Event highlights for alumni
Stay in touch with FAU! Meet up with former fellow students, make new contacts and take part in life at the University today. Whether it is at a class reunion or our alumni meet-ups, whether online or in person, we look forward to seeing you!
Find out about our regular events. Check out coming events on our schedule of events.
FAU scholarship ceremony
At the beginning of the year, we invite donors and scholarship holders of the Deutschlandstipendium to the scholarship ceremony. During the ceremony, students are awarded their scholarship certificates.
In spring 2023, we are once more organizing a concert open free of charge to all alumni, students and staff at the University. What’s special about this concert, however, is that students were able to make suggestions about which bands and artists will perform.
Graduation ceremony recognizing the achievements of doctoral graduates and alumni
With a central awards ceremony, FAU celebrates the achievements of this year’s doctoral graduates and alumni who gained their doctoral degrees at the University 15, 25 or even 50 years ago. Is your anniversary coming up? Feel free to get in touch!
FAU’s Schlossgartenfest is one of the largest and most beautiful garden parties in Europe. On the last Saturday in June, the President invites alumni, students, members and friends of the University, as well as high-profile guests from politics, business and academia, to come and dance and enjoy a fantastic evening in the Schlossgarten.
Long Night of Sciences
With around 400 items on the program, FAU runs the most events of all the contributors to the Long Night of Sciences, which takes place every two years in the region. Alumni can enter our prize draw for a chance to win tickets.
Our FAU Community keeps you up to date!
FAU Alumni Day
Our first ever FAU Alumni Day took place on June 25, 2022 – a very special day for the FAU community! Alumni traveled from near and far to visit their alma mater, share their experiences, make new contacts and listen to talks to find out about what is new at FAU. You can already start to look forward to the next FAU Alumni Day.
FAU alumni meet-ups
Visit your old home and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at one of FAU’s alumni meet-ups in Erlangen or Nuremberg. The alumni management team organizes regular meet-ups for former students of various subjects. We keep you up to date with what is going on in our FAU Alumni Network group and in the schedule of events on our website.
Would you like to organize an FAU alumni meet-up in your city? We are happy to be of assistance.
FAU graduation ceremonies
Have you just finished your degree? Congratulations! As a brand-new alumni we would like to invite you to join our international alumni network. We hope you will join us to celebrate your achievements and your official transition from student to alumna or alumnus.
A list of the current graduation ceremonies is available in our schedule of events.
Dies academicus – FAU’s anniversary celebrations
Once a year on November 4, FAU celebrates the date when the University was established in 1743. This was the day that Friedrichs-Universität was founded in Erlangen by Margrave Friedrich of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. It was the third university to be established in Franconia, after the universities of Altdorf and Würzburg. As alumni, you are cordially invited to attend. Please get in touch to reserve a place by mid October at the latest.