The UT offers its alumni several services to make their lives a bit easier.
All UT alumni receive a free 'lifelong' e-mail account (first name initials.last firstname.lastname@example.org). The University uses this address for its communications with you such as in the case of sending the monthly alumni newsletter or sharing information about interesting events. Have a look at these useful tips below.
Tip 1: Mail forwarding can also be easily set-up for those users not interested in using their alumni e-mail address as a primary account. For more details, see the alumni portal manual on this page.
Tip 2: To set up your alumnus e-mail on your mobile device or in your e-mail client you can click these instructions or see the manual alumni-account mobile devices on this page.
Tip 3: Your alumnus e-mail address can be used for job applications or other formal contacts.
If you have never received login details for your alumnus e-mail account or have forgotten your password please visit the following part of the website: update your information.
We like to keep you informed of relevant developments at the UT through this website, social media channels and via the bi-annual free University of Twente magazine.
The digital newsletter we send to your alumni email account. Here you will find news of the UT and information about activities at the UT. Would you read this newsletter? Then check your alumni email account or read the newsletter digitally. Or read our latest newsletter here.
The English version of the University of Twente magazine is published digitally twice a year and contains in-depth features about developments at the UT as well as interesting stories about alumni. It is a great way for keeping up-to-date about both the University and the alumni network. You can read the latest issue of the magazine here.
If you haven't received either the newsletter or magazine but would like to receive them you can update your contact information here.
You can use the alumni portal to get in touch with old classmates and/or contact other interesting alumni. The features of the portal include a contact book, an alumni directory, and a mail client for both your alumnus e-mail account and other used mail services (i.e. Gmail, Hotmail, etc.). If you want to directly log into the portal you can use this link.
As a UT alumnus, you are entitled to an alumni portal account. If you have never received login details or have forgotten your username or password please visit the update your information part of the website.
An offer just for UT alumni and their partners: staying at the U Parkhotel (located in the old 'Hogekamp' or EL/TN building) for only €49,50 p.p.! The 'UT Alumni Package' includes an overnight-stay in a Comfort room, a warm welcome with a cup of coffee or tea with a slice of 'Twentse krentenwegge' and an abundant breakfast the next morning. Furthermore, you can arrange a three-course dinner for only €27,50 p.p. (instead of €32,50 p.p.).
How do I arrange this?
When reserving, indicate that you want to make use of the 'UT Alumni Package'. Please note: the package cannot be reserved online, but should be requested via phone (053 433 1366) or e-mail (email@example.com). So when reserving online, always contact the U Parkhotel via phone or e-mail to confirm that you want to make use of the discount. For more information about the U Parkhotel, check out their website.
Terms 'UT Alumni Package':
- Two-day stay (1 overnight stay)
- Being welcomed with a cup of coffee or tea with 'Twentse krentenwegge'
- Staying in a Comfort room
- Including an abundant breakfast
- Information package of the area
- Various cycling and walking routes
- Free WIFI and parking
- Optional: three-course dinner for €27,50 (instead of €32,50)
- Optional: upgrade to luxurious Superior room €10,00 p.n (i.p.v. €15,00 p.n.)
- This package is valid until 31 December 2020 (excluding public holidays) and is based on 2 persons per room. Check-in available all days of the week. For 1 person the price of the package is €81,50.
UT-alumni have free use of the University library. In order to use this service please present yourself at the central information desk of the library along with an acceptable form of identification (i.e. passport, driving license, etc).
Printing is also available at the library by asking to borrow the alumni printing pass (users will need to already have a UT library card which is free for alumni and can be issued on the spot. If you need to access on-site digital services please also ask for a temporary day user account). Together with the pass you will be given a special USB-stick to which documents can be downloaded. To print, place the pass on the printer’s chip card reader and once recognized insert the USB-stick, and select the files for printing. Remember to delete your files from the USB-stick before returning it! Please note that this service is not available to alumni who are still enrolled at the UT as students.
The Alumni Office in collaboration with the University Library now also offer alumni access to the online JSTOR database where you can read tens of thousands of articles and back issues of over two thousand scientific journals covering a wide range of disciplines. The JSTOR database can be accessed via the alumni portal.
Your University of Twente degree provides an excellent foundation but education is a lifelong journey! You may find the following resources interesting options to continue developing in your field or advancing further in your career path.