Working with Alumni Relations
Alumni engagement increases the value we bring to our students and campus community both on and off campus. We can be your partner to effectively engage alumni within your school/college, division, program, or group.
This page highlights key information for campus partners.
Ways to Engage Your Alumni
Alumni Relations has many current, ongoing programs and partnership opportunities across UB that engage alumni with the life of the university. We also focus on expanding our reach and customizing our services to best serve our campus partners and to be the leader in alumni engagement.
Whether you currently partner with us or have identified a new way to engaged alumni with your program, we welcome all opportunities to make a positive difference. Below are common ways our office can bring value to your alumni engagement efforts.
Plan an Event
Our office brings years of on- and off-campus event experience to support new or existing events that create a highly interactive environment for alumni. If you need assistance with your alumni engagement event, our team is here to answer any questions and advise you on best practices. We can also host online registration and collect payments for your event. Please see our Events Request Form section for more information.
Need assistance with the cost of your event? Learn more about the Alumni Relations Sponsorship Program.
Communicate with Your Alumni
You have a message, and we want to help you share it. Through our resources, we facilitate email communications to alumni and inspire them to contribute to the success of our campus partners.
If you have an upcoming event or exciting news to share with alumni, please see our Alumni/Donor Email Communications Request section for more information.
It's common for alumni to stay connected with their favorite professors and campus mentors. If you receive employment or contact information updates, share those with our office to add to the alumni database. That way if you need a classroom speaker or want to send an email to a specific group of alumni, we have the data to get you what you need.
Updates can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appreciate and Recognize Your Alumni
When alumni contribute back to UB in any way, let's make sure we thank them for their efforts. We can identify an appropriate and personal way to recognize alumni in appreciation for their time, talent, and treasure, such as providing thank you cards and gifts.
Don't forget to tell us when you have alumni volunteer in your classroom or program! Did you know UB has two recognition programs for alumni donors and volunteers? Without knowing that alumni have volunteered with your program, they won't be invited to the biggest thank you event of the year, the Celebration of Generosity, or be included in our PathMakers program. Let us know how you engaged a UB alumnus/a by emailing email@example.com.