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Benefits and Services


All graduates or those who attended Southern Adventist University for one semester are automatically members of the Alumni Association and are entitled to the following complimentary benefits and services:


Alumni Benefits

The following complimentary benefits are provided to Southern alumni:

Access to utilize free resources provided by Career Services, including career counseling, access to online tools, assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills.

You can search for alumni by name, class year, or location. Then use the platform to send them a message!

Maintain lifetime access to your Southern email account by logging in on a regular basis.

Complimentary borrowing privileges and access to other resources with a library card.

Alumni and their household family members are eligible to receive discounted memberships.

Available at select hotels located a short distance from campus.

Southern has 23 two-bedroom apartments on campus available for visiting guests to rent.

The $40 application fee is waived for alumni interested in one of Southern's graduate programs.

The Planned Giving Office provides free estate planning assistance—no strings attached! If Southern is included as a beneficiary in your plan, you may receive a reimbursement of up to $1,000 of your estate planning attorney fees.

Alumni Services

The following services are available to Southern alumni:

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Alumni Events

Invitations to regional and campus alumni events.

Invitations to regional and campus alumni events. View our upcoming events.
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Reunions and Homecoming

Reunion planning for classes celebrating their honor class year during Homecoming Weekend.

Learn more reunion events for this year's honor classes at southern.edu/homecoming. If you are interested in hosting a reunion, please email alumni@southern.edu or call 423.236.2830.
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Southern Connections

Assistance with logging into the alumni database and locating former classmates and professors.

Create an account using our online alumni directory and search for alumni by name, class year, or location. If you are unable to find a former classmate or professor, please email alumni@southern.edu or call 423.236.2830.
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Yearbooks and University Archives

Assistance with yearbook recovery or the university's archives.

Please email alumni@southern.edu or call 423.236.2830 to request a yearbook.  

View an online collection of university publications such as Southern Memories yearbooks (1923-52), Southern Accent student newspapers, and the Legacy collection of student writings through the years published by the English Department. The collection also includes A Century of Challenge, which chronicles the history of Southern.
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Alumni Recognition

Awards given to outstanding alumni who have demonstrated and supported Southern’s values and mission in their workplaces and communities.

The Alumni Council is seeking nominations of Southern alumni and friends that have demonstrated and supported the university’s core values and mission statement in their workplaces and communities. Submit a nomination here


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