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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 benefits do I get as a DePauw University alumnus/alumna?
For all alumni, a complete list of benefits can be found on the Benefits and Resources page of the Alumni Association section of our site.

Alumni living in and around the Indianapolis area can also take advantage of opportunities on DePauw's campus at any time throughout the year. Enjoy special access to performing arts events, athletics, work-out facilities, the library, the bookstore, and career services.

What is the most important thing I can do as a DePauw University alumnus/alumna?
Stay in contact with us! Let us know what you're up to and what you might like to do as an alumnus to stay involved with the University. You can do all of this online through your personal profile, or by contacting the Office of Alumni Engagement at (877) 658-2586 or alumnioffice@depauw.edu.

What is my personal profile and how do I access it?
Your personal profile will help your fellow alumni get in touch with you through the Online Directory. It can only be viewed by members of the Alumni Association and current students who have activated their accounts and log in before using the Online Directory. You have complete control over what information is available for other members to view.

To access your personal profile, you’ll need to activate your account. Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at (877) 658-2586 or alumnioffice@depauw.edu to receive your Activation Code, and once you’ve activate your account you can create your own username and password for future use. If you’ve already activated your account, simply log in to access your profile.

How do I update my contact information?
You can update your contact information online or by contacting the Office of Alumni Engagement at (877) 658-2586 or alumnioffice@depauw.edu.

To update your information online, log in to your personal profile. To access your personal profile, you’ll need to activate your account. Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement to receive your Activation Code, and once you’ve activate your account you can create your own username and password for future use. If you’ve already activated your account, simply log in to access your profile.

How do I receive electronic communication from DePauw?
To ensure that you are able to receive important electronic information from the University, manage your preferences through the Subscription Management section of your personal profile.

How do I submit and/or read class notes?
Submit your own personal and professional news and read about what your classmates have been up to anytime. You can submit and view Class Notes under the Connect section of the Alumni & Friends site. You will have to login to your personal profile in order to submit and view Class Notes.

Class Notes are also printed in the editions of the DePauw Magazine and can be submitted directly to the Editor of the DePauw Magazine via standard mail or email at:

Larry Anderson
DePauw University
P.O. Box 37
Greencastle, IN 46135
landersn@depauw.edu

How do I contact former classmates?
Once you have logged in to your personal profile, finding classmates or other alumni is as simple as 1-2-3! 1 – Go to the Online Directory. 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.

You can also do a more advanced search of DePauw alumni, searching by maiden name, occupation, and region as well as other options. Just click on the Advanced Search button on the Online Directory page to take advantage of the additional search options.

How can I volunteer as a DePauw alumnus/alumna?
There are many opportunities to give back to your alma mater, from referring a prospective student for admission, to hosting an intern, to getting involved with your local Alumni Regional Chapter. Visit the Volunteer section of our website to learn more.

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, 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?
Our Alumni Regional Chapters host a variety of events throughout the year. To learn more about the Regional Chapters and find one in your area, visit the Regional Chapters section of our site. You can view all upcoming regional events 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 is now located on the courthouse square at the southeast corner of Washington and Indiana Streets. Click here to shop online!