Connect with Emory's Student Alumni Association

SAA's Mission

The mission of the Student Alumni Association (SAA) is to connect alumni to the university and the student body by building tradition, fostering student and alumni interaction, serving the diverse needs and interests of our community, and creating opportunities for investment in Emory's future.

Students who have completed two semesters are considered alumni and automatically become members of the SAA.
What is the SAA?

Emory’s Student Alumni Association (SAA) is the student chapter of the Emory Alumni Association. At Emory, all students who have completed two semesters are considered alumni and automatically become members of the Student Alumni Association. We do this to honor the legacy of the influential Robert W. Woodruff, who left Emory after a term to work at the Coca Cola Company.

Haven’t completed two semesters yet? No problem! All students at Emory have access to most of the programs and benefits provided by the SAA and EAA. SAA programs are organized throughout the year and are lead, in part, by the Student Alumni Board (SAB), a select group of undergraduate student leaders with a passion for connecting current students with Emory alumni and who encourage students to be engaged alumni through and beyond graduation.

Find out more about the Student Alumni Board

Signature Student Alumni Programs

The SAB co-sponsors many programs designed to enrich a student's time at Emory.
Student Alumni Sponsorship Program

Apply for funding and alumni resources! The EAA, SAB, and Office of the President welcome the opportunity to support programs and events organized by recognized student organizations that seek to enhance the student-to-alumni experience! The EAA provides resources based on the assessment of the organization’s application and the need determined for the program.

read more and submit a sponsorship request

Sophomore Pinning Ceremony

Celebrate your transition into official Emory alumni-hood! Each year, eligible students who have completed two semesters are inducted into the Student Alumni Association at the Sophomore Pinning Ceremony, where they receive a gold Emory Alumni lapel pin and are celebrated by peers, administrators, faculty, staff, and other alumni. A reception typically follows the program.

Dinner with 12 Strangers

Sit down as strangers, and leave as friends! Each semester, local alumni, faculty, and staff host or co-host dinners for a group of students (around 12) in their homes or at restaurants. These dinners are free for students and provide a great way for students to start connecting with Emory’s global alumni network!

Register for a D12

Adulting 101 Series

The Adulting 101 series is designed to teach students life skills and career development tactics for life well beyond graduation. From strategies that will help you tackle or land your first job to professional etiquette, our Adulting workshops take place throughout the academic year. Topics vary, but have included budgeting, moving and relocation tips, loan repayment, managing credit, acclimating to work life, salary negotiation, business etiquette, and more! Register for a future workshop on Handshake.

100 Senior Honorary

In conjunction with the EAA, the SAB gathers nominations from students, faculty, staff, and alumni each fall for the 100 most outstanding members of the senior class. Recipients of the prestigious 100 Senior Honorary award are inducted at a special event in the spring and serve as alumni ambassadors beyond graduation!

Read more about 100 Senior Honorary

The Senior Experience Committee

The Senior Experience Committee (SEC) organizes undergraduate senior-specific programs throughout the year that unite the fourth year class and build a lasting Emory spirit.

SEC events include Adulting 101 workshops, 100 Days to Graduation, Senior Wonderful Wednesday, and more. If you’re a senior, be sure to join the Senior Experience Facebook group for exclusive invites and to stay in the loop!

Read more about SEC

Garden Greets

Unlike other networking events, Garden Greets is geared solely towards bolstering relationships between female students and alumnae. SAB and Alumnae and Women of Emory (AWE) work to make this a holistic, fun, and informative experience for young women that will range from an opportunity to build networking skills, to asking questions about work-life balance and anything in between. Look out for more information on the Emory SAA Facebook page in March!

Emory Legacy Program

Students who have at least one parent, grandparent, or sibling who is an alumnus/a of Emory are considered Emory legatees. Emory recognizes our legacy families during Family Weekend and Commencement Weekend. Learn more about our exclusive legacy activities at the page below. 

Explore the Legacy Program

Commencement Weekend

Emory Commencement Weekend offers a variety of activities for graduating students including Senior Wonderful Wednesday, the International Graduation Recognition Ceremony, Candlelight Crossover, Legacy Medallion Ceremony, 100 Senior Honorary Family Reception, and more!

View the full commencement schedule

Connect with Emory's Global Alumni Network!

We encourage all students to create a profile in Emory Connects, an Emory-exclusive online platform and mobile application providing smart career guidance and networking communities designed specifically for students and alumni! Download the app or visit alumni.emory.edu/emoryconnects to plug into Emory’s global, influential network today!

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