Welcome Home, Knights!


The University Liggett School alumni website is your place to connect with classmates, learn about what's happening at school and in our community, and support the University Liggett School experience for current and future students.

This is your school and your community. We offer many ways to get and stay in touch with old friends, share your expertise, and tap into the incredible talent and energy that is the University Liggett School community.

We're glad you're here and welcome you to explore. If you don't find what you're looking for, have ideas about how to contribute or simply want to share a memory, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Katie Durno at

Alumni Facts & Figures

  • University Liggett School is the oldest independent school in Michigan
  • We are comprised of four predecessor schools:
    • The Liggett School, founded in 1878
    • Detroit University School, founded in 1899
    • Grosse Pointe Country Day School, founded in 1915
    • Grosse Pointe University School, founded in 1954
  • We have almost 4,600 active alumni in more than 21 countries around the world
  • New York has the highest number of alumni outside of Michigan (there are more than 175 Knights in the Empire State)
  • Our alumni have won Pulitzer Prizes, Tony and Emmy Awards, medaled in the Olympics and been lauded in myriad other ways!
  • ULS graduates have won Fulbright and Rhodes Scholarships
  • We currently have 17 faculty/staff emeritus
  • Longest-serving teacher? Francis J McCann (47 years)
  • Alumni comprise the largest group of donors to the Annual Fund
  • This past school year, there were almost 50 alumni with children enrolled at ULS
  • Our newest batch of alumni is the Class of 2020 (with 78 students!)
  • We are called the Knights because DUS was once housed in a building known as “The Castle”

ULS 4A Alumni Association Formed in Spring 2020

Erica Denham ’95, Christianne Sims Malone ’00 and Yolanda Curry ’95 have been spearheading an effort to create a new University Liggett School alumni group: the 4A Alumni Association. Their first meeting, via Zoom, was held on May 15 and over 40 African American Alumni attended the call where they talked about ways to support each other and African American students at ULS. Read more.

Virtual Alumni Events Have Been Fun & Instructional!

Meet Two of Our Alumni Event Instructors

Virtual Flower Arranging Power Point: Click Here!
Virtual Meditation Power Point: Click Here!

Meet The #ULSHeroes Who Stepped Up To Help During The Pandemic

During the course of this Covid-19 pandemic, it should come as no surprise that many members of the ULS alumni community have helped in many different and important ways. Whether they’ve been front line medical workers and first responders, or whether they simply sewed masks or made meals for hungry and tired hospital workers, all of these alumni have helped to alleviate the misery of this crisis by taking action to help others. They are #ULSheroes and we are #grateful to them all!