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your alma mater

  (formal)
the school, college, or university where you studied She has been offered the position of professor of international economic policy at Princeton, her alma mater.
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alma mater

Also, Alma Mater. The school or college one attended and, usually, graduated from, as in During football season I always check to see how my alma mater is doing. This expression sometimes refers to the institution's official song, as in I never did learn the words to my college's alma mater. The term is Latin for "kind mother." [c. 1800]
See also: alma, mater
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