Diverse group of alumni at inaugural Alumni Awards event


Our Office of Alumni Relations offers many ways you can connect with the more than 8,700 School of Social Work (SSW) alumni and make a difference to today’s students.

Events and programs work to connect alumni with students and peers, help support your continued education and much more. For questions, please contact Abigail G. Jackson, Associate Director of Alumni Relations.


Alumni Awards

On April 29, 2023, the School of Social Work celebrated its second annual Alumni Awards. Learn more about our amazing alumni and their contributions by visiting the Alumni Awards page.

Get Involved

The following are additional ways you can stay connected to UConn:

Subscribe for alumni news

Subscribe today to receive our alumni email newsletters and event listings. Fill out the newsletter form, specify a subscription to "UConn News & Updates" and choose "Social Work" under the Interests heading.

Share your story

Share your story with alumni and students through various publications, like our quarterly alumni e-newsletter. These stories give students, your peers, and the public an inside look at the varying contributions social workers make to our communities. To share your story, complete our Alumni Profile Form or reach out to the SSW Alumni Relations Office at ajackson@foundation.uconn.edu.

Become a practicum (formerly "field") instructor

Practicum education gives students insight into the wide range of social work settings where graduates may become employed. Help student integrate theory into practice as a practicum instructor. For more details regarding options, requirements and policies, contact us at sswfielded@uconn.edu or (959) 200-3636.

Attend an event

The School of Social Work also has a robust offering of Continuing Education and Professional Development programs throughout the year; check out the continuing education schedule and register for a program today.

Network with fellow SSW alumni at local events hosted throughout the year and across the country. View the full calendar at the UConn Alumni website.


UConn School of Social Work is part of UConn Alumni's #ThisIsAmerica series, which brings together UConn faculty, alumni, and students to discuss and unpack systematic racism, social justice and human rights issues. It spotlights the individuals, organizations and movements fighting for justice and equity, and against oppression and white supremacy.

View upcoming #ThisIsAmerica events and our Social Justice Resource Guide.

SSW Alumni Board of Champions

The purpose of the UConn School of Social Work’s Alumni Board of Champions is to assist the Director of Alumni Relations in furthering the School’s desire to maintain and grow solidarity for the School of Social Work Alumni in governance with the mission of the University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. The Board partners with the Director to promote the School’s achievements, build and strengthen relationships with alumni, and participate in meaningful engagement activities. Board members serve as Champions for the School in the community, advocates for the social work profession, leaders in the community, and active in projects and philanthropy that support student success and further the School’s goals. Learn more about the Board of Champions here.

Make a gift

Every gift, of any size, to the School of Social Work makes an immeasurable impact on our students and our school. Your gift to the School of Social Work allows us to propel the School forward, supporting our students and faculty in their endeavors to make the world a more just and equitable place. Support us, and together, we will support the next generation of social workers. Learn more and give at our Donors page.