Alumni Relations

Proud of our past. Creating our future.

Since 1884, tens of thousands of alumni have graduated from Woodbury University, becoming trailblazers throughout Los Angeles, California and the nation. Woodbury strives to foster a lifelong community of alumni connected to each other and to the institution with the goal of generating private financial support and engagement with the university.

We work in partnership with alumni to advance a positive image of the university, promote university and alumni accomplishments and provide opportunities for alumni networking. You are members of an elite group of innovators that has created history, and for that you should be very proud!

Get involved at Woodbury

An investment to support your alma mater’s mission helps Woodbury to provide the highest level of education to promising students in a rapidly changing and complex world. Your gift doesn’t have to be large, it’s your ongoing commitment that counts the most. Explore the many ways that you can help support the university and preserve the Woodbury experience for future students.

Giving Opportunities

Consider giving in other ways as well, through service on advisory boards and committees, attending events or being a mentor to students. Contact us if you are interested in getting involved.

Have you recently moved? Received a promotion at work? Let us know!

By keeping your information up-to-date you ensure that you receive the latest information and updates from Woodbury, as well as invitations to special events and activities. Give us a call or send us an email.

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Throughout its long history, Woodbury has produced alumni who have done extraordinary things. Woodbury graduates have founded and built businesses, led national publications, become notable fashion designers, won design competitions, held public office, directed nonprofit organizations, and much more.

Woodbury alumni work at over 200 employers around the world, including:
  • 20th Century Fox
  • ABC Television Network
  • American Red Cross
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Boeing
  • Bon Appetit
  • Cartoon Network Studios
  • City of Los Angeles
  • Clive Wilkinson Architects
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Ernst & Young
  • Gensler
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morphosis
  • Nestle USA
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Tribune Entertainment
  • Universal Music Group
  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Warner Bros.

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What is the Woodbury University Identity Project?

Beginning spring 2019, Educational Effectiveness, under advisement from university faculty and staff, will be leading an effort to coalesce around a common collective identity across our four schools, Student Affairs, and the Library. This includes describing, promoting, and tracking the hallmarks of a Woodbury University graduate.

What are the Project Questions?

We will answer the questions, “Who are we?” and “How do we know that?” We will talk with students, alumni, faculty, program chairs, staff, leadership, the BOT, and selected external partners about how WU “transforms students into innovative professionals who will contribute responsibly to the global community.”

What we learn as a result of this project will inform our internal processes and practices and the public. Our goals for the project are:

  • Familiarity with the university mission
  • Informed campus planning efforts
  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • University learning goals or competencies
  • Alignment in each program from university mission to course assignments

We will initiate a system/process for tracking the university’s performance as it relates to the hallmarks of WU graduates.

Who is guiding the Project?

The Advisory Council to this project comprises a member from:

  • Faculty, including Library
  • Admissions
  • Marketing
  • Student Affairs
  • Academic Affairs

If you have questions or are interested in participating on the Advisory Council, please contact Elizabeth Trebow (elizabeth.trebow@woodbury.edu), Director of Assessment & Educational Effectiveness.

Alumni Resources

Information

  • The transcript is a complete record of all academic work taken at Woodbury University, regardless of whether you were enrolled as degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking.
  • Official transcripts are not processed if you have an outstanding obligation, financial or otherwise.
  • Grades are recorded on transcripts at the end of each academic semester.
  • Normally transcripts are mailed within seven to ten business days, although you may request that transcripts be held until grades and/or degrees for the current term have been posted
  • Transcripts may be expedited in which case they will be mailed within two to three business days.  An additional fee will be assessed for expedited processing.

Online

We have authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering via the Web. You can order transcripts using any major credit/debit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed.

  • The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees.
  • You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session. A processing fee will be charged per recipient.
  • Order updates are available via text message and will also be emailed to you.
  • You can also track your order online using your email address and order number.
  • Your signed consent is required to fulfill your transcript order. For your convenience, a consent form will be generated for your order that you can approve instantly online or return via fax, mail, or as a scanned email attachment.

Transcript Fees for Online Orders

  •  Electronic (pdf) transcript                     $5.00 per transcript
  •  Paper transcript (each)                          $10.00 per transcript
  • Expedited processing (if requested)   $10.00 per transcript

 

National Student Clearinghouse

 

On Site

Walk-in requests for transcripts can be made at the Registrar’s Office in the Miller Building. The office is open Monday through Friday. Transcripts requested in the office will be issued within seven to ten business days.  If expedited processing is requested, transcripts will be issued within two to three business days. An additional fee will be assessed for expedited processing.

