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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Alumni | Alumni Services | FAQ about service for alumni

FAQ about services for alumni

Here you can find detailed information about all services for former students, employees and researchers at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. If you have lost a document or are looking for the right contact person this FAQ will help you find answers quickly. If you have any additional questions please contact the alumni office.

General questions about alumni work at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Who can call themselves alumni of Humboldt-Universität?
An alumnus or alumna of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is anyone who was formerly a member of HU – this includes students, but also lecturers, professors, researchers and employees. Even if you have not gained a degree from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin you are still part of our alumni family.


What is the role of the alumni-team?
The central alumni office of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin coordinates all alumni-related activities. We are also the first contact for all alumni of the university as well as for alumni initiatives and associations of individual institutes and faculties.


How can I contact the alumni office?
You’ll find our contact details on the contact page.


What is the Alumni-Portal?
The Alumni-Portal is an online platform for all alumni of Humboldt-Universität. This platform allows you to search for former fellow students, post questions in fora and receive news and event invitations via the newsletter.


Online offers for alumni

Where can i sign up for the Alumni-Newsletter?
You will receive the alumni newsletter after signing up for the Alumni-Portal. Please register here: Alumni-Portal.
Alumni-Newsletter Instructions (pdf)


How do I get my own Alumni-Mail?
When signing up for the Alumni-Portal you are asked whether you would like to acquire a personal e-mail-address. Please mark the array with yes and finalise your registration.


I already have an account for the Alumni-Portal, but initially didn’t want an alumni e-mail-address. Is it possible to be obtained later?
You can apply for a personal e-mail-address at any given time after you have signed up for the Alumni-Portal. Please send us a short e-mail and we will activate the e-mail-function. Your password for the Alumni-Portal and the e-mail-address are identical.


I have log-in data for the Alumni-Portal but I can’t log into my Alumni-Mail account.
Please note that only your user name for the Alumni-Portal includes a dot between first name and surname, e.g. firstname.surname. For the webmail use your name without a dot in the middle. E.g. Firstnamesurname.


Is it possible to forward mails from my alumni account to a different mail provider?
Yes, mails can be forwarded through all common e-mail programmes via IMAP and POP. For detailed steps please click on the document Instructions Alumni-Mail (pdf).


Can I keep my student e-mail-address after I graduate?
After your termination of studies (“Exmatrikulation”) your mail-account will be deleted. Please do not use your student mail address when signing up for the Alumni-Portal.


Can I still use the VPN client with my alumni account?
Unfortunately, you cannot use the VPN client after leaving Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. This service is only available for current students and staff.


Is there a free wireless LAN alumni can use at the campus of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin?
Due to data privacy reasons this service is only available for current HU students and staff.


Offers for alumni of Humboldt-Universität

How can I book an alumni tour at Humboldt-Universität?
Please find detailed information on tours here: Alumni tours at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Can I participate in Sports and Recreation (“Hochschulsport”) classes?
Yes, alumni can sign up for classes at the staff rate. You need a certificate stating your status as an alumnus/ alumna. After signing up for the Alumni-Portal please print your profile (including a current profile picture), which will serve as a certificate. You can find a step-by-step guide here: Alumni Sports and Recreation (pdf). The certificate is valid for one semester. Check the current courses here: Homepage of Sports and Recreation at HU Berlin.


How can I get a discount at HumboldtStore?
The HumboldtStore at Humboldt-Universität offers discounts for alumni. Discounts are regularly announced in the Alumni-Portal. Happy shopping! Humboldt-Store Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Humboldt-Store



Where can I find the career portal of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin?
Job offers are announced in the Alumni-Portal. If you are looking for opportunities for postgraduate training at Humboldt-Universität please contact the Career Center of the university.


Documents, certificates, contacts for alumni

I have lost my university diploma. Where can I get a certified copy of it?
Please contact the Student-Service of Compass.


I need a confirmation of my current student status. Where can I obtain my certificates of enrolment (“Immatrikulationsbescheinigung”)?
Please contact the Student-Service of Compass.


I am looking for a person who is an alumnus/ alumna of Humboldt-Universität.
(Please note that the archive of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will move to Berlin-Adlershof in summer 2016. Our colleagues at the archive will hence not be able to deal with any inquiries between 1st of March and 15th of August 2016. We kindly ask for your understanding. The new reading room in Adlershof will open in August 2016.) Documents about former students issued after the year 2000 can be found at the Enrolment office. For documents issued before 2000 please contact the university archive. Please note that due to the number of enquiries processing your request may take some time. You are also recommended to ask for costs incurred by investigations on your behalf before putting in a request.


I am looking for fellow alumni from my year.
Once you have signed up for the Alumni-Portal of HU you can use the search function. Filter registered alumni by name, subjects and graduation year and contact them. Please note that due to data protection the alumni office is not allowed to forward data to any third parties.


Alumni commitment

I would like to donate books. How and where can I do so?
If you would like to give donations in kind please contact the alumni office.


How can I become a member of an alumni initiative?
Please have a look at the overview of decentral alumni initiatives of Humboldt-Universität and contact the founders directly.