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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I become a member of the DePauw University Alumni Association?
  2. What is the most important thing I can do as a DePauw University alumnus?
  3. Where can I find DePauw University Alumni Regional Chapters?
  4. How do I get more information on specific DePauw Alumni Regional Chapter events?
  5. What benefits do I get as a DePauw University alumnus?
  6. How do I get a DePauw University license plate?
  7. Can I buy DePauw merchandise?
  8. How do I update my contact information?
  9. How do I submit and/or read class notes?
  10. How do I receive important electronic information from DePauw?
  11. How can I volunteer as a DePauw alumnus?
  12. How do I contact former classmates?
  13. What is GOLD Council?

How do I become a member of the DePauw University Alumni Association? 
You are considered a DePauw alumnus if you have attended at least one semester at DePauw University. All DePauw alumni are automatically members of the DePauw University Alumni Association, and as such, enjoy multiple benefits and receive regular mailings. It is a non-dues-paying association. A volunteer board of directors governs the Alumni Association. The board meets twice a year and is comprised of a diverse body of alumni.

What is the most important thing I can do as a DePauw University alumnus?
Stay in contact with us! Let us know what you're up to. Let us know what DePauw can continue to do for you and what you might like to do as an alumnus. The best way to do this is through the DePauw Gateway.

Where can I find DePauw University Alumni Regional Chapters? 
Alumni Regional Chapters are established where there is a strong concentration of DePauw Alumni. Current active Alumni Regional Chapters include Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Fort Wayne, Greater Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Louisville, Milwaukee, New York, North Texas, Phoenix, San Francisco, St. Louis, and the Twin Cities.

How do I get more information on specific DePauw Alumni Regional Chapter events?
All regional events can be viewed by clicking here.

What benefits do I get as a DePauw University alumnus?
Alumni living close to the Indianapolis area can take advantage of opportunities on DePauw's campus. Enjoy special access to performing arts events, athletics, work-out facilities, the library, the bookstore, and career services. For all alumni, regardless of location, a complete list of benefits can be found by clicking here.

How do I get a DePauw University license plate?
You can now purchase your plate without an authorization form from DePauw. The DePauw license plate is available to all Indiana residents directly from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Just stop by your local license branch and ask for the DePauw collegiate license plate. You may also purchase it by mail or online. Additional information can be found on Indiana's Bureau of Motor Vehicles website.

Can I buy DePauw merchandise?
Absolutely! The DePauw Bookstore, operated by Follett Higher Education Group, features both textbooks and bestsellers and a variety of school and office supplies. A new, expanded bookstore with a full-service Starbucks café had its grand opening during Family Weekend September 28-30, 2012.  The bookstore is now located on the courthouse square at the southeast corner of Washington and Indiana Streets.  Click here to shop online!

How do I update my contact information?
You can update your information in several ways:
Login to your DePauw Gateway account and edit your information under "My Public Profile".  You can also call the Alumni Office’s toll-free number at (877) 658-2586 or e-mail alumnioffice@depauw.edu.

How do I submit and/or read class notes?
Submit your own personal and professional news and/or read about your classmates via the DePauw Gateway. Sign into your account at the DePauw Gateway. Class Notes are on the left hand side in the navigation bar. Class Notes are also printed in the editions of the DePauw Magazine.

How do I receive important electronic information from DePauw?
To ensure that you are able to receive important electronic information from the university, check your profile preferences through the DePauw Gateway.

How can I volunteer as a DePauw alumnus?
There are many opportunities to give back to your alma mater. View our “Opportunities to Volunteer” section of our website to learn more.

How do I contact former classmates? 
Once you have signed into your account at the DePauw Gateway, finding classmates or other alumni is as simple as 1-2-3! 1 – Click on the Online Directory link. 2 – Type in the person’s first name, last name, and/or class year. 3 – View a list of possible matches and click on a name to find his/her profile, including contact information.

What is GOLD Council?
The GOLD Council is a group of alumni volunteers that represent the Graduates Of the Last Decade. This group exists to promote and support the welfare of DePauw University, foster community between graduates of the last decade and the alumni family through programming and effective communication, and provide continuing value from the University through professional and educational programming, Annual Fund participation among graduates of the last decade, and other involvement opportunities. More information on the GOLD Council, including a listing of the GOLD Council members can be found on their web pages by clicking here.