Info for alumni
No matter how far you travel, your relationship with DU remains a source of community, connection and growth. Get information about alumni organizations, events, career and professional development and more.
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Come celebrate with us
Alumni Weekend celebrates alumni achievement, welcomes graduating students to the alumni community and gives returning alumni a chance to catch up with former classmates and the wider DU community. The Alumni Awards, where we recognize and celebrate the diverse and remarkable accomplishments of our alumni, is a central feature of the weekend.
Alumni Weekend also showcases the Pioneer Symposium, an annual series that brings alumni, professors and other notable speakers back to the classroom. Together, we learn how best to address important issues concerning our students, our community and our world.
DU alumni live in every U.S. state and 145 countries, so wherever you find yourself, you're near a fellow Pioneer.
- Denver alumni
Our local chapter serves alumni on the Front Range and in the Greater Denver area and organizes events ranging from professional development seminars to happy hour gatherings. We also have a local Young Alumni group that keeps graduates under 30 involved with the University and the alumni community.
- Alumni of ACTION
Our Alumni of ACTION (Advocating Collaboration Through Inclusive Excellence, Outreach and Networking) support the black, Asian, indigenous and Latino communities by promoting education, advocacy and support. Alumni of ACTION bring together alumni and students of color to foster an inclusive community.
- National & international networks
The DU alumni network is extensive. Our regional chapters keep alumni connected to the University and to their fellow Pioneers through activities ranging from professional development events to volunteer opportunities. Chapters can be found in major cities across the country.
- Alumni online community
Consult the Alumni Online Community to find old friends and make your own information available.
- DU Student Foundation
The DU Student Foundation provides grants for projects intended to improve the student experience and promote sustainability. Current students partner with distinguished alumni to develop tomorrow's leaders. The foundation depends on outside donations to advance these projects.
Cuisine & CommunityAlumni Ben Jacobs and Matt Jones are working to address the severe lack of restaurants serving Native American food by fostering community, understanding and cultural exchange through their restaurant Tocabe.
DU Alum HonoredUniversity of Denver alumnus and Iran's minister of foreign affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif received the Chatham House Prize for his role in promoting international peace by helping limit Iran's nuclear capabilities.
Career & Professional Development
Alumni Career & Professional Development is dedicated to helping our graduates succeed through all phases of their careers. By providing resources, training and opportunities to connect with fellow alumni, we ensure the DU community can flourish personally and professionally to improve the world around them.
- Pioneer Careers
Pioneer Careers is an exclusive DU jobs database that allows alumni to recruit fellow PIoneers and to search for openings at such companies as MGM, Arrow Electronics and Toyota.
Pioneers Careers (du.12twenty.com) can be accessed using your Pioneer ID. You can obtain your DU ID number from the Office of Alumni Relations by completing this form, emailing us at email@example.com or calling us at 303-871-2701.
- Professional development
We offer our alumni a variety of opportunities for professional development, including professional help with your resume, cover letter and interview tactics. In addition, we host seminars that provide insight on topics like personal branding and salary negotiation. We also hold career events aimed specifically at women through our DU Women's Professional Alliance Series.
- DU Job Board
Interested in pursuing a job at your alma mater? You can check the DU Job Board for open positions at the University.
- Social media & networking
Alumnifire is DU's grassroots alumni networking community, where Pioneers can go to find and share career information as well as network with others in their fields. We also maintain an active alumni presence on platforms. Connect with our social accounts to learn about social events, watch parties, professional development opportunities and philanthropic news.
- Online training & professional development
If you can't make it to one of our professional development events in person, you can still take advantage of over 130 webinars taught by nationally recognized career experts.
In addition to an array of opportunities for both professional development and social connections, our alumni have access to a number of other benefits. Discounts and benefits available to alumni include:
- Discounted tickets to Newman Center performances and DU athletic events
- Reduced price membership at the Coors Fitness Center
- Special offers and discounts at more than 40 businesses in the DU neighborhood through the DU Zone card
- 10 percent off purchases through the DU bookstore
- Preferred partner pricing from Schomp Automotive
- Borrowing and lending services from our libraries
- Competitive rates on facilities rentals
We're proud to offer our alumni opportunities to contribute to the public good well after they've finished their college careers.
- Our AmplifyDU news updates will deliver chances to volunteer directly to your inbox.
- Alumnifire connects thousands of alumni and fosters the type of community that can band together to make a difference.
- You can sign up for an interview through our Alumni Discovery Initiative and lend your knowledge to the next generation of graduates.
Want to get involved? Join us for Global Day of Service during Alumni Weekend. In addition, we provide interested alumni with the chance to stay informed about opportunities to participate in career coaching, event organization, community projects and a variety of other volunteer initiatives.