Connecting with Alumni Around the World

The Washington University community extends far beyond the Danforth Campus and School of Medicine. In fact, there are 26 Washington University clubs in the United States and 16 international clubs. These clubs reunite alumni and reinforce their connection to the University. Not only are alumni encouraged to attend club events, but also parents and friends are welcome.

Around the globe, alumni gather to learn from visiting faculty, laugh with former classmates, or lend a hand to charitable organizations. Although there are event fees, no club fees are required. Here are some activities that University clubs have enjoyed this year:

Sara Hyatt (left), B.S.C.E. ’05, M.S.E. ’05, and Audra Bandy, B.S.C.E. ’05, M.S.C.E. ’05, joined nearly 50 alumni and friends for skating at the Steinberg Ice Skating Rink in St. Louis. Alumni also collected 150 books for the Succeeding with Reading program.
Pragati Singh (left), A.B. ’01, M.B.A. ’06, and Alexis Palascak, A.B. ’00, hosted the Washington, D.C., Alumni Club Toys for Tots happy hour.


Classes Without Quizzes: High Museum of Art Exhibitions
Touring with alumni, Professor Sarantis Symeonoglou, professor of art history and archaeology, discussed The Louvre & the Ancient World and Inspiring Impressionism exhibits.

ASK! Alumni Sharing Knowledge
Young professionals gathered for a networking reception and panel discussion. 


A Walking Tour of Beacon Hill
Alumni and friends had a bagel breakfast followed by an exclusive tour of the Otis House and surrounding Beacon Hill.


Chicago Tour Hauntings
A busload of University alumni, family, and friends explored the most haunted areas of Chicago during an interactive excursion into the history and mystery of the city.

Maris Grossman (left), A.B. ’00; Linda Luo, A.B. ’01; and Pankaj Sharma, A.B. ’01, M.A.Ed. ’02, enjoyed a Cardinals–Cubs game in Chicago.


Classes Without Quizzes: The Lion King
Professor Mary-Jean Cowell, associate professor of dance, led a discussion of the award-winning musical, The Lion King, with alumni before a matinee performance.


Day of Caring at North Texas Food Bank
A large and enthusiastic group gathered at the North Texas Food Bank early on a Saturday morning to help sort and box donated items for distribution. 

Kansas City

Major League Soccer Game
An exciting night of soccer at Arrowhead Stadium drew dozens of participants.

Los Angeles

Pasadena tournament of roses parade
Alumni helped the volunteer group Petal Pushers decorate floats for the 2008 Rose Parade.


A Night at the Miami Improv
Young alumni laughed the evening away with comedian Ian Bagg.

New York

Annual Holiday Toys for Tots Happy Hour
Alumni celebrated the holiday season by coming together and donating new toys for children in need.

New York Cares Day
Alumni participated in a city-wide day of service by sprucing up New York City’s public schools.


  Plan to attend

Reunion 2009

April 17–19, 2009
Classes of 1999, 2004, and 2008

Join undergraduate alumni of Architecture, Art, Arts & Sciences, Business, and Engineering as they gather to celebrate their 10th, 5th, and 1st Reunions during Thurtene Weekend.

May 14–17, 2009
Classes of 1944, ’49, ’54, ’59, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, and ’89

Mark your calendars to attend the undergraduate Reunions for alumni of Architecture, Art, Arts & Sciences, Business, and Engineering.

If you want to volunteer to help make your Reunion one to remember, contact the Alumni Association at (314) 935-5212 or (800) 867-ALUM (toll-free), or send an e-mail to

Save the Date

Founders Day Celebration 2008
November 8, 2008
America’s Center
6:30 p.m

Plan now to join us to celebrate the 155th anniversary of the founding of Washington University. If you would like more information on Founders Day 2008, visit