Welcome to the Duke Sanford alumni family! We are so happy for you - graduating with a degree from Sanford is a remarkable achievement! We look forward to staying connected. Make sure we have your current e-mail address for events, alumni news and more. 

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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. You can 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. Your @duke.edu email address will only be active for a year, so please give us a "regular" email address. Your mailing address is important because we base regional event invitations on your address. You can update your contact information here.

Sanford communicates primarily through a monthly e-newsletter, The Sanford Memo. You'll find stories a out fellow alumni, info on upcoming events and programs on campus and in your community.

We primarily use LinkedIn  (the page and the group) and Twitter to share alumni events and activities. We also use Facebook, 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:

  • Make your update through the Duke Alumni Directory.
  • Call Alumni and Development Records at (919) 613-7325.

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.


Upcoming Alumni Events

From D.C. to Paris, home in Durham, to large Zoom gatherings: here's a list of all upcoming events for alumni and friends. We hope you will join us. 

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