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Well, let’s face it, for many of us age is just a number. But for our purposes, we define a “young alum” as someone who graduated 10 or less years ago. Of course, we welcome alumni from all generations to enjoy our site, read the stories of WVU’s young alumni, etc.

We are creating a place where those of us who are just beginning our journey or facing the challenges of transitioning from student to young professional can go to find tips, network with others and use our Mountaineer family to help us along the way. So, in a way, this site is sort of like our map for that!

Be an Involved Mountaineer

Alumni are vital to our ongoing success. There are plenty of opportunities for you to stay involved in the life of WVU.

Be a Social Mountaineer

Mountaineers are social. So, it’s only natural that you want to stay connected to friends and other graduates.

Be a Connected Mountaineer

The Mountaineer nation is more than 180,000 strong (and growing). Whether you are joining a chapter, networking on LinkedIn or keeping up to date with the latest news and happenings via our mobile app or Web site, staying connected is easy.


What is the Young Alumni Advisory Board?

The Young Alumni Advisory Board is an extension of the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors. The goal of the group is to strengthen the bond between recent graduates and the Mountaineer community. With the support and ideas of our young alumni, we hope to create opportunities for you to keep up with classmates, be active in the life of the University and broaden your social and professional networks. Feel free to e-mail us at


So what’s in it for me?

I bet you’re asking yourself, what is the Alumni Association and what can they do for me? Well, first and foremost, the WVU Alumni Association is your lifelong connection to WVU. They keep you engaged and connected to your alma mater by providing you sites such as this that offer news, tips/techniques and other useful information. Through our affinity partnerships, you are entitled to several benefits and discounts! Your first year of membership is free, so why not join today?

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We unite Mountaineers…

No matter where they may be, we serve as advocates for the University, our alumni and the entire gold and blue community. We are also reaching out to young alums in other ways:

  • We have an app for that! The WVU Alumni Crib Sheet was designed with the young alum in mind. This mobile app will help you stay on top of the latest news, happenings and events, while providing you some basic tips on everything from stocks and life insurance to etiquette and paint (yes, paint!).
  • Moving to a new city? Join a chapter, contact a Mountaineer Ambassador or affiliate group. WVU alumni are always there to help!
  • Do you want to expand your network? In addition to our chapters, online networks of thousands of Mountaineers are available at your fingertips via our online community ( and social networks such as the WVU Alumni LinkedIn and “Facebook” pages.
  • Need help with the job search? WVU Career Services MountaineerTRAK and the WVU Alumni LinkedIn sites offer you valuable resources to help with your search.