If you are looking for ongoing opportunities for personal enrichment and intellectual growth, you’ll find them here.  Lawrence’s alumni-focused experiences encompass everything from Björklunden seminars, webinars, international travel, and much more.

At Lawrence, our professors challenge students to think--and live--beyond their comfort zones, and they continue to provide opportunities for Lawrentians to grow, even after graduation.  Alumni regularly choose to participate in experiences that spark their sense of wanderlust, like this recent trip to Ghana coordinated by Professor Claudena Skran.

If you're looking for experiences closer to home, many of our affinity groups and regional clubs have in-person meetings and opportunities for engagement.

Plus, after over a year of curating online content designed specifically for Lawrentians during the COVID-19 pandemic, we've built a library of talks that are sure to inspire you.  With these resources, college is always in session.  

Brighter Together! webinar series

Brighter Together! Webinar: "Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism"

On April 28 at 7:30 p.m., President Laurie Carter will be joined by the following panelists for a discussion of inclusion, diversity, equity, and antiracism:

  • Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dr. Eric Mayes
  • Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Connie Kassor
  • Director of Equal Opportunity Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Allison Vetter

You may view any of the previous Brighter Together! events on our YouTube channel.

2022 Imperial Cities travel

This year, we're again offering opportunities for alumni and friends to explore the globe with us.  Read on to learn about the trips that we've planned.


Spain's Classics and Portugal

December 3-17, 2022.  Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia, Valencia, Paella Experience, Granada, The Alhambra, Seville, Choices on Tour, Flamenco Show, Cordoba, Madrid, The Prado Museum, Toledo, Elvas, Lisbon, Jeronimo’s Monastery, Belém, Nazare, Obidos.  For more information,  visit this link.


Peru: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

March 11-20, 2023.  Lima, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Local Andean Cultures, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Home-Hosted Lunches, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Choice on Tour, Lake Titicaca, Uros Floating Islands.  For more information, visit this link.


Costa Rica--A World of Nature

October 23-November 24, 2022.  Tortuguero National Park, Cooking Demonstration, Sarapiquí, Tirimbina Rainforest Center, Chocolate-Making Demonstration & Tasting, River Safari, Forest Reserve Guided Walk, Hanging Bridges, Arenal Volcano, Choice of Zip Lining or Volcano Lava Field Hike, Manuel Antonio National Park, Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching.  For more information, visit this link


Imperial Cities

September 7-17, 2022.  Prague, Prague Castle, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace, Classical Music Performance, Choice on Tour, Bratislava, Lunch with Locals, Budapest, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion, Visegrad, Renaissance Dinner.  For more information, visit this link

 

You may also download this brochure, with details about the ways we're inviting you to see the world with us. 

Bjorklunden beauty with empty bench overlooking Lake Michigan by Rob Kopecky

Alumni connect, engage, and pay it forward through Björklunden seminars


For students, Björklunden serves as a respite from the fast-paced academic and social world of the Lawrence campus.  As alumni, you can return to find that same sense of peace--or you can choose to give back by attending, supporting, or even teaching a seminar.  Your gifts make this space an enduring component of life at (and after) Lawrence.