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ὁμιλία—a reunion, a coming home, a coming together to be as one

Annapolis: September 27–29, 2019

Santa Fe: September 13–15, 2019

Return Home to St. John’s College This Fall

Homecoming 2018St. John’s College invites our alumni to return to campus for Homecoming 2019. Johnnies are a varied people who share a common bond: a direct engagement with great books and great ideas via collaborative enquiry and shared discourse. Renew your bond: Come home this fall!

There are many reasons for alumni to attend homecoming. We’ve chosen four of these to be our pillars for planning the weekend: Relationships and Reconnection, Return to Campus, Revitalizing Career, and Renewal of the Mind. We believe there will be something for everyone who comes home this fall!

New this year is a special afternoon of programming on Friday for those interested in engaging with the college on a deeper level. There will be training sessions for volunteers, new and seasoned, a question forum with college leadership, and a special thank-you lunch for alumni who support the college with gifts of time, talent, or treasure.

You won’t want to miss our traditional mainstays of Homecoming, including the Welcome Home Reception, seminar, lunch with the faculty, Saturday night waltz and rock parties, brunch, and the Alumni Association’s Awards Banquet.

Relationships and Reconnection

Home is where the heart is, and Johnnies keep the college close in their hearts. Come to homecoming and renew the ties that bind our community together, and remember all the great things that make this place special.

  • Welcome Home Reception—reconnect with your classmates
  • Banquet—celebrate remarkable Johnnies
  • Faculty / Alumni Lunch—renew ties with the tutors
  • Sunday Brunch—mimosas … need we say more?

Return to Campus

  • Informal time to hang out—some of the best times are the most informal
  • Waltz and rock parties—do you still have the moves?
  • Special activities—soccer and croquet in Annapolis, hiking and yoga in Santa Fe

Revitalize Your Career

  • Networking event—we’ve listened to your feedback and improved the format of our career-oriented programs. Come with your business cards (or your resume)!
  • 1:1 meetings—want to recruit a Johnnie to work with you? Contact Career Services to set up one-on-one interviews with students interested in your field

Renewal of the Mind 

  • Seminar—the heart of the Program. Return to the table!
  • Return to the classroom—remember your Euclid? Lab? Chorus?

Download the 2018 Homecoming Brochure