Mercer Society

Multiple Dates

In fall 2018, the College and Alumni Association started an affinity chapter for it senior alumni to create more opportunities for them to become, or stay, engaged with friends, the College, its students and health care.

The Mercer Society Senior Alumni Chapter will be geared towards our alumni ages 65 and older and focus on unique life-long learning, service and travel. The chapter will allow us to build upon what our alumni enjoyed about the Gold Alumni Chapter. As with each of our affinity chapters, programming is open to all and Mercer Society members are also encouraged to attend other Alumni Association events, which are listed here.

This semester's programming includes:

Tuesday, Oct. 16 Lunch ‘n Learn, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a catered lunch on campus and a 30-minute faculty lecture. This month’s faculty member will discuss Beers criteria, and the program is worth .5 CPE contact hours for pharmacists who wish to obtain CE credit.  The cost of lunch is $12. Register here.

Tuesday, Oct. 30 STLCOP Service, 10-11:30 a.m.
The last Tuesday of the month, alumni are invited to participate in a service project benefitting our students or community. This month we’ll make blankets for student lounges and for counselors to give out to students who need extra comfort. Supplies and snacks will be provided for volunteers. You can also stay to enjoy lunch with other volunteers on campus or in the Central West End on your own. No crafting skills required! Register here.

Friday, Nov. 2 First Friday Coffees, 9-10:30 a.m.
Tables will be reserved in campus’ Parkview Café for our senior alumni to catch up with old friends. Guests can purchase coffee and breakfast items in our café and enjoy unlimited coffee refills. No cost to attend and no registration required. When arriving to campus, parking will be available in the College's U-drive off Taylor Ave., and in the parking garage; just mention you are there for the alumni coffees.

First and Third Thursdays of the Month, Knit ‘n Nosh, 9-10 a.m.
Alumni who enjoy knitting or want to learn are invited to join faculty and student knitters on campus the first and third Thursdays of the month from Sept.-April. Enjoy chats and snacks while creating knitted and crocheted hats and blankets for patients at Siteman Cancer Center. Guests can bring their own supplies or use those that are provided. To sign up, email

Tuesday, Nov. 27 STLCOP Service, 10-11:30 a.m.
This month volunteers will fill bags of candy and attach notes of encouragement to students to be handed out to students while they are studying for final exams. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Register here.

Tuesday, Dec. 11 Lunch ‘n Learn, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a catered lunch on campus and a 30-minute faculty lecture. Lecture topics and CE eligibility TBA. The cost will be $12 and include lunch and a drink. Register after Nov. 1.

Saturday, Dec. 15 Holiday Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo , 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Bring your family to the Saint Louis Zoo during their annual Wild Lights display. STLCOP tickets include access to the Zoo grounds and a reception with drinks and appetizers. Cost is $15 for adults; $10 kids
You can register for all events at or by calling 314.446.8405. Register here.

Parking will be available for all on-campus events in the College’s parking garage and lot.
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First Coffee Fridays
Friday, Dec. 7 
Friday, Jan. 5
Friday, Feb. 2
Friday, March 2
Friday, April 6

Service Days
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Tuesday, March 26
Tuesday, April 23


Knit n Nosh Days
Thursday, Oct. 18
Thursday, Nov. 1
Thursday, Nov. 15
Thursday, Dec. 6