To create, perpetuate, and enhance relationships among Choate Rosemary Hall alumni, current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and friends in order to foster loyalty, interest, and support for the School and for one another, and to build pride, spirit, and community.
You're already a member of it!
By being a Choate alum, you’re already a member of our Alumni Association, now more than 15,000 strong, and have access to a wide array of on- and off-campus events, a monthly e-newsletter, a growing social media presence, and so much more! Engaged members of the Alumni Association work closely with the School’s Alumni Relations Office to provide you with opportunities of interest both socially and professionally.
Currently, the Alumni Association boasts several specific, smaller off-shoots. The Rosemary Hall Club, for instance, is for graduates of Rosemary Hall, while the Alumni Association’s Regional Clubs, based in Boston, Bangkok, Chicago, Connecticut, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and Washington, D.C., strive to bring together members of those diverse yet cohesive communities at local events. And, we are working on growing that list of Regional Clubs!
But, a lack of a regional club in your area does not translate into a lack of events – or School spirit! In fact, the Office of Alumni Relations works with Alumni Association members to host activities year-round, ranging from small, casual gatherings to large-scale formal affairs, all across the country, as well as around the world.
Led by dedicated alumni passionate about their School, their fellow alumni, and the greater Choate community, the Alumni Association meets twice a year on campus: once in the fall and once on the Friday of Reunion Weekend in May. All alumni are welcome to attend.
The Alumni Association officers for 2017-18 are:
- Parisa Jaffer '89 — President
- David Hang '94 — Vice President, Chair of the 1890 Society
- John Smyth '83 — Vice President, Chair of the Annual Fund
- Patrick McCurdy '98 — Past President, 2014-17
To contact any of the officers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect and Engage
Did you know the Alumni Association offers all of Choate’s alumni a myriad of benefits and opportunities that extend far beyond our extremely popular holiday parties and Reunion Weekend?
Throughout the year, alumni play an important role in Choate traditions like Deerfield Day, Reunion Weekend, and the Sixth Form/Alumni Transition Dinner, but beyond those the Office of Alumni Relations offers ample opportunity for alumni of all ages to connect, engage, network, and, above all, have fun with those also forever true to gold and blue.
The following is just a small sampling of our recent offerings:
- Baseball Games
- Check-in points at perennial favorites like the Harriman Cup
- Class-specific get-togethers
- Craft beer tastings
- Golf outings
- Headmaster receptions
- Holiday Parties!
- Meet and greets with Broadway directors
- Popular series like Start Up//Choate and the Networking Brunches
- Tours of vineyards, important historical and literary sites, network studios, and other places of interest, including some on campus, such as the Kohler Environmental Center
- Yearly favorites like the Gilmore Adobe brunch in L.A. and Happy Hours in NYC
Choate is excited and proud about its partnership with EverTrue, which has made staying in touch easier than ever! A powerful networking tool, EverTrue puts the ability to make meaningful connections at your fingertips: find friends, classmates, and other alumni who are nearby, and do the same while you're out exploring the world. You can even update your own contact information for Choate through the app.
By following just a few simple steps, you’ll have access to the Choate alumni database and endless opportunities for catching up, networking, and making new friends:
- Download EverTrue from the App Store.
- Select Choate as your Community.
- Verify your email address.
- Use EverTrue to locate alumni using the Directory or the Alumni Nearby feature.
EverTrue will help you keep in touch with fellow alumni, wherever you – or they – are! Once you’ve reconnected with old friends, networked with new ones, or just had fun searching EverTrue’s database, let us know. We’d love to hear your stories!
If you are interested in increasing your involvement with the School, first, thank you! Second, check out the Volunteer page for all the ways we have for you to do so. Some examples of volunteer opportunities:
- Admissions Network Member
- College Connect Mentor
- Class Agent
- Student Club Mentor
When you find just the right fit, please contact Monica St. James, Director of Alumni Relations.