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Our Grand Return!

Grand Reunion is back on campus Oct 7-10 and we couldn’t be more excited! Whether it’s your reunion year or not, join us to remember, reconnect, and renew your Bronco spirit. Both virtual and in-person offerings will be provided so you can participate from wherever you are in the world. Registration begins July 19. Visit our Grand Reunion website and join our Facebook event for updates.


Alumni News

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Move Forward with Hope

As Dr. Melina Johnson ’01, M.A. ’03 closes out her term as president of SCU’s Alumni Board of Directors, she reminds us that, as alumni, we are “essential in the community’s ongoing efforts to support each other, make change, and move forward with hope.” With the new academic year approaching, Johnson urges all alumni to participate as opportunities for engagement arise. Read her message »

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Vintage: Save the Date

Get ready for some fun as we virtually celebrate Vintage Santa Clara Saturday, Sept. 11. Each year we work with Bronco-linked vendors months in advance to plan this wonderful event. Due to COVID-19 related uncertainty, we did not have adequate time to prepare for an in-person gathering, but we can still keep the Vintage tradition going! Join us for a virtual twist on this fan favorite. Tickets go on sale Aug. 9.

Book Club and Author Talk

It’s never too late to delve into a good summer read. Join the Alumni Book Club this month and treat yourself to “Long Bright River” by Liz Moore. Then, tune in for a virtual Q&A with the author at 10 a.m. PDT on July 28. All are welcome. 

Developing Career Resilience

Did you miss it? Brian Litke ’08, Gabriela Chavez-Lopez ’09, Courtney Haney ’10, and Ruben Dario Villa ’10 recently came together for a virtual conversation on career resilience. These Great Recession grads shared their experiences about weathering a down economy and bouncing back. Find out what they said »

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Tell us about the Alumni Association events and programs you’re most interested in and we’ll be sure to email you the latest related news and information. Just complete this brief form and you’ll be among the first to know!


Spiritual Growth

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Ignatian Adventure Retreat

Take a journey and deepen your faith with the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. An experienced retreat guide will be your weekly companion during this intensive 32-week retreat. Participants will also gather monthly for prayer and discussion. Who better than St. Ignatius to show how faith and everyday life thrive together? Register to learn more »

Mission Reopening

After 15 months of being closed to the public, the Mission Church has reopened for daily prayer and Sunday services. While some health and safety precautions—including capacity limits, masking, and registration—will remain in place, the Mission is excited to invite visitors inside once again. Learn more »


Santa Clara Magazine

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Peek Inside Tomorrowland

Santa Clara experts ponder what comes after a year on pause from shopping to working to family in this “Santa Clara Magazine” story. Forecasting the future is a tricky business; let’s hear from the best »

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You’re It

In a conversation on writing with joy, pop-culture writer R. Eric Thomas talks about getting over the idea that we’ll never make it—or that we’re frauds when we do. Watch to learn more »


University News

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The Origin of Senior Awards

Each year as graduation approaches, the University recognizes select students, who have shown unwavering commitment to upholding Jesuit values, with a prestigious senior award. But where and why did these honors originate? Discover the stories behind each of the accolades in the latest archival blog from “Arthur’s Attic” »

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Bronco Venture Fund

Three years ago, SCU launched the Bronco Venture Accelerator to boost the development of promising Santa Clara startups. Now, the newly created Bronco Venture Fund will help provide financial support to some of those investment-ready businesses. Find out how the fund advances SCU’s startup ecosystem »

Presidential Search Update

A Search Committee appointed by the Board of Trustees has begun the important work of identifying SCU’s next president. On June 28, the Board voted to amend the University’s bylaws to remove the requirement that the University’s President must be a Jesuit priest, thereby expanding the eligible applicant pool and opening an exciting opportunity for SCU. This website will house all search process updates »

Illuminate: Is Life More or Less Meaningful as We Age?

On the occasion of his 45th birthday, SCU Psychology Professor David B. Feldman reflected on the meaning of life and whether that meaning grows or diminishes as we age. Find out what he discovered »


Alumni Benefits

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Don’t just shop local, shop Bronco! Whether you're looking for delicious food, wellness resources, handmade goods, or anything in between, the SCU alumni community is here to help. Check out the Bronco Business Registry for a growing list of alumni enterprises.

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University Credit Union is celebrating their 70th anniversary by giving back to the universities they serve. As a proud partner of SCU, UCU will make a donation to the Bronco Food Pantry for every Broncos card issued. Certain restrictions apply. Learn more »

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