Alumni Benefits and Services

Network with Eagles

Embry-Riddle’s Alumni Association Networks are organized by city/geographical location and meet several times a year. Virtual networks are also available. These online communities provide an avenue for ongoing communication and are centered on shared professional interests and university affiliations, such as college majors. Alumni Networks offer graduates opportunities to:

  • Connect for professional and social purposes
  • Make an impact in their communities through service projects
  • Stay informed about their alma mater and news in the aviation/aerospace industry

Find out which networks are ideal for you: alumni.erau.edu/networks. Alumni may join as many networks as they wish. Membership is free.

Carry an Alumni Card

All Embry-Riddle Alumni are eligible to receive a "Forever an Eagle" card. Card-carrying alumni enjoy the following exclusive privileges:

  • Free parking on campus for up to 30 days
  • Access to recreational facilities
  • A 10 percent discount on select items at Embry-Riddle’s bookstores in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz.

To obtain your card, visit the Eagle Card office on any campus, or sign up at alumni.erau.edu/eagle_card.

Other benefits are also available at: alumni.erau.edu/discounts.

Come ‘Home’ to Embry-Riddle

Alumni are encouraged to attend any and all homecoming activities. To learn more visit: alumni.erau.edu/homecoming

Alumni Homecoming Weekend in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Reconnect with your friends and your alma mater at homecoming! Highlights include: Alumni Return to Classes, fly-in breakfast, athletic events, alumni awards, and the traditional eagleNIGHT celebration.

Wings & Waves Air Show

Embry-Riddle’s Wings & Waves Air Show over Daytona Beach and combined Alumni Weekend event is held every other year. Performances include Embry-Riddle’s aerobatic pilot Matt Chapman, civilian and military demonstrations.

OctoberWest Alumni Homecoming Weekend and Wings Out West Air Show in Prescott, Ariz.

Join fellow alumni in Prescott for OctoberWest! In addition to the eagleNIGHT celebration and awards dinner, alumni can participate in the annual golf tournament, attend athletic events, and view aircraft at the fly-in/static display and pancake breakfast. The Wings Out West annual air show features demonstrations by sponsored Embry-Riddle pilot Matt Chapman and other aerobatic performances.


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Get Connected

Career and Networking Opportunities

Join the EagleHire Network to receive news of current job openings; and take advantage of CareerShift, a job search resource offered free to Embry-Riddle Alumni.

Don’t forget to join us for the Annual Industry/Career Expo & Virtual Hiring Events! Visit the Career Services events page for all the latest in hiring events.

Mentor a Peer

The Alumni Mentorship program is provided to all Embry-Riddle alumni who have registered and updated their profile on the online alumni community.

It is a free service that benefits alumni who want to network with peers working in their current profession, local area, or in a different career field. Mentors can also share their expertise with students interested in their profession.

Add to the Legacy

The University Archives is the official repository for the historical records and artifacts for all three Embry-Riddle campuses and its predecessor bodies. The holdings document the history of Embry-Riddle from its origins to the present. Visit the Embry-Riddle Archives to search Embry-Riddle’s archives and to learn more about the university’s formative years. To make a donation of historic Embry-Riddle memorabilia and/or original photos, contact the archivist: erau.edu/about/archives.


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Honor Excellence

Nominate an Embry-Riddle alumnus for an award: alumni.erau.edu/awards. The Embry-Riddle Alumni Awards Program recognizes alumni and their achievements in their careers, their service to the university and community, and/or to their industry/profession. A formal awards ceremony is held annually at each residential campus, in conjunction with Alumni Weekend/Homecoming celebrations. Alumni award recipients may attend the ceremony at the Daytona Beach or the Prescott campus.

Nominate a fellow Eagle(s) for an award.

Get Active

The excellence of any educational institution depends heavily on the quality, interest, and participation of its alumni.
We encourage you to reach out to current students by serving as a mentor and/or encouraging prospective students to explore continuing their education at Embry-Riddle. You can also help fellow alumni advance in their professions, when you are in a position to do so. As you move on in your careers and lives, we invite you to stay involved with your alma mater by remembering the Embry-Riddle acronym: E-R-A-U.

E = ENGAGE

Stay engaged by sharing your career and family updates with Lift, the alumni magazine for Embry-Riddle, and the monthly electronic eagleNEWS. Email updates to eralumni@erau.edu.

R = REPRESENT

Represent your alma mater proudly and return to campus for our homecoming activities: OctoberWest Alumni Homecoming Weekend and Wings Out West Air Show in Prescott, Ariz., and Alumni Homecoming Weekend and Wings & Waves Air Show in Daytona Beach, Fla. Also, don’t forget to wear your alumni pin with pride!

A = ACT

Act now by joining an alumni network close to you and updating your contact and employment information on our website community. Alumni networks host exceptional events across the United States and throughout the world. Join at alumni.erau.edu/join.

U = UNITE

You and your fellow graduates are forever united through your shared Embry-Riddle passion and experience. Stay connected; stay united.

You are "Forever an Eagle."

The Alumni Association values the active participation and feedback of our alumni. To get involved, contact the Alumni Association at (800) 727-3728 or by email at eralumni@erau.edu

Event(ful) Times Ahead

Embry-Riddle and the Alumni Association participate in several air shows and conferences throughout the year (subject to change). Special alumni receptions are held at a number of these events. To view and RSVP to attend an alumni reception near you, visit: alumni.erau.edu/events

  • EAA Air Venture, Oshkosh, Wis.
  • Farnborough Airshow, England
  • Heli-Expo
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • Paris Airshow, France
  • Singapore Airshow
  • Sun n’ Fun, Lakeland, Fla.
  • Women in Aviation International Conference
  • Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Supporting Next-Generation Eagles

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Sons and daughters of Embry-Riddle graduates are automatically eligible for this $1,500 award. The scholarship may be renewed annually for full-time students attending Embry-Riddle. Make sure to check the "Parents attend ERAU option," when completing the application for admission.

Alumni Endorsement Grant

As an alumnus/a, you have the opportunity to assist students with an Alumni Endorsement Grant. Your endorsement is worth $4,000 over a four year period to an incoming student attending either the Prescott or Daytona Beach campus. Each eligible incoming student referred by an alumnus/a can receive up to $1,000 off their tuition and fees each school year. For information visit: alumni.erau.edu/endorse.

Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

The Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship was established in 2011 to celebrate Embry-Riddle’s milestone achievement—reaching 100,000 alumni. The scholarship benefits students attending Embry-Riddle’s three campuses. Join in the celebration! Contribute online today

Fostering Success: Student Alumni Ambassadors

Student Alumni (SA) Ambassadors are student liaisons between the office of Alumni Relations and the entire student body. They promote awareness of Alumni Relations programs and support a culture of philanthropy on campus through community service activities. They also work to establish and safeguard Embry-Riddle traditions for current and future Eagles.


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