Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
We’re excited to welcome you to the alumni network. Watch your inbox for more information about your complimentary one-year membership, including your membership card.
More Commencement coverage:
- “Learning to Fly: A Love Letter to KU” by Matt Gowen, j’95, perfectly captures the feelings a new graduate has about the university
- Read Commencement remarks from Rick Putnam, c’77, l’80, the chair of the KU Alumni Association’s board of directors
- Grads urged to ‘address the world’s grand challenges,’ LJWorld.com
Watch our slideshow below for pictures from Commencement, or click here to view the photos on Flickr. Photos may be downloaded for personal use.
Update your information
No matter how far you fly, keep one foot in the nest. Make sure your alumni record at the University of Kansas stays up-to-date with your current contact information, and send us your new information whenever you relocate. You can also help by providing new information when you change jobs, get married or have kids.
The Alumni Association is the sole guardian of the records of graduates and former students. You don’t have to be an Alumni Association member to update your record, and the information will only be used for official University and alumni purposes.
Submit a Class Note to let your classmates know about your career changes and achievements, and it could be published in a future issue of the magazine!
Graduation gift: Complimentary membership
Your crimson and blue sendoff from the Hill includes a one-year membership in the KU Alumni Association, courtesy of KU Endowment and the Association, that automatically begins May 10, 2017, and runs through May 31, 2018. You don’t need to do anything except make sure we have the correct mailing and email addresses on file for you!
• Six issues of the award-winning Kansas Alumni magazine
• National discount program
• Merchandise discount at the KU Bookstore
• Campus discounts at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center and the Lied Center
• KU Alumni app for iOS and Android devices
• Free or reduced rates at KU Alumni events
• Access to 300,000 alumni through the online directory
• Access to the KU Alumni Mentor Network
• And much more!
Download our app
Unlock your membership benefits with the KU Alumni app. Access the latest KU and alumni news, find alumni events near you, or upgrade your membership. Members can use the app to find a mentor, receive special discounts, read Kansas Alumni magazine, and network with fellow Jayhawks.
Become a Jayhawk for Life
Become a Jayhawk for Life with a half-price life membership for just $500! Recent Grad rates are available for the first five years after completion of the most recent KU degree. (Hint: Life memberships make great gifts for grads!)
Buy a half-price life membership for your favorite grad (or yourself!) and receive a Graduation Gift Pack featuring a commemorative KU tassel, Life member pin, KU coasters, stickers, luggage tag, spirit beads, Jayhawk magnet, pennant, mobile device cleaning buff and a stand-up Jayhawk—plus a Jayhawk notecard to include a personalized message.
Choose from a variety of men’s and women’s class rings that capture the essence of the University of Kansas with symbols of KU. The inside of the ring is forged with “Rock Chalk Jayhawk,” and can also be engraved with the graduate’s initials, degree and class year. A special presentation box is included.
Jostens, the ring supplier, provides an interest-free monthly installment plan. Your purchase is protected by a lifetime warranty that also includes free resizing, cleaning and polishing. Jostens guarantees your satisfaction. Call 1.877.475.7027 or visit www.jostens.com.
For more information, contact Regina Thornton, KU’s Jostens representative, at 316.908.5083, or Teri Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find your flock
You may be leaving the Hill, but there are plenty of ways to connect with Jayhawks around the world. The KU Alumni Association sponsors networks throughout Kansas, across the country and around the world. These groups get together to watch games, enjoy KU camaraderie, recruit the best incoming students to KU and work to strengthen the University. All official alumni networks and watch clubs also have Facebook groups.
Everything a ‘Hawk needs
We have the perfect accessories for your graduation celebration! Our Spirit Kits– stocked with stand-up Jayhawks, balloons, tattoos, stickers, coasters and pompoms– are perfect for any party.
The KU Alumni Association store also offers diploma frames, Jayhawk address labels, a selection of prints for your home or office walls, Jayhawk license plates for residents of Kansas, Texas and Maryland, and more. Or, shop the Alumni Collection at the KU Bookstore, where you’ll find all the Jayhawk gear you want. Proceeds from the Alumni Collection benefit the KU Alumni Association, and Alumni Association members save 10-20%!