Does your school or alma mater support its basketball teams, even if they are not perennial March Madness powerhouses?
For the first time since I put my acceptance letter in the mail, I woke up this morning ashamed of my alma mater.
That makes your decision of whether to send your alma mater more money a moral decision.
Sanford Weill has also been a big donor to his alma mater, in his case, Cornell University.
An earlier poll, from her alma mater Fairleigh Dickinson, had her down 17 points.
At all times he was ready to guard and vindicate the religious character of his alma mater.
No; a wild young man who has lately deserted his alma mater.
He was an alumnus of the university, and had been appealed to to enlarge the opportunities of his alma mater.
This was more than any devoted son of alma mater could stand.
Keep your intellectual interests and your interest in your alma mater, not in her athletics and her fraternities alone.
late 14c., Latin, literally "bountiful mother," a title Romans gave to goddesses, especially Ceres and Cybele, from alma, fem. of almus "nourishing," from alere "to nourish" (see old) + mater "mother" (see mother (n.1)). First used 1710 in sense of "one's university or school" in reference to British universities.
The school or university from which one graduated. The term also refers to a school's official song: “The reunion began with everyone singing the alma mater.” From Latin, meaning “nurturing mother.”