Join a regional Hornet Happy Hour, connect with former teammates, explore museums around the world, create a work of art with your kids, take time for your health, and/or host your own K experience – all from the comfort of your home.
This page will be updated with new, virtual lifelong learning experiences as they develop, so please check back often and keep an eye on your email!
Stay Connected and Create a Buzz
- College Singers Alumni Virtual Choir Project: Thank you to the 38 alumni who participated!
- Join a Hornet Happy Hour: Our dedicated Hornet Happy Hour hosts will be adding virtual opportunities to connect with Hornets in your region, so keep an eye on our calendar of events!
- Create Your Own Virtual Alumni Gathering: Would you like to get together with a small or specific group? Host your own virtual alumni meetup! Use the Alumni Directory and search based on class year, major and/or minor, occupation, study abroad, study away, athletic affinity, and geographic location. Please allow up 3 – 5 business days to obtain access to the Alumni Directory for a new account or if you need password assistance.
Virtual Resources, Activities, and Future Hornet Fun!
- COVID-19 and the College – Updates and a Message to Alumni from President Jorge Gonzalez: Visit the Kalamazoo College YouTube Channel and stay up to date on the latest College news!
- Bake Your Own Sister Pie: Create a tasty treat at home with recipes from the cookbook by Lisa Ludwinski ’06, owner of the popular Detroit bakery, Sister Pie. Available for purchase – hard copy or digital.
- Iconic K Digital Coloring Sheets: Download our first digital coloring page for some stress relief or future Hornet fun! We will be releasing new designs for the advanced and beginner artist. Snap a photo of you and/or your kids holding your new masterpiece, email it to Audrey, and be entered into a drawing for K-swag!
- Lectures and K Talks: Watch a recorded talk by a K alumna/us or a faculty member. – Recordings of 2020 Virtual K-Talks coming soon!
- Story Zoo: Listen to unique K stories and tell your story.
- Virtual Campus Tour: Take a virtual stroll through all of your favorite campus spots to reminisce and check out what’s new.
- Shop the K Bookstore from Home: Check out the online bookstore and get ahead of holiday gift-shopping, purchase a gift for a recently admitted Hornet, or to treat yourself!
- Career-ish Podcast: Join the Center for Career and Professional Development’s Richard Sylvester as he interviews (mostly) K alumni about their career journeys and the unique, unplanned, and sometimes funny paths their careers have taken them.
- Explore Our Digital Archives: View a broad range of materials on the 185-year history of Kalamazoo College, including biographies, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, and more.
- Visit Museums Around the Globe: Explore this curated list that highlights 12 of the 2,500 museums available online to take a virtual tour.
- Take a Journey Through America’s National Parks: Virtually escape to one of our national treasure’s – from glaciers to hot springs, there is something for everyone.
- Guided Meditation: Recordings of our virtual meditation sessions coming soon!
Get Involved and Volunteer
- Alumni Admission Volunteer Program: The Office of Admission frequently enlists the help of alumni in the recruitment of prospective students to Kalamazoo College. Check out the Alumni Admission Volunteer Program for more information and to find out how you can help future Hornets and our Admissions Counselors from home.
- Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD): Our dedicated CCPD staff has created a COVID-19 Resource Hub for students and alumni to help you through this unprecedented time.
- Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership: Check out the Arcus Center’s online blog and website, Praxis Center. Each week they produce short rigorous essays of current relevance for teaching and social justice activism.
- Future Alumni Travel Survey: We want to hear from you! Complete the Alumni Travel Survey and help us determine our future group travel offerings. Check out 2019 trip to Spain with President Gonzalez and other past alumni travel offerings!
If you would like to host a virtual alumni experience not listed or you have a resource available not listed above, please email Audrey Bitzer, Advancement Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org and get started today! All virtual ideas promoted by Kalamazoo College are subject to final approval by the Office of Alumni Engagement and are not guaranteed promotion. All events and opportunities available are subject to change.