All University of Waikato graduates become members of the University's alumni community on graduating. The University has dedicated staff to support its global alumni network by maintaining a relationship with graduates after they have left the University.
The University encourages alumni to remain connected and share success stories. Alumni news and events are updated regularly on the Waikato Alumni homepage, or via Facebook. Alumni can update their contact details and download the online newsletter and magazine from linked pages. Alumni web pages also contain details of opportunities to subscribe to Library and other services.
University alumni support staff facilitate connections between alumni; the University also offer ongoing careers advice and support to all alumni. Alumni are encouraged to attend public lectures and other events on campus, and the University delivers a programme of regional, national and international events specifically for alumni. In addition, the University may invite alumni to overseas events, hosted by New Zealand Ministry departments.
Alumni Representatives are volunteers based in cities around the world and form helpful connections for University staff and other alumni.
For more information, visit: http://alumni.waikato.ac.nz/alumni-representatives.
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. Information on nominating a graduate can be found on the alumni website.
Waikato Graduate Women is the regional branch of the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women. The branch is a charitable trust funding scholarships to support the education of girls and women. The Waikato Graduate Women Charitable Trust also runs the academic dress hire business.
More information about this group can be found at: http://www.nzfgw.org.nz.
The University of Waikato Varstonians comprises former University sports players. A programme of sporting events can be found at www.uowsport.org.nz.