Frequently Asked Questions

New Membership Model

What changes are coming to Membership?

We have streamlined our Membership model into two tiers: Contributing Membership and General Membership. Contributing Membership offers alumni an array of exclusive benefits, while General Membership officially recognizes all alumni as members of the Alumni Association. Read more about the new model.

Why did you change 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?

Your Membership has been 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.

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 have been granted Contributing Member status 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.


Membership Program

Why does Membership matter?

Building community is at the heart of the Alumni Association’s mission. Membership in the Alumni Association helps you celebrate the UVA alumni experience, whether you’re eating dinner under the stars at Reunions, connecting with alumni near and far, or introducing your future Hoos to UVA. It also means the Alumni Association matters to you and it should exist to serve our community.

How do I become a member?

You can apply for Membership online. If you’d like to apply for Membership by mail, please call 434-243-9000 and ask for Membership to begin the application process.

What benefits do I receive?

Contributing Members receive an array of benefits including special access opportunities like early Reunions registration and a Contributing Member-exclusive perks platform, as well as all the benefits of General Membership. General Membership recognizes all alumni as members of the Alumni Association through benefits including access to Virginia Magazine and Alumni Association events and programs. Learn more about Membership benefits.

I donate to the University, does that make me a UVA Alumni Association Contributing Member?

No. Contributing Membership in the UVA Alumni Association is a separate affiliation that supports the UVA alumni community. Here are other ways to contribute to the Alumni Association.

Can I gift a Contributing Membership to someone else?

Yes! Gift options are available for UVA alumni and for current UVA students.

How do I request a replacement Membership card?

Call the Alumni Association at 434-243-9000 and ask for Membership, or email alumni-membership-services@virginia.edu. Your Membership Card is also available through the UVA Alumni Association Member App, which can be found on the App Store and Google Play.

How do I update my address?

E-mail alumni-membership-services@virginia.edu, call the Alumni Association at 434-243-9000 or mail a note with the updated information to:

University of Virginia Alumni Association
P.O. Box 400314
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904


Financial Information

What is the cost of Membership?

General Membership is free and open to all. A Contributing Membership will be a tax-deductible rate of $900. Students and young alumni (those who have graduated in the last 10 years) will be eligible for a discounted rate of $675.  Payment plans are available.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! We offer a 10-month payment plan that is automatically charged to your credit card. You can select a payment plan as part of the application process.

What forms of payment do you accept?

You can purchase a Membership with Mastercard, VISA, American Express, Discover, cash, check or money order.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions about Membership?

Call the Alumni Association at 434-243-9000 and ask for Membership, or email alumni-membership-services@virginia.edu.