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

May
30

Akron/Canton Alumni Chapter Gathering
Join fellow alumni and friends at Foster's Tavern of Hinckley, 1382 Ridge Road, Hinckley, OH 44233 on Thursday, May 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The group will be seated in the reserved upstairs dining room, with access to the outside deck. For more information, click here.

June
1

Streetscape 2019: "Spruce Up Youngstown"
Pete's Pride members and local alumni are invited to participate by planting flowers, mulch and remove debris in a designated area downtown from 8:00-12:00 pm. For more information contact Brittany Defibaugh, Alumni Engagement Coordinator, at bldefibaugh@ysu.edu or 330-941-7170.

Jun
28

YSU Night with the Scrappers
Join us for a night out with other alumni and friends at the ball field! Picnic and Game at 5:30, $13 per person; limited to first 350 guests. Call Mahoning Valley Scrappers at 330-505-0000 for tickets by June 17.

Jun
29

First Gathering of the Indianapolis YSU Alumni Chapter!
Join fellow alumni and friends at the first gathering of the new Indianapolis YSU Alumni Chapter! The group will gather at Buca di Beppo for dinner on June 29. The Indianapolis Alumni Chapter will be seated in a semi-private area and will order from the menu. RSVP by June 24 to ensure an accurate count. Nametags will be provided. Click here for more information.

Jul
5

Skeggs Lecture Series presents Kevin Smith
Tickets are available beginning May 20, 2019 through the Stambaugh Auditorium website. Click here for more information.

Jul
14

Ladies Day Out
Enjoy a champagne brunch in The Atrium at Williamson Hall, with a featured speaker, artist door prizes, and shopping at the Summer Festival of the Arts. For more information, contact Catherine Cala at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752

Jul
27

Columbus Alumni Chapter Outing
Join fellow Columbus alumni and friends for a Columbus Clippers game. For more information contact Heather Belgin at habelgin@ysu.edu.

Aug
3

Atlanta United Alumni Outing
Get together with fellow Penguins at an Atlanta United game! Tickets are $21 per person in section 316, rows 6 and 8. A pre-game gathering will be planned and announced separately. Feel free to bring family and friends. Space is limited. Tickets will be allocated first-come, first-served with paid reservation. For more information, click here.

Aug
3

Cleveland Alumni Chapter Outing to Cleveland Indians Game
Join fellow alumni at the ball park! For more information contact Heather Belgin at habelgin@ysu.edu.

Aug
15

Akron/Canton Alumni Chapter Outing
Alumni and friends will be attending an Akron Rubbers Ducks Game! For more information contact Heather Belgin at habelgin@ysu.edu.

Aug
17

Greenville Alumni Chapter Outing
Join local Greenville alumni at a baseball game for the Greenville Drive. For more information contact Heather Belgin at habelgin@ysu.edu.

Aug
23

Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter at Lumberjaxes
Join fellow alumni and friends for a fun new activity! The group will get together at Lumberjaxes, Pittsburgh's first axe throwing venue. The cost is $35 per person, payable that evening. BYOB and food can be ordered. RSVP through the Google form by August 16 to ensure an accurate count. Nametags will be provided. Click here for more information.

Aug
31

Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter Outing
Come see a Tampa Bay Rays game with some fellow 'Guins! For more information contact Heather Belgin at habelgin@ysu.edu.

 

RECENT EVENTS

May
14

YSU vs. Ohio State Baseball
Support the Penguins as they host the Buckeyes on May 14th! $10 per person includes a General Admission ticket and food voucher good for a hot dog or burger, chips and a drink. Alumni attendees will enter through the V.I.P. Gate to the left of the Main Gates. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Game time is 6:00 p.m. Deadline to order tickets is Friday, May 10. Call the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at 330-505-0000 to order tickets. For more information, click here.

May
2

Distinguished Faculty Staff Showcase
Join the Youngstown State University community as we honor the recipients of The Heritage Award, The Distinguished Professor Award, and The Distinguished Service Award. This special evening will feature the presentation of awards and celebrate the accomplishments of our campus colleagues. Click here for more information.

May
4

Charleston Alumni Chapter Gathering
Join fellow alumni and friends for a fun evening at Ristorante Lidi on May 4th! The bar area of the restaurant will be reserved for the Charleston Alumni Chapter. Alumni are welcome to bring guests, and reservations should be made by April 29th. For more information, click here.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Sep
7

Dana School of Music Alumni Reunion Celebrating 150 Years
The event will be held at Powers Auditorium at DeYor Performing Arts Center at 6:00 pm, and will feature dinner, live music, and dancing! For more information, contact Catherine Cala at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752.

Sep
13

Veterans & ROTC Alumni Weekend
Join us for a full weekend of activities, beginning with the Reunion Dinner on Friday, Sept. 13 in the Williamson Hall Atrium, YSU vs Duquesne Football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, and ending with the 4th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Avalon Golf and County Club. For more information, contact Catherine Cala in Alumni Engagement.

Sep
19

South Florida Alumni Mixer
Join fellow alumni and friends at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar! For more information contact Heather Belgin at habelgin@ysu.edu.

Oct
11

Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration
The celebration will be in the Chestnut Room at Kilcawley Center at 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Catherine Cala at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752.

Oct
16

Half Century Club Celebration featuring the Class of 1969
Dinner, Induction Ceremony, and Skeggs Lecture by Martin Sheen will be at Stambaugh Auditorium at 5:00 pm. For more information, contact Catherine Cala at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752.


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