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You never fully leave Stanford.

We are so proud of your determination and vision. As you take your education and skills forward into the world, we hope you will stay connected. Here are some ways we can help.


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Create your Stanford alumni account

Creating your Stanford alumni account and keeping it up-to-date allows you full access and us to be able to keep in touch. From the alumni directory to events nearby, your account keeps you connected to the Farm.

Create your account

Access your free Stanford alumni email address

Create your lifelong Stanford email address by changing from “” to “”. Note that your account will close automatically 120 days after graduation.

Stanford Alumni Email

Find a Stanford mentor

Stanford Alumni Mentoring (SAM) is a strong networking platform for Stanford alumni and students. As a recent graduate, ask questions and join conversations to gain insights tailored to meet your needs.

Become a Stanford Alumni Association Member

Enjoy special benefits and opportunities. All graduates from the Class of 2020 and beyond will receive their lifetime memberships as a complimentary gift from the Stanford Alumni Association.

Join a Stanford Alumni Group

Join one of the dozens of Stanford alumni clubs created for recent graduates. Don't see one near you? Start building Stanford community where you are.

View the Stanford Alumni Directory

With your Stanford Alumni Association account, search for other alumni by degree, region, or industry to expand your network.

Sign up for Stanford Where You Live

Alumni events happen every month, and we want to see you there! Sign up for this monthly email specifically for your local region.

See Additional Perks

All Stanford alums have access to special alumni-only perks. You automatically qualify once you become an alum and you can take advantage of them at any time.

Did you know?

Stanford Bridging Education, Ambition, & Meaningful Work (BEAM) offers access to Handshake—the university's employer connection platform—to all alumni for the first year after leaving Stanford. Be in the know about upcoming career fairs and receive free career coaching.

Learn more about Handshake