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Am I considered an alumnus of SVA and are there any dues involved?

Every graduate from a degree program at School of Visual Arts is automatically considered an alumnus. There are no dues attached to membership.

Can the Office of Alumni Affairs help me locate a former classmate?

The best way to get in contact with other SVA alumni is to log in to search for former classmates through the online alumni community. If you are unable to locate a specific alumnus, Alumni Affairs can help you. We cannot give out personal contact information, but we can relay a message and ask that person to get in touch with you.

How can I donate to the Alumni Scholarship Fund?

Online Donations can be securely processed or you can mail your donation to:

Alumni Scholarship Fund 
Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts, Inc. 
209 East 23 Street 
New York, NY 10010-3994

How can I get my academic transcripts?

Requests for transcripts may be made in person or by writing to the College. Please visit the Office of the Registrar for instructions and a transcript request form.

How can I obtain a replacement diploma?

Duplicate diplomas are issued once a year, in May. If you have lost or misplaced your diploma, you may request a copy by faxing or mailing a request to: Office of Academic Advisement, School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23 Street, New York, NY 10010-3994, Attn: Lucky Checkley; fax 212.592.2545. Please include your name, phone number, and your SVA major and dates of attendance. If you have any questions, please contact Lucky Checkley at lcheckley@sva.edu, or by phone at 212-592-2540.

How do I get my alumni ID card?

To take advantage of your alumni benefits and to gain access to SVA programs and events, you will need an alumni ID card along with a photo ID. To print out your alumni ID card, go to alumni.sva.edu/IDcard.

I have not been receiving anything from the Office of Alumni Affairs, how can I make sure you have my correct mailing address?

To update your current information, please log in to the online alumni community and update your alumni profile. You can also call us at 212.592.2300 or e-mail us at alumni@sva.edu with your new contact information.

What are the benefits of being an alumnus of School of Visual Arts?

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs continues to build its roster of programs and services for all SVA graduates. For a list of all benefits, please visit http://www.sva.edu/after-sva/alumni-affairs/benefits. Be sure to have an alumni ID card if you are interested in participating in any of these programs and services.

What is The Alumni Society?

The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising scholarship funds for SVA students to help them complete their studies at SVA. Operational funds are provided by School of Visual Arts.

What programs and volunteer opportunities are available to alumni?

There are many ways alumni can get involved with the College. If you are interested in participating and/or giving back to SVA, call the office at 212.592.2300 or e-mail us at alumni@sva.edu. We are always happy to hear from you.

Where can I find the Office of Alumni Affairs?

The Office of Alumni Affairs is located at 136 West 21 Street, 6th Floor. You can contact us at 212.592.2300 or alumni@sva.edu. Office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.


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