Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Save the Dates 

Plan now to join us for these upcoming Marian University events. See you there!

Family Weekend

  • Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1

Campus Trick-or-Treat

  • Thursday, October 26

Homecoming Weekend 

  • Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29
    Join us for all the festivities, including class reunions for 2s and 7s, an all-alumni reception, the Knights taking on Sienna Heights in football, and more!


  • Friday, November 10
    JW Marriott, downtown Indianapolis

Alumni Basketball Game

Join us Saturday, February 18 for the 11th annual Marian University Alumni Basketball Game. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the women's alumni game begins at 9:30 a.m., and the men's alumni game begins at 11 a.m. At noon, there will be an all-alumni players reception. There will also be free-throw and three-point competitions between games with separate awards for men and women!

We encourage you to make a day of it by staying on campus as both Marian University teams take on Goshen College—Coach Katie Gearlds' women's team at 1 p.m. and the men's team at 3:30 p.m—and basketball alumni will be introduced at half time.

Register to play in an alumni game and/or purchase tickets for the all alumni players reception by emailing The $25 fee includes participation in an alumni game (if desired), the luncheon, and one basketball ticket for the afternoon.

Collegiate Career Expo

NEW Collegiate_Career_Expo_Logo_FinalThe College Career Center Consortium of Indiana will host a Collegiate Career Expo on Thursday, February 23. The event will take place in Indianapolis at the Marriott Downtown, 350 West Maryland Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

—  If you're a student, alumni, or a recruiter, visit for more information. 
—  If you have questions, contact Jenny Morris, director of career development, at

Spring Play Antigone with Special Alumni Reception

Support the Department of Theatre and its talented students by attending Antigone, this spring's play. Join us for a special alumni reception prior to the show on Saturday, February 25 (curtain at 7:30 p.m.) by stopping by the Upper Lobby at 6 p.m. for light refreshments.

For more information about Antigone which runs from Friday, February 25, through Sunday, February 27, visit the Theatre Department website. You can buy tickets online or at the Box Office.        

All Call for Volunteers :: Networking Knights

On Wednesday, March 22, there will be a Networking Knights hosted at The Exchange.

— Contact Cathy Siler, director of alumni and parent engagement, at if you are interested in participating as a volunteer.

Homecoming 2016 Photos

Thanks to all who participated in Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2016!  Information regarding Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2017 will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

View Homecoming 2016 pictures on Flickr

Upcoming Alumni Events

Alumni News

Meet the Staff: Aaron Wilder ‘11

by Julia Kelb | May 05, 2017

Aaron WilderAaron Wilder ’11, assistant director of the Marian University Writing Center, can be found in Clare Hall, working with students to better their writing, managing tutors, and promoting the center to the Indianapolis area. For Wilder, the Writing Center is more than just the place he works—It’s where he was mentored as an undergraduate student. It also happens to be where, as an undergraduate, he met his wife and fellow student at the time, Kayla Wilder ’14. 

Wilder hopes to blur the lines between campus and Indianapolis, inviting all in the community to visit the Writing Center for guidance and development. The Writing Center partnered with Flanner House to open the first community writing center in Midwest, the Flanner Community Writing Center. Wilder is currently working on completing a master’s degree in English, focusing his research on social agency in writing centers

Q&A with Aaron Wilder

Q: What brought you back to campus? 

A: I started out freshman year of college as an athlete playing baseball and tennis. When I came for my visit, people recognized me both times. I really liked that about my visit. I always loved the Writing Center here. The Writing Center and a couple of my professors are what made me make the transition from identifying primarily as an athlete to identifying primarily as a scholar. I knew I always had a knack for writing and communication related activities, but I had no idea how I was going to apply that. 

Q: What has been your favorite part of working on campus so far? 

Definitely the students. The students that I work with are some of the most amazing people that I’ve ever met. Even after students graduate, we tend to stay in touch and talk because they are great people making an impact on the world. 

Q: Outside of work, what do you like to do?

A: I like being a dad. My daughter is one, and she is kind of the coolest kid that has ever graced the faced of the Earth. She’s pretty awesome. It’s always fun to bring her by the Writing Center.  I’m also an athlete. I play for the national hurling team. Indianapolis sends a hurling team to nationals every year, and I’m on that team. 

How did you get into hurling? 

I had a friend who got involved in the club with his wife, and he asked me to join. That year I made the national team. This is my third year, and we are going back to San Francisco for the national tournament. Hopefully we’ll bring home first place this year. 

For More Information

Contact Cathy Siler in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at or 317.955.6241.

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