Membership FAQs

Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions. If you don’t find the answer to your questions below, please reach out to

Annual membership with the University of Illinois Alumni Association costs $150 and must be renewed once-per-year.

At this time, Lifetime Memberships with the Alumni Association are not being offered.

Digital membership numbers and instructions on how to log-in to digital platforms will be emailed to new members within 10 business days. For more information on our digital membership card service, please visit:

To check your membership status, please email with the subject line: membership status. We will need your full name, maiden name (if applicable), graduation year and address to verify your membership status.

Membership status is not immediately updated into Alumni Magnet. It will take several days after purchase for new memberships to appear.

Yes, purchasing an annual membership from the UIAA entitles all members of the household to use membership benefits.

Yes, gift memberships can be purchased by visiting

Everyone is welcome to join the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Our annual membership is open to the general public.

Members receive an email with benefits information upon joining the alumni association. If you did not receive this email or need this information in a different format, please email us at A high-level list of member benefits can be found on our website at

For proof of membership, please use your membership email, which includes your unique membership ID. You may also send verification requests to

A portion of your membership dues are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt from the University of Illinois Foundation once you have completed your purchase. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

Membership helps support the success and longevity of our alumni programming. This includes, but is not limited to, educational resources, regional and special interest clubs, and networking opportunities.

Please email us at to ask questions about membership or benefits.

Recent graduates receive a complementary free one-year membership after graduation.  Members are welcome to extend their memberships past one year with the purchase of an Annual Membership.

Absolutely, international alumni are allowed to become members.

Please email us at to update any and all contact information and communication preferences.

Even before your annual membership expires, you can purchase an additional annual membership and it will be added to the end of your term.  You can purchase an additional annual membership at any time.

Contact Tyler Gagai, our Director of Alumni Clubs and he will be happy to help you connect with other alumni clubs in your area.

At this time, individual items from Membership Promotions are not available for purchase.