Alumni Events Calendar

Join Us for a Virtual Event!

Please note: All College affiliated in-person events are postponed until further notice in response to COVID-19. The Alumni Engagement Office is actively creating virtual programming and events to support our alumni, parents and friends. Please check back often as we continue to update our engagement opportunities.

Unable to attend? All of our past webinars and virtual events have been saved in our Virtual Events Archive.

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


October 2020

Class of 2020 Happy Hour (Thursday, October 1)
Join your fellow 2020 classmates for a mini reunion over Zoom! BYOB and prepare to laugh, joke, and reminisce. RSVP to save your virtual bar stool.

Exploring the Center for the Environment (Saturday, October 3)
The Center for the Environment is now one year old! Join us for a discussion about the first year of the program and The Farm at Saint Michael’s College during this online event. Get an insiders look of what the Center for the Environment does through video content, tours with student leaders, and a panel of experts to help answer all of your questions. RSVP here.

Law School Alumni Panel (Thursday, October 15 at 6pm ET)
Have you ever thought about law school? Learn the diverse reasons several Saint Michael’s alumni are pursing a law degree. Panelists include: Richie Bernache ’16 ( J.D. ’21, Georgetown), Dan Divis ’17 (J.D. ’21, UNH School of Law), Piper Harrod ’20 (J.D. ’23, Vermont Law School), Deane DiBenedetto ’20 (J.D. ’23, Albany Law School), and Shane Coughlin ’20 (J.D. ’21, Notre Dame). Email for the Zoom link to join the panel.

“Women Voted Here – Before Columbus” Lecture (Wednesday, October 21)
Author, lecturer and activist, Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, will give a virtual talk to the Saint Michael’s College community in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Dr. Wagner, one of the first women in the country to receive a PhD in women’s studies, will talk about the Haudenosaunee women (traditional Iroquois) who had the responsibility of placing their men in leadership roles and had far more status and power than their white counterparts. Her talk is sponsored by the Vermont League of Women Voters, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Vermont Humanities Council. RSVP here.

Turning Stones: Exploring Aquatic Invertebrates (Wednesday, October 21)
Join Dr. Declan McCabe, Professor of Biology, to explore the ecology and basic identification of freshwater macroinvertebrates and where to see them. The talk will cover inexpensive and home-made sampling gear, and the major groups of macroinvertebrates commonly found in Vermont’s streams, ponds, and Lake Champlain.  Sampling techniques for biomonitoring and/or teaching will be covered.  The talk will include information of value for parents, teachers, fly anglers, and nature study fans. This talk is presented by the North Branch Nature Center and sponsored in part by Vermont EPSCoR. RSVP and learn more here.

“State of Higher Education” Alumni Panel (Tuesday, October 27)
The state of higher education has irrevocably been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the Office of Alumni Engagement as we delve into some critical questions about the future of higher education with several alumni professionals in this field. If you missed it live, check out the recording here.

Fishes of Vermont: Confessions of an Ichthyologist (Wednesday, October 28)
Why does Vermont have more species of freshwater fishes than other New England states? Which fish in Vermont is born in the Sargasso Sea? Which is carefully described in Samuel de Champlain’s diary? Which fish have a lung-like structure that allows them to breathe air? Join Doug Facey, Professor of Biology at Saint Michael’s College, for answers to these and other fishy questions.  This talk is presented by the North Branch Nature Center. RSVP and learn more here. 

November 2020

“Ask a Student” Panel (Thursday, November 5) – POSTPONED
Are you curious as to what life on campus looks like this year? Join an engaging panel full of current Purple Knights to chat about how COVID has changed their academics, athletics, clubs, and more.

Career Symposium (Monday, November 9 – Thursday, November 12)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our annual Career Symposium is moving online for a four day event full of alumni speakers and enriching panels. All Saint Michael’s College current students, recent graduates, and alumni are invited to attend this annual career exploratory event. RSVP and view a schedule of events.

SMC Reads: The Hate U Give Book Discussion (Thursday, November 19)
Join the discussion about our fall book pick, The Hate U Give. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the book covers topics of race, political activism, grief, friendship, wealth disparity, and police brutality. The Hate U Give is the Vermont READS 2020 book selection by the Vermont Humanities Council. RSVP here to join the discussion!

December 2020

“Serving Your Community During COVID-19” Alumni Panel (Wednesday, December 2)
Are you looking for opportunities to help your local community during the pandemic? Join the Office of Alumni Engagement and our alumni panelists who all actively work or volunteer in the nonprofit and/or community service sphere. Our panelists will suggest tangible ways that you can help your neighbors, friends, or family to make a positive impact during the COVID-19 crisis. RSVP to save your spot at this panel discussion.