Project Postcard

Please note: Since Office of Alumni Relations staff are currently working remotely, we have temporarily stopped our snail-mail postcards and are instead collecting messages digitally.

What is Project Postcard?

In these strange, physically distanced pandemic times, students need support more than ever. With heightened public health precautions, University of Alberta students are sequestered at home and in campus residences — many of whom are stuck here, far from family. Not only is it a challenging time to be studying; it also makes for a pretty lonely experience.

While our snail-mail postcards are on hiatus, you can still brighten the day of UAlberta students by sending a digital postcard. Share your words of encouragement and positivity to keep their sense of community and connectedness alive.


Writing Your Digital Postcard

Keep your tone light and friendly and the message general so it will be understood by any student, of any gender, studying in any field. 

Not sure what to write? Try sharing:

  • words of encouragement for coping with, accepting or embracing change
  • tips for dealing with this new normal
  • advice for how to stay motivated with online classes
  • compassion for those who are far from home

Have more than one note to send? The more the merrier! Submit the form as many times as you like and we’ll deliver all your messages to students. Look for your postcard in the online gallery.


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