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The Caltech Y coordinates over 70 programs annually with a variety of programs each term; some designed to heighten awareness of ethical, social, and political issues; some to serve the community, and some just to promote fun and relaxation.

 

For a complete listing of upcoming events please check out our calendar. We also work as a resource for groups who want to plan campus events themselves. At the heart of Y programming is student leadership. Regardless of your level of experience or availability, the Y has an opportunity in leadership for you.

 

Below is our 2017 program list to give you an idea of the types of programs the Caltech Y coordinates. 

social programs

outdoor adventures

cultural & educational

community service

  • Decompression (Fall, Winter, Spring)

  • Pre Frosh Ice Cream Social
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EXPLORE LA 

  • Griffith Observatory

  • Pasadena Symphony & Pops

  • Smorgasbord LA

  • Big Bang Theory Taping

  • Amelie

  • Orbit Pavilion at the Huntington Library

  • Norton Simon

  • LA Clippers Game

  • Finding Neverland

  • Descanso Gardens

  • Sustainable Garden Tour

  • Ikebana Flower Arranging

  • Horseback Riding

  • Ice Cream Museum

  • Book of Mormon

  • Undergraduate Orientation Kayaking Trip

  • Adventure 101: Winter Sports in Southern California and Advanced Orienteering

  • Backpacking Trips:  Annual Y Hike to Sierras, San Jacinto, Ojai, Lake Sabrina

  • Solar Eclipse Camping

  • Day Hikes:  Inspiration Point, Devil’s Punchbowl, Poppy Fields, Jones Peak

  • Snow Shoe Trek to Mt. Pinos

  • Community Service & Advocacy Fair

  • Boys & Girls Club Service Project

  • Make-A-Difference Day

  • Undergraduate Orientation Service

  • LA River Clean Up

  • Clothing Swap

 

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK

  • MedLife, Ecuador

  • Utah National Parks

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ON-GOING COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

  • Union Station – Adult & Family Shelters (twice-a-month)

  • Hathaway Sycamores (once-a-week)

  • Kids Reading To Succeed (once-a-month)

  • Pasadena LEARNs (October – May, once-a-week)

  • Rise Tutoring (4 days/week September - May)

 

INDIA KI KHOJ INTERNATIONAL TRIP

Co-sponsored with Student Faculty Programs & Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. Applications open annually in March for December trip. 

 

SCIENCE POLICY TRIP TO WASHINGTON, DC

Applications open annually in March for December trip.

TECH POLICY TRIP TO THE BAY AREA

Annual trip over spring break. 

WORLD FEST 

Co-sponsored with Caltech International Offices. This is an annual event that happens in April. 

  • Tea Culture

  • My Iran Student Presentation

  • In Focus: International Photography Exhibit with the Caltech International Spouses Club

  • World Feast:  An International Food Fair & Culture Show

  • Humanitarian Landscapes with Claudia Martinez Mansell

 

SCIENCE POLICY SERIES 

  • Eliminating the Impact of Voter Identification Laws with Prof. Jonathan Katz

  • A Science Policy Discussion with Dr. France Córdova

  • A Science Policy Conversation with Dr. Rush Holt

  • Bridging the Divide:  Scientists talking to the Media – with Ron Lin, LA Times Journalist

  • Bridging the Divide:  Effective Political Communication in a Polarized World with Prof. Robb Willer

 

SOCIAL ACTIVISM SPEAKER SERIES

  • Election Debate Viewings

  • Solving Climate Change:  From Policy to Personal with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby

  • Labor Market and the Wage Floor:  A Minimum Wage Policy Panel Discussion

  • Trafficking, Technology, and Data-Driven Justice with Prof. Jennifer Musto

  • Helping Democracy Think:  Addressing Cognition to Solve Complex Social Problems with Dr. Carl Pabo

  • Nuclear Winter Series:

    • International Nuclear Weapons Policy in the Current Era with Dr. Michael Nacht

    • The New Trump Card:  Domestic Nuclear Weapons Policy Talk with Dr. David Wright

    • Connecting Nuclear Weapons with Climate Change:  Managing Eisenhower’s “Fearful Atomic Dilemma” with Dr. Victor Reis

    • The Big Science of Stockpile Stewardship with Dr. Robert Hanrahan 

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMEMORATION WEEK

(Annual event co-sponsored with Caltech Center for Diversity)

  • Candlelight Vigil

  • Hidden Figures Discussion

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Robert Ross

  • I Have a Dream Audio Visual Presentation

  • MLK Service Project:  A Day On, Not Off

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