University announces campus alumni conferences: 2025 for graduate alums, 2024 for LGBTQIA+ alum community

July 19, 2023

The University will hold an on-campus conference celebrating graduate alumni in 2025 to coincide with the Graduate School’s 125th anniversary. No date has been set. The Graduate School and University Advancement's Alumni Engagement team will partner on the event.

The graduate alumni conference is part of the University’s planned return to campus of alumni affinity conferences after a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first gathering will celebrate LGBTQIA+ alumni Sept. 19-21, 2024. This conference had been planned for 2021 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Since 2006, Princeton University has produced 12 alumni conferences and one symposium. Like all University conferences and programs of this nature, they are open to all alumni and designed to celebrate and engage alumni communities in the life of the University.   

“We are very excited to resume affinity conferences after this long hiatus,” said Jennifer Caputo, deputy vice president of Alumni Engagement in the Office of Advancement. “Conferences provide opportunities to nurture communities and connect alumni in meaningful ways. We look forward to welcoming our alumni back to campus in the fall of 2024 to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community and allies.” 

Planning for the LGBTQIA+ conference is underway, with focus groups beginning this summer and continuing through the fall in Princeton, Boston, Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, and Washington, D.C. The conference website has links to register for regional focus groups. More registration links will be available soon.

An affinity conference to celebrate Asian American and Asian alumni is planned for 2026.