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:
- Stream Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic games
- Sunday, April 11, 2021 to Sunday, April 18, 2021 – Homecoming
- Monday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m. - SU Book Club: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab, Parts Six and Seven
- Tuesday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. - “Let’s Talk About It: The Story of More - How We Got to Climate Change and Where To Go From Here by Hope Jahren
Participate in Curious Conversations
Several Southwestern alumni will be speaking about their professional work with current students. Alumni and friends are invited to participate in these web conference events hosted by the Center for Career & Professional Development. Click on the links below to register to attend.
- Tuesday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. - Kadidiatou Magassa ’13
- Friday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m. - Alumni in Big Tech
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 through online platforms (e.g., Google Hangouts and Zoom) to engage in discussions surrounding the books.
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:
- Southwestern University Facebook Page
- Southwestern University Alumni Association Facebook Page
- Office of Admission Annual Playlist on Spotify
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: https://2020distance.
Volunteer for Admissions
The Office of Admission is asking alumni to write congratulatory letters/notes to the parents/families of admitted students, all in an effort to convey the importance of the investment they will be making in their student. Volunteer an hour of your time to help recruit future Pirates!