Benefits & Services | Alumni

Benefits & Services

As a member of the DCU Alumni Community, you can avail of our wide ranging benefits programme. Please find further information below:


Library access

O'Reilly Library & Cregan Libraries

Our Libraries, located on the Glasnevin and St Patrick’s Campuses, offer you high quality environments in which to study, work and relax. There are quiet study areas, plug sockets and wireless connection for laptops in each building, and photocopying (pay with prepaid card) facilities.

There are two forms of Alumni membership:
Access only or Access and Borrowing.
More information can be found here.

*PLEASE NOTE: This service has been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 and subsequent government protocols. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to restore this Alumni benefit in the near future*

Library printing

ISS have recently introduced a guest printing feature on SafeQ, so alumni can now use the printers in either library for printing, scanning and photocopying.

Full details can be found here.

*PLEASE NOTE: This service has been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 and subsequent government protocolsWe apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to restore this Alumni benefit in the near future*

Alumni Shop

Our Alumni can access events tickets through our new Alumni shop. With merchandise coming soon!

To take a look at out full range of DCU merchandise go to our website.

Discounted rate for sports centre

DCU Sport currently offers reduced membership rates for DCU graduates:

For every year a graduate was a student member of the DCU gym, they can avail of the same time as a graduate member still paying the student rate of €288.

"When I graduated from DCU, I didn’t see myself going back to the gym. After trying out two new gyms in the city centre neither had what DCU had to offer and before I knew it, I had renewed my Alumni membership for the third time. Throughout the years I’ve seen how much time and effort the staff put into assessing their members needs and take their feedback on board. Not only have they added new a style of classes (which I continuously go to), they have also upgraded the equipment available. Now with the new Alumni rate, it is amazing to see that they appreciate the loyalty of DCU Alumni!" - Clare Duffy, DCU graduate

Otherwise, the following rates for DCU graduates applies:

Individual €420
Couple/Family €840 (T&C's apply)

To apply for this membership rate contact send query here. We are also offering members 1 FREE personal training session. Alumni membership includes access to our pool, spa facilities, fitness centre, group fitness classes, and squash.

For further information, visit the DCU Sport website.

Assistance in organising events/reunions

The Alumni Relations Office are on hand to support and facilitate class reunions. With 80,000 graduates and counting, we want to help you stay connected and engaged with your fellow alumni and former classmates. Our events team can help connect you with your former classmates, booking venues, develop marketing materials and promoting your event across our social media channels.In most cases we can subsidise the cost of the event.

For more information click here.

Affinity credit card

The DCU Alumni Office and AIB have a long lasting relationship via the Alumni Affinity Credit Card. There are a number of benefits to you as a graduate:

  • No annual fee1 An introductory annual interest rate on purchases and Balance Transfers for 12 months from the date the credit card account is opened
  • Up to 56 days interest-free credit2
  • Cash advance facility
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Non-AIB customers can apply for a DCU Credit Card


  • Government stamp duty of €30 is charged annually per Credit Card account.
  • Fees and Charges apply.

Transactions will not be disclosed to DCU or any other party. Thank you for your support.

Application procedure
Complete in full an application form, and place in an envelope (no stamp required) and send to:
AIB Card Issuing
PO Box
Dublin 18

To get a DCU credit card application form, contact:
DCU Alumni (01) 7008689


  1. Who can apply for the DCU Credit Card?
    Graduates, staff and friends of the university may apply for the DCU Credit Card. Please note applicants must be over 18 years of age. Terms and Conditions Apply.
  2. Can I apply for the DCU Credit Card if I don't bank with AIB?
    Yes you can. Along, with a completed and signed application form, please also send in one copy of photographic ID and two original Utility Bills. Alternatively, you may call into any AIB Branch and have an AIB Staff member sight the originals and copy them for you.
  3. I don't live in Ireland, can I still apply for the DCU Card?
    As long as you hold an Irish Bank account, you can apply for this card where ever in the world you are based .
  4. How can I make the application procedure easier?
    In order to make the application procedure easier, don't forget to include the following:
    • Completed Application Form
    • If you are NOT already an AIB Account Holder, please understand that to comply with the Criminal Justice Act 1994, AIB is obliged to establish your identity (Passport or Drivers Licence) and permanent address (a household bill or recent bank statement) before you open an account.
  5. Terms and conditions apply. Credit facilities are subject to repayment capacity and financial status and are not available to persons under 18 years of age. Government stamp duty of EUR 30 is charged annually. Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
DCU Voices, your Alumni Magazine

Subscribe to receive a complimentary copy of your Alumni Magazine, DCU ‘VOICES’, available in digital or print. The magazine will help you to keep up-to-date with alumni successes, developments in DCU, alumni events and much more. Click here to view the Summer 2020 edition.

