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Q: How do I get news of myself printed in Monmouth Magazine?

A: Fill out the online Class Notes form or notify the Office of Alumni Affairs by phone at 732-571-3489 or 800-531-ALUM, by e-mail to classnotes@monmouth.edu, or by faxing your note to our attention at 732-263-5315.

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Q: Who qualifies as a member of the Monmouth University Alumni Association?

A: Graduates of Monmouth University, Monmouth College, or Monmouth Junior College.

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Q: Where do I send my Annual Fund donations?

A: Make your check payable to Monmouth University and mail to: Annual Fund, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898. Or, make a gift online. Simply click on the green "Give a Gift" box on the alumni home page and complete the form. The Fund year ends December 31st.

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Q: How do I get in touch with my classmates?

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  1. We protect the privacy of our alumni and adhere to the following procedure for relaying messages: Send a message to us in a sealed envelope with the name and class year of the alumnus you wish to contact on the front and your return address. If we have a current address on file, we will add it and send on the envelope. If we do not, we will return the unopened envelope to you.
  2. Try some of the commercial search engines.
  3. Join the Official Monmouth University Alumni Group on Facebook.
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    Q: What is the Annual Fund?

    A: Each year a growing number of Monmouth alumni, parents and friends give generously to the University's Annual Fund, the cornerstone of giving. Since tuition only covers about 80% of the cost of a four-year degree, continued support of the Annual Fund enables the University to provide for the current and future educational needs of students without raising tuition. When you make your gift, you have made a personal statement in support of our students.

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    Q: How do I get invited to events?

    A: Invitations, announcements, and stories about University events are published in Monmouth University Magazine and in the monthly alumni e-newsletter.

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    Q: How can I plan a reunion (i.e., class, special interest, etc.)?

    A: Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (732) 571-3489 or (800) 531-ALUM to find out if a class reunion is already scheduled. Your help with reaching out to classmates is very much appreciated so please volunteer to make your class reunion a big success. If you have an idea for a special interest reunion (club/organization/team), please let us know and we can work together to organize it.

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    Q: How do I order a transcript?

    A: Go to the Office of Registration and Records home page and complete the Official Transcript Form, or call the Registrar at 732-571-3477 and request that a form be sent to you.

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    Q: Will my transcript say College or University?

    A: All individuals who took any classes after January 1, 1990, will receive Monmouth University transcript papers. All transcripts will include information on the reverse side about the name change.

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    Q: What do I do if I've lost my diploma, yearbook or class ring?

    A: Lost diplomas can be replaced by contacting Monmouth University Registration and Records. The Alumni Affairs Office or Shadows Office may be able to help replace your yearbook. The class ring company that sold you your ring must be contacted directly (i.e., Artcarved).

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    Q: How do I order a subscription to the student newspaper, The Outlook?

    A: Call The Outlook at (732) 571-3481, or write to them at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898.

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    Q: How do I buy a subscription or individual tickets to the Performing Arts Series?

    A: Contact the Monmouth University Box Office, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898, or call (732)263-MUTX (6889) Monday to Friday, 9am-5 pm, or order online at www.monmouth.edu/arts. Make sure to ask for the MU alumni discount. Also ask that your name be placed on their mailing list for future events.

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    Q: What university resources are available as I search for a career or make a career change?

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    Q: How do I purchase season tickets to sports events?

    A: With the exception of men's and women's basketball and football, all sporting events are free of charge to the public. Tickets can be pre-ordered through the Monmouth University Central Box Office at 732-263-6889.

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    Q: Is The Great Hall in Wilson Hall available for wedding receptions?

    A: No, but upon pre-approval by the Conference and Program Services Department [(732) 571-3473], affiliates of the University may have small wedding ceremonies in the Chapel and Erlanger Garden at Wilson Hall and also in the Guggenheim Library Garden; in addition, the grounds are available, with pre-approval, for wedding pictures. If you are looking to kick up your heels in The Great Hall, then be sure to attend the Balls and Dinners that are held regularly in the magnificent landmark. Call the Office of Special Events to learn more at 732-571-3509.

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    Q: If I am interested in graduate school is there an office where information is available?

    A: Contact the Office of Graduate and Adult Enrollment and Admission at 732-571-3452. For information on other graduate schools, contact the Center for Student Success at 732-571-3487.

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