Caltech Y: Making a World of Difference


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

Caltech Y Summer Office Hours

Closed 12Noon - 1PM, Monday - Friday

The Caltech Y Office will be closed over the lunch period from 12 Noon - 1:00 PM during the Summer. For inquiries during this time please contact us at


Y Hike Applications Open

Applications due Wednesday July 26th 

Hike scheduled for September 11th - 17th | Cost: $275


The annual Y-Hike to the Sierras is a spectacular way to begin your Caltech Adventure! On the 2017 Y-Hike, organized and led by current Caltech students, you will backpack in the magnificent High Sierras of California. Our group will be divided into smaller student led backpacking teams based on participant trip preference. . . so everyone from the novice to the seasoned outdoor enthusiast is welcome to join in on the Y-Hike!


For more information and to apply, please follow this link 

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!