Alumni association activities of The Chinese University of Hong Kong date back to the pre-University days in the '50s and early '60s when graduates of the three founding colleges established their respective college alumni associations.
In 1978, these associations (ie, Chung Chi College Alumni Association, New Asia College Alumni Association, and United College Alumni Association) were joined by the School of Education Alumni Association and the Graduate School Alumni Association to form the Federation of Alumni Associations of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUFAA). In 1993, Shaw College Alumni Association joined as a new member association.
Throughout the years, various alumni associations have also been established to promote alumni fellowship. Currently, there are over 120 alumni associations at home and abroad. CU alumni associations have maintained close links with the University through the Alumni Affairs Office, which provides support and service to these associations in their membership promotion.