Welcome to the Yale Club of Germany

If you are an alumnus of any Yale school, a current Yale student or scholar spending time in Germany, or a friend of Yale, we welcome you to our networking and life-long learning activities!

What we do:

  • We connect Yalies in Germany for networking and lifelong learning activities such as Stammtisch/FebClub meetings, lectures, community service events, etc. (sometimes in cooperation with alumns from other Ivy League schools)
  • We organize social and cultural events open to the public
  • We interview German applicants to Yale

Join us:

Regular meetings take place in Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. We have occasional events in Hamburg Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. To hear about our upcoming events:

Sign up for our Club Newsletter Join the YaleClubGermany Facebook group

Get involved if you miss activites close to where you are. You have an idea for an event or are interested in organizing an event yourself? Let us know!

Upcoming Events

Friday Mar 6
19:00 - 21:30
Munich Dialogues on Democracy together with The Yale Club of Germany are inviting you to an exclusive evening of art and music, drinks and finger...
Friday Mar 6
19:00 - 17:00
Dear Yale Club of Germany members, We would like to invite you to a Yale Weekend in Munich! Friday, March 6 Our Munich-based lecture series...
Sunday Mar 15
15:00 - 22:00
Yale Alley Cats will perform at Schloss Wartin on Sunday, March 15th (Note change: originally scheduled for Mar. 14). 15.00 Guests welcome –  refreshments (tea,...


The Yale Club is always looking for alumni to interview local high-school students who are applying to Yale College. To help out, please sign up as volunteer on the ASC website or e-mail our ASC director, Rebecca Haltzel-Haas.


The Club does not assess dues, but asks its members to make an modest annual contribution (€20 suggested, but any amount is welcome) to help fund Club activities such as stipends for young visiting scholars, essay prizes, lectures, …

To contribute, please arrange a bank transfer (Überweisung) to the following account and be sure to include your email address so we can send you your tax-deductible donation receipt:

Bank: n26 Bank
Payee/Kontoinhaber: Hans Christian Siller
IBAN: DE76 1001 1001 2621 3219 84

For any question regarding contributions, please contact our Treasurer (see below).

Club Officers

President (Erste Vorsitzende)

Laura Sprague Sudhaus (Yale College ’88)

Vice-President (Zweite Vorsitzende)

Bartley Grosserichter (Yale College ’88)

Treasurer (Kassenwart)

Hans Christian Siller (GSAS ’12)

Alumni Schools Committee

Rebecca Haltzel-Haas (Yale College ’90)


Alexander Schmitt-Glaeser (Law ’89)

Data Protection Officer

David Syverson (DIV ’97)

In memoriam

We are greatly saddened to share that David Ilten ’60, President of the Yale Club of Germany, passed away on April 20 2019 after a brief illness. David was president of our Yale Club for over 40 years and was beloved for his warmth and gentleness of character and his tireless commitment to Yale. For decades he has been the face of the Yale Club of Germany—traveling to New Haven for AYA meetings, serving as liaison for professors and singing groups, interviewing countless prospective students, sharing all his bits of Yale trivia, and welcoming new arrivals to the Yale community in Germany with kindness and warmth. He will be greatly missed, but will certainly remain with us in spirit.

Our member Robert Dickler has graciously placed an announcement in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (überregional) on Friday, April 26, 2019 in accordance with David’s wish and is asking other members for contributions towards the costs. Please find his personal message and details on how to contribute here.