Each year, Chapin hosts multiple events that alumni are warmly invited to attend. Unfortunately, the 2020-2021 school year makes it impossible to predict which events will actually be able to happen. The following are the gatherings we would like to hold. Check back later in the year to see what is possible.

Chapin’s Back-to-School Barbecue

Saturday, September 12, 2020

It’s a tradition dating back to 1995, but this will be the first Back-to-School barbecue held virtually. While we can’t be together on campus, you are invited to join us in continuing this long-time celebration of the beginning of the school year.

The Chapin Parents’ Association has been having fun putting together their plans for the day. They hope you will don your Chapin gear and have your own picnic on Saturday, September 12. Take pictures of your creative family events and send them to us at We’ll be sure to share them on social media.

Young Alumni Reunion
Welcoming high school and first-year college students back to campus! Traditionally held the week of Thanksgiving.

Chapin Alum Night on the Town
Always held the night before Thanksgiving, this event features alumni from many decades along with current and former members of Chapin’s faculty.

The 2020 Runathon was held virtually, and it was a blast! Alumni from all over the country participated online, joining current students, faculty and parents of alumni. Held in the spring, the 2021 Runathon will be the 40th! We remain hopeful the 2021 Runathon will return to campus.