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Alumni: About Us

Graduating from a tertiary institution marks the beginning of a new life journey. This, however, does not have to mean the end of your journey with your alma mater, the University of the Free State (UFS). As soon as you’ve obtained your degree, you become an official member of the UFS alumni community.

Alumni provide a real measure of a university’s brand value. The success of a university greatly depends on the achievements of its graduates as well as their knowledge, competencies, contributions, positions and stature. The Alumni Office brings alumni into contact with one another and facilitates the establishment of links between the UFS and alumni in furtherance of the university’s educational mission.

Our Mission:

The UFS Alumni Office keeps you, our most valued ambassadors, connected to your alma mater and helps you stay connected to each other.

Our Objectives:

The Alumni Office seeks to:

  • Inform current students and alumni about the role of alumni.
  • Recognise high-achieving alumni and provide alumni news updates through publications and social media.
  • Encourage engagement and networking opportunities through events, informal visits and guest lectures.
  • Provide support to alumni.
  • Establish a network of participating alumni.
  • Maintain an up-to-date alumni database.
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