lycoming college is proud of our 15,000 alumni worldwide who excel in every field and serve as contributors and leaders in their own communities. we celebrate your personal and professional achievements and hope that you always find rich rewards in maintaining ties with your alma mater and fellow alumni. once a warrior, always a warrior.

sheltering in place survival guide

  • warrior well wishes

    send your well wishes to our students! with remote learning taking place now, students are missing their friends, classmates, professors, and our beautiful campus. share a message with our students. let them know that their lycoming family is thinking about them, and we are all in this together!

  • zoom backgrounds

    no matter where you are in the world, lycoming will always be home. now you can be here virtually! simply download and save your favorite background to use during your meetings or social gatherings.

    download your zoom backgrounds

    instructions for using virtual backgrounds on zoom:

    • from an active zoom meeting, click or tap the carat next to the video icon and select "choose a virtual background."
    • upload the photo or video you downloaded (you may need to download a plugin in order for this to work).
    • from the zoom home screen, click on the settings icon (a cog).
    • in settings, select "virtual background."
    • click "add image" and upload the photo or video you downloaded.
    • select the photo from the options (check the preview to see if you like it) and close the window. the background may appear mirrored to you, but will appear correctly to your viewers.
  • family fun activities

    whether you are looking for ways to have fun with your children, or you're just a big kid at heart, have fun with these activities! share your fun by uploading your photos and tagging us on social media @lycoalumni, or email your photos to so they can be added to a photo album on facebook.

    lyco coloring pages
    looking for a relaxing activity during social distancing? we suggest coloring lycoming college! download the coloring pages.

    lyco bingo
    how many boxes can you check? download the bingo card.

    lyco scavenger hunt
    whether you are sheltering in place at home or enjoying a walk/hike outdoors while social distancing, look around and see if you can find the following items on our scavenger hunt list!

  • Food & Beverage

    just because we are sheltering in place doesn't mean we can't enjoy tasty foods and beverages! please check back for some fun recipes and tips.

    cupcake decorating with erin welsh
    Many of you know our director of catering at Lycoming College, Erin Welsh, from having taken her popular cupcake decorating class at alumni & Reunion Weekend. An accomplished pastry chef, Erin has organized a suite of online tutorials that walk you step-by-step through some of her most popular designs. Learn how to decorate a watermelon slice, a summer flower, Cookie Monster, and more! view the tutorials here.

    in the kitchen with executive chef frank hummel
    are you missing the culinary treats from campus as much as we are? lycoming’s chef hummel shares some of his most popular recipes to help inspire creativity in the kitchen and bring a little bit of lycoming home!

    enjoying an old fashioned with robb dietrich
    lycoming advancement's own robb dietrich, senior director of major and planned gifts, knows a thing or two about craft cocktails. watch a video as he shares his recipe for success for his favorite, a simple old fashioned. cheers!

    be sure to check out the lycoming college alumni facebook page for more recipes and videos from our advancement team as we continue to shelter in place.

    to make an old fashioned:

    • simple syrup to taste
    • dash of angostura bitters
    • dash of orange bitters
    • 2 oz. bourbon or rye
    • build in the glass, add large piece of ice.

    people across the country have been joining virtual happy hours, and we think that's a great way to stay connected while keeping a safe distance! share your screenshots, or any recipes and tips you are enjoying, by tagging us on social media @lycoalumni, or email your photos to so they can be added to a photo album on facebook.

  • warrior wellness

    during these uncertain times, it is important to take care of ourselves by sheltering in place and social distancing, as well as being mindful, active, and creative. remember to take time for yourself. be gentle and kind. we hope that the information shared here will be helpful to finding your inner peace during this stressful time.

    andrea mcdonough '03, ed.d., reminds us to move, make, and communicate each day! "creatives have the ability to tolerate the ambiguity of our world, but we need to nurture our creativity and make efforts to cultivate present moment awareness in this state of unrest." view a motivational poster.

    online resources:

    share your own tips for wellness by tagging us on social media @lycoalumni, or email

  • get lost in a book

    if you are looking to get lost in a great book, look no further! we have compiled a sampling of dozens of books authored by lycoming alumni featuring a variety of topics. from children’s books to novels, we have you covered, and most books in the catalog can be conveniently purchased on if you have authored a book that doesn’t appear on this list and would like to see it added, please contact we look forward to showcasing your talent.

    additional books, including those authored by lycoming faculty and staff, can be viewed in the snowden library collection.

  • music for the soul

    lift your spirits by listening to the beautiful music sung by the lycoming college choirs. more information and music.

  • stroll down memory lane

    now that many of us have some extra time on our hands, why not take a stroll down memory lane? visit the lycoming college archives and see if you can find yourself and your classmates in some of our past yearbooks and campus photos.

    as always, current and past issues of the lycoming college magazine can be found online for your reading pleasure.


nov 12

conceived in crisis: a conversation on the revolutionary creation of an american state

november 12

7 p.m. via zoom

join christopher pearl, ph.d., associate professor of history, for an evening of conversation and exploration centered on his book.

learn more
nov 19

common hour series

november 19

11:45 a.m. online

join us for lycoming’s common hour designed to provide a broad and diverse range of educationally rich topics that promote thoughtfulness and dialogue. john f. piper jr., ph.d., will be featured on nov. 19.

learn more
dec 13

lycoming’s virtual 45th annual christmas candlelight service

december 13

7 p.m. online

lycoming college invites you to join us online as we celebrate the holiday season with a service of lessons and carols presented virtually this year.

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alumni referral scholarship

we believe that our alumni community is well positioned to help us identify and recruit the next generation of warriors! think about your neighbors, family, friends, co-workers, and civic groups. do you know of an outstanding high school sophomore, junior, or senior who would make an excellent addition to our community?

nominate a student

buy-a-brick program

honor a loved one or preserve a memory on the commencement walkway. pave the way for future generations of lycoming graduates. order online or call (570) 321-4376 for information.

this program benefits the alumni association scholarship endowment.

order now

lycoming license plates

pa drivers may purchase a specialty lycoming college license plate.

this program benefits the alumni association scholarship endowment.

apply today

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