Information for Graduating Students

KU Commencement 2017 | Photo by Steve Puppe | new graduates

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.

Watch our slideshow below to see pictures from KU’s 145th Commencement, or view the photos on Flickr. You may download photos for personal use.

KU Commencement 2017


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!

Update your info


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!

Membership benefits

Kansas Alumni magazine, Issue No. 2, 2016

• Digital access to 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
• Benefits such as the Alumni Insurance Program including renter’s, auto, dental, vision and more
• And much more!

Membership benefits


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

grad-gift-packBecome 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.

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Diploma frames

Jayhawk diploma frame Church Hill ClassicsWaving the wheat, March Madness on Mass Street, the Rock Chalk Revue, the legendary Steam Whistle, “walking down the Hill” on graduation day—all amazing traditions that framed your years at KU. Celebrate those Jayhawk memories and show off that hard-earned degree with a high-quality, handcrafted diploma frame! Featuring official University of Kansas seals, logos, and spirit medallions, Church Hill Classics diploma frames are ideal for showcasing your crimson and blue pride!

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Class ring

University of Kansas Class Ring | www.kualumni.orgChoose 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. The ring comes in a special presentation box.

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

For more information, contact Regina Thornton, KU’s Jostens representative, at 316.908.5083, or Teri Harris at

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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.

Networks also exist for alumni to share their affinity for a group, such as the Black Alumni Network, Hispanic Alumni Network, Veterans Alumni Network and Band Alumni Network.

Find a network