About | Columbia Alumni Association of San Diego

The Columbia Alumni Association of San Diego (CAASD) is a California non-profit organization, established as a networking and membership club that connects over 1,600 Columbia University alumni of all schools to one another and to the University.

The CAASD seeks to create a true Columbia University community here in the great city of San Diego. 


The club's goal is to serve the interests of all our local alumni as well as strengthen our ties to Columbia University.  We encourage you to become an active and valuable member of this community by joining our club. We offer cultural, educational, social, and networking opportunities and events.

Membership in CAASD is open to residents of San Diego county who are graduates from any of the colleges, professional schools, graduate schools or other departments of Columbia University, residents who have been or are members of any of the faculties thereof, and any residents who have received any honorary degree from the University.  For more information on CAASD or to join our alumni club, please contact Dahlia Musharrafieh [email protected].


CAA (Columbia Alumni Association) sets several Annual Programs in which CAASD Participates:

Columbia Community Outreach (Spring)

Founded in 1997 by Columbia College students, Columbia Community Outreach (CCO) is a student organized undergraduate service day that promotes community service on campus. CCO seeks to bring together the Columbia University community and raise awareness for volunteerism. Since 2006, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) has partnered with CCO to connect a global network of alumni, students, faculty, and staff for a day of service to our local communities. Many of our clubs and shared interest groups maintain community service opportunities in their communities.


Columbia Connects (Fall) 

Columbia Connects (formerly CAA Worldwide Networking) brings alumni together every year to share their Columbia connection and experiences as well as welcome new graduates to alumni communities across the globe. With over 300,000 alumni worldwide, these opportunities recognize and celebrate the global alumni community of Columbia University.