The University of Waikato Alumni Association
The Alumni Association was founded on the belief that tertiary study is not
a short-term activity, but rather a lifelong link between students, graduates, staff and
The Alumni Association keeps alumni in touch with University activities, personalities
and academic achievements through a range of activities and regular publications.
It provides ways in which alumni can involve themselves in the life of the
University and in which they may influence policy on academic developments.
The University of Waikato Alumni Association has nearly 22,500 members. Students
and graduates, current and past staff, and friends of the University of Waikato
and the former Hamilton Teachers’ College qualify to become members of the
Standard membership of the Association is free, but members may take out a
Life Membership which provides many added benefits including Library and Uni
Rec Centre privileges.
The Association maintains the University of Waikato Careers and Alumni Network
(UWCAN), through which graduates mentor current students with information and
advice on the careers in which they are employed. This is accessible through
the Alumni website: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/alumni.
Through the University of Waikato Visa Card, the Alumni Association raises
graduate scholarship funds, which are available to students studying towards
their Masters degrees. Seven School and Faculty prizes for excellence are awarded in alternate years.
The Association sells University of Waikato clothing and memorabilia, which
can be purchased from the Alumni Office in the B Block annexe.
For more information, contact the Association by Freephone 0800 ALUMNI (0800-258-664),
telephone (07) 838-4575, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
the website, http://www.waikato.ac.nz/alumni.