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KU Alumni membership means a stronger KU

Home is where the Jayhawk is.

Join*, renew, upgrade or donate and we’ll send you our exclusive Jayhawk welcome mat as a gift!

*Eligible memberships include Annual, Premium and Life.  Donations of $25 or more are eligible to receive the free gift. Subscription memberships are not eligible to receive the free gift. The Jayhawk welcome mat is 20″x30″.

Join*, renew, upgrade or donate and we’ll send you this cool summer hat as a gift!

*Eligible memberships include Annual, Premium and Life.  Donations of $30 or more are eligible to receive the free gift. Subscription memberships are not eligible to receive the free gift. The Jayhawk hat is made of 100% cotton and is machine washable.

Member APPreciation Month is back!

Member Appreciation Month

Only for members.

Only in February.

Only in the KU Alumni app. 

KU Alumni members can buy our exclusive Charlie Hustle T-shirt for the special price of $20. Hats are now sold out!

2022 Member APPreciation Month Charlie Hustle T-shirt
Charlie Hustle hat

Shirts:

This year’s shirts feature a heart design by Susan Younger, creative director at the KU Alumni Association. The shirts are produced by our partners at Charlie Hustle, a Kansas-City based company. This is the sixth year of our Member APPreciation Month partnership.

Shirts are available in size XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXL and are $20 each. Members may purchase up to five (5) shirts total. Charlie Hustle’s T-shirts normally retail for $35 or more.

A shirt size/fit guide is available here

Hats:

Update: Hats are now sold out!

New this year! The hats feature the same heart design as the shirts. The hats are produced by our partners at Charlie Hustle, a Kansas-City based company. 

The hats are $25 each and members may buy up to five (5) hats total. At least one shirt must be purchased in order to buy a hat. 

The hats are a baseball style hat (not flat bill) with an embroidered logo. One size fits most. There is an adjustable-fit velcro back. 

Hat quantities are extremely limited due to supply chain challenges and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If you haven’t already, download the KU Alumni app, powered by Kansas Lottery.

Log in/register using your first and last name as it appears in our database, along with your 10-digit alumni ID number (or 7-digit student ID number if you’re a student). 

Don’t know this information? You can find it on most emails from KU Alumni, or contact us at kualumni@kualumni.org.

The only way to buy the shirt is through the app! If you don’t have a smartphone, or your phone isn’t compatible with iOS or Android apps, please contact us at kualumni@kualumni.org.

Members can order up to five (5) shirts total.

New this year: a matching Charlie Hustle hat! 

Hats are $25 each and can only be ordered through the app in addition to a shirt. Quantities are extremely limited and are first-come, first-serve. 

Members can order up to five (5) hats total, in addition to a shirt(s).

 

First, make sure you are logged in. If you aren’t logged in, you’ll see a featured titled “Log In.”

Open that feature and follow the instructions. You’ll need to enter your first and last name as it appears in our database, along with your 10-digit alumni ID (or 7-digit student ID, if you’re a student). If you don’t know this information, look for it on an email from KU Alumni or contact us at kualumni@kualumni.org

Look for the feature called “Appreciation” and open it for instructions! If you’re already a member, you’ll be able to order your shirt/hat through a form in the feature.

If you are not a member, you’ll be able to purchase a membership along with the T-shirt. 

The KU Alumni app, powered by Kansas Lottery, is for all alumni, students, fans and friends of the University of Kansas.

Use the app to get the latest KU news, access member-only discounts, find alumni events, access digital extras like wallpapers and ring tones and more.

And, during Member APPreciation Month, we’ll have weekly drawings, trivia contests, digital extras and more! All members will be eligible for prizes, so be sure to check the app each day (Monday-Friday) to see what’s new!

Make sure to turn on push notifications so you don’t miss out!

What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to become a KU Alumni member. 

We have affordable membership options for every Jayhawk. And, you don’t have to be a University of Kansas alumnus/alumna to become a member.

You can even add a shirt to your membership purchase in one simple transaction through the app. 

Ballin' in the Bayou

You love KU basketball.

Get the fan cave to show it!

The Jayhawks have won the NCAA Championship, and we’re celebrating by giving you a chance to win!

Thanks to our friends at Zipchair, you can win your choice of one of three furniture packages, each with an estimated value of $3,500.

Plus, they’ll provide a shipping allowance of up to $1,500 to one location in the United States! Check out the prize package options below.

ZipChair prize package
ZipChair prize package
ZipChair prize package

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who purchases a membership, upgrades or renews an existing membership, purchases a gift membership, or makes a gift of at least $10.00 to the KU Alumni Association between March 28 and April 11, 2022, will be automatically entered in to win the prize.

Zipchair $5,000 Prize Package*

*(Prize is a choice of one of three furniture packages each with an approximate value of $3,500 plus a shipping allowance to one location in the U.S. of up to $1,500.)

ZipChair prize package1st Package Choice**

1 Silver LoveSeat with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

1 Silver Sofa with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

1 Silver Club Chair with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

1 Game Rocker 100 with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

2 additional Jayhawk logo panels

2 Display Pillows

 

ZipChair prize package2nd Package Choice**

1 Silver Sofa with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

2 Stealth Recliners with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

2 Game Rocker 100 with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

2 additional Jayhawk logo panels

2 Display Pillows

 

 

ZipChair prize package3rd Package Choice

3 Stealth Power Plus Recliners with Kansas Jayhawk Logo Panel

3 Swing Tables

3 Tablet Holders

1 Game Rocker 100

**Note: The brand name is “Silver.” The furniture is not the color silver. The furniture is black.

By (1) purchasing, upgrading, renewing, or giving a gift of any KU Alumni Association membership or (2) making a donation of at least $10.00 to the KU Alumni Association online, over the phone, or through the mail. All transactions received during the above stated timeframe will be automatically entered. The contest drawing will be held on April 14, 2022. The winner does not need to be present to win. There is no limit to the number of memberships purchased or contributions made to be entered into the drawing. For gift memberships, both the purchaser and recipient will be entered if they are 18 years of age or older and live in the United States.

