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45 Alumni. 90 Minutes. 1,000 Meals for the Hungry.

Something extraordinary happens when the Bronco family comes together to help the community. Need hygiene kits for the homeless? The Santa Clara clan steps up. How about some help at an event supporting mothers and children in need? Alumni lend a hand. One thousand brown bag lunches for the food insecure? Broncos find a way. Be inspired by these stories of alumni helping others »

Alumni News

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Add Some Holiday Cheer

Looking for the perfect complement to your holiday meal or a delicious gift for friends and family? Check out our fifth annual Mission Wine Collection. Sourced from alumni-owned enterprises and selected by experienced tasters, they’re sure to be crowd-pleasers. Order by Dec. 10 to receive your wines by Christmas Eve. Proceeds support the Alumni Family Scholarship program. 

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Be a Bronco Leader

Each year the Alumni Association Board of Directors plays a key role in guiding our chapters and programs. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our efforts. If you want to help us advance our mission, strengthen our connections within the alumni community, and grow our ties to SCU, raise your hand by Jan. 15, 2020. No matter where you are in the world, you can help shape the future of alumni at SCU.

Request a Prayer

Tis the season to count our blessings and turn our minds to those in need. Submit a prayer request to the Mission Church Book of Prayers. Help make the world a kinder place by offering your intentions for others.

Receive Daily Advent Prayers in Your Inbox

Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology presents Waiting in Joyful Hope: Daily Advent Prayer, an online retreat with daily reflections emailed to you each morning. Sign up today »

Greetings Broncos!

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In this season of gratitude Dr. Melina Johnson ’01, MA ’03 reflects on her first few months as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Each of us has been shaped by our time at Santa Clara and, as Melina writes, our individual stories are the key to building rich connections with our alma mater and our fellow Broncos. Read Melina’s message to alumni and learn more about her goals and priorities for the year ahead.

Santa Clara Magazine

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A Way with Words

For Matt Mason ’90, Nebraska’s state poet, home includes famous wide-open spaces and Western rock formations, and friends and family. What better to make a few lines sing?

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Chasing What Matters

Lifting others toward their goals is what matters for the Bronco track and field team, even if they break a few records on the way. Find out more about what lies ahead for these athletes »

Alumni Events

Bay Area: Advent Afternoon of Reflection

Enjoy an afternoon of reflection and fellowship through music, art, and discussion.

Sacramento: Annual Christmas Reception

Take in the lights of the “Fab ’40s” neighborhood and celebrate the season with fellow alumni.

Santa Clara Valley: Alumni for Others

Join Bay Area Broncos and help brighten the holidays for women and children affected by domestic violence.

Atlanta: Second Annual Night at the Hawks Game

Score big with an exclusive pregame meet and greet with coaches Lloyd Pierce ’98 and Marlon Garnett ’97.

Santa Clara Valley: Night at the Shark Tank

Root for the home team in this fun annual tradition! Register now for a chance to participate in the pre-game High Five Tunnel with the players.

University News

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Meet the President

For more than 165 years one mission has driven Santa Clara University: to inspire service to humanity. Now is the time to build boldly, confidently, and creatively on that mission to shape our future. Join University President Kevin O’Brien, S.J., in a city near you to celebrate our alma mater and envision our future together.

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Help a Hungry Student

Nearly 25% of college students nationwide lack consistent, healthy, affordable meals. You can help alleviate food insecurity at SCU through the Bronco Food Pantry. Donate items from the Amazon Wishlist or send a Target e-gift card to the Office of Student Life ( and they’ll make sure it gets to a student in need.

Let’s Do More than “Survive” the Holidays

On the eve of Thanksgiving, University President Kevin O’Brien authored an op-ed reflecting on the value of reaching across the table and engaging in a dialogue with those with whom we disagree. As Christmas approaches, may we aim to build bridges paved by human kindness. 

What’s in a Name?

Today we know our alma mater as Santa Clara University, or SCU for short. Not so long ago the nomenclature was less defined—called University of Santa Clara, USC, Santa Clara University, SCU, Santa Clara, or just SC—depending on who you spoke to or where you read it. Find out how we got from myriad monikers to the name we know so well »

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