Virtual Engagement

The Southwestern University Alumni Association has no boundaries in the digital age. Below are a variety of ways that you can engage with your alma mater from the comforts of your home - wherever that may be.

“Attend” a Virtual Event

The University offers events that require no in-person attendance. Check out the schedule of activities:

Alumni Career Services

The Southwestern University Alumni Association hosts an Alumni Career Development Series and the Embarking on the Quest video interview series to support alumni in their own career development.

Network with Fellow Pirates

Create a profile on PirateConnect. PirateConnect is a platform where alumni and students can ask questions and seek guidance, coach and inspire, and find paths to professional aspirations. It is a digital space exclusively for Southwestern University. Here you can connect with classmates and students - all in a professional setting.

Participate in the SU Book Club

Register to participate in the SU Book Club.  Receive information about the books we will read and the times we will gather virtually to engage in monthly discussions surrounding the books. 

“Let’s Talk About it” Book Club Series 
The Alumni Association has established a Social Justice Series within its Book Club program called “Let’s Talk About It.” The series is meant to engage community members in conversations regarding a particular social theme. A panel-led discussion encourages the audience to participate by submitting comments and questions throughout. As a participant, you do not necessarily have to have read the book to engage in the discussion as the conversation tends to grow beyond the book. 

Download one of Southwestern’s Zoom Backgrounds

Students, faculty, and staff are often turning to Zoom video conferencing to conduct courses and meetings online. And now, although we can’t be together at our campus home, you can bring campus home to you—by changing your Zoom background to scenic images of our favorite SU landmarks. Learn more.

Join us on a Social Media Platform

Participate in online conversations and social media challenges with fellow Pirates:

 Share your Story with Special Collections

Special Collections & Archives is seeking contributions for its new digital archive, 20/20 Distance: A COVID-19 Digital Archive, documenting life of the SU Community [students, faculty, staff, and alumni] and residents of Georgetown, TX during the COVID-19 pandemic. Special Collections is looking for user submissions of what day to day life looks like during this time period. Submissions can be stories, images, documents, video, audio, and artwork.  Help us us capture and preserve what it is like to live during this time period.  More information can be found here: