Alumni Events Calendar

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Saint Michael’s College is monitoring COVID-19 cases across the country and will resume in-person events when it is safe to do so. The Alumni Engagement Office will continue to focus on virtual programming for our alumni, parents and friends through January and February 2022. Please check back often as we continue to update our engagement opportunities.

In March 2020 we pivoted to an all-virtual program to keep our SMC Community members safe. Many of our past webinars and virtual events have been saved in our Virtual Events Archive.

If you have an idea for either an in-person or virtual event for our St. Mike’s family, we’d love to hear it! Please email with event ideas or questions.

Career Symposium 2021

The Alumni Board of Directors hosted the 14th Annual Career Symposium the week of October 26- November 17, 2021. For the second year in a row, this career exploratory program was virtual with over 30 alumni from around the country Zooming in to share stories from their post-grad journey and offer professional advice to students and fellow alumni.  View the recordings from this year’s events here.

December 2021

Emeriti Faculty Speaker Series: John Carvellas
Wednesday, December 8th at 7:00 pm ET

Our Emeriti Faculty Speaker Series is back! The Office of Alumni & Family Engagement partners with esteemed emeriti professors to teach a one-time Zoom class on a topic of their choosing. Our next event will be hosted by the legendary John Carvellas, Emeritus Professor of Economics, as he discusses the complicated and often misunderstood topic of the federal deficit. Register for this discussion here.


Virtual Christmas Celebration 2021

While we wish we could celebrate the spirit of the season in person this year, we hope you will find some joy and cheer in our Virtual Christmas Festival, as we gather together virtually across the world. Please enjoy the different crafts, memories and campus traditions that continue to brighten this time of the year by following this link.  Share how you are celebrating this year by tagging the St. Mike’s Alumni account in your Facebook and Instagram posts to be featured on our Social Media.

January 2022

Faculty Speaker Series 2022

With the success of last year’s lectures, we knew that we had to come back with another amazing line-up for the second Faculty Speaker Series. Join our esteemed professors as they teach a one-time Zoom class on a topic of their choosing. These classes will not be recorded. Please register for each individual lecture you would like to attend from the options below.

Tuesday, Jan. 4th at 5:00 pm ET: UVM Medical Center Data Breach

Join Karen Popovich and Bill Anderson from the Business Administration department as they delve into the aftereffects of the 2021 UVM Medical Center data breach. Register for this lecture here.

Tuesday, Jan. 4th at 7:00 pm ET: What does Pontigny mean to St. Mike’s?

Join Terryl Kinder, distinguished visiting professor of art history, as she illustrates the importance of Pontigny, France and the lasting legacy it has had on Saint Michael’s. Register for this lecture here.

Wednesday, Jan. 5th at 5:00 pm ET: Jewish Messiahs

Join Jeff Trumbower, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Religious Studies, as he explores a few Jewish messiahs through the centuries. Register for this lecture here.

Thursday, Jan. 6th at 5:00 pm ET: Supreme Court Cases of 2022

Join Daniel Simmons, Professor of Political Science, as he explores the current topics being considered by the Supreme Court and how these relate to the decisions made by past Supreme Court justices. Register for this lecture here.

Thursday, Jan. 6th at 7:00 pm ET: Health and Stress in Space

Join Dagan Loisel, professor of biology, and Melissa VanderKaay Tomasulo, professor of psychology, as they explore the connections between stress and physical health and wellbeing in outer space. Register for this lecture here.

Tuesday, Jan. 11th at 5:00 pm ET: LGBTQI+ World Politics

Join Michael Bosia, professor of political science, as he explores some of the current world news affecting the LGBTQI+ community. Register for this lecture here.

Wednesday, Jan. 12th at 5:00 pm ET: Science and Religion

Join James Byrne, professor of religious studies, as he explores the intersection of religion and science in the modern era. Register for this lecture here.

Thursday, Jan. 13th at 7:00 pm ET: Cuban Literature

Join Kristin Dykstra, interdisciplinary professor of American studies, first-year and junior seminar, who will be exploring the nomination of Reina Maria Rodrigues and her nomination for the 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Register for this lecture here.


Tuesday, Jan. 25th at 6:00 pm ET: Using the SMC Digital Archives Website

Saint Michael’s College Archivist Liz Scott has announced a new digital archives website that is free and accessible to anyone. You can explore and even download most The Shield yearbooks and past issues of our award-winning student newspaper, The Defender.

If you lost your yearbook or are just curious to see what the big news stories from your time on campus were, join Liz on Zoom for a 30-minute tutorial on Tuesday, January 25 at 6 pm. Join fellow Purple Knights for a fun trip down memory lane! Register here.

February 2022

We are working on more fun virtual events to keep you engaged. Please check back soon!