Alumni Reunion

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  1. I never have quite figured out what an alumni is. Can someone define it please?

    • “Alumni’ is the plural term of “alumnus,” which is a graduate of a school, college, or university. It can be expanded to include former members of various institutions or organizations.

      The Notre Dame Alumni Association defines a Notre Dame alumnus as “Any person who holds an undergraduate or graduate degree from Notre Dame, and any person who has matriculated at the University and is approved for membership by the Alumni Board of Directors, shall be a regular member of the Alumni Association.”

      Alumni is Latin, which is a gender-based language, so the terms change depending on gender and number:

      alumnus = male singular (one male graduate)
      alumna = female singular (one female graduate)
      alumni = male plural or mixed plural (more than one male graduate or a mix of male and female graduates)
      alumnae = female plural (more than one female graduate)