The alumni of a school, college, or university are the people who used to be students there.
But what do you call the university or school one person graduated from in one word or one phrase?
Good old FU. That's my
the school, college, or university that one once attended. the anthem of a school, college, or university.
It sounds funny because it's a Latin phrase. The words literally mean:
But few English speakers think about that when referring to a school. It's the kind of thing only us word nerds care about.
I would go with former school/college/university:
My former university, where I spent 6 amazing years, is XYZ University.
Just wanted to say that people will often ask someone "where did you get your education?" or "where did you attend school" so I'd just like to add that it is possible to say "I got my primary education at..." or say "I attended college/university at... ". In sum, I think primary education or basic education could be used to state one's education background before university level.
Especially when discussing returning to/visiting such an institution you could use “my old campus, although it can be used in other contexts purely as an identifying phrase:
“Things went … a bit bad at my old campus.”
(example of use in “visiting” context from ‘The Michigan Alumnus’ and in “identifying” context from ‘Break Your Heart’ by Rhonda Helms, both via ‘Google Books’)
Although its use in the purely “visiting” context might fall within Merriam-Webster’s first definition below (grounds/buildings), its use to identify and discuss such an institution as “an academic entity” (and not just its grounds and buildings) definitely falls under definition #2, and when used with “my old” could mean “the institution from which I graduated”:
1: the grounds and buildings of a university, college, or school
2 : a university, college, or school viewed as an academic, social, or spiritual entity
These are all very good...
If you are in the US: "I'm an alumni of Temple University" "I'm a Penn State Alum" "I graduated from Harvard" "I went to college at MIT" ("college" is commonly used even if the school is a "university") "My alma matter is FSU" (less common admittedly) "I did my MBA at Wharton"
"alumni" is used more formally or in resume's (we do not use "CV" in the states unless you are an academic)
My friends that are Brits and Indian do say "university" much more as stated in previous posts
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