Welcome Graduate Center Alumni

Welcome to the Graduate Center Alumni Community. Our alumni represent the heart and soul of the Graduate Center. We are grateful for your continuing involvement.

The Graduate Center has grown and prospered since its founding in 1961. Our faculty and program rankings are very high. We rank with the finest graduate schools in the country. Our enrollment has been growing rapidly and our new campus is a jewel in the heart of Manhattan. Our public programs, our art gallery, our concerts, and our theatre productions are attracting thousands to the campus.

In 2009, we awarded our 10,000th doctoral degree and Dr. Daniel Robinson (Psychology, 1965), who received our first doctorate, attended the 2009 commencement and hooded Kristen Case (English, 2009), who received that milestone degree.

We do hope that you will take this opportunity to strengthen your involvement in our community. Please consider coming to Graduate Center events and public programs and joining our online community. You can also register for the online alumni directory and reconnect with your fellow alumni.  See below to learn more about the advantages of alumni online membership.

We also encourage you to visit your department website and learn what has been happening with your program and your faculty mentors.

We are just beginning to develop a new Graduate Center alumni program. Check back here for future developments and news. There will be no dues structure for our alumni community. All programming will be available to all alumni.

Thank you for thinking of the Graduate Center and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

P.S. As you may have heard, the Graduate Center Alumni Association after many years of great service to the school has chosen to dissolve. This does not mean that there is now no vehicle by which alumni may engage with the school or each other. Indeed, we are making a greater effort than ever to reach out to our alumni and improve their relationship with the Graduate Center. This website and the new online alumni directory are examples of this initiative. We will continue to provide the perquisites the Alumni Association awarded to its "life members," as that was a commitment made by the association that the school wishes to honor.

Graduate Center Alumni Online Membership

Membership in the Alumni Community is free and only for Graduate Center alumni. Just register and you can enjoy the following member advantages:

  • The Alumni Directory: A great resource for personal and professional networking and an easy way to keep up to date with fellow alumni. Choose which personal information appears and which is kept private by updating your profile at any time.
    Please read the Graduate Center Alumni Online Directory Policy (see below) for more details on the usage and privacy issues concerning the directory.

Have a question or comment regarding the Alumni Directory? Email us at

In registering for the Alumni Online Community you automatically become a member of the Graduate Center Online Community which offers additional advantages:

  • Quick Online Reservations
    just log in with the same Username and Password as your Alumni Community login.
  • Receive advance email announcements when e-VENT online reservations are open—get a jump on the crowd.
  • Receive periodic notices targeted to your specific area of interest—including selected public programs and related background material.
  • Email Preferences: Tell us which areas interest you so that you can receive notifications of public programs in those areas, or, alternatively, unsubscribe from email communications from the Graduate Center.

Graduate Center Alumni Online Directory Policy

The Graduate Center maintains an online alumni directory for the purpose of facilitating interaction between alumni and helping alumni keep their records current on the university database. The GC online directory is user ID and password protected, and is only accessed by authenticated alumni and approved staff. Access to the alumni online directory is free to all alumni who register. The reliability of the information available through the online service website is largely dependent upon the actions of alumni registrants.

Alumni who have registered for the Alumni Community will have access to information in the directory, but may not use the information they obtain for commercial or political purposes, promotions, advocacy, or any other purpose, business or otherwise, except to facilitate individual personal communication. The Graduate Center will not be held liable for any unauthorized use by alumni who do not adhere to these policies.

The Graduate Center reserves the right to expel a user and to deny a user further access to the alumni online community if such user violates these policies or any applicable laws or regulations. Participation in the online directory is a privilege. By using the system, you agree to abide by the online service policies outlined herein. If you cannot accept these policies, please do not use the online service.

The Graduate Center reserves the right to discontinue any or all alumni online services at any time or to revise the terms and policies of this acceptable use agreement. If the policies are revised, the updated policies will be posted on the online directory. You should review the policies periodically, particularly after any updates, to ensure that you are familiar with them.

The Graduate Center has taken commercially reasonable precautions to secure the personal information available through the online directory. However, it is the user’s responsibility to restrict or hide personal information that he or she does not wish to be generally available in the online directory.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Alumni have the opportunity to opt-out of the alumni online directory by editing their profile after registering or contacting the Development Office at 212-817-7130 or by email at

Opting is managed by clicking on "Your Profile" and selecting "Make Private" next to each line.

If you do not register for the alumni online directory, and you have not otherwise designated your online directory record as private, your name, degree, department, and year of graduation will be viewable by other alumni in the directory by default.

Photo credit: Don Pollard
Fiftieth Graduate Center Commencement
June 3, 2014
Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza