Homecoming in Santa Fe

Join us in Santa Fe September 13–15, 2024

Homecoming St. John's College Santa Fe 2024

St. John’s College invites our alumni and their partners to return to the Land of Enchantment for Santa Fe Homecoming 2024. Reconnect with friends, classmates, and faculty on your old stomping grounds as you revisit the seminar table with a shared reading of As You Like It by William Shakespeare. 

As You Like It (1599), written in the same year as Henry V and Julius Caesar, has been admired for its perfect equilibrium between light and dark, evoking a world of human violence and hopeful of the possibility of harmony, yet without surrendering to either pessimism or optimism. It is a classical pastoral, in which an assortment of representatives of civilization are removed from their comfortable environments and placed in the wilds. Taken thus out of their familiar contexts, the contrasts between their different views of life can be seen more clearly and compared. Like A Midsummer Night's Dream, it also evokes the primal chaos of the Bacchae. There are Fools, politicians, lovers, perhaps one or two wise people. What is folly here, what is wisdom? What is love? Is the ending happy? Rosalind's transformation into a young man is one of Shakespeare's most audacious and hilarious moves, having a male actor play a woman playing a man. To what extent can people really change? We hope you can join us in revisiting this comic gem -- a play that yields more treasure and discoveries as we grow older. 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Click here to register. The cost to participate in Homecoming is $150 per person, which includes as many events as you choose to attend throughout the weekend. See below for the various 2024 activities. Sales end August 30.

Please excuse our dust as the improvements to the Pritzker Student Center are well underway.

Accommodations

Reserve your lodging early! On-campus housing is fully occupied by current students and is unfortunately unavailable. Special SJC rates offered at a number of local hotels via our travel partner, Campus Travel Management.

Airport Shuttle

To help with your trip planning, here is a list of ground transportation options to Santa Fe from the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) airport.

The Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF) also has direct flights from Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Disability Access

If you or a family member has special needs, please contact us at alumni(at)sjc.edu to make arrangements.