Get Involved

Alumni Checklist  

Wondering what can you do as an alumnus/alumna to stay connected, be informed, and get involved? Here are some things any alumni can do on their own to maintain their lifelong relationship with and support of WesternU:

checkicon Update your Alumni Record with the University, including your mailing address, email address, and phone number, as well as your employment information.
checkicon  Join WesternU Connect to reconnect with your classmates as well as to provide career advice, mentoring, or shadowing to students. 
checkicon  Read University communications, including the WesternU View magazine and WesternU Connect e-newsletter, and share news about the University with your friends, family and colleagues. 
checkicon  Attend University events both in your area and at professional conferences to catch up with former classmates or meet current students and faculty.
checkicon  Make an annual donation to WesternU. Gifts of any amount are gratefully accepted and can even be directed to a specific scholarship, college, or program. 
checkicon  Share your personal and professional accomplishments, so we can brag about you in the Class Notes section of the WesternU View magazine. 
checkicon  Follow WesternU on social media and like, love, comment, and retweet University news to promote WesternU to your network. 
checkicon  Encourage prospective students to apply to WesternU to insure the University can select the best students from the most comprehensive pool of applicants. 

Give Back… Pay It Forward… Get Involved!

There are many ways for alumni like you to continue your relationship with WesternU, whether it’s staying in touch with classmates or passing on your knowledge to the next generation of students. No matter when you’re available, where you’re located, or how much time you’re able to commit, WesternU wants to help you Get Involved! Review the opportunities below and click on any one of them to complete the Alumni Volunteer Interest Form.

Student SupportAlumni CommunityOther Opportunities


Assist in interviewing prospective students.

Requires approval and training by respective program/director

Alumni Class Agent

Maintain communication with your classmates to encourage them to attend events, share their news, volunteer, and give.

Requires just a few minutes of time several times a year to communicate with your classmates

Advisory Council Member

Serve on a leadership team to provide strategic direction and support to a specific college, program, or department.

Requirements vary but typically involve participating in a half day meeting on campus 2-4 times each year

Ceremony Speaker

Share words of wisdom as you welcome new students to WesternU or new graduates into the Alumni Association.

Requires a half day for ceremony plus time to prepare remarks

Alumni Event Planner

Take the lead or assist in planning a class reunion, regional mixer, or other alumni gathering.

Requirements vary but can typically be done at home and on your own time

Clinical Researcher

Conduct faculty-led research studies with patients in your practice, or refer your qualified patients to participate in on-campus studies.

Requirements vary depending on study

Classroom Facilitators

Guide, instruct, and assess current students during clinical skills workshops, case discussions, and exams.

Typically requires a half or full day on campus

Regional Ambassador

Serve as a local point of contact when alumni move to your area or when students rotate to your area.

Requirements vary based on volunteer interest

Guest Speaker

Share your expertise and experience with students in classroom lectures or club meetings, or as part of a continuing education program for alumni.

Typically requires about an hour on campus plus time to prepare remarks


Supervise students in your practice to teach them practical clinical skills with real patients through your advice and your example.

Requirements and benefits vary by program


Join University Recruitment staff at college fairs and undergraduate presentations as well as assist at on-campus Preview Days.

Requires approval and training by respective program/director

Scholarship Reviewer

Evaluate and score applications for the WesternU Alumni Association Scholarship.

Requires 3-4 hours at home over two weeks in mid- to late February