Activities and Events

Menlo College brings people with a diverse set of life experiences together to help all of them succeed professionally and personally. Alumni play a critical role in making this possible.

Homecoming Reunions

Menlo College is looking forward to its 87th Alumni Reunion, October 9 - 11, 2014.  Three event-filled days will bring together several generations of Menlo alumni from all over the world to celebrate the College’s achievements since its founding in 1927.

Thursday, October 9, 2014: Inauguration of President Richard A. Moran, Ph.D.

The Menlo College Board of Trustees will host the Inauguration of Richard A. Moran, Ph.D. as the tenth President of Menlo College on Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the Menlo College Quad. The keynote speakers will be Kerry A. Dolan, Assistant Managing Editor at Forbes magazine, and Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts. Go to www.menlo.edu/oct9 to learn more about the inauguration or to RSVP to the event, or email Linda Teutschel, linda.teutschel@menlo.edu, or call 650.543.3744.

Friday, October 10, 2014: Hall of Fame Reception & Induction

Induction ceremony is on Friday October 10, 2014 on the Quad. A champagne reception starts at 5:30pm and the induction begins at 6:30 pm.  Please RSVP by going to www.menloathletics.com.  For additional questions, please contact Jackie Codiga jcodiga@menlo.edu.

The inductees will be recognized at halftime of the Homecoming Football game on October 11, 2014.  The 2014 inductees are:

  • Bill LeBlanc – Baseball & Football (1966-68)
  • Melissa Hara - Softball (2001-2004)
  • Mike Simmons – Football (1972-74)
  • Kari Shimomura – Women’s Volleyball (2002-2006)
  • Mike Bettega – Baseball & Football (1966-68)
  • Maria Gomez – Women’s Basketball (2001-2005)

Saturday, October 11, 2014: Alumni Softball Reunion

On Saturday, October 11, there will be an alumni softball reunion game at Wunderlich Field from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, followed by softball fundraiser at the HomecomingTailgate at Cartan Field at 11:00 am. If you like to attend or play contact Coach Michell Vlahos, michell.vlahos@menlo.edu or 650.543.3774.

Saturday, October 11, 2014: Alumni Tailgate and Homecoming Game

The Alumni Tailgate and Homecoming Game will take place starting at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 11. Enjoy good food, wine and brew, followed by the game pitting our home team against Arizona Christian University. Let’s get together, meet the new president and enjoy the game!  The Tailgate is free.  Game tickets are $10, and parking is $10. Read more...

RSVP: www.menlo.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/rsvp or contact Jennifer Wright at jkwright@menlo.edu or 650.543.3823

Saturday, November 1, 2014: Senor Carlos Lopez Memorial Soccer Tournament

Menlo College will host the 6th Annual Carlos Lopez Memorial Soccer tournament on Saturday, November 1.  The event honors Señor Lopez, Menlo’s beloved Coach and Professor. The event is preceded by a double header home game for both men and women soccer teams, and an alumni game at 3:00 pm.  A men’s soccer alumni dinner will be held on Friday, October 31.

RSVP: www.menlo.edu/news/detail/2014-carlos-lopez-soccer-tournament-register-now

Monday, November 10, 2014: SBA Day

SBA Day is the major annual event on the Menlo Campus. The program originated back in the 1970s as a means for Menlo students to interact with alumni and business community leaders. This year’s SBA program will take place on Monday, November 10, 2014.

The goals of SBA Day are:

  • To bring business leaders and students together for friendly, informal discussion and an interchange of ideas
  • To acquaint the business community with the objectives Menlo College and the School of Business Administration
  • To expose business students to expert, direct-from-the-field opinions on current trends in managerial policies and techniques
  • To increase understanding of the responsibility and the role of business in the community

RSVP: www.menlo.edu/student-life/activities/sba-day/sba-day-registration

Ongoing: Alumni / Student Career Networking

Alumni professionals are encouraged to share their experiences and skills acquired along the road to success, including how they built their network during college.

Ongoing: Executive Speaker Series

The Executive Speakers Series is open to all Menlo students, faculty, and staff. The presentations are designed to provide students with insights into real business operations as a complement to the academic training they receive, and to create an opportunity for informal dialogue between the executives and the students.

Ongoing: Accounting Speaker Series

Menlo College sponsors "Careers in Accounting" panel discussions with working professionals from fields such as public accounting (assurance and tax), private industry, and non-profit/government.  The panelists describe their career paths, their current responsibilities, and give advice for students interested in careers in accounting.

Ongoing: Out of the Box, Into the Frame

The tradition of the well-rounded student at Menlo College continues with the Outside the Box, Inside the Frame art series and field trips to concerts, classes with the Artist-in-Residence, and other cultural events and programs.