Caltech Y: Making a World of Difference


The Caltech Y enriches student life and challenges students to grow into responsible citizens of the world.

Fall Friends Dinner With Professor Yu-Chong Tai

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Join us on Thursday, November 16th for our Fall Friends Dinner with Professor Yu-Chong Tai - the Anne L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Engineering Leadership Chair and Executive Officer. Professor Tai will describe MedE’s unique approach to translational, or “bench-to-bedside,” medicine. This includes building a culture of collaboration between different academic departments, establishing strong external connections to the medical community, and taking advantage of Caltech’s commitment to basic science as a stepping stone to finding fresh avenues to developing diagnostic tools, medical devices, and treatment options to translational medicine.


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Costa Rica Alternative Spring Break 2018

March 17th - 25th 2018
Applications due Wednesday, November 22nd at noon

Join other Caltech students for a conservation focused spring break trip. On the Costa Rica trip we will be working with a host organization OSA Conservation which is dedicated to protecting the globally significant biodiversity of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.  Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore another part of our planet and make a tangible difference in the world.
Trips fees include transportation, lodging, and most food.  The Costa Rica Alternative Spring Break trip is coordinated by the Caltech Y and has been made possible thanks to generous funding from the Frank and Elsie Stefanko Fund, the George Housner Fund, Caltech Student Affairs, and the Caltech Y.  Spaces are limited.
Click here for applications and more information.

Double Your Caltech Y Donation with United Way 

Until November 17th 

Any contribution made through the United Way campaign by all Caltech employees will be matched by the Institute from October 13 to November 17, 2017! If you are a Caltech faculty or staff member and would like to make gifts to the Caltech Y, we strongly encourage you to make your donation through the United Way campaign. You can make a huge difference in the services the Caltech Y is able to provide to Caltech and the surrounding community! 

Pledge online by going to and click on "United Way".


Caltech Y Centennial Video

Produced and directed by Iram Parveen Bilal

A brief historical overview on the relevance and birth of the Caltech Y, produced and directed by Caltch Y Board Member and Caltech Alumna Iram Parveen Bilal.

Watch the video here!