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Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Save the Dates 

Plan now to join us for these upcoming Marian University events. See you there!

Family Weekend

  • Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1

Campus Trick-or-Treat

  • Thursday, October 26

Homecoming Weekend 

  • Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29
    Join us for all the festivities, including class reunions for 2s and 7s, an all-alumni reception, the Knights taking on Sienna Heights in football, and more!

Gala

  • Friday, November 10
    JW Marriott, downtown Indianapolis

Alumni Basketball Game

Join us Saturday, February 18 for the 11th annual Marian University Alumni Basketball Game. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the women's alumni game begins at 9:30 a.m., and the men's alumni game begins at 11 a.m. At noon, there will be an all-alumni players reception. There will also be free-throw and three-point competitions between games with separate awards for men and women!

We encourage you to make a day of it by staying on campus as both Marian University teams take on Goshen College—Coach Katie Gearlds' women's team at 1 p.m. and the men's team at 3:30 p.m—and basketball alumni will be introduced at half time.

Register to play in an alumni game and/or purchase tickets for the all alumni players reception by emailing alumni@marian.edu. The $25 fee includes participation in an alumni game (if desired), the luncheon, and one basketball ticket for the afternoon.

Collegiate Career Expo

NEW Collegiate_Career_Expo_Logo_FinalThe College Career Center Consortium of Indiana will host a Collegiate Career Expo on Thursday, February 23. The event will take place in Indianapolis at the Marriott Downtown, 350 West Maryland Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

—  If you're a student, alumni, or a recruiter, visit http://www.cccc-in.org/ for more information. 
—  If you have questions, contact Jenny Morris, director of career development, at jmorris@marian.edu.

Spring Play Antigone with Special Alumni Reception

Support the Department of Theatre and its talented students by attending Antigone, this spring's play. Join us for a special alumni reception prior to the show on Saturday, February 25 (curtain at 7:30 p.m.) by stopping by the Upper Lobby at 6 p.m. for light refreshments.

For more information about Antigone which runs from Friday, February 25, through Sunday, February 27, visit the Theatre Department website. You can buy tickets online or at the Box Office.        

All Call for Volunteers :: Networking Knights

On Wednesday, March 22, there will be a Networking Knights hosted at The Exchange.

— Contact Cathy Siler, director of alumni and parent engagement, at csiler@marian.edu if you are interested in participating as a volunteer.

Homecoming 2016 Photos

Thanks to all who participated in Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2016!  Information regarding Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2017 will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

View Homecoming 2016 pictures on Flickr

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Alumni News

Knight Pride: 2014 will be ‘Year of the Alumni’

by Katie Bradley | Dec 23, 2013

Marian University announced this week that it is declaring the 2014-2015 academic year as the “Year of the Alumni.” University staff members are in the process of planning several exciting events intended to bring alumni back to campus, including the dedication of Alumni Hall, the university’s new $10 million student center that is scheduled to open in August 2014.

“Our alumni are the pride and joy of Marian University and we want to make sure they know they are welcome back on campus,” President Daniel J. Elsener, said. “Our alumni uphold our identity, support our current students, and enrich our institution in an important and unique way. We want to celebrate their successes, and re-engage them so that they can help guide our direction into the future.”

Details about the yearlong celebration will be revealed closer to the July 1 kickoff. In the meantime, there are always exciting events happening on and off campus for the Marian University community. Check out our calendar of events and plan to attend a few of the many events we have planned.

“Your voice, your participation, and your leadership will catapult the Marian University of today into the future,” Nichole Ellis, director of alumni relations, wrote in a letter to alumni. “I want to challenge each of you to get excited about the growth, get excited about the transformation, and get excited about making Marian University—our mission and Franciscan values—a piece of your heart and a part of your family.”

For more information, contact Nichole Ellis at nellis@marian.edu or 317.955.6240.

For More Information

Contact Cathy Siler in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at alumni@marian.edu or 317.955.6241.

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