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Lumen Summer 2005 Issue
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Information Development and Alumni

What is the Development and Alumni Office?

The mission of the Development and Alumni office is to develop and advance mutually beneficial relationships with our alumni, the University and the community. It provides meaningful opportunities for engagement between the University and the community that enrich and contribute to the traditions and spirit that are unique to the University of Adelaide.

The office supports the Alumni Association to build and strengthen the bonds between the University and its alumni. The Alumni Association is an independent body with its own constitution and board that provides alumni with opportunities to stay connected and participate in the vibrant life of the University.

The Development and Alumni office provides:

  • Information about activities and courses on campus
  • After hours parking
  • Discount Barr Smith Library membership
  • Perpetual Email service (visit for further information)
  • Electronic delivery of bi-monthly editions of the Adelaide-link newsletter
  • Home delivery of bi-annual editions of Lumen.

Are you a member?

If you receive Lumen in the post you are already a registered member of the Alumni Association and entitled to receive our services and benefits.

What is the Alumni Association?

The Alumni Association seeks to foster mutually beneficial relationships between our alumni, the University and the wider community. It provides alumni with benefits, awards and opportunities to participate in the vibrant life of the University.

Who are Alumni?

The University's alumni include all of its graduates, and both current and former students and staff. Members of the general public who have an interest in supporting the University of Adelaide are also welcome to become involved by registering as Friends of the University.

How do I join the Alumni Association?

Membership is free. Since 2000, graduates have been automatically registered as members of the Alumni Association at no cost. Before this time, members were required to register and pay a membership fee. All of these past members, including those whose fees had lapsed, have current membership status.

Alumni who graduated prior to December 2000, and who had not paid membership fees in the past, need to register to become a member. You can complete a membership form online at or by contacting the Development and Alumni office.

What are the benefits of joining the Alumni Association?

Members of the Alumni Association enjoy a range of opportunities that allow them to interact with the University, the wider alumni community and colleagues within their industry/profession.

Programs organised specifically for alumni by the Association's chapters provide excellent networking opportunities, professional development and social interaction with fellow graduates and colleagues. Members also receive information about teaching and research at the University of Adelaide, graduate achievements and reunions. The Alumni Association also recognises and supports its members through a variety of awards and grants.

Where do I find out information about Alumni activities?

Members can access up-to-date information about the University of Adelaide wherever they are in the world through Adelaide-Link, a bi-monthly electronic newsletter. To subscribe, email with the words "subscribe me to Adelaide-link" in the subject line.

Alumni events are profiled on our website at Individual chapters also send information directly to their members via post or the internet.

Development and Alumni

Telephone: +61 8 8303 5800
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 5808

Parking Permits
Alumni Association After Hours Parking Permits will be available for 2006.

This permit allows you the convenience of parking on campus after 4:30pm and before 9:15am Monday to Friday, as well as all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Renewal letters will be sent out before the end of 2005 for those alumni who have purchased a permit this year.

If you haven't purchased a permit previously and are interested in acquiring a 2006 parking permit, please contact us on +61 8 8303 5800.

To find out about other alumni benefits visit


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