Welcome to the Sanford alumni family!

Ways to stay connected to the Sanford community

If you earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from The Sanford School of Public Policy, congratulations—you are automatically a member of the Sanford and Duke alumni communities! You are now one of 9,200+ Sanford alumni and 185,000+ Duke alumni worldwide. As an alumnus, you are invited to take part in benefits, resources, and programming offered from Sanford’s Development and Alumni Relations team and the Duke Alumni Association.

Make sure that Sanford has your current email and mailing address on file. We will communicate with you primarily through our monthly e-newsletter, The Sanford Memo. Be sure to read it to learn the latest news from Sanford, what’s happening with fellow alumni, and find out about upcoming events and programs on campus and in your community. Class of 2021 graduates please note your @duke.edu email address will only be active until spring 2022, so please give us your lifetime email address to ensure you continue to receive communications from Duke. Your mailing address is important because we base our regional event invitations based on your address. You can update your contact information here.

You can also stay informed about events and activities by following us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram. Please also visit the Duke Alumni Association alumni benefits page for information on additional Duke alumni resources.

Alumni benefits include:


The Duke Alumni Association’s Duke Alumni directory gives you access to more than 180,000 Duke alumni around the world.

All Sanford alumni may join the Sanford LinkedIn. Sanford MPP alumni may also join our MPP LinkedIn page and the Duke Policy in Living Color LinkedIn page. You may also follow updates on our Duke Center for International Development LinkedIn page.

To update your address, phone number, email, or employment information, you can:

Please send us your news. New job, promotion, award, wedding, birth or other milestone? Tell us so we can share the news with your classmates. If you need to update your contact information, please visit the alumni directory website.

Through our monthly Sanford Memo, alumni stories and regional events, Sanford’s Development and Alumni Relations team provides opportunities for you to connect with your classmates.

Your student @duke.edu email account expires one year after graduation, but you can get an @alumni.duke.edu address that you can use as a full account or forward to your preferred inbox—it’s your permanent link to Duke. To learn more visit the Duke Alumni Association website.

Duke OneLink is a service that allows alumni and friends to sign in to select Duke online systems. OneLink requires registration so that Duke can associate your OneLink credentials to a new or existing Duke account. You can choose to link your Duke identity to a social account (Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or Yahoo) or if you prefer to have a separate username and password to sign in to OneLink supported services, you may create a new set of credentials through the OneLink ID process. Click here to set up your OneLink account.

There are a number of places to connect online with the alumni community.  Visit alumni.duke.edu and login to browse all the groups available for you to join. Groups are organized by affinityindustryregional, and by school. You may join interest groups such as the Duke Policy & Politics NetworkDuke Journos, the National Security group, and the Sanford School group.

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