Student Alumni Association FAQs

For general information about SAA, visit our homepage here. Below are frequently asked questions regarding membership and benefits. 

What is the SAA Fee Pledge?

The SAA fee pledge was a way for students to join the Student Alumni Association (SAA) while in school and become fully paid life members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) upon graduation. The fees are distributed through quarterly MyBill charges. This service is no longer available.

What is the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA)?

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association creates lifelong ambassadors for UC Davis and enriches the lives of alumni, students and friends worldwide. You can learn about CAAA membership here.

How much does a CAAA life membership cost if you choose not to sign-up for SAA while attending UC Davis?

Recent graduates are offered a discounted membership for five years after graduating. For current rates, click here.

Why is joining the SAA as a student a better way to join CAAA?

SAA membership conversion to CAAA life membership is easy! Our installment plans ensure your status as an active member. While you are an SAA member you can take advantage of all programming, events and benefits. The intent is to eliminate the need for recent graduates to come up with a large sum of money to join the alumni association and stay connected to UC Davis. 

Where does the money from SAA dues go?

Dues provide membership benefits for SAA and CAAA members. One half of the fee is used for event programming and benefit services, while the other half goes into a Life Member Reserve Endowment to enable CAAA to provide a baseline of benefits to life members through the course of their lives. 

How do I get my membership key tag?

Your key tag is issued when you register. If you did not receive it, contact to request your key tag or go to the Walter A Buehler Alumni Center. Your key tag is necessary to get into all SAA affiliated events and is required to access many of the benefits and discounts. If you lose your key tag the first replacement is free, but a fee of $5 will be charged for additional replacements. 

Who can join SAA??

Any active undergraduate student can join SAA. You can also join at any time! 

When I graduate how do I access my CAAA membership?

If you have completed paying your membership dues, you will receive your membership card when you pick up your graduation package before commencement ceremonies. If there is a balance remaining on your membership, you can pay it off or set up a monthly credit card installment plan.

What if I decide not to activate my CAAA membership after graduation?

Graduates have up to two years to activate their life membership, accessing dues already paid while in school. After the two-year period,  the dues paid towards the membership will be forfeited if the CAAA membership is not activated.

What if I decide to cancel my membership?

To opt out, you must come in person to the CAAA office, located in the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, fill out a cancellation form and turn in your key tag. A cancellation fee of $35 will be issued if the key tag is not returned. 

Where can I find a full list of the membership benefits?

You can find a full list of the membership benefits here.