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At the center of an extraordinary BW experience is a caring and personal relationship with every student. Informed by the latest science, public health guidance and knowledge from our campus community, BW continues to keep our community safe, ensure access and quality for our students, and move our students forward toward degree completion. Those practices and procedures continue during the current semester, including an indoor mask mandate, arrival and surveillance testing, and COVID-19 vaccinations available to all members of the BW community at the Health Center. 

BW publishes a dashboard with statistics of COVID-19 cases among its students, faculty and staff and is continuously monitoring health and safety. More information here.

Class Notes Quarterly

The July 2021 issue of Class Notes Quarterly has been published featuring news from many generations of our YJ4Ls. Now more than ever, we love to celebrate good news! The next issue will publish in fall 2021. 

Send us your news or contact information updates
via the alumni update form here

Updates you include in the "What's New?" section of the form will let us know what you want us to celebrate in class notes and consider for social media features. We may also include your news on YJ4L social media platforms.

Stay Connected


BW Alumni & Friends Book ClubJoin the virtual BW Alumni & Friends Book Club and connect with nearly 350 #YJ4L readers. It’s free to join. 

Alumni Perks: Check our all your alumni benefits at www.bw.edu/alumni/perks. It's our way of saying thank you for being an important and ongoing part of the BW community! 

A few links to some of the perks: Request a free BW Alumni car decal (include your current address, please) and find out more about the lifelong alumni benefits offered by the Office of Career Services and Office of Professional Development.

Send us your updates: If you have moved, changed jobs, or switched email addresses, let us know via the easy Alumni Update Form.

Make a Gift: Include BW in your giving plans this year and make a difference in the lives of our students. See details at right about giving opportunities or visit this page. Many designations are available to support what is most important to you. 

For more information, call the Office of Alumni Engagement at 440-826-2104 or email bwalumni@bw.edu.


Connect with BW via Social Media

Alumni gather virtually every day on YJ4L (Yellow Jackets for Life) social media channels. Join us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on events (on campus and nationwide), hear about alumni achievements, and network with your fellow YJ4Ls. Follow the YJ4L Instagram account (@bwalumni) for images of campus and alumni doing great things.







YJ4L Spirit of Giving


Every Gift Really Does Make A Difference.

A little goes a long way at Baldwin Wallace. Make a gift and join thousands of alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff who support BW each year. All of those gifts add up in a big way.  Last year, more than 4,700 alumni and friends made gifts to the University. Collectively those gifts contributed nearly $1.4 million to BW's budget. A true example of the YJ4L spirit!

Students Supporting Students

BW's Student Giving Council (SGC) helps embrace the YJ4L spirit early and allows students to pay it forward. This program is all about students helping students and seeing firsthand how the power of philanthropy can change lives. Students give through a variety of events during the academic year, whether it’s $5 or $50, and it all adds up to make a difference. Last year, the SGC raised over $7,800 for the YJ4th Year Gift, a student funded scholarship. Together with a generous match from the Grippin Fund, over $10,000 was distributed to seniors in need. Read more here about the most recent recipients and how the philanthropy of their peers enabled them to graduate. 


Where to Give? 

Support what matters most to YOU.

You can designate your gift to a variety of annual funds supporting the University and our students, including seven academic scholars funds, the YJ4th Year scholarship described above or area of greatest need. Learn more here.

Every gift matters.  Make yours today.


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