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Office of Alumni Relations

Traditions & Events

Alumni Symposium

Return to campus to learn, reflect and discover

The Alumni Symposium is annual event that highlights the rich academic tradition at the University of Denver. Started by then-Chancellor Robert D. Coombe in 2007, this free event was created to keep you engaged with intellectual life at DU and is open to alumni, parents, students and friends.

Coinciding with Homecoming and Family Weekend, the Alumni Symposium brings together nearly 500 alumni, parents and family members to participate in classes covering a variety of current topics, taught by our outstanding faculty. You'll also listen to keynote addresses by distinguished University of Denver graduates, and get the opportunity to network with your peers.

Alumni Symposium 2013

Thank you to all who attended University of Denver's Homecoming & Family Weekend 2013! From Alumni Symposium to PioneerFest and Taste of DU to the exciting athletic events – it was an action-packed weekend.

Here are some videos of our Alumni Symposium keynote speakers, Matt Bond (BSBA '83) and Ellie Schafer (BA '90). We've also included the Chancellor's update to alumni in case you missed it.


Alumni Symposium 2014

Alumni Symposium 2014 will be Friday, Oct. 31 thru Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Ready to head back to campus? Here's everything you need to plan your visit for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

View highlights from previous Alumni Symposiums

Past alumni speakers have included:

  • Eric Alexander (BA '92), skier, climber and mountaineer who founded the nonprofit Higher Summits. View keynote
  • Peter Funt (BA '69), actor, host and producer for Candid Camera. View keynote
  • Andrew Rosenthal (BA '78), editorial page editor for the New York Times. View keynote