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YSU's Office of Alumni Engagement serves a constituency of over 94,000 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 over 1,385 Lifetime Members! For more information on how you can become an Alumni Society member, CLICK HERE.

Show your Pengiun 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.


YSU Football Season Kick-off Tailgating Event

YSU vs. Pitt

Before the Penguins take on the Pitt Panthers on Saturday, September 5th at 1 pm at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, join other YSU friends and family for a... 

Penguin Party on the Gateway Clipper

10 am to 12 pm

Your $25 ticket includes a buffet picnic lunch.

  • For football ticket purchase or questions, please call the YSU Ticket Office at 330-941-1978
  • For tailgate information, call University Events at 330-941-2136
  • Round-trip bus information available by calling Traveline at 330-941-2391

More information and the reservation form available here

ALL RSVPs must be received by Friday, August 28th, 2015.

Go Penguins, beat Pitt! 


YSU Alumni Engagement & Penguin Football –

A Great Combination!

         Tailgate and Terrace With Us This Fall

We will be hosting a Tailgate Hospitality Tent in the M-7 Tailgate lot (see map) before the first four home games of the season. Our tailgate tent will be located near the corner of Lincoln and Fifth Avenues, and will open 90 minutes before kickoff. Our menus will have themes each game (see flyer for details), and will consist of delicious, classic pre-game finger food selections! Register using this printable flyer.

For the final two home games of the season, we will be hosting sit down, buffet-style luncheons on Stambaugh Stadium's south terrace.

Pricing for the four tailgates is $15 per person for Alumni Society members, and $20 per person for non-members. Pricing for the two terrace Luncheons is $20 per person for Alumni Society members and $25 per person for non-members.

Game dates and times, themes, and more information is available on the printable registration form here.

Parking options, and additional YSU Football gameday information can be found here.

Call our offices at 330-941-3119 with questions. Go Penguins!

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.


 YSU Alumni Society Board of Directors

Call for Applications

The Youngstown State University Alumni Society Board of Directors is seeking candidates for four Board positions (six-year terms to run from January, 2016 through December, 2021). If interested, please CLICK HERE for the application. Return completed applications to the YSU Office of Alumni Engagement by September 14th.

Please email edgoist AT gmail DOT com or call 330.941.2753 with any questions or for more details.

Submit applications to:

Youngstown State University, Office of Alumni Engagement, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH  44555


 Dana School of Music Alumni Reunion

Don't miss this first-ever Dana School of Music Alumni Reunion on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Tyler Grand Ballroom in Stambaugh Auditorium.  The reunion coincides with Thanksgiving Weekend so alumni coming home for the holiday will be able to attend.

Reconnect with Dana alumni at a festive evening featuring fine dining by Saratoga, live music by Ovation, a cash bar, and dancing in the newly restored grand ballroom.  Cost is $50 per person.  All proceeds will support the creation of a Dana Alumni Scholarship Endowment. 

For questions or more information, please contact Catherine Cala, Director of Alumni Engagement at 330-941-2752 or by email at cacala AT ysu DOT edu.


Please check out our flickr account where you'll find archived photos of alumni gatherings and events! (A permanent link to this site can be found on the left side of this page.)

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


Your 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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