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Alumni Benefits & Services

All WesternU graduates are automatically members of the WesternU Alumni Association and are therefore eligible to receive the following alumni benefits and services:

Discounted Fitness Club Memberships

L.A. Fitness

Save approximately 50% off annual memberships at L.A. Fitness clubs located throughout the United States with these special WesternU rates:

Premier Single State Membership includes access to all clubs in California, except Signature clubs

• $265/year for alumni
• $188/year for family members residing at the same address

Premier Multi State Membership includes access to all clubs except Signature clubs and those located in the counties of Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Richmond and Bronx in the state of New York

• $313/year for alumni
• $209/year for family members residing at the same address

Signature Membership includes access to all clubs

• $366/year for alumni
• $261/year for family members residing at the same address

To find a club near you, or determine which clubs are Signature clubs, visit the L.A. Fitness “Find a Club” web page.

An additional $20 annual fee is required on all L.A. Fitness Memberships if you want access to reserve the clubs’ racquetball courts.

To sign up for L.A. Fitness, please contact the Alumni Office at (909) 469-ALUM or alumni@westernu.edu with your name, degree, class year, current contact information, and the number and type(s) of memberships you wish to purchase. You will them be provided with the appropriate voucher number(s) and further instructions on how to enroll online directly with L.A. Fitness.


WesternU alumni can join SamFit to access their Mid-Willamette Valley (Oregon) fitness clubs for just $35/month, including…

• No enrollment or activation fees
• Free access card upon enrollment
• Up to a 15% discount on all additional services (e.g. personal training)
• Discounted annual health risk assessments (available as part of the Wellness Package purchase)
• Free unlimited access to the onsite health, wellness & fitness educational sessions
• Free unlimited access to select group exercise classes (SamCircuit, SamCore, and SamFlex)
• Free access to Albany SamFit racquetball courts, saunas and spas as available
• 24/7/365 access to all SamFit facilities (including Corvallis, Lebanon, Albany, etc.)
• 1st Family Add-on: $15.00/month
• Additional Family Add-ons: $10.00/month

To sign up for SamFit, please contact the Alumni Office at (909) 469-ALUM or alumni@westernu.edu with your name, degree, class year, current contact information, and the SamFit location where you would like to go to start your membership. The Alumni Office will then provide your name and alumni status to SamFit, so they will know you’re eligible for the special WesternU rate when you go in to join.

Alumni Networking

WesternU Connect

WesternU Connect is a secure, private web platform that was designed to allow WesternU students and alumni to connect with one another for the purposes of professional networking (e.g., a COMP student could search for and contact COMP alumni specializing in dermatology and radiology to help decide which specialty to pursue). In addition to this Directory feature, the platform has several pages and features including Campus News, Upcoming Events, Photo Albums, and more! Signing in to WesternU Connect takes just one minute in three easy steps…

  1. Go to http://westernuconnect.com/ and register using your 1) LinkedIn account, 2) Facebook account, or 3) email address, in that preferred order, as it will safely and securely pull your relevant information (employment, education, photo) into the platform to make the registration process fast and easy. Nothing from WesternU Connect will ever be shared or posted to your LinkedIn or Facebook profiles without your explicit permission.
  2. On the “Basic info” page, select your WesternU degree, grad year, and primary specialty; as well as enter your company name and job title.
  3. On the “Give back” page, check or uncheck the boxes to indicate how you would like to volunteer, such as by sharing your career advice and expertise with current students and other alumni.

LinkedIn University

LinkedIn is an online professional network, which can enable you to connect with friends, classmates, colleagues and clients. By creating a profile on LinkedIn and including “Western University of Health Sciences” in the education section of your profile, you will automatically be included on WesternU’s LinkedIn University page. Through this page, current WesternU students and alumni will be able to contact you for career advice and professional networking; and you can use the network to contact them too.

Pumerantz Library Access

Alumni maintain nearly all the same Library resources you had as a student, if you come into the Library on campus. A limited number of resources are available remotely. A complete list of Library resources available to alumni can be found online or by contacting the Library directly at (909) 469-5323 or reference@westernu.edu. You can also view this 22-minute online tutorial on the services available to you.

Online Job Board

JOB SEEKERS: WesternU alumni and students can browse dozens of online job postings for free. You must first complete a brief, one-time registration as a “Job Seeker” at webpost.westernu.edu. Once your registration is approved (usually in less than one business day), you will receive an email notifying you that you have access to view job details.

EMPLOYERS: Employers must register as an “Employer” at webpost.westernu.edu. Once approved (usually in less than one business day), you will have access to post your job listing, which must also be approved before it appears on the site.

Educational Debt Management Services

WesternU’s Financial Aid and Alumni Offices have teamed up with SALTSM, to provide free education debt management services to WesternU students and alumni. SALT is created by American Student Assistance®, a decades-old nonprofit organization and has been a leading service provider in student loans since 1956. They provide education and guidance to student loan borrowers throughout a borrower’s entire loan experience. SALT is a multi-faceted program that provides financial tools and services that will assist students and alumni in better understanding their student loans. SALT provides a secure, web-based dashboard that enables students and alumni to not only to see and manage their personal education loans in one place, but also provides them with information on the cost and benefits of various repayment options. Additionally, students and alumni will have access to personal education debt counseling services with trained ASA counselors. SALT is a membership program and that is provided as a free service to WesternU students and alumni. For more information or to sign up for your membership, please go to www.saltmoney.org, or contact a SALT Loan Counselor at (877) 523-9473 or loanhelp@saltmoney.org.

Access to Self-Service (BanWeb)

Search the online alumni directory, order copies of your transcript or a replacement diploma, check your academic record, and more. Choose “Self-Service” from the Quick Links menu above. For assistance logging in, contact the Registrars Office at registrar@westernu.edu or (909) 469-5491.

Discounted Insurance

AUTO, HOME & LIFE: WesternU alumni receive preferred rates on auto, home, and life insurance through Liberty Mutual’s Group Savings Plus. Find a local agent in your area at http://www.libertymutual.com/lm/find-sales-office and mention “Western University of Health Sciences” to receive a preferred rate quote.

PET: WesternU alumni receive a 5% discount on major medical coverage for their pets through VPI Pet Insurance. Insure your pet for as little as $10/month. Coverage includes visits with any licensed veterinarian worldwide, routine care and vaccinations to maintain your pet’s good health. For more information, go to www.petinsurance.com/afi/w/westernuniversity or call 1-877-PETS-VPI.

WesternU.edu Email

WesternU alumni may keep their @westernu.edu email address after graduating (or request one if you graduated before 2000). Alumni must login to their account at least once every 12 months to maintain their @westernu.edu email address. In September 2015, the University migrated alumni email accounts to a new system that provides 50GB or storage rather than just 150MB. Alumni must now access their email through go.westernu.edu. For any problems or questions pertaining to @westernu.edu email, please contact Technical Support.


For assistance with accessing these alumni benefits and services contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (909) 469-ALUM or alumni@westernu.edu. The Office of Alumni Relations occasionally adds new benefits and services for its alumni. Update your personal information so we can keep you up to date on all the latest news and information.