Alumni Engagement

The relationships you form at Olin—and the resulting network you create—are vital throughout your career.

One way to keep those relationships strong and growing is by remaining engaged with Olin. From renowned speakers to local alumni group gatherings to annual reunions and celebrations—you have many ways to stay connected.

Reunions and Recognition Events

Every year in April, Olin alumni are invited back to campus for reunions and Thurtene Carnival. During this Celebration Weekend we also take the opportunity to honor successful alumni with Distinguished Alumni and Emerging Leader awards and bestow the Dean’s Medal on an individual who has been especially dedicated to the business school. Learn more about Olin alumni awards.

Given guidance from the CDC on limiting the spread of COVID-19, as a precautionary measure, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Celebration Weekend events. Find out the status of university alumni events on the University Advancement calendar.

Reunion at Commencement in May celebrates 50th to 75th reunion classes.

The Scholars in Business dinner each fall brings together scholarship recipients and donors. Forty percent of undergraduate business students, and 80 percent of MBA students, receive scholarship support to attend WashU Olin Business School.

Speakers at Olin, Online or a City Near You

Whenever feasible, we livestream and record events. See upcoming and recorded livestreams.

For more than 35 years, Olin’s Century Club Business Series has featured highly regarded business leaders sharing unique perceptions about their companies and industries. Attend these events or watch online to get inside, up close and connected.

Hosted on WashU Olin’s campus and at select locations around the United States, Leadership Perspectives events feature highly regarded business leaders, influential academics and subject matter experts sharing insights on values-based, data-driven leadership. Don’t miss this insightful series that examines how leaders deliberately make decisions to impact the world, for good. Register for upcoming Leadership Perspectives or watch recorded events.

The Calhoun Lecture Series hosts guest speakers to reflect on the important role business plays in society. Leaders in finance and economics, technology and academia are among the influential voices this series has brought to the WashU community.

Coming soon: The Brauer Speaker Series will address the positive influences that free market economics and the American free enterprise system continue to play in economic growth, public policy and world affairs. Each year, the series is expected to host one high-profile speaker in Graham Chapel as well as two smaller lectures, panel discussions or debates in smaller venues on campus.

WashU Alumni Regional Events

Don’t miss out on WashU Olin events in your neck of the woods. Things like happy hours, golf outings, sporting events and speaker series are happening all the time. In fact, WashU University Advancement holds events all year long for alumni, parents and friends—not only in St. Louis, but across the country and around the world. See the University Advancement calendar for regional events.