Due to the decision of Chautauqua Institution to move the 2020 season online, Alumni Hall will be closed for the summer season. Many programs will be available virtually. Check the chq.org website, the Alumni Association facebook page, and this website for further updates.
Stay safe. Stay home as you are able. And read. We’ll miss you. Until 2021 …
' The Irrepressibles '
' Light Life Love '
' This World is Ours to Shape '
' Expanding Traditions '
' Continuum '
' Builders for Tomorrow '
' Veni Vidi Vici '
' Respect Reflect Renew '
' Citizens of the World '
The Alumni Association of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle was founded in 1882 as the Society of the Hall in the Grove to encourage graduates to pursue lifelong learning by offering several postgraduate degrees, beginning with the Guild of the Seven Seals, while celebrating class spirit and individuality. Dedicated to preserving the mission and traditions of our hallowed society, among them knowledge, curiosity and constancy, time-tested through decades of service and still pertinent today.
The Guild of the Seven Seals advances graduates at the following levels: Seven Seals, Parnassian, Olympian, Centurion, and our two newest levels, the Miller echelon and the Vincent echelon of the Exalted Order of Chautauqua Founders. To receive an advance degree requires registration at the Octagon, located across from Alumni Hall.
Recognition Day 2020
All your bids, donations, enthusiasm raised more than $2,750 for scholarships for students and teachers. 2021 planning already underway (see below!). To make a donation toward scholarships, visit our payment page here.
Cleaning out in the off season? Save your auction-worthy items (think: antiques, furniture, art, home goods, jewelry,, CHQ memorabilia) to benefit scholarships. We pick up! Email: CLSCalumniauction@gmail.com or call: 716.357.2191 (Caroline Young) or 734.546.5955 (Pat McDonald).