Yale Association of Rhode Island

Welcome to the Yale Association of Rhode Island (YARI)

YARI has been established to promote interchange among Yale alumni and friends, to organize interesting lectures and events and to help support the 1200 member Yale community of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Yale Association of Rhode Island, P.O. Box 404, Newport, RI 02840


The Yale Association of Rhode Island was founded in 1912. Today YARI continues to fulfill the goals outlined in its by-laws, including:

  • Promoting fellowship among area alumni, students, and parents
  • Fostering the educational and philanthropic relationship between alumni, the University and students
  • Providing guidance and financial assistance to local recruits
  • Continuing the education of alumni
  • Encouraging Yale alumni to contribute to public service
  • Enhancing the reputation of Yale University


Members of the Yale Association of Rhode Island enjoy many chances to learn, socialize, and contribute.

  • Activities including programs in the arts, politics, science, and business, all with a distinctive Yale contribution
  • Visits from Yale professors
  • Preferred seating at sports events such as Brown-Yale hockey & basketball
  • Visits by Yale singing groups
  • Activities for all age groups
  • New opportunities to connect through the website