Membership Benefits

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Members of the Alumni Association also enjoy the following benefits.

An Email Forwarding Address


Did you know that 12 months after earning a degree from SF State, the University student email addresses ending with expire? However, you may extend by taking more classes after graduation or at the end of your studies at SF State.

With a membership in the Alumni Association, alumni may request an email forwarding address ending with “” from the University using the online form at The form will require you to log in to verify your membership in the Alumni Association with your membership ID number.

This is an email forwarding service only, not an email account. Email forwarding allows alumni to have an address that forwards messages to another email address offered thru third-party email service providers, e.g., Comcast, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, AOL, Zoho and ProtonMail, etc. Messages are not stored anywhere, and messages cannot be sent from it. And, there is no “account” to log in to.

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Library Access


Members receive access to all 23 California State University libraries with full borrowing privileges for the circulating book collection by requesting a barcode to be added to the Alumni Association membership card at the Circulation desk. Due to enhanced campus network security measures for on-site computer use, the Library is not currently able to offer alumni use of desktop computers.

Hours for Library spaces and services are available on the Library hours page. Please visit the Library homepage for up-to-date information about Library services. Additional information on specific services available to Alumni Association members can be found at the Library Services and Patron Types page. Learn more about printing options.

Online databases, electronic books and electronic journals are not available by remote access. Some Library collections and services are available only to currently affiliated SF State students, faculty and staff.

Read about WiFi connectivity options and settings.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at San Francisco State University offers adults, age 50 and older, opportunities for continued learning, along with programs and activities for social and cultural enrichment in a congenial and supportive environment.

OLLI waives its dues for members of the Alumni Association who want to try out OLLI for a year. The offer excludes OLLI's current and lapsed members, and it is limited to members of the Alumni Association who are new to OLLI only. Alumni Association members can email after creating an OLLI account to get started.

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Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)

The Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a program of the California State University, partnering with education institutions, professional societies and industry. Alumni are invited to: Access Online Journals and Articles Browse the Worldwide Collection of Online Course Curriculum by Language and Subject Area Connect with other educators, K-12 teachers, college and University faculty, education staff and administrators, and librarians. For more information, go to Personal Collections and create your account online.

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Medical Insurance Benefits

As an SF State alum, you can take advantage of simplified and worry-free protection when it comes to securing essential auto, homeowners, life and health insurance. This protection is available to you at special member-only rates and discounts through Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC:

  • Blue Shield Major Medical Insurance
  • Short-Term Medical Insurance
  • Long-Term Care

For more information on the plans, call 1-888-560-2586, or visit the SFSU Alumni Services website.

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Auto, Home and Renter's Insurance

Did you know your alumni benefits include a special discounted rate on car insurance and home insurance? Find out more and get a free quote from Liberty Mutual Auto & Home Insurance on their website or by calling 800.868.1689.

Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

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Career Tools for Job Seekers, Career Changers, and Entrepreneurs

SF State is dedicated to helping you reach your highest career goals. Your Alumni Association membership includes:

  • Access the exclusive e-portfolio network for students and alumni to display your on-campus and post-graduate work and accomplishments, while enhancing your resume and online presence by showcasing your best projects and presentations on Portfolium. Upload your best endeavors — art projects, engineering designs, legal briefs, videos, or presentations — and an update will be sent to companies with open positions in your field!
  • Career Services & Leadership Development (CSLD) resources such as Handshake, Big Interview and Gator Connect to meet employers for jobs and internships, workshops, career fairs & event information, on-campus recruiting opportunities; to learn interviewing techniques with hands on mock interviews; and to be part of a mentorship community of SF State students and alumni.
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)* Career Report, providing useful insights into your personality and ideal work style to identify potential best-fit job families and occupations.
  • Online access to a series of career-focused recordings, slides and resource list presented by faculty members in the Department of Counseling.
  • Invitation to the official Alumni Association LinkedIn Group to discover inside connections and build professional networks with trusted peers.


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SF State Campus Bookstore Perks

Photo of SF State ApparelAn exclusive perk extended to SF State Alumni Association members on iPad® and Mac® products from the SFSU Bookstore: Rarely discounted Apple products can be purchased by members with the same education discount typically extended to active students only.

Also, members can save 10% off a wide variety of SF State branded clothing and gifts using the SF State Alumni Association membership card in the store and save 20% off online purchases with seasonal promo codes available throughout the year.

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Local & Global Discounts

Receive up to 20% off SFO parking and airport parking at several other major airport areas in the US with no restrictions and no black-out dates on Cheap Airport Parking with a special promo code available to members of the Alumni Association.

Logo of the California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Save nearly 15% on admission to the California Academy of Sciences by purchasing your ticket in advance online with the “SFSU” sales code.

It’s a planetarium, aquarium, natural history museum all under one living roof!

A 15% discount is available from ProFlowersPersonal CreationsShari’s Berries, and, offering a wide assortment of floral arrangements, plants, chocolate covered strawberries, delicious cake pops, and expertly curated gifts for any occasion.

Save up to 35% from Orlando Employee Discounts of Florida, the largest wholesaler of tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World, and other Orlando theme parks and attractions.

Best Online Traffic School, a California DMV licensed online traffic school, offers a 25% discount on the course fee with no restriction on the number of uses.

And for American Automobile Association members in Southern California, with a membership in the Alumni Association, you can save up to 7.4% on AAA's auto policies!

Sign-up today to receive promo codes and discounts with your membership or contact for further information.

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Special Offer of Diploma Frames to Alumni

Diploma Display offers several exclusively designed college/university diploma frames, which makes the perfect college graduation gift. Visit to order one of these hand crafted, cherry stained frames. You'll enjoy preserving your achievement and showcasing you hard work in one of Diploma Display hand crafted frames.

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