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New Graduates

Congratulations, new graduates, and welcome to the Alumni Association! As a new Illinois State graduate, you are automatically a member of the Illinois State University Alumni Association, which is over 230,000 alumni strong.

Keep us up-to-date as you begin your career and ensure that you will receive the alumni magazine, Illinois State, and other Illinois State news by keeping your information updated. Also, remember your Illinois State email account will expire after one year and should not be used as your main email contact.

The Alumni Association wants to make sure you are aware of the services and benefits you are entitled to as an alumnus or alumna. If you ever have any questions, call us at (309) 438-2586 or email

Other Services of Particular Interest to New Graduates

  • Alumni Events

    The Alumni office sponsors or supports more than 100 events and activities for alumni each year. Keep a bookmark on this web calendar and watch your email for details!

  • Alumni Networks

    Alumni networks are a critical link between alumni and the University while providing opportunities for Illinois State alumni to maintain an active role in the life of the institution. After graduation, these networks provide alumni an easy way to remain connected to their alma mater.

  • Insurance

    Your Alumni Association sponsors a variety of insurance products. Of special interest to new graduates is the Grad Med® -bridge medical program, short-term health insurance to tide you over until you get employer-provided insurance.

    Students who are insured with Illinois State student insurance may continue coverage for one semester at the student rate. Payment is required prior to the 15th day of the following term (8th day summer). For more information on extending student insurance, email the Student Insurance Office.

  • Online Book Club

    Join fellow alumni online to connect and enjoy books on professional development and leadership for free.

  • Illinois State Insights

    The Illinois State University Alumni Association believes in lifelong learning and career development even after graduation. Take advantage of our free webinars and live streams as they fit into your everyday life to continue to learn and grow together as Redbirds.

  • Find a Friend/Alumni Locator Service

    The Alumni Association provides a Find A Friend service to help you reconnect and find friends from your time at Illinois State.

  • Online Social Networking

    Stay connected with your friends and find out the latest news from campus by joining the Alumni Association's Young Alumni Twitter, Facebook Page, LinkedIn Group, or Instagram account. Also, find out all Homecoming happens through Twitter.

Good luck! Keep us informed of your successes!