On Campus Conferences for Alumni

Princeton banner in front of a lecturn

Courtesy of the Office of Alumni Affairs

Since the late 19th century, alumni have been coming back to Princeton's campus before Commencement to reconnect with their classes and University departments at Reunions. Since 1915, alumni have been coming back to Princeton in mid-winter for Alumni Day, the "intellectual pilgrimage," to get a glimpse of campus life while classes are in session.

In addition to their love of learning and affection for their classmates, Princeton alumni maintain ties to the University by affiliation, for example, gender, ethnicity or special interest. Recognizing the importance of these ties, the University has hosted on-campus conferences in partnership with affiliated or affinity alumni groups. The first two conferences took place in the fall of 2006: "Coming Back and Looking Forward Conference for Black Princeton Alumni" and "Kaleidoscope: An Alumni Conference on Race and Community."

Alumni conferences celebrating the many faces of Princeton continue to take place regularly.

March 2017 ¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University
April 2016 L'Chaim! To Life: Celebrating 100 Years of Jewish Life at Princeton
October 2015 We Flourish: Celebrating Asian and Asian American Alumni at Princeton University
October 2014 Coming Back: Reconnecting Princeton's Black Alumni
October 2013 Many Minds, Many Stripes: A Princeton University Conference for Graduate Alumni
April 2013 Every Voice: A Princeton University Conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Ally Alumni
April 2011 She Roars: Celebrating Women at Princeton
October 2009 Coming Back, Moving Forward Conference for Black Princeton Alumni