Since the Pretoria branch of the Transvaal University College (TUC) - forerunner of the University of Pretoria - opened its doors in 1908, staff and students passed through the lecture halls, residences, laboratories and corridors. Most still treasure their fond memories of campus.
When you obtain your qualification from the University of Pretoria, you become a member of our alumni family. It is the continuation of a lifelong relationship with UP. Wherever opportunity takes you, you will always be a member of the UP family. A proud Tukkie for life!
A few terms explained
The UP Convocation:Is made up of the Vice-chancellor, Vice-principals, Executive Directors, Registrar, Deans of Faculties, academic employees on the permanent staff of the University, professors emeriti, other retired academic employees and all persons who are graduates of UP.
TuksAlumni Office: A division of UP's Department of University Relations who liaises with all graduates as stakeholder group of the University.
The TuksAlumni Office
The TuksAlumni Office is your link with your Alma Mater. The Office maintains channels of communication with alumni and creates opportunities for alumni to continue playing an active role in the UP. Staff of the Office also provide benefits and services for alumni as well as opportunities for alumni to network and socialise with each other and to re-connect with their residence, student organisation, academic department, faculty and Alma Mater.
Our more than 210 000 former students make an invaluable contribution to marketing UP locally and overseas. This is why the University wishes to keep its former students informed of the work done here, the University's activities and the events on campus, as well as the latest developments in science, technology and practice.
Over the years our former students have given us information about UP's image off campus, helped to recruit prospective students of outstanding quality and to identify possible donors, as well as to establish and maintain contact with industry. This helps Tukkies to remain an excellent university. In the course of time the students, lecturers and other staff come and go, but our corps of former students remains constant.
As an Alumnus/na you have bargaining power at the highest level in the management of UP -