Transcript Fees for In-Office Orders

  • Paper transcript (each)                              $15.00 per transcript
  • Expedited processing (if requested)      $10.00 per transcript

If a transcript is to be released to a third party, written and signed authorization from you is required. Parents can obtain their child’s transcript provided they have written authorization from the student.

By Mail

While we strongly encourage you to order your transcript online we will accept requests that are submitted through the US Mail. Please note that all transcripts ordered by mail must include the full cost of the transcript as outlined below.

Requests should include the following information:

  • Name(s) used during enrollment
  • Approximate dates of attendance
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number or student ID number
  • Number of copies requested
  • Where to send the transcripts
  • $15.00 per transcript ordered (regardless of whether the transcripts are being sent to one or multiple addresses)
  • If expedited (two to three business day) processing is requested an additional $10.00 per transcript must be included
  • Current telephone number (in case we need to contact you)
  • All requests must be signed by the student or alum.

Requests should be mailed to the Registrar’s Office at P.O. Box 7846, Burbank, CA 91510-7846.

Degree Verification

  • The National Student Clearinghouse is our authorized agent for providing degree or enrollment verifications for graduates or alumni of the university.
  • Employers or background screening firms who need to request this information please visit the Degree Verify website.

Degree Verify

 

Enrollment Verification

  • The University Registrar’s Office is responsible for certifying student enrollment. The university registrar maintains both past and present student records but cannot verify future enrollment. Students are not considered Woodbury University students unless they are currently enrolled at Woodbury.
  • Students can request enrollment verifications in person by coming to the Registrar’s Office in Miller Hall. Certification letters are usually prepared within three business days.
  • If the enrollment verification requires the completion of a form where grade-point average information is required, your request must include your signed release.
  • *Note: We will officially certify your enrollment only for the term(s) in which you are actually enrolled. Enrollments for a future term are processed after the first day of the new term. We only indicate “anticipated” enrollment for future terms if a verification needs to be sent prior to the start of a term.
  • There is no fee for this service.

Diplomas will be issued to students upon completion of their degree requirements (December, May, or August). The diploma will show the student’s official or legal name as it appears on the degree application unless changed in writing by the student prior to the graduation date for that student.

  • Woodbury’s longstanding policy is to have only one diploma extant. A replacement diploma in the name of the student as it appeared at the original time of issue will be provided upon written request of the student, return of the damaged diploma, if possible, and payment for materials and printing (replacement fees are currently $50.00). The replacement will be provided in the current format and with current signatures. Requests for a replacement diploma must include a daytime mailing address since a delivery receipt signature is required.
  • If a student’s name has been legally changed by court order, or gender change, a new diploma may be issued upon written request, including legal proof of the change, payment of the fee, and return of the original diploma.

 

2019 Woodbury University Alumni Online and Print Directory

Strengthening Woodbury University’s alumni network has been a key priority among alumni and Woodbury for quite some time. University Advancement’s Alumni Relations office has taken the first step to strengthen those connections with a data verification project and creation of a new alumni directory. This directory will help alumni connect with each other and Woodbury.

Learn More

Are you currently looking for a job? Check out our current employment opportunities at Woodbury University.

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You can also browse employment opportunities offered from Woodbury Alumni to Woodbury Alumni.

Alumni Jobs

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Interview Skills

Practice your interview skills anytime, anywhere! BIG INTERVIEW is a super convenient online resource that allows you to practice and record answers to all kinds of potential interview questions. You can even share your recordings (audio or video) with your career counselor or faculty advisor, as well as friends and family to get feedback on your answers! This resource, sponsored by Woodbury University, is free to all students and alumni. 

Big Interview

All graduates of Woodbury University are automatically enrolled into the Alumni Association.

Prabhu Rajaganapathy
Alumni Spotlight
Alumnus

Prabhu Rajaganapathy

Prabhu Rajaganapathy is a 2019 Woodbury Animation graduate who came to Woodbury University from a small town in southern India in pursuit of his creative goals. Right upon completing his first year, Prabhu did an internship at El Grupo Animation, which made him significantly more prepared for the rest of his Woodbury classes. His senior thesis project, “Space Epic,” a short, 2D sci-fi animation film, went on to win Woodbury’s MVP award for outstanding performance, and to date, it has been selected into 15 different film festivals, including the KCET 2019 Fine Cut Competition. He intends to pitch “Space Epic” to a studio or network someday.

After graduating in 2019, Prabhu began working as a production assistant at Gaumont Animation and parlayed that experience into a job as a production assistant at Netflix Animation, where he recently started working on an animated series called “Ghee Happy,” created by Pixar alum, Sanjay Patel. Read the full article here.

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