Plan your own reunion!

Create an unforgettable reunion with support from our team as well as our range of exclusive Alumni offers, discounts and experiences!

Friend Finder Service

Our Friend Finder service can put you back in touch with classmates and long lost friends. Whether you’re trying to track down your old housemate or you want to get in touch with the Class of 2000 we can help you find and contact your friends.

Hire your own space

Why not hire the LTB, a classroom or conference room to host your reunion on campus! Or get the full works and go for one of our Delegate Packages which include refreshments, lunch, technical support and a co-ordinator. Our alumni qualify for a 10% discount on the above Event Packages with our Event Essex team.


Relive your time in student digs and stay over in our student accommodation on campus, available between July-September. You can hire accommodation on a self-catering, B&B or half-board basis. Our alumni qualify for a 10% discount on all accommodation packages bookable via our Event Essex team.

Or how about staying in our luxury 4* hotel on campus? Wivenhoe House re-opened after refurbishment in 2012 and has since gone on to be awarded two AA rosettes for fine dining as well as boasting 16 luxury bedrooms including 9 suites and the contemporary garden wing has a further 24 executive bedrooms. Our alumni can get a 10% discount on accommodation when booking over the phone.

Alumni Card

Whether you’re planning a reunion on a large scale or you just want to meet up with friends in the SU bar again - don’t forget to apply for an Alumni Card before your arrive. Your card will provide you with identification that you are a member of the University. We can either post it to you in advance or you can collect it on the day.

For more information on any of the details above please get in touch with the Alumni Relations Team. Call us on +44 (0)1206 87 3372, email or even write to us at Alumni Relations Team, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ


Are your details right?

Make sure we can keep in touch with you and send you your Alumni Card by keeping your details up-to-date on our system.


The Alumni Card gives you access to a range of benefits and events on campus. Apply now!


We produce an annual alumni magazine, Essex Effect and a monthly e-newsletter, Essex Extra, as well as news and reports for our kind donors.