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Cheers to the Class of 2019!

Congratulations to our newest graduates! If you missed the celebration, check out photos from the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies, enjoy video highlights from the weekend, and watch moving speeches from actor and activist Martin Sheen and valedictorian Eoin Lyons ’19.


Alumni News

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A Big Bronco Welcome

Help us welcome incoming university president Kevin O’Brien, S.J., with open arms. Share your ideas by July 9 for how we can create an unforgettable inauguration experience that reflects the spirit of Santa Clara University and conveys well wishes for a successful and rewarding presidency.

A dad stands with two female grads outside The Hut.

The Hut Redux

The Hut is back thanks to Claranne Ravizza Long ’78, her husband Tim, and fellow Bronco parents Casey and Kathy O’Connor. It’s now a family-friendly restaurant with a new look, but some traditions—like Dads and Grads—live on. Discover more and find out how these families made it happen »

Grab a Spot

There are only a few spots left for the Alumni Travel Program’s trip to Ashland, Oregon this August. Sign up now to see a variety of theatre shows, gain insights from theatre professor Aldo Billingslea, connect with fellow Broncos, and explore all the area has to offer. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience!

Join the Conversation

Now through Aug. 7, the Alumni Book Club is reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, a riveting novel about a man under house arrest in 1920s Russia. Grab a copy of this best-selling book and join the conversation in a private, online forum. It’s totally free and open exclusively to our Bronco family.

REAL World Experience

Thanks to the REAL (Real Experience, Actual Learning) grant program from the College of Arts and Sciences, Athena Snyder ’18 was able to get meaningful hands-on museum experience last summer. Now, she’s leveraging the skills and connections she gained at two Bay Area institutions. Read more »


Santa Clara Magazine

Black and white photo of five SCU coaches in 1960s.

Salute to ‘Coach Mac’

Former SCU football players gather to celebrate the man who “made football fun.” Learn more about Coach McPherson and his backwards cap of business in Santa Clara Magazine’s online edition »

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Growing Home

A garden finds a home where once little could grow—we celebrate a decade of sustainability at the Forge. Once considered for dorms and then a parking lot, it is the little garden that could.


Alumni Events

Jul
20
Los Angeles: Alumni for Others Beach Clean Up

Help clear trash and debris from the beach, and then spend the afternoon enjoying the sand and sunshine.

Aug
8
Sacramento: Santa Claran of the Year

Honor Michael ’85 and Kelly Barnes ’86, M.A. ’12 at the 47th Annual awards reception and dinner.

Aug
10
San Diego: 16th Annual Night at the Padres

Enjoy a pregame reception at the home of Alison Cone ’96 and her family, then head to the ballpark to watch the game.

Aug
11
Hawaii: Mass, Reception, and University Update

Jack Treacy, S.J. ’77, celebrates Mass and brings a piece of SCU to the islands.

Sep
8
Bay Area: Vintage Santa Clara XXXVI

Enjoy the Alumni Association’s signature food and wine festival. Tickets on sale now.


University News

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The Year Ahead

When Kevin O'Brien, S.J., took the helm as Santa Clara University’s 29th president on July 1, he reflected on the importance of a shared vision and outlined key priorities for the coming months. In this exciting moment in our history, which brings both challenges and many opportunities, Fr. O’Brien considered the work ahead to further realize the promise of this great Jesuit university. Watch now »

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