The University of Waikato Alumni Relations Programme
The University delivers an annual programme of alumni events, publications and benefits to nourish an on-going relationship with its former students. There are currently over 34,000 Waikato alumni that the University is in touch with all over the world, and this number grows by around 3,500 each year.
The University has alumni representatives in cities around the globe who provide a local point of contact for overseas Waikato graduates. The list of alumni branch contacts and news of recent alumni activities is available at alumni.waikato.ac.nz.
Alumni are encouraged to stay in touch and share news of their success with the University of Waikato via the alumni email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Waikato Alumni Groups
More information about Alumni Groups is available at alumni.waikato.ac.nz.
The Alumni Association is a membership organisation founded in 1989 with the belief that tertiary education is a life-long link between students, graduates, staff and the University. Life Membership to the Alumni Association is available for a one-off fee of $150.
Waikato Graduate Women
Waikato Graduate Women is a branch of the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women, which is affiliated to the International Federation of University Women. From Academic Dress Hire, Waikato Graduate Women funds scholarships and awards to support educational opportunities for women and girls, locally, NZ wide and internationally.
Every year on the last Saturday in June, the University of Waikato Varstonians - former University sport players - gather to celebrate their Waikato connection and have a great day out. 2011 marked the 50th year of playing rugby, celebrated with a dinner and friendly match. Waikato University Netball celebrated 25 years in 2012.