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2021 Alumni Week

Clayton State University's Alumni Week is a time where the entire Laker community comes together to celebrate the importance of our alumni.

See our list of events below, highlighted by a community service project, an alumni social, and our annual family-friendly LakerFest.

  • The crowd at an Alumni event
  • Alumni gathering

9:00 a.m. - Alumni Week Service Project

The Alumni Association has partnered with the Finding the Flint initiative to do a local water clean-up project. You can read more about this collaboration with the University here. All attendees will receive an alumni t-shirt.

Learn more about the event and sign up here

1:00 p.m.  - Women’s Soccer Match vs. Flagler College

Tickets may be purchased at the gate

5:00 p.m. - Men’s Soccer Match vs. University of North Georgia

Tickets may be purchased at the gate

3:00 p.m.  - Clayton State University Musical Faculty Showcase

Location: Spivey Hall

This event is free, but tickets are required. Get yours today here.

**UPDATED TIME** 5:30 p.m. - Black Men in Higher Education Visual Podcast

Tune in to hear from Clayton State alumni and University leaders on what it's like to be a black man in higher education, both as a student and a professional.

You can attend this event by clicking here.

Panelists to include:

  • Javon Miller '14, Resident Managing Director, Clayton State University
  • Dr. Reginald Turner, Executive Director of Clayton State Continuing & Professional Education
  • Joseph Echols '06 '11, Dual Enrollment Director for Technical College System of Georgia

All Day - Blue and Orange Tuesday

Here's how you can participate:

  • Wear your favorite Clayton State gear, or simply wear blue and/or orange
  • Snap a selfie
  • Post on social media using the hashtag #CSUAlumniWeek
  • Tag the Alumni Association on Instagram or Twitter 

12:00 p.m. - Laker Trailblazers Visual Podcast

Tune in to hear from alumni representing Clayton Junior College and beyond, from the 1970's to the 1990's. Hear great stories about what Clayton State used to be like and the people who have made into this place we call "home."

You can attend this event by clicking here.

Panelists will include:

  • Gordon Baker '73
  • Adrian Washington '87
  • Angelita Howard '00

5:30 p.m. - Careers in Marketing Alumni Panel

Are you a student or young alumnus/a interested in a career in marketing or moving up in your career? Don't miss out on this exciting panel of experts in this field.

You can attend this event by clicking here.

Alumni panelists to include:

  • Kathryn Knight Harper '14, Senior Director of Social Media at Joseph Studios
  • Nafisah Cabbell '11, Marketing Manager at Marketing Monroe
  • Stephen Zoeller '97, Marketing Communications Manager at Acuity Brands

11:30 a.m. - Faculty/Staff Alumni "Bruncheon"

***This event is strictly for alumni who are currently members of the faculty or staff of Clayton State

Registration will be made available via invitation.

6:00 p.m. - Alumni Resume Review

Did you know September is International Update Your Resume Month?

Applying for jobs? Considering a professional move? Join with the Alumni Association and the Office of Career Services for a free resume review. Sign up for a 15-minute window and submit your resume at least two weeks in advance to discuss your resume with an expert.


12:00 p.m. - ”What’s it Like to Work for Coca-Cola” Alumni Panel

Tune in to hear from Clayton State alumni working at the soda giant based in Atlanta.

You can attend this event by clicking here.

Alumni panelists to include:

  • Sherita Shelby '05, Director of Management Systems
  • Maria Wade '09, Sr. Global Program Coordinator for Procurement

6:00 p.m. - Alumni Social

Location: New Realm Brewing, on the Beltline

The Alumni Association has booked a private space, just for Clayton State alumni, at the popular brewery in Atlanta. Cost is $12 per person. Alumni of all ages are welcome to attend. Each attendee will receive alumni t-shirt, food, and free first drink. Active Alumni Association members receive first two drinks free. Become a member of the Alumni Association today.

Purchase your tickets today here.

**POSTPONED** 6:00 p.m. - Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony

12:00 p.m. - Alumni Week LakerFest, from the City of Morrow in partnership with the Alumni Association

Location: City of Morrow property across Clayton State Boulevard from Laker Village; 5893 North Lake Drive

This annual tradition brings together alumni of all ages and from across the decades. There will be food, drinks, music, kids activities, games, giveaways, alumni-owned business vendors, and tables set up by colleges and departments. There is no cost to this event, but food trucks will have items for purchase. All active members of the Alumni Association will have access to the VIP tent with free light food options and an upgraded drink selection. You can become a member here.

If you are an alumnus/a who owns a business, you can register to set up a table at LakerFest.

Reunions will also include:

  • AmeriCorps
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Health
  • College of Information & Mathematical Sciences
  • Fraternity & Sorority Council
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Student Government Association

Register to attend LakerFest today!

3:30 p.m. - Men’s Soccer Match vs. Flagler College

Tickets may be purchased at the gate