Be part of UFS alumni community in 2022

01 March 2022 | Story Jóhann Thormählen


Alumni from the University of the Free State (UFS) are making their mark locally and internationally.

The UFS is committed to keeping its alumni informed, engaged, and connected with each other and their alma mater.

In 2021, the university hosted international and local events, webinars, reunions, and celebrated many achievements as part of these endeavours.

International connections

COVID-19 made us rethink our identity and citizenship. Expert voices from around the world were invited by Prof Francis Petersen, UFS Rector and Vice-Chancellor, to reconsider these views in a webinar series.

In partnership with the South African Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom (UK), the ‘Courageous Conversations’ was launched on the theme of ‘The Global Citizen’.

A UK Alumni Connect evening was hosted in London, where Lord Peter Hain was the guest of honour. The UFS met old and new friends and alumni, promoting UFS and South African interests abroad.

UFS Sporting Legends project

There is nothing like a proper reunion with old friends. Seeing former familiar faces, catching up, and sharing stories about the days gone by.

We know that many University of the Free State (UFS) alumni not only made friends while studying, but also formed a bond on the field, pitch, track, or court.

Whether you scored goals on the soccer field, kicked conversions at Shimla Park, served aces on the tennis court, made centuries at the cricket oval, or won a netball title in the Callie Human Centre.

Perhaps you ran thousands of laps at Pellies Park or made the UFS proud on the hockey astro. You are part of a special sports family.

We invite you to become part of the UFS alumni sporting community and celebrate those fond memories or even reconnect with those your shared the field with.

The UFS Sporting Legends project provides a platform to share special stories and memories, whether it is via pictures or telling a tale.

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Alumni of the University of the Free State belong to a distinguished network of graduates whose competencies, successes and contributions enable them to make their mark wherever they may be. Our alumni community provides a true reflection of our institution’s quality, image and reputation.

Your involvement is important for the growth and development of the University of the Free State. The Alumni Office is committed to keeping you informed and engaged. We welcome your suggestions for events, engagement opportunities and better communication.

Definition of "alumnus": A person who has obtained a formal academic qualification.

Contact Us

Institutional Advancement: Alumni

Graduates can contact us here:
(non-graduates, please see contact list here
T: +27 51 401 3223

Physical Address:
Institutional Advancement Building
University Of the Free State
205 Nelson Mandela Drive
Park West

Postal Address:
PO Box 339

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