Information for Graduating Students

Commencement 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

We’re excited to welcome you to the alumni network. Watch your inbox for more information about upcoming Commencement events and your complimentary one-year membership.

Provide your permanent email address and update your other contact info to activate your complimentary membership!

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Complimentary membership

Your graduation gift is a one-year membership in the KU Alumni Association, effective through May 31, 2020, compliments of KU Endowment and the Association. You don’t need to do anything except make sure we have the correct mailing and email addresses on file for you! Be sure to download the KU Alumni app for access to your membership on the go.

Membership benefits

• Career services and professional networking events through the Jayhawk Career Network
• Social networking opportunities, including wine and beer tastings, KU watch parties and tailgates, and more
• KU Alumni app for iOS and Android devices
• Discounts on products and services nationwide through the National Discount Program
• Merchandise discount at the KU Bookstore
• Campus discounts at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center and the Lied Center
• Digital access to six issues of the award-winning Kansas Alumni magazine
• Benefits such as the Alumni Insurance Program including renter’s, auto, dental, vision and more
• And much more!

Membership benefits


Be a Jayhawk for life with a Life Membership

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, pennant, mobile device cleaning buff and a stand-up Jayhawk—plus a Jayhawk notecard to include a personalized message.

Recent grad rates are available for the first five years after completion of the most recent KU degree.

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Find your flock

You may be leaving the Hill, but there are plenty of ways to connect with Jayhawks after you turn the tassel on your cap. The KU Alumni Association sponsors networks throughout Kansas, across the country and around the world. These networks provide alumni the opportunity to connect through watch parties, community volunteer initiatives, networking events and more. Connect with your network on Facebook to learn more. Interested in volunteering? Visit the Alumni Network Volunteers page for more information.

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

Find a network


Jayhawk Career Network

The Jayhawk Career Network is a central hub to help you make career connections and provide networking opportunities as you transition into post-student life.

Find a mentor or give back to KU students through KU Mentoring; use the job board to find new career opportunities, search the calendar for networking events, and find other career resources.

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Graduation Gifts

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 William Holl, KU’s Jostens representative, at 816.933.8230, or Crysta Moon at

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