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“Bronco Experts” Returns

The inaugural season of our “Bronco Experts” virtual speaker series in 2020-2021 was so successful, the Alumni Association decided to offer a second season in the upcoming academic year! From nutrition to personal finance, travel to calligraphy, we’ve got you covered and will be adding even more experts to the lineup. View all the offerings and register for your favorites »


Alumni News

Vintage Santa Clara Vendors 2021–Longevity Wines, Bargetto Winery, Five Points, The Basin

Vintage: Last Call

Join us in celebrating the 38th Annual Vintage Santa Clara—virtual style! Franco Finn ’99 will be hosting and Juan Blanco ’09, aka “DJ Check-O” will be spinning tunes live from the Mission Gardens. You'll enjoy tastings with Longevity Wines and Bargetto Winery, a mixology lesson with Five Points, and a cooking demonstration with The Basin. Buy your tickets before sales close Sept. 10 »

SCU Grand Reunion logo in front of a previous reunion block party

Big Bronco Weekend!

Did you know that Grand Reunion will feature more than 50 events (85 percent will be outdoors!), as well as virtual offerings? Protecting our community is the highest priority as we celebrate from Oct. 7-10. Check out our Grand Reunion FAQs page for updated safety protocols and our Grand Reunion website for additional information. Then, register before early bird pricing ends on Sept. 15 »

Get to Know Your Alumni Book Club Authors

Bronco authors Khaled Hosseini ’88, Anna Yen ’91, and Riley Costello ’12 are featured in the Alumni Book Club this reading period. But which author lived in Swig Hall and enjoyed the deep-fried chicken patty sandwich from Benson? Who earned the top grade on an elemental chemistry midterm their first year? Whose parents were married in the Mission? Take a peek into their journeys as students and writers and find out »

Alumna and Rihanna Share Spot on Forbes List

Singer/businesswoman Rihanna and Jayshree Ullal M.S. ’86, president and CEO of Arista Networks, tied for number 16 in Forbes Magazine’s 2021 annual ranking of the country’s 100 most successful self-made women. See the lineup and learn more »


Santa Clara Magazine

Ken Casanega ’42 wore #2 as an SCU Bronco. Photos courtesy SCU Archives and Casanega family.

The Last of His Kind

The oldest living member of the original 1946 San Francisco 49ers is no stranger to Santa Clara University—or its legends. In fact, Ken Casanega ’42, who turned 100 earlier this year, once dazzled as both a Bronco and a 49er on teams led by Buck Shaw. Read his story »

Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalat(r)o, 1764. Wien, 1910, Verlag von Franz Malota / Image courtesy Wikimedia

A Classic Gig

Oh yes, you can try that out! Through SCU's REAL Program, which aims to provide every student in the College of Arts and Sciences a paid internship or research opportunity, Classics major Max Gavenman ’22 got a feel for what his future work may be like.


Alumni Events

Sep
15
Examen with Fr. Jack Treacy ’77 (Virtual)

Pray the Ignatian Examen with Fr. Jack during this monthly opportunity for reflection.

Sep
16
India Alumni Community: Fireside Chat (Virtual)

Join SCU alumni from India and around the globe for this virtual event with Sociology Professor Emeritus Dr. Marilyn Fernandez.

Sep
23
Expert Series: Finance Basics Everyone Needs (Virtual)

Travis Walker ’00 shares how to financially prepare for retirement, how you can lower your taxable income, and more.

Oct
8
Help Make Lunch and Hygiene Kits (In-person)

Assemble bag lunches and hygiene kits to be distributed by Loaves & Fishes to those experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area.

Oct
8
"In Conversation with Shá and Alison" (Hybrid*)

Learn more about the work of T. Shá Duncan Smith, VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Alison Benders, VP, Mission & Ministry.

*In-person and virtual attendance options available

View full calendar


University News

St. Joseph’s and Mission Gardens, date unknown (Image courtesy of SCU Archives)

History of SCU Gardens

With students returning soon to Santa Claraand some stepping foot on campus for the first time—we take a look back at the history of the University's beautiful gardens. From the abundance of vivid blossoms to the centuries-old olive trees framing Adobe Wall, learn the origins of the stunning grounds, compliments of the latest Arthur's Attic blog »

Presidential Search

Ten alumni will be part of the search committee as Santa Clara University works to identify its next president. This diverse group of Broncos comprises more than 75 percent of the team, and will help to ensure the next president is well-positioned to lead with Jesuit values while guiding the University forward. Read more »

Northern California Innocence Project Celebrates 20 Years

This year, the NCIP, a nonprofit program run through Santa Clara University School of Law, is celebrating 20 years of advocacy, policy reform and education. The Project has helped overturn the wrongful convictions of 33 clients since 2001. Learn more about their work »


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.

Rewarding yourself just got 7x better with University Credit Union. Earn more points with a new Rewards Credit Card.

University Credit Union wants to reward you! When you open a new official Broncos Rewards Credit Card, you can earn 7 points for every $1 you spend for the first 70 days, and then 2 points per $1 thereafter. Certain restrictions apply. Apply today!

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