Save the date! Homecoming is back on both campuses! We look forward to welcoming alumni back to campus on the following dates in 2024:
The annual Annapolis Cup croquet match will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, April 13, 2024!
St. John’s will join Santa Fe in Earth Day celebrations from Friday, April 19 through Monday, April 22, 2024. See the 2023 Earth Day in Santa Fe program.
The annual Alumni Magazine, published each summer, is a look at you and your fellow alumni—what you are doing, how you are living and modeling the Program, and how you are giving back to St. John’s in meaningful ways. It is a look at the connections you are creating around the world, and it is your guide to making them even stronger.
Read the 2023 Alumni Magazine online.
Published every other month, the college newsletter delivers timely updates on all things St. John’s straight to your email inbox. The newsletter features stories about students, tutors, and alumni, and a special section featuring upcoming in-person and virtual events of interest to the alumni community, special alumni offers and discounts. If you aren’t currently receiving the newsletter and would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact alumni(at)sjc.edu for assistance.
Keep up with our alumni-focused social media channels by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Conversations between great thinkers have shaped society for millennia. At St. John’s College, we engage in these conversations continually: through books, authors, and ideas that have shaped human history, which we read and discuss together. In this web and podcast series, St. John’s College faculty invite us in on these conversations, offering a personal seat at a table open to all—a table around which we seek wisdom through our shared intellectual history; around which joy is experienced as thinkers truly connect; around which the mystery of who we are as humans, and why we see each other and the world as we do, is explored with openness and curiosity. From the Ancients to the Moderns, from the West to the East, from the profound to the personal: this is Continuing the Conversation. Watch or listen now.
Listen on Libsyn, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts
St. John’s College is dedicated to a strange idea—that education is for the sake of freedom. Our motto promises to “make free human beings out of children by means of books and a balance.” As the oldest Great Books school in the US, we’ve been working at this for a while. So what is a liberal education? What is its future? And what do books—and conversations about them—have to do with freedom and the life of the mind? Through conversations with a range of guests, St. John's tutors Brendan Boyle and David McDonald explore the meaning of liberal education, its power in the lives of individuals, and the economic, political, and cultural pressures it faces. Feedback and questions welcome at booksandabalance(at)sjc.edu.
The Master of Liberal Arts degree is open to alumni who earned a BA from St. John’s more than five years ago. Over four semesters, whether on campus or online, students read texts and discuss ideas from five thematic segments: Politics and Society, Philosophy and Theology, Mathematics and Natural Science, History, and Literature.
Alumni have a simplified application and receive a scholarship worth 25 percent of tuition (or more depending upon need) when you complete the application for need-based financial aid.
Graduate Institute preceptorials are open to undergraduate and GI alumni with no need to reapply to the college. Contact Graduate Student Services Coordinator Kashya Boretsky at kaboretsky(at)sjc.edu for more information.
Graduate Institute alumni are able to audit GI courses at a reduced price. Return to seminar for the conversations you love without the worry of papers, orals, or grades. Contact Graduate Student Services Coordinator Kashya Boretsky at kaboretsky(at)sjc.edu for more information.
Children of alumni receive a 50 percent discount for one week of an on-campus Summer Academy session. Please contact summer.academy(at)sjc.edu for more information.
The St. John’s College Career Development Office in Annapolis works with alumni to provide resources and support for all aspects of the career and job search, from initial exploration through later career changes.
Individual, personalized counseling is available for alumni on both broad issues, such as mentorship for those who are uncertain of their career goals, and specific needs, including pre-med and pre-law counseling, application strategies for graduate programs and internships, and advising for competitive fellowship and scholarship applications like Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy.
Many events such as job fairs, employer information sessions, panels, and workshops that the Career Development Office offers are also open to alumni. The Career Development Office also host forums to bring alumni back to campus to talk about their experiences after graduating from St. John’s.
And if you are hiring or looking for an intern, you’re in luck! The Career Development Office meets frequently with current students looking for internships, part-time jobs, and career opportunities that might be a great fit for you. Whether you are actively recruiting or just looking for an opportunity to share more about your organization with current students, always start with St. John’s.
Alumni who live within a 60 mile radius of Annapolis may be granted library borrowing privileges without a membership fee, with borrowing privileges of five books for a loan period of 30 days. See the Greenfield Library Circulation Policies for more information.
Alumni visiting campus are permitted to take out canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and other watersports equipment during Boathouse hours after signing a waiver. Please contact Athletic Coordinator Rachel Fleming at rachel.fleming(at)sjc.edu for more information.
Alumni are eligible for St. John’s College Alumni Association organizational license plates through the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration. Please contact alumni(at)sjc.edu to request an application for a St. John’s College organizational plate.
The Santa Fe Office of Personal and Professional Development offers a comprehensive set of career services to alumni. These include:
The Meem Library provides facility access and limited borrowing privileges to alumni who are New Mexico residents. See Meem Library Alumni Services for more information on services and resources available, and how to register as an alumnus/a.
The Student Activities Center is accessible to alumni with your SJC ID card. See Student Activity Center Keycard Purchase Policies for information on pricing and privileges. For more information please contact the Fitness and Athletic Director Mary Anne Burke; visit her in person at the SAC, by phone at 505-984-6150, or by email at maryanne.burke(at)sjc.edu.