Perks of becoming an alumnus

If you’re graduating, you're probably feeling a lot like this right now.

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At first, you're thrilled you're finally done.

Graduate doing a flip

After a while, this is how you really feel at the end of the day.

Kim Kardashian ugly cry

But graduating doesn't mean you're not a part of life at UC anymore. In fact, you're a part of UC for good from now on. There are a lot of benefits to being a recent #ThyLoyalChildren and these are just a few.


We have our own hashtag!
Use #ThyLoyalChildren to share your alumni pride on Twitter or Instagram. And while you're at, connect with UCAA on social.

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No more classes or homework, unless you're going back to school for your graduate degree. In that case, you're one step closer.
That's worth celebrating any day.



You can update your social bio.
It's not official until your Twitter or Instagram bio is updated. Check out this handy guide the Senior Class shared of the correct alumni terms.


More free time!
You go from having multiple extracurriculars, classes and homework to just working. It's a big change and a relief for some grads, but if you're eager to do more with your free time and connect with your alma mater, check out our events and opportunities to get involved.

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So. Many. Alumni. Events.
How many? Over 500 events a year spread across all of our networks. Some of our more notable events are Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Keep track of upcoming events with our event calendar.

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You can stay involved with UC through our alumni networks.
Many recent grads in the Cincinnati area get involved with UC Young Professionals (UCYP), but you can also connect with other affinity networks, college networks and networks outside of Cincinnati through our national networks.


Discounts and Services for all alumni so you can buy more UC gear you don't need, but still want.
We know you're going to buy that alumni mug at the UC Bookstore, even though you have at least 10 mugs at home. Just make sure you get your 10% discount through coupons you can receive from the alumni association. Learn how to get your UC license plate  (for Ohio drivers) and an insurance discount through our partner, Nationwide Insurance.


Raise your hand if you need these in your life. 😍🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋🙋 You can get them now at the UC Bookstore. #Bearcats

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Discounted UC football tickets for recent grads
Graduates within the past five years can purchase up to four lower level season tickets for the young alumni rate (30% off!). Bonus perk: The section is right next to the UC student section, so you can see your friends who are still in school. Call Michael Zwilling, Account Executive, Ticket Sales & Retention, UC Athletics at (513) 556-1053

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Continue to meet Bearcats through volunteer and professional development opportunities!
Give back, network and build your resume all at once.


You're part of our family now. ❤️
More than 300,000 people are lucky enough to call UC their alma mater. Welcome to the family.


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