Alumnus is used to refer to a male graduate or former student. Alumni is the plural of alumnus but can also be used to refer to a group of men and woman graduates/former students. Alumna is used to refer to a woman graduate or former student. Alumnae is the plural of alumna.How do you spell alumni?
Alumni is the plural noun for a group of male graduates or male and female graduates. An alumnus is one male graduate. An alumna is one female graduate. And for a group of female graduates, you can use the plural alumnae. That’s a lot of forms, not to mention a pretty complicated gender breakdown.What is the singular form of male alumni?
Alumnus is considered as the masculine, singular noun form; this means that it pertains specifically to a male graduate of an educational institution. In some cases, it is shortened to ‘alum’, which could at the same time refer to the female counterpart – ‘alumna’.