Meet fellow U alumni at our Mascot Matchmaker and LGBT Mascot Mixer events. It's not only a great place to find a potential date, but to meet new friends, too! Any graduate between ages 22 and 33 with a Twin Cities-area address on record will be invited via email when registration opens (unless you've told us not to invite you to events). All attendees are welcome to bring one guest, who may or may not be a U graduate. We hope you can join us!
- Mascot Matchmaker: a structured speed dating event (participants will be provided a dating form and given "matches" via email within 6 business days of the event)
- LGBT Mascot Mixer: we had unsuccessful pilot events in March and May of 2013. We are reevaluating our programming options. To inquire about volunteer opportunities for a possible future task force, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or questions, please contact Sarah at email@example.com
Frequently asked questions: for answers to some common questions click here.
$15 for Alumni Association members and their guests
- $25 for non-members and their guests
- Not yet a member? When you join the Alumni Association today, receive free registration for yourself and member pricing for your guests! (This option will be offered during event registration.)
On Thursday, March 7th, sixty-four U grads and their friends met at the Campus Club for a whirlwind night of speed dating. Ninety-five matches resulted!
Sixty-three alumni joined our Homecoming Edition speed dating event on Thursday, October 4th at the Campus Club. Afterward, 150 matches were made and two lucky participants won free tickets to the Alumni Association's pre-game brunch, Ski-U-Mania, and the homecoming football game versus Northwestern.
On Thursday, June 7, seventy-two young alumni gathered at the Campus Club. After departing with smiles on their faces, 131 matches were made!
The U of M Alumni Association brought together sixty-eight young alumni at the Campus Club for lightning-fast speed dating on March 1, 2012. The following week, 134 matches were sent out!
On November 17, 2011 sixty-one young alumni enjoyed the Minneapolis nighttime skyline as they experienced an evening of whirlwind speed dating at the Campus Club! After the event, we identified 124 matches this time around.
On June 16, 2011 seventy-nine young alumni ventured back to campus for our third Mascot Matchmaker event at the Campus Club
in Coffman Union. The speed dating resulted in an impressive 192 matches!
On February 10, 2011 the U of MN Alumni Association hosted its second ever Mascot Matchmaker speed dating event. Fifty-nine young alumni met at Uptown Cafeteria
for a night of fun, laughs, and meeting new people. It resulted in 115 matches!
On June 2, 2010, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association joined the University of Iowa Alumni Association in hosting its first Mascot Matchmaker speed dating event. Over 100 young alumni joined us at Stella's Fish Cafe
in Uptown, Minneapolis to meet fellow single alumni. Here is some of the post-event feedback we received:
"I think it's a great idea... It did seem like there were many people who have never speed dated before (myself included) and felt that an alumni group was "safe" enough to try it with.
"Thank you and others for this opportunity. While a tiring night, I had a lot of fun!
"I think you should totally do it again!
"I just wanted to... let you know that I thought the Speed Dating event was a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people! Not only did I meet some potentially great guys, but it was a fun way to connect with other girls who live in the area. The U of M and Iowa Alumni Associations did a wonderful job organizing this event. Thanks for a fun time and a great way to make new friends and contacts!