Back to School 2021: Picnic in the Park

As summer draws to a close and universities return to an in-person fall semester, we gather in the park to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

Join us for the return of the annual Back to School event. We will be set up in the Cambridge Public Library, Joan Lorentz Park, right across the street from our Swissnex in Boston location. This Back to School is intended to reconnect after pandemic lockdowns. A social gathering of Swiss students, researchers, alumni, and social groups, as well as friends of Swissnex. We will provide food, non-alcoholic drinks, and entertainment in the park. The event is being co-organized by SwissLinkBoston, a network of Swiss academics and young professionals in the Boston area.

Participants will face off against each other as teams in several games, such as soccer, cornhole, horseshoes, and croquet. We will have prizes, and a short outdoor presentation of the various organizations and alumni chapters represented.

At registration, you will be asked to pick your team, feel free to join the event without participating in the games as well. You will meet your team members at the event and collectively decide who will compete in which game.


  • Food, drink, game, and socially distanced activities
  • Presentation of prizes
  • Introduction of Swissnex, SwissLinkBoston and various alumni/social groups.

Check out photos from the last Back to School event to see more.


Swissnex is hosting this event with SwissLink Boston, a networking platform for Swiss students, researchers and young professionals living in the Boston area.