Uppsala University US Alumni Chapter
Chapters in the US
The Uppsala University US Alumni Chapter was founded in 2012 as the US division of the University’s Alumni Network. As of 2019, the US Chapter has been divided into three chapters;
- New York
- San Francisco/Bay Area
The chapters aim to create and maintain a strong relationship between the University and its alumni located in the United States.
Alumni, former staff, researchers as well as friends and supporters of the University, are all welcome to become a part of any or all of the Uppsala University US Alumni Chapters and receive news of events, university-related activities and to connect with other alumni. Becoming a member of the chapters is completely free.
The New York Chapter
The US Alumni Chapter was founded in New York in 2012, in connection with the inauguration of the Uppsala University Scholarship in New York. The New York chapter has since its foundation hosted between two to four events each year, among them the popular annual meeting and gasque.
The San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter
The San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter was created in 2013 as a sub-chapter to the US Alumni Chapter. It organizes activities and events for alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cultivating relationships with incoming and outgoing students and alumni in connection with Uppsala University’s exchange program with the University of California is one of the primary focuses for the San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter.
The Minnesota Chapter
The Minnesota sub-chapter was created in 2014 to connect the growing number of alumni studying and working in Minnesota. The Minnesota Chapter has its headquarters in Minneapolis, the US sister city to Uppsala. Uppsala University and Minnesota Law School have a fruitful exchange program, allowing many Swedish and American students the opportunity to become Uppsala University alumni.
To become a member, first you must register in Uppsala University Alumni Network. Once registered, you can log in and choose the chapter or chapters you wish to join. Please also join the US Chapters joint LinkedIn group and/or Facebook group as well to stay updated on current events and activities taking place in the United States.
The US Alumni Chapters organizes several events per year in New York City, Minneapolis and the San Francisco Bay Area. These events provide a great setting for networking and reconnecting with friends and find new acquaintances.
Each regional chapter in the US organizes at least two alumni events each year. Recurring events are gasques, speaker events and Valborg celebrations.
The US Alumni Chapter is affiliated with American Friends of Uppsala University, a non-profit corporation that supports research and education at Uppsala University. Contributions to American Friends of Uppsala University are deductible by donors as provided by law.