After graduating, there are many reasons to stay in touch with your alma mater. These include being part of a worldwide network of NWU alumni who share your educational background, and opportunities to contribute to the future development of the NWU.
The University has two main channels for interacting with alumni: the Alumni Association and the NWU Convocation.
The Convocation is a formal structure that promotes the welfare of the University and actively influences its affairs through representation on the NWU Council.
The Alumni Association serving members are currently Bert Sorgdrager (Chairperson); Frik van Deventer (Potch Representative); Bo Mahole (Mafikeng Representative); Irma van Niekerk (Secretariat) Warren Makgowe; Izette Schouwstra; Zanele Ngobese; Susan van Rooyen and Abigail Leshope.
The NWU Alumni Association is a wing of the Convocation and promotes lifelong links between alumni and the University. The Association has an Alumni Office on each of the three campuses. These offices arrange alumni gatherings, from reunions to golf days, and keep members informed about key University developments.
Every person who has a diploma or degree from the NWU (or its predecessors) can become a member of the Alumni Association. The Association also welcomes the spouses of alumni as associate members, as well as individual donors who did not study at the NWU. Associate members have the same rights and privileges as other members.