Saint Mary's graduates receive a host of benefits and special offers throughout their lifetime, called GaelPerks. In addition to access to College resources, Saint Mary's partners offer financial discounts and professional services.


Enjoy lifetime benefits


Lifetime alumni email

Sign up for an alumni SMC email account to and make it easy to keep in touch with all your Gael friends!


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Use the Rec Center

Get a good sweat on in the new Rec Center. Alumni may sign up for a membership at the on-campus Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center


Waive an application fee for a future Gael

Recruit future Gaels and waive their application fee by directing students to use the Alumni Endorsement Application waiver. This will help the next class of outstanding students come to Saint Mary’s. 


Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship will be awarded to all admitted undergraduate students who are the children or grandchildren of Saint Mary’s alumni. Both first-time first-year and transfer students are eligible. 


Monthly E-Newsletter

Get the latest updates in the monthly newsletter highlighting news about the College, alumni, upcoming events, and more. Get Our Emails


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Get married or renew your vows in the Chapel

Interested in having your wedding in the Chapel? As an alumna/us of the College, you are in an exclusive group who may be able to enjoy this privilege. Visit Mission & Ministry Center's webpage for details and policies on weddings and vow renewals.


Community service

Alumni are always welcome and encouraged to join CILSA and current students in service to the community. Find meaningful service and community engagement opportunities with our Community Partners and non-profits in the Bay Area!


Exclusive offer for SMC alumni: 4.50% APY

High-Yield Savings Account option with University Credit Union

University Credit Union (UCU), a trusted financial partner for many Saint Mary’s College alumni, is excited to offer Gaels an exclusive opportunity to maximize their savings with a 4.50% APY1 High Yield Savings Account.

Exclusive offer for SMC alumni: 4.50% APY1High Yield Savings Account New money only. 
$2,500 minimum balance to earn dividends. No maximum. Opening an account online is quick and easy: 


*The national average and other competitor information, based on comparable deposit products with a national average of 0.46% list by the FDIC as of 11/20/2023. Rates subject to change. We make every effort to maintain accurate information. However, all high-yield savings information is presented without warranty. High-yield savings promotions and offerings vary.

1APY = Annual Percentage Yield. APY is accurate as of 12/11/23 and subject to change or end at any time. Minimum opening deposit is $5. Minimum balance required to earn APY is $2,500.00. The High Yield Savings Account is a tiered rate account. 0% APY for a balance less than $2,500.00 and 4.50% APY for balances $2,500.00 and more. The APY for each balance tier is variable and is subject to change after the account is opened. High Yield Savings Account is only available for new money deposited to UCU. New money is money not currently or previously held in a UCU account.




Professional Networking on "GaelConnect"

The Saint Mary's community is encouraged to join GaelConnect an online platform where current students and alumni can meet and guide each other on their career journeys. Connect with fellow Gaels for mentorship, career advice, and guidance at any level of your career. Join GaelConnect


Career & Professional Services

No matter how long it's been since you've graduated, the Career Center has a variety of job search tools, compelling resume formats and other resources to help you with the next phase of your career. 


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Library Services

Alumni can use the library databases and books while on campus, photocopiers, printers, and reference assistance from librarians. Alumni may purchase a library card for a $10 annual fee to regularly check out circulating books.

With, your advocates give you a video testimonial to add to your resume or social media and submit to companies that are looking for you. Alumni have premium access, which offers free support and services. Email: or sign up directly.


Order A Transcript

Transcripts will list your grades, courses and the degrees, all in chronological order. Transcripts are $5 per copy and take approximately several business days to process. Transcript requests are processed in the order that they are received. 



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University Credit Union

Gael alumni, staff, faculty, students, and family can bank with University Credit Union. Our team is excited to give you a financial advantage by offering the products and services you need for whatever stage of life you’re in. 


Alumni Insurance Program

The Alumni Insurance Program is a convenient source for alumni. There are a variety of plans available to meet your needs, including short-term medical and more. Visit our website or call American Insurance Administrators at 1-800-922-1245. 


Discounted Airport Parking

Save 15 percent off regular parking rates when parking at any U.S. domestic airport by going to No blackout dates and no restrictions on number of times. Use the promo code "Gaels" when you checkout.