Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join the Alumni Association?

Life Membership is an opportunity for current UVA students to support the valuable programs and services provided by the Alumni Association and enjoy membership privileges before graduating.

Members receive discounts to vendors (such as the University Bookstores and Kaplan) and events around Grounds as well as exclusive special event invitations, privileges and promotional offers.

How do I join, and how much are dues?

Joining is easy. As a student life member, you can choose the payment plan that works best for you. Once you are fully paid, you are a member of the Alumni Association for life.

Pay in full now

You can pay for your membership now and save $100. Cost is $400.

Pay as you go

You can also choose to pay as you go, meaning you make smaller payments over multiple semesters. These plans allow you to become a paid in full life member before you graduate and to save $100, making the total cost of your membership $400. Choose from four, three, and two year options. Graduate a member for life!

What does the Alumni Association do?

Since 1838, The University of Virginia Alumni Association has provided the margin of excellence that defines the student experience and distinguishes UVA as one of the leading academic institutions in the nation. It supports programs for alumni and students and serves as a connection to UVA.

Services and programs include the Admission Liaison Program, Reunions, career advising, alumni interest groups, Virginia Magazine, class councils and scholarships and grants.

What are the member benefits of the Alumni Association?

Student life members receive $150 off membership. Members receive discounts to vendors (such as the University Bookstores and Kaplan) and events around Grounds as well as exclusive special event invitations, privileges and promotional offers.

As a student life member, you receive:

  • $150 off membership
  • 10% Kaplan prep course discount
  • 10% UVA Bookstores discount (does not include textbooks)
  • Access to exclusive member-only events
  • Discounts to various events around Grounds
  • Discounts at local restaurants

Full list of benefits

How can the Alumni Association help me in the future?

The Alumni Association will keep you connected with the University. Membership dues support numerous programs and projects, including Virginia Magazine, HoosOnline Community, Reunions and other events.

Members also receive numerous discounts, including on fees for career services.