No purchase is necessary to enter. All contestants must be 18 years of age or older to participate and live in the United States. Entries may also be made by legibly printing your first and last name, complete mailing address, phone number and email address and the words “Ballin’ in the Bayou Prize Drawing” on either a 3”x5” or 4”x 6” card and mailing it to: KU Alumni Association, ATTN: Prize Drawing, 1266 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045. No facsimile, email or copied entries will be accepted. Enter as often as you like.  Each entry request must be separately mailed.  

Yes, current members can enter by renewing, upgrading or giving a gift of membership or making a gift of at least $10.00 during the contest period. Or members can enter by submitting a handwritten request (see instructions above).

The winner will be contacted by phone, email, U.S. Mail, overnight courier and/or in person at the KU Alumni Association’s option. Winner must be located and claim their prize within seven (7) days of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.  The KU Alumni Association will either mail, email or personally provide instructions on how to claim the prize from Zipchair.  Each entrant is only eligible to win one (1) prize. Prize must be selected and ordered by September 30, 2022. If prize is not selected and ordered by September 30, 2022, it will be considered to have been forfeited with no further obligation by the KU Alumni Association or Zipchair.

The odds of winning will be determined by the number of entrants.

Find the official rules and details here

Membership Matters

Your membership in the KU Alumni Association ignites students and alumni success and career growth by supporting:

Membership options for every Jayhawk

Stay connected to KU with affordable membership options for every Jayhawk.

Find an option that is right for you.

Subscription

(single or joint)

$4.99/per month
Our subscription membership makes it easy to afford ongoing Association membership. This auto-renewing membership is a great way to go green with digital access to prime benefits

Annual

(single or joint)

$60/per year
As an Annual Member, you receive the core benefits of Association membership. Join thousands of fellow Jayhawks who value their KU experience and build their Jayhawk connections.

Premium

(single or joint)

$100/per year
This Premium annual membership serves as a savings account toward your Life Membership. Consider it your Path to Life. For every consecutive year of Premium membership, you receive 10% off the cost of Life membership up to 50% off after five consecutive years.

Life

(single or joint)

$1000/for life
As a Life Member, you will always remain connected to KU. Pay in one lump sum or choose our installment plan with 12 easy credit card payments of $83.33.

What KU Alumni members are saying...

"I love being part of the Jayhawk community. It's important to give back to the University to ensure future generations of Jayhawks get to explore and enhance our world."
Jan F., c'92, g'95
I’m a KU Alumni member because this school has given me so much and Lawrence has always been a home. Joining the KU Alumni Association is a great way to stay connected to the school.
Rob N., e’20
"KU has and always will be a part of my identity. A Life membership has been a goal for some time. I look forward to staying connected to KU for the rest of my life."
Joe M., c’09, l’12

ACCESS

Exclusive KU Items
Member-Only giveaways
Early access to premier events
Use of the Adams Alumni Center for events
Ambler Student Recreation Center Membership

CONTENT

Kansas Alumni Print Magazine
Monthly member e-Newsletter
Exclusive content in the KU Alumni App
Breaking News from KU
Special digital and interactive features

SAVINGS

KU Bookstore Discount
KU Alumni National Discount Program
Lied Center Discounts
Lawrence Country Club
Osher Institute
Kaplan Test Services
North American Van Lines

Presidents Club

Members of the KU Alumni Association’s Presidents Club annually give $1,000 or more to help support the creation and expansion of programs to better serve KU and its alumni, friends and students.

To give now to the Association, please make an online gift through KU Endowment. For more information about endowed funds for the Alumni Association, contact Angie Storey, senior vice president for donor relations, at 785.964.4761 or toll free at 800.584.2957

Other Ways to Engage

KU virtual events, resources and stories designed to connect Jayhawks everywhere.

Give

With the help of KU Alumni Association, Jayhawks tell KU's story in all corners of the world.

Volunteer

Volunteer positions are available in your network, or you can help establish a network in your area if one doesn't exist.

Sponsor

We thank our corporate partners for their creative sponsorships as well as digital and print advertising. Partners are part of the KU Alumni Association family.

Mentor

Explore our mentor matching program for students and alumni to create connections, provide professional insight and opportunites.

Give

With the help of KU Alumni Association, Jayhawks tell KU's story in all corners of the world.

Volunteer

Volunteer positions are available in your network, or you can help establish a network in your area if one doesn't exist.

Sponsor

We thank our corporate partners for their creative sponsorships as well as digital and print advertising. Partners are part of the KU Alumni Association family.

Mentor

Explore our mentor matching program for students and alumni to create connections, provide professional insight and opportunites.

Contact us for more info

Angie Storey

Senior Vice President of Donor and Member Relations

Email
angiestorey@kualumni.org

Call
785.864.4761

Austin Johanning

Assistant Director of Membership

Email
ajohanning@kualumni.org

Call
800.584.2957