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​Host Opportunities

The Babson Alumni and Friends Network has the pleasure of bringing programming to countries around the world each year. Thanks to the support and assistance of our generous hosts—many of whom donate their time, resources, and expertise to our Alumni Network—we continue to promote and preserve the Babson mission around the world.
 

Admission Yield Events

April

Each spring, after acceptance letters have been mailed, high school seniors around the world must decide whether Babson is the place for them. As an introduction to our network, Babson communities with a critical number of accepted students host an informal evening, bringing together parents, alumni, and students to discuss what it means to be a Babson graduate. To host a Yield Event in your hometown, please contact Gerri Randlett to see if your region qualifies!
 

Founder's Day

Since 1947, a day has been set aside to recognize Roger W. Babson, founder and first president of Babson College. His passion for entrepreneurship, education, and philanthropy is honored each year as Babson’s oldest tradition on Founders Day
 
As the Babson community celebrates on campus this March, we invite our alumni around the world to join in the festivities by hosting a celebration and recognizing the founders who enrich your local communities. To get involved or learn more, please contact the Presidents Office for more information.
 

Summer Send-Offs

July, August

Summer Send-Offs are a Babson tradition that provides the chance for new students and their families to meet local alumni and current students. It is an opportunity to ask questions about campus and student life to those who have experienced it firsthand—just before setting off on their first journey to Babson.
 
Summer Send-Offs take place at many destinations around the world thanks to the generosity and support of our local hosts, including current parents and local alumni who open up their homes for an evening reception with the Babson community. If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact Gerri Randlett.
 

Global Back to Babson Celebrations

September, October

Each year, thousands of Babson graduates return to the main campus for Reunion & Homecoming. From the Harvest Tent to Class Reunion Parties, Babson alumni from around the world come to reminisce, share life updates, and grow their networks across decades of alumni classes.
For our community members who cannot make it back to campus, we bring the celebrations to you! From Dallas to Dubai, San Juan to Bangkok, the Alumni and Friends Network hosted events in 10 cities this year—thanks largely to our alumni hosts who opened their homes and businesses to our community. To host or plan an event in your region, please contact Gerri Randlett for more information.
 

Company Hosts

All Year

Babson alumni are doing impressive and creative work all the time. If your company would like to share its work and resources with the broader community, please consider hosting one of the following activities:
  • On-site company visits with current students
  • Company Tours in conjunction with off-shore courses around the world
  • Company Treks for local alumni to explore an emerging field of work