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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. 

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

20th reunion: Saturday 22 June 2019

Did you start at Simms in 1999?

A group of Alumni are planning a reunion celebrating 20 years since they started at St Mary’s in 1999.  The reunion is being held in the University Bar from 7pm until midnight on 22nd June 2019.  And you are welcome to join!

Light finger food plus a small donation to St Mary’s are included in the price of the ticket.  Please click here to buy your ticket.

10th reunion: Saturday 20th July 2019

Did you graduate from St Mary’s in 2009?

A group of Alumni are organising a reunion to celebrate their 10 year anniversary since graduation.  The reunion is being held at the Alexander Pope Pub on Saturday 20th July 2019 at 4pm.  An area has been reserved for ‘Simmies Alumni: 10 Reunion’ and everyone who graduated in 2009 is invited. You can let the organisers know you are coming or share the event with friends on Facebook

50th reunion: Friday 30th August - Sunday 1st September 2019

Did you start college in 1969? If so, then this year is your 50th Anniversary and we are planning a big reunion for the weekend of Friday 30th August- Sunday 1st September 2019.

Anyone else who studied from around 1967 through to 1974 will have come across the 1969 intake and is very welcome to join the celebrations.

Planning is in the early stages, but we can whet your appetite with the following. The University Bar will be open on Friday night and the resident DJ from that era, Mick Greenwood has agreed to recreate a disco from the days of the Old Bar. The on-campus café will be open from 12 noon until 4pm on Saturday afternoon when there are plans for a Simms quiz and photo boards, and the group will come together on Saturday evening for drinks and a buffet meal in The Waldegrave Ballroom. Mass will be held on Sunday at 11am.  Single en suite rooms are available on campus and 15 twin rooms on Waldegrave Park Road have been made available for those of you who want to relive the authentic college experience!

Please click here to register your interest in the event.  Online booking on this page will open in May 2019.

50th reunion for first co-educated cohort of students: Saturday 7th September 2019

Did you study at St Mary’s from 1966 to 1969?

The first cohort of women and men to study together at St Mary’s are planning a reunion celebrating 50 years since graduating. The all-day reunion is being held on campus in the Waldegrave Suite on Saturday 7th September. So, save the date and look out for more details and the online booking form which will be available nearer the time.

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

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

Every 5 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 at that time.

There will be an informal get together on the Friday night, a buffet supper in The Waldegrave Ballroom on Saturday evening, and Mass in the Chapel on the Sunday followed by tea and coffee. Single en suite rooms on campus and twin rooms on Waldegrave Park Road will be available to book nearer the time.

For more information from the reunion organisers please email

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