Once a Penguin, Always a Penguin

We know that being a Youngstown State Penguin is more than just walking across the stage at commencement, it's about being part of a community made up of more than 105,000 proud Penguins who have graduated from YSU since the university's founding. We are Y and Proud of all our alumni, and we are here to keep you connected to other Youngstown State alumni across the country, and around the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan
4

Cleveland Alumni Chapter Event
Cheer on the Penguins with alumni and friends when the men’s basketball team plays at Cleveland State! Reserved seat tickets are $12 per person in the sideline near the team bench. Tickets will be sent via email. For more information, click here.

Jan
12

Akron/Canton Alumni Chapter Basketball Game
Join alumni from the Atlanta Alumni Chapter for a gathering on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Catch up and share Penguin camaraderie at Urban Tree Cidery, 1465 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Guests will order from the menu with separate checks. RSVP by January 7 to ensure an accurate count. Click here for more information.

Jan
29

Skeggs Lecture Series presents Bryan Terrell Clark
Bryan Terrell Clark shares life-changing lessons from his career on Broadway and work in arts education and philanthropy to empower young people to leave their mark on the world. Lecture will be at 3:00 pm in Ford Theater, Bliss Hall; no tickets required. For more information, click here.

Feb
1

Charleston/Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapters Dinner
Get together with fellow Penguins for camaraderie and YSU spirit! The cost is $23 per person. Attendees will order from a limited menu that evening, including: Fried Chicken Sandwich, Cab Classic Burger, Salmon Salad, and Southwest Veggie Burger. Sides, tea/soda, tax and gratuity included. Cash bar. For more information, click here.

Feb
16

Youngstown Day in Florida
Connect with your Youngstown roots and join us as we visit the Sunshine State for the 36th annual Youngstown Area Reunion! Hyatt Sarasota will host us with doors opening at 11:00 am, and lunch served at noon. For more information, click here.

Mar
18

Skeggs Lecture Series presents Bill Nye
Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life. Lecture will be at 7:00 pm in Stambaugh Auditorium, with 4 free tickets per person available beginning February 3, 2020. Order online at Stambaugh Auditorium or pick up at the box office. For more information, click here.

Sept
16

Skeggs Lecture Series presents Bill Nye
Skeggs Lecture Series presents Michael Symon (red font) Chef Michael Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants in America’s heartland. Lecture will be at 7:00 pm in Stambaugh Auditorium, with 4 free tickets per person available beginning August, 2020. Order online at Stambaugh Auditorium or pick up at the box office. For more information, click here.

RECENT EVENTS

Nov
23

Wilmington Alumni Chapter Football Watch Party
Join alumni from the Wilmington Alumni Chapter for a Football Watch Party on Saturday, November 23 at 12:00 p.m. The Penguins take on Illinois State in their final regular season game. This is the chapter's third annual Watch Party. Click here for more information.

Nov
21

Akron/Canton Alumni Chapter Basketball Game
Cheer on the Penguins with alumni and friends when the men’s basketball team plays the Akron Zips! For more information, click here.

Nov
17

Washington DC Alumni Chapter Luncheon
Get together with fellow Penguins for networking and delicious Texas barbecue! Register by November 11. Click here for more information.

Nov
16

Dallas Alumni Chapter Brewery Event
The Dallas Alumni Chapter will reconnect during a brewery tour and tasting at the newly opened Manhattan Project Beer Company! Click here for more information.

Nov
2

CSRA-Columbia Alumni Chapter Football Watch Party
Cheer on the Penguins with alumni and friends in your area! The YSU football team takes on North Dakota State. Click here for more information.

Nov
2

Phoenix Alumni Chapter Gathering
Join fellow alumni and friends for the next gathering of the Phoenix YSU Alumni Chapter! The group will gather at Quart Haus at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. Click here for more information.

 


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