Become a member! Get an Illini Pooch Package.

Join the University of Illinois Alumni Association and show your Illini pride, while making a difference in the lives of animal patients in need. A portion of your membership gift goes to the Indigent Pet Fund, making treatment options possible for unowned or financially struggling pet patients.

As an added bonus, new members will receive an exclusive bundle of Illinois branded pet gear including a rope tug toy, a waste bag dispenser, a collapsible water bowl, and a delicious Dog-O treat from alum Amy Marcoot’s, Marcoot Creamery. Show off your orange and blue while giving back to a worthy cause.

Being a part of the Alumni Association means staying connected with your alma mater, accessing exclusive events and networking opportunities, and taking advantage of member discounts and perks. And now, you can give back to the community in a meaningful way by supporting the Indigent Pet Fund.

Membership in the Alumni Association is $150 annually, and the benefits and perks you’ll receive are priceless! So what are you waiting for? Join the University of Illinois Alumni Association and get your paws on some Illini pet gear today!

Benefits for Members

Members will receive one hour of career coaching from Illinois alum Julie Bartimus. With over 20 years of experience coaching in all phases of the career journey, Julie has experience coaching alumni from new grads to career transitions.

Whether you need help polishing your resume and LinkedIn profile, creating a personal branding strategy, or launching your next career search, Illinois is here for you! 

Workshop Owl creates a deep-dive business and personal growth workshop every month from expert facilitators. Alumni Members receive free access to these impactful programs.

Find information compiled by librarians who point you to publicly available electronic resources.

On a quarterly basis, alumni members will receive the Illinois Alumni, the award-winning print magazine detailing the accomplishments of the Illini family.

Fighting Illini Football Tickets

UIAA Alumni Association members will enjoy a discount on Illinois’ Homecoming football game tickets each year. Each year, the UIAA will distribute a special promo code good for a discount on homecoming tickets.

Atkins Golf Course

UIAA membership includes 20% discount on regular daily rate greens fee and cart fee at the Atkins Golf Club at the University of Illinois (valid for UIAA member’s golf only).  Atkins Golf Club at the University of Illinois is located at 2560 Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana, IL.

Join the nation’s premier university performing arts center, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, for an annual virtual performance with a world-class artist.

Twice annually, members will be treated to a virtual tour by the director/curators of the Krannert Art Museum which features a rich collection of fine arts from across the globe and vibrant exhibitions.

Whether your wear your Illini pride, or bring it with you to the office, make sure the orange and blue is always within reach! Alumni members receive a 10% discount at the Illini Union Bookstore on all branded merchandise.

Become a Member

When you join the Alumni Association as a member, part of your membership includes a charitable gift to the University of Illinois. Our alumni are making a difference across campus and around the world by supporting students and the groundbreaking research completed at the University. Please choose one fund below that the University has designated as a priority to start the membership process.

Indigent Pet Fund

Dogs, cats, cows, and horses. The veterinarians and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine care for all these animals and more. Your gift to the Indigent Pet Fund makes treatment options possible for animal patients that are unowned or whose owners have extremely limited financial means.

Illinois Commitment Scholarship Fund

The economic effects of COVID-19 and recent circumstances related to racial inequities continue to shake our communities, and many of our Illinois families will be deeply impacted in the years to come. Part of our land grant mission is to provide Illinois residents with affordable access to our world-class university.

Through the Illinois Commitment program, we will cover tuition and fees, for up to four years, for all qualified in-state students. To learn more about the program and eligibility criteria, please visit

UIUC Chancellor’s Fund

Your gift to the Chancellor’s Fund will provide University leadership flexible funding that can easily be directed to where resources are needed most. Examples where these funds may have a critical impact include:

• Faculty and student costs related to remote learning.
• Student fees forgiveness.
• Emergency Scholarship Funds.
• Counseling Services.
• Other unforeseen challenges.