Heartbleed Update

On April 7, the OpenSSL project issued a Security Advisory that detailed a serious vulnerability in the encryption software in use by a large percentage of the internet. This vulnerability (nicknamed "Heartbleed") would potentially allow attackers to retrieve information from encrypted SSL endpoints. 

While we do not believe any of our alumni accounts have been compromised, we have taken steps to secure alumni.caltech.edu infrastructure against this vulnerability by patching our servers and updating our SSL certificates. As an extra precaution we recommend you take a moment to reset your passwords.

For accounts on external sites that may be vulnerable, changing your password is prudent, but we advise giving the affected site time to implement a fix before you do so.

We will continue to monitor this situation and secure our service against this vulnerability.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@alumni.caltech.edu.


Dec. 13


We're thrilled that you have found your way to the Caltech Alumni Association (beta) website. Based on your feedback and input, we've been hard at work for the past few months getting ready, and are excited to share this preview with you.

During this initial beta period, we will be migrating content and checking the details. (For best experience, we recommend browsing on the latest desktop versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.) We want your feedback. This is your space.

There are a number of new features and integrations that allow us to offer you more of what you have come to expect.

  • More News: We are proud of Caltech's alumni and their remarkable achievements. This is the place to get more news, links, updates, and notes on the accomplishments of fellow Techers.
  • More Events: The CAA is about making connections and meeting people. You'll be able to register for Reunion Weekend, Seminar Day, and Alumni College right here. Live away from Los Angeles? We have also streamlined the event calendar, so you can quickly get a view of upcoming activities in your region. Can't find any? Start one up using Play Dough. We've made that easier as well. 
  • More Career Resources: Caltech Alumni form an intimate and highly influential community. The greatest professional resource we have is one another. Check out our new Career Launchpad section, with interviews, recorded seminars, resources, and links to TecherNet. On Linked In, you can find our official alumni group plus a special dedicated mentorship section, the CHAT network.
  • And... a bit More Personality: We're Techers. We want to make it possible to meet the people behind the science and technology. We have opened up integrations with social media that allow you to interact and post directly to the site. Try out the tagboard—just use #caltechalumni on your favorite service, and you'll make the site. In time, we will also invite guest contributors and editors. 

So take a look around and let us know what you think.