Alunmni Membership and Benefits

Alumni Membership & Benefits

As part of the CMU alumni family, you are eligible for some fantastic benefits.  The Alumni Association offers benefits within the University, and also throughout the local community and beyond.  

On-Campus Benefits

Access to Diplomas, Transcripts and Membership Information

CMU Alumni are eligible for two different membership cards

  • For general discounts and proof of alumni status, a general CMU Alumni membership card can be obtained through the Alumni Association - 970.248.1525 or
  • For access to Tomlinson Library and the Hamilton Recreation Center (monthly charges also apply), an Alumni MavCard can be purchased for $15 from the MavCard office in the University Center. 

The Maverick Store

Alumni may take advantage of a 10% discount on purchases through the Maverick Store, excluding textbooks and software. To obtain the discount when purchasing online, enter "ALUMNI" in the promo field at checkout. Start Shopping Now.When making purchase in the bookstore, show your membership card to get the discount. Don't have a membership card? Drop by the Alumni Office or contact them at

Access to MAVjobs

The Advising and Career Center maintains a database of job announcements that include full-time, part-time, seasonal work and internship opportunities. These announcements are available to all current students and alumni. The database allows for interactive searching by keywords such as title, employer and qualifications. Handshake a free platform to students, alumni and employers.

Discounts at CMU Performing Arts Events

Alumni are eligible for the senior admission rate to performing arts events on campus.  Must present your alumni card at the Box Office. 

Hamilton Recreation Center Membership

Members of the Colorado Mesa University Alumni Association may purchase monthly passes directly from Hamilton Recreation Center. Please call 970.248.1592 for more information or visit the rec center website.

Tomlinson Library

To check books out of the Tomlinson Library, alumni must present an Alumni MAVcard or an Alumni Benefits Card (ABC) at the front desk. Alumni have selective access to the library and its online resources.  They are allowed to check out up to 25 items, including CDs, DVDs, multimedia, bestsellers, and Interlibrary Loan items.

To acquire an Alumni MAVcard, visit the MAVcard office in the University Center at 1455 N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81501.

CMU Outdoor Program

The Outdoor Program (OP) provides quality and affordable educational and recreational outdoor experiences to all CMU students, faculty and alumni. CMU Alumni can take part in trips, clinics, and equipment rentals.  For more info, visit the Outdoor Program.

Off-Campus Benefits

CMU License Plates

Colorado Mesa University alumni, supporters, students and employees have a great way to show their Maverick pride. CMU license plates are available to Colorado motorists through their local clerk and recorder’s office.