About Membership

Membership in the Alumni Association helps you celebrate the UVA alumni experience and connect with a community of people who share a passion for the place you once called home. Whether you’re eating dinner under the stars at Reunions, meeting alumni near and far, or introducing your future Hoos to UVA, we’re here for you.

We have streamlined our Membership model into two tiers:

Contributing Membership

Contributing Membership

What used to be called Life Membership is now Contributing Membership. Contributing Members are some of our most passionate alumni who have made a one-time financial commitment to support the Alumni Association. This membership tier rewards that passion with the benefits that members have always loved—including Virginia Magazine, our Admission Liaison Program and career advising—and adds some new, extra special ones like early event registration, gifts and surprises for you, and a new perks platform for services ranging from travel to entertainment.

General Membership

General Membership

We are incredibly excited to add this tier to our Membership program. We serve all alumni, and General Membership allows us to officially recognize all UVA alumni as members of the Alumni Association community. General Members will receive Virginia Magazine, access to many of our career services, and opportunities to attend Alumni Association events.


Become a Contributing Member


Have more questions about the new model?

Why are you changing the Membership model?

The Alumni Association was founded to share the voice of alumni and help you stay connected to one another and to UVA. Our community of nearly 250,000 alumni is broader than ever, and our alumni population is set to grow 40% in the next 20 years. These Membership changes will allow us to do even more in the coming years to serve all alumni.

I am already a Life Member. What does this mean for me?

Starting July 1, your Membership will be converted to a Contributing Membership at no additional cost. You will continue to receive all of your current benefits along with some new ones, including a Contributing Member-exclusive perks platform. We hope you will consider continuing to support our programming through our Annual Fund.

I am currently a Life Member on a payment plan. Will I be allowed to complete my payments?

Yes. All payment plans set up prior to July 1, 2020 will be honored. Your Life Membership will automatically convert to a Contributing Membership as long as you complete your payment plan as scheduled. Your billing and payment schedule will remain the same. 

Will you continue to offer Annual Memberships?

No. Current Annual Members will have an opportunity to upgrade to Contributing Membership status, which lasts for life. Here are other ways to contribute to the Alumni Association on an annual basis. 

I am currently an Annual Member — what do I do?

We will honor your Annual Membership through its expiration date. If you have paid $550 or more in cumulative annual dues you will become a Contributing Member at no additional cost.

If you have not reached $550 in cumulative annual dues, you will be eligible for a credit to upgrade to Contributing Membership.

Please email alumni-membership-services@virginia.edu or call 434-243-9000 with any questions about your Membership status.

Will you continue to offer Joint Memberships?

No. UVA Alumni Association Memberships will be issued on an individual basis. Current Joint Members will be granted Contributing Member status on July 1, 2020 at no additional cost.

I’m not sure what my Membership status is. How do I find out?

To find out your Membership status, email alumni-membership-services@virginia.edu or call the Alumni Association at 434-243-9000 and ask for Membership.