Join us for Yam Yad 2012!

         A Day of Service, Education, and Recreation

  • Make CLU a little "greener." Participate in service to your alma mater and work on various projects around campus.
  • Free t-shirts for the first 150 volunteers- sizes are limited, get there early!
  • Connect with alumni and students.
  • Learn about how your hard-work impacts the environment, campus, and the bee community by attending a discussion with Dr. Reese Halter at the Pepper Grove.
  • Relax on Zuma Beach with your CLU classmates, enjoy food from the Kogi food truck (must have current CLU ID), and enter the sand castle context.
  • Check out the Community Garden Wish List. Your donations can help our garden grow!

What is Yam Yad?

The tradition continues!

Alumni, you may have known a slightly different Yam Yad experience...and students, you may be wondering why on earth you would want to participate in a program called "Yam Yad."

In the early years of CLU on May 1, Yam Yad ("May Day" spelled backwards) started as a day of fun in the sun when students skipped class to enjoy the So Cal weather and the company of their peers.

Eventually, this evolved into a tradition of classes being cancelled so all students and faculty could participate in service together – enjoying a day of fellowship and service in the sun. Many fond CLU memories were made through this custom in the early years of the institution.