Campus Wifi

DCU offers a guest wireless service for short term access to the internet for accessing email and other internet-enabled services from their personal laptops, netbooks, tablets and smartphones during their visit to DCU campuses. See here.

We also offer an Eduroam service for internet access through your email for life for ongoing use of wifi on all of our campuses.

Email address for life

To help DCU alumni stay in touch, graduates will retain their email address and all emails within their account, as well as their contacts and documents that are stored within Google Apps i.e. in Google Drive.
To access your account enter your DCU email address into the username field here and then input your DCU loop username and password and login.
You can change your password here.

To retrieve a forgotten password or username contact ISS: 01-7005007

Please note that they may require the following information for verification:
Name, Email address, Year of Graduation, Date of Birth, Contact telephone

Clubs and Socs Membership

Many of our graduates believe the pinnacle of their time in DCU was that spent with their clubs or societies.

Our Alumni can renew membership, to your old clubs and/or societies, or even join one of our 140 clubs and societies for the first time as a DCU graduate.

To get involved with some of our clubs and societies contact the office at or 017008436.

DCU Business School Postgraduate Discount

DCU Business School is pleased to offer a €1,500 scholarship applied to programme fees to every DCU Graduate (who is subject to EU fees) upon taking a place on a DCU Business School full-time masters in 2019/2020.

DCU Business School also offers a 10 % discounts to DCU Alumni participating in the DCU Executive MBA.

Please note that candidates cannot hold an Alumni Scholarship if they are awarded another scholarships through DCU.

For more information, click here or email

Career Support

It is our primary objective as a university to help our students and graduates to achieve their full employment potential and to prepare them for a professional career. We work closely with the Careers Service (link ‘careers service’ to to assist recent graduates (up to two years after graduation) in a wide variety of ways to ensure a smooth transition from university to the world of work or further study. The DCU Careers Service is located on both DCU Glasnevin and DCU St Patrick's Campuses.

To book an appointment or for further information email or telephone 01 700 5163.

Access to facilities

As a graduate of DCU we welcome you to visit any of our campuses and enjoy the facilities. When returning to campus, you can enjoy the diverse range of cafés and restaurants on all of our campuses.

Some of our facilities include:

  • Restaurants and Coffee docks on all campuses
  • The Helix
  • Campus print
  • Hairdressers
  • Pharmacy
  • Book shop
  • Glasnevin campus crèche
  • Bank of Ireland and AIB
  • Sports Centre
  • Interfaith Centre and Churches
  • Albert College park
  • Londis
Online newsletter

Graduates can avail of our monthly alumni newsletter, if you wish to subscribe to the monthly alumni ezine, please update your contact details here.

Our newsletter aims to give our alumni an update of events taking place across all of our campuses as well as the general development of our university and achievements of fellow alumni. The alumni newsletter is a great way to stay in tune with DCU and your fellow graduates.

Social media pages for Alumni

DCU are at the forefront of social technologies and our alumni can benefit greatly from this. You have access to social media pages across several platforms to keep in touch with us and fellow alumni. To access any of these pages simply click on the preferred social media icon and it will bring you there.

Access to international Networks

The DCU Alumni network accounts for approximately 80,000 graduates worldwide, located in all corners of the globe. We provide opportunities for our graduates to engage with the university from countries all around the world through our International Chapters.

In recent times we have facilitated Alumni events in the following cities:

  • Washington
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Paris
  • Berlin
  • London
  • Singapore

To enquire about upcoming International Chapters or for advice on establishing a chapter please email:

Mentoring Programmes

As a graduate of DCU you can take part in one of three Mentorship programmes at the university. Depending on the programme you can participate as a Mentor or a Mentee on the following programmes:

  • Structured Mentorship Programme
  • Graduate to Graduate Law Mentorship programme
  • Graduate to Postgraduate Mentorship programme (MSc in PR and Strategic Communications)

The benefits for graduate mentors include:

  • Increase your employability skills by developing leadership and management experience
  • Share your industry knowledge, increasing your own self confidence
  • Platform for supporting the professional development of current students
  • Re-energise your career motivation through reflection
  • Enhance your listening skills

For more information on DCU Mentorship programmes, click here.

Parchments and Transcripts

Alumni can avail of a replacement parchment and transcript service after they have graduated.

To obtain a replacement parchment visit the Parchments page on the Registry website for more information.

To obtain a replacement copy of your exam transcripts or to get a certificate of attendance letter contact Registry for more information.