From Homecoming to virtual events to gatherings in major cities around the world, we work with alumni to host alumni events that bring our community of Earlhamites together.
The Alumni Engagement team organizes virtual events for alumni during this time of COVID-19, and looks forward to planning in-person Earlham College events in cities across the world in the future. Earlhamites are welcome to volunteer to host a gathering in their regions. To find out how many fellow alumni are in your area, use the searchable Alumni Directory.
Professor Emeritus of Biology Brent Smith and Professor of Art Nancy Taylor will lead a trip later this year — Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 2021 — arranged by alumnus Chris Kean `85 of Solaris Expeditions.
The adventure includes great varieties of desert-adapted plants and animals, the giant Namibian sand dunes, 2,000-year old rock art, 1,000-year old welwitschia plants (Brent’s favorite!), and wonderful wild scenery.
2022 Tour of Greece for Alums and Friends of Earlham College
The pandemic forced us to cancel our 2020 tour of Greece, but we’re plucky and resilient (as Earlhamites tend to be) and are planning the tour again. The tour will begin in Athens May 30th and conclude there on June 14th. We will explore the great, iconic sites such as the Acropolis in Athens, the theater in Epidaurus, the fortress of Mycenae, the site of the games at Olympia and Delphi, and take in other sites as well, including the palace of Knossos on the island of Crete and several Byzantine churches. And, of course, we will enjoy some beach time. Here’s a link to the detailed itinerary.
Save the date: Earlham Day 2022 is April 28!
Thanks to the generosity of alumni, every gift made on Earlham Day will immediately unlock an additional $200 for the Earlham Fund.
Stay tuned to learn more about how we’re celebrating Earlham Day and the College’s 175th anniversary in 2022.
Regional Alumni Events
The College has identified several alumni regions and target cities that are visited on a regular basis, due to the number of Earlhamites in proximity. These regions are: