Published twice annually, the Onyx offers 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.

We know you love receiving the Onyx each spring and fall. Over the years, we’ve heard stories of how excited you are when is appears and how important the magazine is to you. And, we love that you love it so much!

In an effort to be fiscally responsible, all donors of $25 or more will receive a printed copy of the Onyx magazine. 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

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

Current Issue: Spring-Summer 2018

The Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Onyx is a special edition. It is the Aspire Higher Campaign edition and shares how this $22 million comprehensive campaign is a part of the strategic plan of the institution. Emphasis on the “I Love Le Fer” initiative is highlighted, including photos of the Roaring 20s campaign kick-off and renovations already in progress in the Green or Sullivan Parlor. Student Kayla Moats shares what it is like to be a student at SMWC and live in Le Fer Hall. Other features include the Aspire Higher Tour, Week of Service, the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, campus news, class notes and much more.

View the Magazine Archive