History and Mission

The Alumni Association was established by CU graduates on June 4, 1882, the afternoon after the university’s first commencement. Since then, we’ve come a long way.

In 2008, we launched the Forever Buffs initiative, which eliminated membership dues for alumni like you. As a Forever Buff, you are now part of an inclusive community of over 300,000 alumni whose hearts and souls will forever remain connected to the University of Colorado Boulder.

As a community, Forever Buffs support each other. Whether that is receiving support, or providing it, there is a home for you here. As a member of this powerful network, you have access to meaningful experiences, opportunities and valuable resources at no cost.

This network, this family and this community of Forever Buffs exist for and because of you.