Alumni participate in the life of the University in many ways, including the Alumni Council and other councils focused on specific affinity groups. Alumni Weekend offers a great opportunity each year to reconnect with classmates—and also to explore ways to deepen your connections with BU itself.

In addition, the advancement of Boston University depends, in large part, on coordinated efforts among the Development & Alumni Relations staff, the Boston University Alumni Association, and alumni volunteers. Boston University’s alumni volunteers are a strategic resource of great importance.

Alumni Admissions Volunteers—about 2,000 members of an alumni network—connect enthusiastic alums with BU Admissions to support undergraduate recruitment and enrollment efforts.

Global Alumni Ambassadors serve as contacts in their regions for the BU community and can help connect alumni to one another, or reach out to young alumni who have moved to a new city or are simply traveling on vacation. These contacts exist across the globe, giving BU’s community a wide network of support and encouragement.

Volunteers can also be mentors for the Career Advisory Network, which comprises more than 5,300 alumni advisors worldwide who assist fellow alumni and BU students via peer-to-peer networking, information sharing, mentoring, and more. Users represent a variety of industries and locations, from Tanglewood musicians and LA film producers to European engineers and East Asian archaeologists.