Alumni About JCU Alumni

About JCU Alumni

Who are JCU Alumni?

If you have earned an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from James Cook University you are a considered an alumnus of the University and have become a member of the University's Convocation.

JCU's Alumni Association

JCU's Alumni Association is made up of those who have graduated from the university (Alumni), as well as friends of the University. These include:

  • Current and former students who have successfully completed the equivalent of at least one full-time teaching period (i.e. three subjects minimum of 9 credits points achieved);
  • All current and former academic and professional staff who have served for at least one year;
  • All philanthropic donors to the University.

JCU's Alumni Portal

Use the portal to update your details so we can invite you to events, and you can stay up to date with news from JCU. Can also subscribe to newsletters and see all the alumni benefits on offer.

Frequently asked questions

Got a question? Check out our FAQs section to see if we can help.

Current Alumni networks

As part of the larger JCU Alumni Association there are a number of smaller networks that operate geographically and by subject interest.

There is a formal incorporated network in Singapore who operate via a virtual clubhouse and Facebook. Check out their website and become a member or contact for more information.

There is an active network based in New England, check out their Facebook page for more info. This group is striving to help find solutions to the increasing challenges facing the Tropical World. It’s not all serious business, they also run regular activities and events including the Annual Corn Hole Tournament in autumn.

We have a small group of alumni based in PNG, Australia’s nearest neighbour. They are currently working with the Alumni office to host events, for more information contact

Following a successful 50th 'Golden Jubilee of Uni Halls' Reunion in July 2017, this group are staying in touch and trying to find others from the early years via Facebook. They have vowed to meet again on campus during the 50th Anniversary of JCU in 2020.

The Aurora Class consists of graduates from the first intake of nursing students at JCU in 1990. Following a successful 25 year celebration in September 2017, this group have pledged to stay in touch and find others, connect via their Facebook group.

Alumni Networks:

  • Support alumni who wish to keep in touch with each other;
  • Foster an active interest in JCU;
  • Organise professional networking and social activities;
  • Communicate alumni views, needs and interests to the University;
  • Play an active part in mentoring programs for undergraduates;
  • Mobilise alumni to support the University;
  • Offer voluntary assistance to the University with organising events and reunions;
  • Represent the University at profiling and recruitment functions.

Starting an Alumni network

It takes just three like minded graduates and a JCU staff member (to provide support) to start the formation of an Alumni network based on either geographical location, subject, discipline, or professional interest.

By encouraging the development of networks, the University aims to provide alumni with a vehicle by which they can use their special skills and knowledge, network, give back to the institution, preserve and upgrade the standing of their degree/s and make a difference to the experience of lifelong learning for many. 

Talk to us about starting an alumni network in your town.