Alumni Benefits

REAP YOUR REWARDS

By Graduating from the University of Pretoria you have privileges that extend beyond the awesome skill set that you earned through your qualification. The UP Alumni Office is pleased to announce the launch of the UP Alumni Benefits Packages. This initiative aims to provide alumni with a variety of benefits and services. It's our way of helping to foster a sense of community, and to help develop stronger alumni networks. A portion of this Fee is an admin fee that will be donated to the Alma Mater Fund on your behalf and you will be eligible to receive a tax certificate.


Premium Package (Recommended)

The price for the Premium Benefits Package is R850 per annum, of which R250 must be paid upfront as well as your first debit order of R50, thus making a total upfront payment of R300.

The UP Library
  • Enjoy the Benefits of the Gold package as well as:
  • Online access to Alumni Library Guide
  • Study space on the different levels in the Merensky Library (Postgraduate rooms, Research Commons, Discussion rooms and Study centre are excluded)
  • Access to all resources inside the library
  • Access to all library events.
  • Borrowing privileges – 2 books for 2 weeks (prescribed books, Study Collection books, Standards and inter library loan services are excluded)
  • Five reference interviews of an hour each per annum, on appointment 20 Articles per annum
  • Access to Special collections on appointment
Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria

Enjoy exclusive access to the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria, by being part and accessing the UP Alumni network, The Gold Standard UP Alumni offering, gives registered alumni access to the following benefits:

  • Free and fast entry for valid UP Alumni members
  • Alumni guests (max 2) receive 20% discounts on entrance fees
  • UP Alumni get exclusive access to member-only events and invitations to new exhibitions openings
  • 10% off all literature available at the Javett-UP
  • UP Alumni get exclusive access to two walkabouts at Javett-UP
  • Invitations to exclusive curatorial dialogues, screenings, and conversations, both online and in person hosted by the Javett-UP.
  • Special rates for venue hire
  • Preferential rates for photoshoots at the Javett-UP
The HPC Hotel
  • Registered UP Alumni can now enjoy special rates at the HPC hotel.
  • 30% off rack rates bed and breakfast to Alumni and 6 family members

The HPC Time Out Café
  • Registered UP Alumni enjoy special rates at the HPC Time Out Café on all meals.
  • 25% discount on all meals to Alumni and 6 family members.
The HPC Sports Science Gym
  • Registered UP Alumni get preferential rates at the HPC Sports Science gym.
  • 50% discount on membership fees to Alumni and 6 family members.
  • The gym membership includes a gym bag, water bottle and sweat towel.
  • The gym membership includes a gym bag, water bottle and sweat towel.
  • Once off joining fee of R650.00.
Sci-Enza

Registered UP Alumni get preferred rates at Sci-Enza.

25% discount on group bookings per person for the following programmes (minimum of 10 people per session):

  • Science show;
  • Puppet show;
  • Workshop; and
  • Planetarium show.
  • The Camera Obscura is R10 person for a minimum of 5 people per session.
Please note that Sci-Enza is closed until further notice.

Gold Package

The price for the Gold Benefits Package is R750 per annum, of which R150 must be paid upfront well as your first debit order of R50, thus making a total upfront payment of R200.

  • Online access to Alumni Library Guide
  • Study space on the different levels in the Merensky Library (Postgraduate rooms, Research Commons, Discussion rooms and Study centre are excluded)
  • Access to all resources inside the library
  • Access to all library events

For more information regarding the Gym benefit: Yolanda Madzimure [email protected] or 0124841764

For more information regarding the Hotel benefit: Elizabeth Mothibi [email protected] or 0124841716

For more information regarding the Time Out Café benefit: Linda Tyrrell [email protected] or 0124841709

For more information regarding the Library benefit: Mart Muller [email protected] or 0124203160

For more information regarding the Javett benefit: Mpho Mothoa [email protected]

For more information regarding the Sci-Enza benefit: Yvette Barrette [email protected] or 0124203767 

For more information contact the Alumni Office: [email protected] or 012 420 3086 

Question: What is an Alumni Library Guide?

Answer: The Information Specialists in the library compiled a Library guide with free online resources in all Faculties. This will allow Alumni members to browse their study field of interest and get online resources that they can access off campus.

Question: With the The HPC Sports Science Gym, will I have access to the swimming pool?

Answer: Included in the gym membership is the usage of the HPC swimming pool. The pool however is run by the Tuks Swim Club so their rules and pool usage times have to be followed.

Question: What do you mean by “Access to all resources inside the library”

Answer: The library has online databases and journals that they prescribe to. These resources are paid for and due to licence agreements only accessible to registered UP students and appointed UP staff. The licence agreements do however allow access to walk in clients. That will allow Alumni members who are inside the library access to all these resources as well.

Question: What events does the library do?

Answer: The library hosts events from time to time. It spans a variety of academic fields, book launches and other events. The Alumni members who qualify for it will be able to book and attend these events.

Question: How do I make use of these benefits

Answer: Register for your preferred Alumni Benefit Package, after your registration is successful you will receive an Alumni card. Make sure to present your alumni card when you make use of the benefit.

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