Upcoming Events

Alumni events and college-sponsored programs are held across the nation to foster lasting relationships with graduates of Christian and Columbia College.

Homecoming 2022

Saturday, October 8
Columbia College Main Campus | Columbia, Missouri

All activities are free for alumni, families and friends.

Homecoming Brunch: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Lee Room, Dulany Hall
The annual Homecoming brunch is hosted by the St. Clair Society. This group honors alumni and friends who have included Columbia College in their estate plans. These generous future gifts leave a lasting legacy to personal values as individuals help to support the College's mission far into the future.

Festivities on the Quad: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join us for live music, caricature artists, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more!

  • Alumni Hospitality Tent
  • Tailgate BBQ
  • Men's and women's soccer games in the afternoon
  • Athletic scrimmages throughout the day
  • CC Archives open, lower level of Dorsey Hall


Virtual Presentation:
Book Talk with Danielle Geller

Monday, October 10 | 6 p.m.
In-person: New Hall, Columbia College
Virtual attendance: Zoom

Navajo author Danielle Geller will lead a virtual presentation on Indigenous People's Day. Guests may attend in-person (Columbia College New Hall, beginning with refreshments at 6 p.m.) or register to receive the Zoom link.

“Dog Flowers” is an arresting photo-lingual memoir that masterfully weaves together images and text to examine mothers and mothering, sisters and caretaking and colonized bodies. Hosted by the Columbia College Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, this project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.


Schiffman Lecture in Religious Studies

"Suffering and Flourishing"
Friday, October 14 |
3:30 p.m.
Launer Auditorium, Columbia College

Eleonore Stump, Ph.D., is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. She is also honorary professor at Wuhan University, the Logos Institute and School of Divinity at St. Andrews, and York University; and she is a professorial fellow at Australian Catholic University. She has published extensively in philosophy of religion, contemporary metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Her books include Aquinas (2003), Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (2010), and Atonement (2018). Her book The Image of God: The Problem of Evil and the Problem of Mourning will appear in 2022. She has given the Gifford Lectures (Aberdeen, 2003), the Wilde Lectures (Oxford, 2006), the Stewart Lectures (Princeton, 2009), and the Stanton Lectures (Cambridge, 2018). Registration is not required.


Kansas City Alumni Social

Thursday, November 3
6 to 8 p.m.
Boulevard Brewing Co.
2534 Madison Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108

Enjoy the local brews of Boulevard Brewing Company and a light dinner buffet while mingling with alumni and friends in the Kansas City Area. Guests must be 21 to attend.


Christian College Alumnae Luncheon

Friday, November 4
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Loose Mansion
101 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111

Christian College alumnae and a guest are invited to the annual Kansas City area luncheon. Attendees will enjoy a catered meal and hear from special guests Columbia College President Dr. David Russell and First Lady Lee Russell.


Event Archives

Children of God Alumni Presentation
Originally aired October 15, 2021
Watch the recorded presentation on YouTube.

Cougar Conversations: The CSI Effect
Originally aired March 18, 2021
Watch the recorded presentation on YouTube.

CCAA Panel: Careers After Military Service
Originally aired February 10, 2021
Watch the recorded presentation on YouTube.

Cougar Conversations with Dr. Terry Smith
Originally aired October 26, 2020
Watch the recorded presentation on YouTube.

Photography Permissions

Photographs and/or videos are taken at alumni events. By registering for an event, you grant Columbia College permission to use your likeness in publications or promotional materials (printed or electronic) on behalf of the CCAA without payment or any other consideration. You hereby authorize the CCAA to edit, publish or distribute materials for purpose of publicizing this event or additional CCAA programs.