Who's excited for their high school reunion? Field alumni are!
It's not just one reunion, though. You might be surprised to hear that Field has a robust alumni program, much like many college programs—we provide opportunities for Field alums to connect with current Field students, former teachers, and of course their fellow alumni.
Once you're part of the Field family, you're always part of the Field family! We meet up with each other online, on campus, and at gatherings around the country. It's a great way to stay connected—and Field students stay connected for life.
What are some ways our current students and community have access to alumni (and their wisdom)? We host alums as guest speakers in classrooms and at all-community events like our Speaker Series. Seniors get even more structured
access through a program that helps prepare them for the next chapter in their journey. Starting in January, seniors are treated to the Senior-Young Alumni Lunch, where alumni
return to speak about life after Field, from college roommates, study habits, making friends, advocating for yourself in a new environment, extracurricular activities, and more. We often have young alumni speak about their gap year or other options as well. Then in the spring, we gather a panel of alumni with creative, interesting career paths to speak to seniors at Career Day. Students always find this day inspiring!
Through volunteering their time, participating in community events, or giving back (all alumni gifts go directly to financial aid!), alumni are able to make new friends, tap into professional networks, inspire and support current Field students, and have a darn good time doing it.
The shared experience of a Field education is powerful—it connects people across decades. Already this year, Field alums have volunteered and gathered together at Homecoming, the Annual Fund Launch Party, and regional events in DC and Chicago. Next week, alums will come to campus for a friendly game of basketball with students at the Thanksgiving Alumni Basketball Game. Come out to watch or play!