Iowa State University Alumni Association

Young Alumni

Have you ever thought the Alumni Association was just for people who graduated 20 years ago or more? What stereotypes do you have, or have you heard, about what it means to be an alumnus? Well, throw those out the window. Being an alum is about pride. It's about staying connected. It's about school spirit.

It's about YOU!

How can I support Iowa State University and
enhance my own experience as a young alum?

How to Live a Life

"We come to college not alone to prepare to make a living, but to learn to live a life." M.J. Riggs, 1883 graduate

A guide for “adulting” your first 12 years out of ISU

2017 Grads: Get Ready!
Get everything you need to know about becoming an alum using our online graduation checklist!

Get real world advice
Download the Young Alumni Council's advice for networking, job searches, and other practical tips.

Want the scoop on how to life a full life after graduation? Listen to these podcasts on a variety of topics from fellow Iowa Staters.

How to Stay Connected

Get involved with a local club
There's no better way to network and make friends in your new community than by getting involved with one of our 30 local clubs, which do everything from gamewatches to volunteer projects to social outings.

Get involved in ISUAA events
The ISU Alumni Association is planning events for all, and even those targeted just at recent graduates. See if there's one coming up in your area, and view a list and recaps of past events.

Nominate your favorite ISU faculty/staff member
Recognize a current or former ISU faculty or staff member who had a significant influence on your life as a student. Nominees may be anyone who is or was employed by ISU. This award may be given posthumously. Nominations are due Dec. 1 annually.

Update your info
Share your latest address and contact information with us so we can invite you to get involved.

Young Alumni News
Our newsletter is published on the first of each month & distributed via email. Share your updated contact information, including your email address, with the ISUAA! The newsletter is automatically sent to all graduates of the past 12 years who have email addresses on file with the Alumni Association.

Iowa STATEment Makers
Our annual recognition program is designed specifically for alumni under the age of 34 who are making strong statements that reflect the Iowa State spirit.

Meet the ISU Young Alumni Council
This isn't your average board: The ISU Young Alumni Council has a few ideas about how to make the ISU Alumni Association and its programs offer value to young alumni, and they'd love to have your support.

Join the ISU Alumni Association
Want a simple way to give back to Iowa State that offers benefits in return? Your ISUAA membership dollars support countless activities and opportunities for students and alumni. And as a member, you get discounts, online benefits, and access to the online alumni directory. During your first five years out of college, an annual membership is only $30.

Thank you to our Des Moines area Young Alumni programming sponsor:



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