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Events and reunions

St Mary’s Alumni Weekend: Friday 19th June – Sunday 21st June 2020

We are delighted to announce the introduction of the St Mary’s Annual Alumni Weekend, when the whole campus, including accommodation, will be set aside for St Mary’s alumni, to reconnect with friends and celebrate their time at St Mary’s.

Please note: In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, the University has taken the decision to cancel all alumni events until the end of this academic year. This includes the Alumni Weekend (19th-21st June), the 45th anniversary gathering (12th-14th June) and the 1967-70 and Friends gathering (27th June). This was not an easy choice and we appreciate it will be disappointing news for those hoping to come along, but we are placing the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors at the heart of our decision. However, these events are postponed rather than cancelled, and we will keep you updated with plans for rescheduling them.

We will keep our website updated through this period, so please check it for further information and we will email you again as the situation develops.

The first Alumni Weekend will take place on Friday 19th June to Sunday 21st June 2020, when we will celebrate 170 years of St Mary’s.  All alumni are invited to attend the weekend, and there will be special events within the weekend for those celebrating significant anniversaries e.g. 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50+ years since graduation.  We plan to organise a range of other activities too, such as opportunities to tour the University, sports fixtures and lectures, and there will be Mass on the Sunday.

We look forward to welcoming you back to St Mary’s, so please put the date in your diary.

Alumni Led Reunions

45th anniversary gathering: Friday 12th June - Sunday 14th June 2020

Please note: This event has been postponed. Please check back later for further information.

Were you at St Mary’s at any point between September 1970 and September 1978?

Every five years since 1985, Simms alumni have held a reunion and they would like to extend the invitation to everyone who studied at St Mary's during that time.

When: Friday 12th June - Sunday 14th June 2020
Where: St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX

  • Friday 12th June, 7pm - closing: informal gathering in the Alexander Pope
  • Saturday 13th June, 7pm - midnight: buffet supper, Waldegrave Drawing Room
    Bar open for purchasing drinks
  • Sunday 14th June, 11am: Mass in the Chapel, followed by tea and coffee reception

For more information email

Simms 1967-70 and Friends alumni gathering: Saturday 27th June 2020

Please note: This event has been postponed. Please check back later for further information.

Alumni who studied at St Mary’s in the 1960s and 70s are warmly welcomed to a lunch at Strawberry Hill House, organised by Simmarian Brendan Murphy.

Accommodation for Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June is available at the university and can be booked online here at a cost of £60 per night for single en suite bed and breakfast, or £65.20 per night for a twin room with breakfast.

Lunch costs £30 a head and will be served at the Garden Café at Strawberry Hill House. For instructions about how to book lunch, contact

For more information email

If you are holding a reunion off campus, we would love to hear about it and help to publicise it.