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YSU's Office of Alumni Engagement serves a constituency of over 91,700 YSU alumni by developing, fostering, and maintaining sound relationships and lifelong involvement between the University and its alumni, and by providing a strong force for the advancement and support of the University by its alumni. 

The Office of Alumni Engagement utilizes a comprehensive, creative and integrated approach to communicating and maintaining relationships with alumni, students, university friends and family. This approach is accomplished by promoting and strengthening these relationships, while also upholding academic traditions and university vision. 


The YSU Alumni Society boasts more than 1,490 Lifetime Members! For more information on how you can become an Alumni Society member, CLICK HERE.

Show your Pengiun Pride!

YSU Alumni Society Homecoming Celebration and Tailgate on October 29, 2016

Join us for the YSU Alumni Society

Homecoming Celebration and Tailgate on

Saturday, October 29! 

  • 1:00 p.m. - Campus tours provided by our great student tour guides!
  • 2:00 p.m. - Represent our Alumni Society by marching or driving your classic car in the 2016 YSU Homecoming Parade!
  • 2:30 p.m. - Enjoy delicious food and fellowship with fellow Alumni Society members in our tailgate tent in the lower M63 tailgate lot.
  • 4:00 p.m. - YSU VS. INDIANA STATE - A block of specially priced tickets have been reserved for event attendees!

The tour, parade, and tailgate includes:

  • A YSU pennant to display during the parade and/or the game, and a full buffet meal in our Alumni Society Tailgate Tent!
  • Your tailgate menu includes Chicken Marsala, Baked Penne Alfredo with Spinach and Red Peppers, Seasonal Vegetables, Caesar Salad, Parmesan Garlic Bread, Cake, Assorted Cookies, Coffee and Iced Tea.



  • Tour, Parade, and Tailgate only: $25 per person 
  • Tour, Parade, Tailgate and Game Ticket: $35 per person

Make your reservations today by mail (using this printable flyer), by phone at 330-941-3119, or on-line using our secure Alumni Engagement web store here. We hope to see you at Homecoming!


2016 YSU Marching Pride Alumni Band - Registration Form

Attention YSU Marching Pride Alumni:

Click here to register to be part of our Homecoming 2016 Alumni BandEncourage fellow band alumni to join us for Homecoming on Saturday, October 29th.

Here's our itinerary for the day:

  • 11:00 AM - Coffee/Donuts - Reconnect (Bliss Hall/Wick Ave. entrance)
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Rehearsal, Rm. 2326/Band Rm. Bliss Hall
  • 12:45 PM -1:10 PM - Rehearsal with Marching Pride at Stambaugh Stadium
  • 2:00 PM - Homecoming Parade/Free Time
  • 3:30 PM - Assemble for Pre-game
  • 3:45 approx. - Pre-game with Marching Pride
  • 4:00 PM - Kick-off!
  • 5:20 PM - Halftime with Marching Pride

We hope you will join us - Go Penguins!


YSU Pete's Pride

Your help is needed with Pete’s Pride volunteer activities. Click here to see how you can help with recruitment and mentoring. Email petespride AT ysu DOT edu to volunteer for any activities that interest you. If you haven’t yet signed up to become a member of Pete’s Pride, go to http://goo.gl/5TY6en to complete a short form.


New Alumni Society Member Benefits!

Effective Fall, 2016


YSU Showcase Hospitality Tent Before Each Home Football Game!

YSU football helmet and jersey

YSU University Relations Showcase Hospitality Tent in the upper tailgate lot before each home football game this season. 

Catch the Penguin Spirit with items to help you cheer on the team, and pick up information on YSU and Alumni events on and off campus. Also look for the Alumni Engagement Golfcart making its rounds through the tailgate lots.

  • Join us on Thursday, Sept. 1st, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM before the Duquesne game. 
  • Join us on Saturday, Sept. 17th, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM before the Robert Morris game. 
  • Join us on Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM before the South Dakota game. 
  • Join us on Saturday, Oct. 15th, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM before the UNI game. This will be part of our ROTC & Veterans Alumni Reunion weekend!
  • Join us on Saturday, Oct. 29th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM before the Indiana State game. This will be part of our 2016 Homecoming celebration!
  • Join us on Saturday, Nov. 12th, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM before the Southern Illinois game. 

We hope to see you before this season's home football games. Go Penguins!


Update Your Contact Information Today!

We Want to Keep in Touch With

Penguin Alumni Everywhere!

Help us to keep in touch with you, and to keep you informed of exciting YSU and YSU Alumni updates. 

Please click here to provide us with your most recent contact information: YSU Alumni Update Form

Thanks, and Go Penguins!


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Stay up to date with what's happening at YSU! 

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Revisit old memories! Reminisce with your 1965 classmates and alumni from earlier graduating classes who have reached the 50-year milestone.
Click here for more information.


Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter!

Also, please check out our Facebook page Photo Stream and this flickr page where you'll find archived photos of past alumni gatherings and events! 

For additional information on any of our programs or events, please call us at 330.941.3119 or email alumni AT ysu DOT edu.


Your Alumni Society Membership Matters! 

A membership to the YSU Alumni Society is an excellent way to stay connected to Youngstown State University!  To sign up online, simply CLICK HERE!


YSU Alumni Engagement 'Legacy Scholarship'

Each year the YSU Office of Alumni Engagement awards four $1,000 academic scholarships to children of current members of the YSU Alumni Society who are also graduates of Youngstown State University or any of its predecessors. 

More information about the Legacy Scholarship can be found here.

The scholarship application can be found here.


Curious Where YSU graduates are residing?

CLICK HERE for a U.S. Map and HERE for a World Map!

Alumni and Friends Area Resources

The Office of Alumni Engagement
Tod Hall
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
Phone: 330.941.3119

Email: alumni AT ysu DOT edu

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