Onyx Magazine

Whether you're near or far, we bring The Woods to you in each issue of Onyx, a magazine for alumni and friends of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Published twice per year, Onyx gives you inspiring stories, community news and campus updates. Everything you love about The Woods is woven into each page with captivating photographs, uplifting human interest pieces and tidings from the place our students and alums call home. In addition, all donors of $25 or more will receive a printed copy of the Onyx magazine.

Current Issue: Spring - Summer 2017

In this Spring/Summer edition, you will learn how Michele "Shelly" Maher Aff '81 used her Woods experience and math lessons to sail into a successful business. You can also read about the Athletic Hall of Fame and the first inductees, how students are using their voices online, the equine therapy trend and more!


We know you love receiving the Onyx each spring and fall in your mailbox. Over the years, we’ve heard stories of how excited you are when is appears and how important the magazine is to you. It is a labor of love for the editorial team at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. And, we love that you love it so much!

In an effort to be fiscally responsible, the policy regarding those who receive a printed copy of the Onyx will be changing as of the spring 2016 issue. In the past, the Onyx has been mailed to every living alum with a current address on file. Moving forward, the College has made a decision that the Onyx will only be mailed to those alums who donate $25 or more per year to SMWC. The $25 donation could be a gift to the Woods Fund, the renewal of an SMWC license plate (Indiana residents only) or a donation to a scholarship fund, just to name a few opportunities. The magazine without class notes will be made available online at a later date here at www.smwc.edu/onyx.

Should you like to continue receiving a printed copy of the magazine, making a donation to The Woods is easy. Visit giving.smwc.edu or call our office at (888) 769-0013 to make your donation.