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Quick Start Guide and FAQs

New Athena's Web, Bryn Mawr's online alumnae/i community includes:

  • Enhanced search capabilities with the on-line Alumnae/i Directory
  • Alumnae Class and Club pages
  • Registration for events on campus, such as Reunion
  • Personal Notes
  • Career Mentoring
  • Bryn Mawr Yellow Pages
  • Discussion Groups
  • Athena's Web Facebook Connection

As always, we take your privacy very seriously. Alumnae/i have the option to hide any information they choose not to have disclosed. If you do not wish others to view any part of your personal profile, simply indicate this on the Personal Profile Privacy Preferences on your My Profile Page. Your listing will not be available for viewing and your name will not appear in any directory search results. We hope that you will use these new tools to connect with your classmates, Bryn Mawr friends and the College. I invite you to visit the new Athena's Web at www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/BMC/

Frequently Asked Questions
(please click on question to reveal details)

How Do I Join the New Bryn Mawr On-Line Community, Athena's Web?

You will need your 7 digit College ID in order to register

  1. Go to http://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/BMC/register/register.cgi
    • Find your record
      - Enter your Current Last Name, First Name, Class Year;
      - Click Find My Record
    • Select your record
      - Click on your name and year
    • Verify your record
      - Enter your ID number
    • Complete Registration
      - Choose your User ID (6-20 characters)
      - Select a password (minimum 6 characters)
      - Retype your password for verification
      - Enter a security word to help you look up a forgotten password
  2. Once you've registered, select MY PROFILE from the left navigation bar.
  3. Sign In with your new User ID and Password.


How do I transfer my profile/ discussion group from the Old Athena's Web to the new one?

The Old Athena's Web is no longer available, so you will have to start fresh with the New Athena's Web.



How do I transfer the pictures from the Old Athena's Web to the New one?

The Old Athena's Web is no longer available, so you will have to start fresh with the New Athena's Web.

How do I subscribe to an existing group?

  1. Find the Discussion Group
  2. Scroll down towards the bottom and find the "Subscribe to this group" section
  3. Fill out the form and click "Subscribe"


How long do I have to get my profile and/or groups transferred to the New Athena's Web from the Old one?

The Old Athena's Web is no longer available, so you will have to start fresh with the New Athena's Web.

How do I upload pictures?

  1. Log in to New Athena's Web [ http://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/BMC/ ] and navigate to "My Profile"
  2. Scroll down to which ever area you'd like to place your photo, Profile Picture or Photo Gallery.
  3. For Profile Pic, click "remove or replace photo"
    1. Click the "browse" button and find the image you just saved moments earlier
    2. Add a caption title
    3. Click "upload"
  4. For Photo Gallery, click "create or edit a photo gallery"
    1. Click the "create new gallery" button
    2. Upload photos by clicking upload photos button
    3. It will ask to allow a java program to run, click run
    4. Once this upload photos area opens, click the "browse" button to find each image you just saved moments earlier.
    5. You must click "browse" for each image you want to select for upload
    6. Once the images are uploaded, they will disappear from this table...zt this point, press "continue"
    7. This will bring you to the file list of your gallery.
    8. Press "Publish Gallery"
    9. Please note that this gallery is only for your profile and will only be viewable if you allow it in your privacy preferences.


How do I set my privacy preferences?

  1. Click on "My Profile"
  2. Select either "My Personal Profile" from the choices near the top or "edit your personal information" from the paragraph above your Profile
  3. You will then be on a new page.
  4. Find the section titled: Personal Profile Privacy Preferences'
  5. Select "Hide/unhide information from view in your profile."
  6. You will then be on a new page.
  7. There are two sections on this page, one labeled "Online Directory Consent" and another with a list of everything in your profile that appears as a table with blue and grey background.
  8. If the Online Directory Consent box is checked, this hides EVERYTHING from view by any alumnae community member.
  9. Check/uncheck all boxes appropriately to hide what information you'd like to remain private, or hide your entire profile by clicking the "Online Directory Consent" box,
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Update Preferences" for the changes to take effect.


Why didn't any of my changes save?

It may be that you forgot to click the button on the bottom of the page that tells the system to save or update the changes you just made. If you do not see the changes, make them again and click the save or update button before proceeding. If you still experience problems, please contact us.

What is the Facebook Connection and how do I use it?

Athena's Web Facebook Connections
Sign in and stay connected with Facebook! The Connect with Facebook ® feature is an enhancement to the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae/i Connections application that enables registered members to login and access Bryn Mawr College Online Community with their Facebook ® credentials using trusted authentication.

NOTE: Constituents must add the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae/i Connections application to their Facebook ® profile, and perform a one-time link between their Facebook® account and their Bryn Mawr College Online Community account prior to taking advantage of this feature.

Receive real time feed of events at Bryn Mawr through Facebook. Please note: Community users abide by a member agreement. Bryn Mawr College adheres strictly to a privacy policy to protect your information.

To Start Using the Facebook Application: Simply click the "Sign in with Facebook" button, allow Facebook and Bryn Mawr College Alumnae/i Connections application to share information, sign in to NEW Athena's Web while inside your Facebook application with your NEW Athena's Web log in information and you should be able to enjoy your Alumnae Community while never leaving your Facebook page.

How do I let Bryn Mawr know that my name has changed?

This must be done through the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association Office. You may call them at 1-800-BMC-ALUM, email them at bmcalum@brynmawr.edu or send a letter at the address below:

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association
Database Manager
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


A brief description of each section in the New Athena's Web Sections:

My Profile - view and edit your profile and privacy preferences. Click the "Edit" or "Click to Update" button for the section you wish to add information to. Please remember to click the "save changes" or "update" button at the bottom of the page in order to save the updates and edits you just made.

Search for Alumnae - search for your classmates by name, class, major, or club/region Find old friends with your personal address book and profile page. Search for Alumnae/i using the Online Directory for fellow alumnae using either the Basic Search or Advanced Search options. As a registered member of the Online Community, the directory is a great resource for personal and professional networking.

Global Search - search for general things in class notes, Class Notes, resumes, events calendar, chapter pages and/or discussion groups Photo Gallery - see galleries of photos added by the alumnae association Personal Notes - Welcome to Personal Notes. Find out what your fellow alumnae/i are up to these days. Share your news and events by submitting a note.

Alumnae Clubs & Classes - sends you to alumnae.blogs.brynmawr.edu

Discussion Groups - Create your own discussion groups with other alumnae/i about topics of mutual interest. To start a new discussion group, first search to make sure it doesn't already exist. If it does exist, please join in the discussion! If not, please click on "Submit a request for a new group." at the bottom of the page and fill out the form. We will let you know if/when your group has been approved. Bryn Mawr Yellow Pages - Promote your business to other Bryn Mawr alumnae/i or search for one here. Mentoring - Bryn Mawr Career Mentoring is a resource for alumnae/i and current students who wish to contact alumnae/i for insight into a particular career, or career-related issues. This new tool will be launched this Fall and we are now in the process of populating the database of mentors. We are seeking alumnae/i volunteers to provide their work expertise to current students and their Bryn Mawr peers as mentors for professional development.

Alumnae Events - Calendar View

Member Services - The following services can be found here

Registration/Order History Review, update, or cancel a prior event registration or order. Change your Password You can change your password as often as you like. Recover your User ID or Password If you forgot your User ID or password, simply enter the email address you used when you registered for the community, and the information will be sent to you. Review Member Agreement Review the terms & conditions of your community membership.

Contact Us: Have a question or comment? Email us at bmcalum@brynmawr.edu or call us toll free at 1-800-BMC-ALUM

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