10 Things to Do After Graduation

May 21, 2020

On May 16, more than 2,000 graduates became alumni of CU Denver. They join a strong network of thousands of like-minded people, who are using their skills and talent to make a difference in their communities.

As our graduates leave one chapter and enter the next, we want them to know they are not alone, especially in a time as uncertain and daunting as the coronavirus pandemic. Below are 10 tips to keep our spring 2020 alumni connected to their CU Denver peers.


1. Get Social & Celebrate

Social media is a great way to show your CU Denver pride and stay connected with your academic peers. Use the hashtags #cudenveralumni and #cudenvergrad to celebrate your incredible accomplishment. And, don’t forget to follow @CUDenverAlumni on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

2. Update Your Info

Stay in touch with CU Denver, receive invitations to one-of-a-kind alumni activities such as networking luncheons and community events, and learn how we continue to add value to your degree by updating your records on our website.

3. Get Involved

There are many opportunities to give back to your alma mater, including volunteering to mentor students, joining the Alumni Board, hosting a CU at the Table Thanksgiving meal, and so much more! Email lauren.jacobs@ucdenver.edu to get learn more about how to get involved.

4. Email for Life

As a CU Denver graduate, you can continue to access your ucdenver.edu email account for life! Your ucdenver.edu account can also be forwarded to another email address of your choice to remain active. Stay informed of alumni opportunities and benefits by making sure your email remains active or forwarding your email.

5. Get Active

Start your wellness journey and activate your alumni membership to the Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center.

6. Leverage LynxConnect

CU Denver is one of the nation’s top public urban research universities—which says a lot about our students.

If you’re an employer, you’re able to use CU Denver’s one-stop shop for career readiness, the LynxConnect, to provide an opportunity for a current student to work in your office, promote a job listing, and even take office hours in our innovative space. Learn more.

7. Submit a Class Note

Alumni Class Notes is a classic way to keep up with fellow Lynx you may have crossed paths with during your experience at CU Denver. We invite you to share your news. Whether it’s a job promotion, publication, first-time home purchase, or a new baby, tell us what you’ve been up to since graduation. 

CU Denver Alumni Class Notes will be featured on our new website—launching July 2020—and our social media channels. Video class note submissions are encouraged!

8. Alumni Award Nomination

Do you know a fellow Lynx alum who is within five years of graduation and making a positive change within the community? A graduate who understands the importance of engaging with the university, fellow alumni, and/or current students and giving back time, talent, and treasure to support the future success of CU Denver?

Nominate them for the Recent Alumni Award! Each year, the CU Denver Alumni Board honors several individuals who have a record of distinction with CU Denver and/or in their profession, community, and society at large.

The 2021 Recent Alumni Award nominations are due Sept. 30, 2020.

9. Explore Resources

Explore the CU Denver Alumni website to learn more and sign up for exclusive healthcare benefits, career resources, and upcoming events.

10. Make a Gift

Support the Lynx students who are following in your path by making a gift to an educational area that you’re passionate about. Our giving webpage makes it easy to pick which scholarship you care about and would like to make a donation for.