Alumni Benefits

1. Monarch Communities

We are very excited to offer you Monarch Communities, the online MU alumni directory and community. This secure online community is for MU alumni, faculty, and staff, so you can stay in touch with your classmates and favorite professors!

Monarch Communities enables you to:

  • Update your personal record.
  • Search the directory for your friends and faculty by name
  • Search by year, by geographic region, and more
  • Receive the MU alumni e-newsletter and other updates
  • View and update your address information so you never miss an issue of MU Today

Log in to Monarch Communities by clicking here.

2. MU Alumni Association

As an MU graduate, you automatically become a member of the MU Alumni Association. As a member of the Alumni Association, you are represented by a Board of Directors. The Board meets quarterly to identify and implement ways to keep alumni informed and involved. All alumni are eligible to serve on Board committees and as members of the Board.

3. Alumni E-Newsletter

Make sure we always have your current e-mail address, and you will receive the monthly alumni e-newsletter. The e-newsletter is filled with timely news and useful links to keep you connected to your teams, organizations, faculty, and friends at Methodist! To update your email now log in to Net Communities.

4. Parking Sticker

You can get an alumni parking sticker for your car so you may return to campus anytime you like. All you have to do is contact the Alumni Affairs Office!

5. Greatest Gift Scholarship

As a Methodist University alum, you can give one Greatest Gift Scholarship (GGS) each year to a full-time incoming freshman or transfer student. The GGS award ranges from $125 up to $1,000 a year for four years.

GGS applications must be received by the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs by August 1 for fall admission, and by January 2 for spring admission.

Your GGS is a wonderful way for you to share your Methodist University experience with others, so please take advantage of it. All it costs you is 15 minutes of your time to fill out the form! Contact the Alumni Affairs Office to give your Greatest Gift!

6. Library Access

As an MU alumni, you have on-campus access to Davis Memorial Library and all of its resources for one year following your graduation.

7. Career Services

The Methodist University Career Services Office is available to you for life. If you visit Career Services on the MU website, you will find a special area for alumni where you can upload your resume, search for opportunities, and track your job search. As an employer, you may also use the website and Career Services to hire Methodist interns and graduates.

8. MU Today Magazine

As an alum, you will receive the Methodist University semi-annual magazine, MU Today, which will keep you up-to-date on alumni and campus events. When you find that first job, get engaged, or have children, we invite you to submit a “Class Note” for publication in the magazine to keep your classmates current on all your news. E-mail class notes to If you are not receiving the magazine please call us at (910) 630-7200.

9. Alumni Events

The Office of Alumni Affairs sponsors a number of special alumni events throughout the year, including Homecoming, a golf weekend, the Alumni/Ministers Luncheon at the N.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church Annual Conference in June, and others. We also coordinate alumni participation in service opportunities with your alma mater, including career mentoring of other alumni and MU students, serving as host families to international students, and Monarch Movers.

10. Nimocks Fitness Center Membership

A new, free benefit for Methodist alumni enables you to become an Alumni Member of the Nimocks Fitness Center. Fill out an application to become a member by clicking on the link below. Dedicated in fall 2007, the Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art aerobic and strength training equipment (with flat-screen HD TVs to watch while you work out), a basketball court, an indoor multi-level running track, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a lounge area.

Please fax your application to (910) 630-7683 or scan and e-mail it to

More Information

For more information on any of our alumni benefits please call us at (910) 630-7167 or (800) 488-7110 ext. 7167, or e-mail Feel free to drop by the Alumni Affairs Office in the Mallett-Rogers House on campus to pick up your applications, stickers, and other information about MU alumni benefits any time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.