100 years of history

The U of S Graduate Association was established in 1916-17.

What started all those years ago was a commitment to add value to the lives of University of Saskatchewan alumni everywhere. By creating this community of graduates, the Alumni Association would celebrate not only the successes of alumni, but also continue to champion the University - its past, present, and future.
Throughout its 100 year history, the Alumni Association has kept true to its original mandate: to celebrate the lives of alumni after they leave campus and advocate for the university on every level.

Throughout the years


The Association asked its members to contribute to the construction of the Memorial Gates, built to commemorate the lives of the sixty-seven U of S students, faculty, and alumni who lost their lives in World War I. Alumni raised almost half the funds required to complete the project, which was unveiled in 1928 and remains a campus landmark today.


With this Alumni Association expansion came the need to communicate more widely, and the Green & White alumni magazine was first published in 1939, the same year that the Association officially changed its name to the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association.


A fundraising campaign began to construct the Memorial Union Building, dedicated in 1955 to students and alumni who served in World War II and the Korean War.


1998 saw the start of another new tradition for the Association - the Celebrating Our Successes Alumni Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner. This event began as a way to recognize exceptional U of S alumni in areas such as achievement, mentorship, and excellence in Aboriginal initiatives, and has evolved into the Association's flagship annual event.