Several alumni representing our community

Our new Membership program is here!

At the Alumni Association, our mission can be summed up in one word: community. Building community is at the heart of all we do, and we are honored to be part of your journey from the moment you step onto Grounds until long after you walk the Lawn. After you graduate, we bring you opportunities to eat dinner under the stars with old friends during your Reunion, draw career inspiration from fellow alums near and far, and stay in the know about what’s happening at UVA through Virginia Magazine. Part of how we do that is through our Membership program.

Membership in the Alumni Association is a source of pride for UVA alumni, a symbol of the bond you hold for UVA and your fellow alums. As the Alumni Association strives to meet the evolving needs of our now more than 250,000 alumni, we want to do so much more to celebrate you and keep you connected with UVA. With our eyes on the future, we have made essential changes to our Membership model that allow us to better serve all alumni in our community.

A New Model

We have streamlined our Membership model into two tiers:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

You can learn more about our new model by visiting our FAQ and checking out our list of benefits.

Why Are We Doing This?

Membership in the Alumni Association is so much more than perks and savings. It’s knowing you’re part of a community of people who share a passion for the place you once called home. It’s finding little things that remind you of UVA, no matter where you are.

The Alumni Association was founded to share the voice of alumni and help you stay connected to one another and to UVA. We’ve evolved as our community has evolved and we’re excited about what we’ve accomplished. This year alone, we launched a new student engagement program and we are currently gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of coeducation at 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 allow us to do even more in the coming years to serve all alumni.

We’re thrilled about this transition and hope you are too. Our door is always open—please don’t hesitate to reach out to us (alumni-comments@virginia.edu) with any questions.

Thank you for being part of our alumni community. Here’s to the years ahead. Wahoowa!

The UVA Alumni Association