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Depending on the context, alum is acceptable in running text.

Always use the correct word for gender and number.

  • Alumna is feminine singular.
    Laura is an alumna of Adelphi University.
  • Alumnus is masculine (or mixedgender) singular.
    Sebastian is an alumnus.
  • Alumni is masculine (or mixedgender) plural.
    James, Chris and Wendy are alumni.
  • Alumnae is feminine plural.
    Cindy and Lauren are alumnae.
See also: alumni class years.

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