Meet Your Alumni Coordinator

Rachel ThompsonRachel Thompson is DigiPen's Coordinator of Alumni and Employer Relations, and she is your point of contact for all things alumni-related.

Rachel is dedicated to building a strong alumni community by increasing the amount of events that alumni can attend, spreading awareness of career services available to alumni, and creating opportunities for alumni to stay involved with their alma mater. If you have any questions at any time or are interested in ways you can stay engaged with the DigiPen community, please don't hesitate to reach out to Rachel!

Contact Rachel Thompson
Coordinator of Alumni and Employer Relations at DigiPen Institute of Technology
Phone: (425) 895-4439
Email: rthompson@digipen.edu


Once a Dragon, Always a Dragon

No matter where you are in your career, as a DigiPen graduate you are a lifetime member of the DigiPen community. DigiPen offers the following resources to its alumni:

  • Alumni Audits allow recent graduates interested in continuing their education to take DigiPen courses free of tuition.
  • DigiPen's Career Services department offers a range of resources for graduates, including the DigiPen Job Portal, which helps connect graduates with prospective employers.
  • Connect with DigiPen alumni on LinkedIn or Facebook to communicate with your fellow alumni about the industry, jobs, and events happening at DigiPen.

DigiPen encourages alumni to visit the campus and speak with current students about their experiences after graduation. If you would like to arrange a visit or you have any questions, ideas, or concerns about DigiPen's alumni services, contact DigiPen's Career and Alumni Services department.

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Career and Alumni Services
9931 Willows Road NE
Second Floor
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 895-4439
Fax: (425) 558-0378
careerservices@digipen.edu

Stay connected with your alma mater

Alumni Events

Attending a convention or industry event in the near future? Stop by the DigiPen booth to say hey and pick up some free alumni-related materials. Check your email for the Alumni Newsletter and details on events where DigiPen will be.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Alumni ambassadors provide DigiPen students and prospective students a first-hand look at what itís like to graduate from DigiPen. As a DigiPen alumni ambassador, you can:

  • Volunteer at a variety of events, including monthly Information Sessions, Accepted Student Open Houses, or industry events around the country.
  • Mingle with prospective students and their families.
  • Answer questions about your experience at DigiPen.
  • Participate in alumni panels.

We know your time is valuable, so in true DigiPen fashion, we've developed a game-like system to keep track of your participation and recognize your help. Your participation is entirely voluntary. We appreciate your involvement no matter the scale.

Please contact the Outreach team at outreach@digipen.edu or (425) 629-5001 with questions.

Download the Alumni Ambassador Application

Alumni Professional Advisory Committee

When you join the Alumni Professional Advisory Committee (PAC), you get the opportunity to offer valuable feedback to DigiPenís program directors about the curriculum in the degree program you graduated from.

To get involved with the Alumni PAC, contact Rachel Thompson at rthompson@digipen.edu or (425) 895-4439.

Update Your Information

Have you moved? Gotten a job? Changed your email address? Update your information to receive our new quarterly Alumni Newsletter and updates about upcoming alumni events!

Alumni Audits

DigiPen recognizes that education is an ongoing process, and graduates are encouraged to continue benefiting from their role in the DigiPen community by auditing DigiPen courses they are interested in.

The Alumni Audit allows graduates of DigiPen Institute of Technology to take courses at no charge within two calendar years after graduation. Participating alumni must review and sign an Alumni Audit Enrollment Agreement prior to attending courses.

Alumni may request to participate by submitting the Alumni Audit Application. Your SRS ID and password will be necessary to start the application.

Alumni Audit Policies

  • Alumni may take any course for which they meet the prerequisites as long as it is within the same level of their earned degree. (i.e., undergraduate alumni may not take graduate-level courses and vice-versa).
  • Tuition, application, and enrollment fees are waived, but alumni are responsible for any course fees.
  • No grades or credits will be awarded for an Alumni Audit, and the audited courses will be recorded separately from an alumnus's degree transcripts.
  • DigiPen will not assist in visa applications for participation in the Alumni Audit.
  • Alumni enrolled in the Alumni Audit are eligible for the following services while participating in the Alumni Audit: badge access to building, network access, Moodle access, and access to Disability Support Services.
  • Alumni may only audit courses that are offered and run during a given semester. Enrollment priority is given to matriculated students. Courses are limited to lecture and seminar coursework (i.e. Independent Study, Project Courses, and Music Lessons are not included in the Alumni Audit).
  • Alumni may only attend classes for the courses they are officially auditing.
  • Undergraduate Alumni may audit up to 6 credits per semester for up to two years after graduation.
  • Graduate Alumni may audit up to 3 credits per semester for up to two years after graduation.
  • Alumni may only retake a class once. Additional retakes of the same class require permission of the program director.
  • Alumni must enroll in at least one class per semester (including summer) to remain active in the Alumni Audit.
  • Alumni may re-enroll into the Alumni Audit at any time throughout the two-year period.
  • Alumni may be asked to stop attending any course at the discretion of the professor (e.g. for disruption, absences, misbehavior, etc.).
  • Any part or entirety of this policy may be changed at any time without prior notice at the sole discretion of DigiPen Institute of Technology.