparative Literature and English departments, rising to the rank of full professor in 2007. In 2004, Yale recognized Lewis with the Graduate Mentor Award.

His literary critical work focuses on the modernists who revolutionized European literature in the early twentieth century. He is the author of three books on the social contexts of modern literature and editor of four books. He is currently writing a book on liberal education, and he can speak to its continuing importance at Yale as well as to what might have changed since your days on campus. This is your opportunity to question Dean Lewis about your interests and concerns and to find out what the future of a post-Salovey Yale may hold.

The location is the Carla Madison Recreation Center’s rooftop event space, 2401 E Colfax Ave, Denver.  Perched high above Colfax on the fifth level, the rooftop event space offers views reaching beyond the city to the Rocky Mountains. The Redpath guest lecture event always draws a lot of attendees and is a great way to meet fellow Colorado Yalies. Please RSVP to method with Daphne Butler:  Fee: $25. Pay with the PayPal button below, or send a check to Colorado Yale Association, P.O. Box 911, Denver, CO 80201


CYA Hike: Mount Sanitas via Lion’s Lair Trail

17 June 2023 | 8:00 - 12:00 pm

Join fellow Yalies on Saturday, June 17th, at 8:00 am for a 6-mile hike on the Lion’s Lair trail to Mount Sanitas west of Boulder. The trail ascends by gentle switchbacks through ponderosa pines. As you approach the summit, the view of high peaks and rolling forests gets better. Organizer Dave Belin ’92 has set the Centennial trailhead as the place to meet. If the lot fills up, park in the surrounding neighborhood around 4th and Mapleton. Please RSVP: or text 303-818-0955. If you can stay, we’ll grab a late lunch at Southern Sun brewery.


Yale Day of Service 2023

May 2023

Colorado Yale Association, in partnership with the 2023 Yale Day of Service, is excited to bring you three volunteering opportunities this year:

Boys and Girls Club State Education Day, Saturday, May 6th 9:45 am to 2:00 pm.Join the Boys and Girls Club to help host activities in reading, geography, science, and math for 1st to 6th grade students at the club’s Owen location. For more information and to register, please go the Yale Alumni Association website.

Thorne Nature Experience, hosted by Oak Thorne ’51, Saturday, May 13th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Join the Sombrero Marsh Environmental Educational Center to engage in family-friendly weeding and landscaping activities. For more information and to register, please go to the Yale Alumni Association website.

Broomfield FISH, hosted by Hasib Nasirullah ’11, Thursday, May 18th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Join Broomfield FISH, a cost-free, neighborhood food assistance marketplace to help with sorting donations, restocking shelves, and repackaging bulk items. For more information and to register, please go to the Yale Alumni Association website.

For our members who are not located in the front range, YDOS has a list of virtual service activities available here.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact the Colorado Regional Service Director, Hasib Nasirullah ’11, at Additionally, if you have an organization with which you’d like to organize a volunteering opportunity for YDOS 2023, please do not hesitate to reach out!