The University of Waikato has more than 93,000 alumni – graduates of approved foundation, undergraduate, higher and/or postgraduate qualifications. This figure grows by more than 3000 new alumni each year after graduation ceremonies. All graduates of the University are welcomed as lifetime members of the Waikato Alumni family.

The University also welcomes to the Alumni and Friends community those who have an active interest in the University including former and current staff and Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Several benefits and resources are available to alumni, including free library membership and database access, careers and employment services, postgraduate study, scholarships for further study, and discounted memberships for the UniRec Centre. Alumni are encouraged to stay in touch to take advantage of valuable learning, relevant news and networking opportunities. Alumni are welcome and encouraged to give back to their university through volunteering, mentoring, knowledge-sharing and donations to the Foundation.

For more information, visit the University of Waikato Alumni website.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

In 2007, the University of Waikato launched the Distinguished Alumni Awards to celebrate Waikato graduates who have made outstanding contributions in their careers or communities. Visit the University of Waikato Alumni website for more information.