For archive (Updated on January 26, 2019)
In the early days,
- alumnus stands for a former male student
- alumna stands for a former female student
- alumni is a plural form of alumnus
- alumnae is a plural form of alumna
In current usage, the term “alumni” covers all four cases.We sometimes use the term “alum” to cover all the cases.
Not that “alumni” is not synonymous with “graduate”.
Most universities have an alumni organization and a department (e.g. Alumni Relations) to support alumni activities.
NorCal RITAA is an alumni organization based in Northern California.
RITAA stands for RIT-YIT-YTU Alumni Association.
Life membership in RITAA costs 60,000 Kyats.