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, Björklunden seminars continue to promote liberal arts thinking in an environment that has given countless students and guests the chance to root into a more natural environment while letting their thoughts grow in myriad ways.

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.  

A Lawrence alumni group pose for a photo at St. Andrews in Northern Scotland.

From Northern Scotland to Paris and beyond: Lawrence’s alumni trips span the globe

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.


Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana alumni trip

Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

July 26 – August 9, 2024

Get ready for an unparalleled journey through the cultural diversity and abundant wildlife of southern Africa. Seek out the “Big 5” on 8 different safaris. Get a taste of South African culture at local wineries. Witness the natural beauty of Victoria Falls and learn about its people during a township visit and home-hosted lunch. Greet African elephants and spend time learning about them. Search for animals along the winding Chobe River. Epic scenery and winding coastlines come together in an incredible adventure. For more information, visit this link.


Learn more about this trip by watching a recording of the zoom webinar.

Paris alumni trip

Parisian Odyssey

September 16-27, 2024

Paris is an evocative canvas where art, history, and gastronomy blend seamlessly through time's tapestry in the city of lights where destinies intertwine.

Discover Paris's esteemed Louvre and Orsay Museums, along with Opera Garnier and the whimsical world of the Musée des Arts Forains. Explore the living masterpiece chateaux and gardens in and around Paris and the vineyards of Champagne. Step back into history with a French revolutionary enigma and Paris's intriguing subterranean sewers. Along with the ancient thoroughfares and iconic neighborhoods of St Germain, the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, and the Marais, where each cobblestone tells tales of the past. Dine in classic French bistros restaurants and enjoy the best gastronomy France offers and excellent wines. Attend a culinary demo and hands-on cookery class at the prominent Le Cordon Bleu Paris Institute. Meet other Lawrence Alumni living in Paris and enjoy your free time exploring and shopping. For more information, visit this link.

Professor Eilene Hoft-March, a French literature and language scholar, will accompany the tour.

Now SOLD OUT – Please join the waitlist on the website.

Learn more about this trip by watching a recording of the zoom webinar.


Patagonia: Edge of the World

December 3-16, 2024

Snowcapped mountains towering in the distance. Vibrant teal waters lapping against the shore. Glaciers carving their way through the valleys. This is Patagonia – a rugged wonderland of nature nestled along Argentina and Chile. For more information, visit this link.

Learn more about this trip by watching a recording of the zoom webinar.

In 2022, President Carter delivered a series of webinars designed as conversations with key campus leaders and focused on our institutional priorities.  Recordings of these webinars are available on our YouTube channel.