Celebrate the Grand Reunion tradition from wherever you are!
We are excited to offer a way for everyone to participate in Grand Reunion—no matter your geographic location! With our new virtual event technology you’ll be able to tune in for your in-person favorites and interact with fellow Broncos (both those attending in-person and from afar!) throughout reunion weekend. The platform will allow you to:
- Stream key offerings and ask questions live during the events
- Create a profile and connect with fellow alumni via chat and video chat, social walls, groups, and virtual networking tables
- Access all of our social links, speaker bios, livestreams, and more!
- We’re also excited to offer you access to the platform after the event is over to continue connecting with Broncos and view recordings and other platform features.
Thursday, Oct. 6
- Inaugural Mass
5 p.m. | Mission Church
Join the University for a Mass in honor of the Inauguration of Julie Sullivan, immediately followed by a reception on the Abby Sobrato Mall.
Friday, Oct. 7
- Inauguration of Julie Sullivan, 30th President of Santa Clara University
11 a.m. | Leavey Center
Join us as we celebrate the inauguration of Julie Sullivan, 30th President of Santa Clara University. A reception will follow in the Mission Gardens. More details to come. No registration required.
- Ciocca Center's Bronco Ventures Accelerator Fourth Annual Demo Day
2 - 4 p.m. | Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, Courtyard
Join us for a thrilling Shark Tank-style showcase of Bronco Ventures Accelerator startups! Bronco alumni, faculty, and students will make two-minute pitches to Silicon Valley investors in hopes to get their startups funded. This dynamic cohort of 21 startup companies covers areas such as Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Cryptocurrency, NFTs, Cyber Security, Aerospace, eCommerce, FinTech, and Energy. In the past three years, BVA companies have raised over $40 million from VC and angel investors, as well as the new Bronco Venture Fund. The showcase is followed by a networking reception with wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres on the beautiful SCU campus.
- Conscience and Catholicism: A Moral Tradition in Renewal, presented by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
3 - 4 p.m. | Benson Center, Parlors B&C
In 2016, Pope Francis said that leaders in the Catholic Church have been "called to form consciences, not to replace them." In his presentation, David DeCosse, director of Religious and Catholic Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, will provide an overview of the theological background behind the statement by Pope Francis. He will also discuss cases of Catholic schools firing gay or lesbian employees in light of different approaches within the Catholic tradition to the theology of conscience. DeCosse is a Catholic theologian and ethicist who has written and edited multiple works on the theology of conscience.
Saturday, Oct. 8
- Bronco Exchange Information Session and Networking Reception
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Forbes Conference Room, Lucas Hall
Come and see what the buzz is all about! The Alumni Association, Career Center, and Division for Student Life launched a game changing career focused platform called, Bronco Exchange, Student and Alumni Connections last February. This platform brings alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University together in one shared space to make meaningful connections around shared identities, interests, industries and ideas. Whether you have joined or not, come learn more about the benefits of this great program, plus stay for a networking reception to mix and mingle with professionals from a variety of industries.
- Ignatian Examen with Jack Treacy, S.J. '77
11 - 11:30 a.m. | Lucas Hall, Room 206
Take some time to reflect on SCU memories from when you were a student to today with the Ignatian Examen. This prayer experience will be led by Fr. Jack Treacy '77.
- Gianera Society Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Malley Center
Complimentary for Class of 1972 & One Guest | Complimentary for Alumni in Reunion Year (ending in 2 or 7)
$25 per person for Non-Reunion Alumni and Guests
A special luncheon for our Golden Broncos (those 50 years out or more) featuring the induction of the Class of 1972 into the William C. Gianera, S.J. Society.
- Why Character, Resilience, and Ethics Will Help Us Thrive, by Dr. Michele Borba '72, M.A. '75
2 - 3 p.m. | Learning Commons and Library, St. Clare Room (3rd Floor)
How can we teach our children to be mature, resilient, and mentally strong adults? Through her research, Dr. Michele Borba found the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down to seven crucial and teachable character strengths that set them up for happiness, greater potential in school and in life. In this presentation, Dr. Borba will offer practical, actionable, evidence-based ways to develop these crucial character strengths in our kids and ourselves—helping us all to flourish in an uncertain world.