Also see our special pages for Alumni Awards Celebration, Distinguished Teaching Awards, Homecoming and Annual Celebration. See our Benefit Partner events here.

To see more events, use the calendar at right. On the calendar, the single arrow moves one month, the double arrow moves three months at a time. Or click the month name and you will be able select any month and year.

See a more comprehensive PDF alumni engagement calendar here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CLA Alumni at 612 Brew
Join fellow College of Liberal Arts and School of Journalism and Mass Communication alumni for an evening of beer, food, and socializing at 612 Brew’s tap room and patio. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

B1G Season-Opening Game Watch in Atlanta
Join fellow Gophers in Atlanta as the B1G football season gets underway.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

St. Croix Valley Lecture: Food Systems of Italy
Dr. Mike White, professor and head of Department of Animal Science, will talk on "Studying the Sustainable Food Systems of Italy."

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Authors Erika Wurth and Bill Hillmann to speak at U Bookstore
Authors Erika Wurth and Bill Hillmann will discuss their books Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and The Old Neighborhood  at the University of Minnesota Bookstore.
Learn more about this event.
Alumni Association member benefit information.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Goldy's Homecoming Kickoff
Get together to celebrate the beginning of Homecoming week! The Front Plaza of Coffman Union will be the host of Taste of Coffman where you will receive free snacks and treats, caricature artists, henna tattoos and more! Free.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Design Intersections: Featuring Maurice Blanks of Blu Dot
Design Intersections showcases designers and business leaders from various fields exploring the consequences and potential for design-induced change. Our Homecoming edition showcases Maurice Blanks, co-founder of the Minneapolis-based contemporary furniture design company, Blu Dot.
Mcnamara Alumni Center; $30 Early-bird (by Sept. 30), $40 Regular (by Oct. 13, noon), $15 Students, $45 Walk In
Visit for more as it becomes available.

Creative Writing Program Reading by Novelist Stacey D'Erasmo
he Creative Writing Program presents Stacey D'Erasmo reading from her fourth novel Wonderland (2014), the tale of a fortysomething woman rock star on the comeback trail. D'Erasmo also published a 2013 work of nonfiction, The Art of Intimacy, part of Graywolf Press’s “Art of” series on the craft of writing. More:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Carlson Alumni Fall Social

Author Jay Cohn, MD, to discuss his new book at U Bookstores
Jay Cohn, MD, University of Minnesota professor and author, will discuss his new book Saving Sam at the University of Minnesota Bookstore.
Learn more about this event.
Alumni Association member benefit information.

Homecoming Reception for Chinese Alumni
Free, at University International Center, 101. Visit for more.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Author Lin Enger at the U of M Bookstore
Author Lin Enger will discuss his book The High Divide at the U of M Bookstore
Learn more about this event.
Alumni Association member benefit information.

2014 Alumni Awards Celebration
Join the Alumni Association in honoring top alumni volunteers.

Rochester Alumni Homecoming Celebration
Celebrate 100 years of Homecoming with fellow alumni and friends in the Rochester area, with special guest Gopher baseball coach John Anderson.

Friday, October 17, 2014

CSE Homecoming Celebration
Come celebrate Homecoming with your fellow CSE alumni and their families! Have your picture taken with Goldy, enjoy a dinner buffet as well as fun activities for the whole family—including face painting, balloon art and student demonstrations! 

Pharmacy "Back to School" Reunion
Returning alumni from graduating classes of 1937-1967 and 1989 will join current students for a Back to School class after enjoying breakfast with faculty and college leadership. Contact Jason Varin with questions at 612-626-8734 or

Vet Med Class of 1964 50th Reunion
At Ben Pomeroy Student/Alumni Learning Center. Details to come.

International Student and Scholar Services Open House
International alumni are invited to an open house at the newly renovated offices of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at 190 Humphrey School. Meet current and past directors and staff, and reconnect with other alumni in attendance. A casual reception will be hosted with light refreshments and snacks. Contact Rachel Peterson at for more.

Minnesota Library School Homecoming Reception
University of Minnesota Library School alumni are invited to a Homecoming Reception featuring light hors'doeuvres and tours of the Archival Caverns. Visit for more.

CEHD Homecoming Alumni Party and Parade
Join CEHD alumni and friends on the Burton Hall Plaza for great food and music at our annual pre-parade party and march with us in the parade. RSVP at

CSE Homecoming Celebration
Come celebrate Homecoming with the College of Science and Engineering! Have your picture taken with Goldy, enjoy fun activities for every age—including face painting, balloon art and student demonstrations! Pre-parade events take place inside the University's new Recreation and Wellness Center. More info coming on th CSE alumni events page:

CFANS Beer & Brats at the Bell
CFANS's 3rd Annual Beer & Brats Parade Party at the Bell Museum will take place Friday, October 17, from 5:30 pm - parade end, at the Bell Museum of Natural History's lawn space between the building and University Avenue. Alumni, families, students, and friends are welcome to enjoy free BBQ and a cash bar. More information available at

Carlson School Homecoming Parade Watch Party
Join the Carlson School to watch the Homecoming Parade on the Armory Lawn - University Avenue and Church Street. For more information and to register, visit:

Homecoming Parade
7-8 p.m.
Watch the parade as it makes it way down University Ave., between 15th Ave. S.E. and Oak St. S.E.

Join Dentistry in the parade!
Join Mr. Molar, the Tooth Fairy and the School of Dentistry as we walk in the parade and celebrate our 125th Anniversary.

Recreation and Wellness Alumni Parade Party
Alumni are invited to stop by the new University Recreation and Wellness Center for a family friendly celebration after the parade. Food, games, and prizes will be provided!

Post-Parade at the Beacon with CDes, CLA and SJMC
Join a Post-Homecoming Parade Gathering at the Beacon with Design, Liberal Arts, and School of Journalism & Mass Communication alumni societies. Let’s Ski-U-Mah at the Beacon! Socialize, eat a bite, and pick up some U of M flair. Register here:
8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Beacon Public House, University Commons Hotel

FOREVER GREEK: Greek Alumni Homecoming
Reunite with fellow alumni at our first all-Greek Homecoming event during the 100 year celebration of Homecoming!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

South-Central MN Homecoming Bus-In
Hop on the fan bus in Mankato, St. Peter or LeSueur and be part of the 100th U of M Homecoming celebration! 

Glacial Ridge Homecoming Bus-In
Join fellow alumni on the Homecoming bus from Willmar for the pre-game Ski-U-Mania event and the football game vs. Purdue.

Ski-U-Mania 2014
Join us for the premier alumni pregame celebration at the McNamara Alumni Center. Sign up for Ski-U-Mania in order to buy football game tickets as well. 

CLA at Ski-U-Mania
Join fellow College of Liberal Arts alumni, family and friends at the U of M Alumni Association’s Ski-U-Mania pre-Homecoming game Pepfest. Gather in the Ski-U-Mah room at the McNamara Alumni Center, compliments of the College of Liberal Arts.

Homecoming Football Game
Minnesota vs. Purdue
11 a.m.
TCF Bank Stadium

Program of Mortuary Science All Class Reunion
Alumni and Guests, Students and Friends of the Program of Mortuary Science are invited to an 
 “All Class Reunion” at Historic Thomson-Dougherty in Minneapolis

Celebrate the Common Good: A Humphrey School All-class Reunion
Make plans to join us for the second annual Humphrey School All-class Reunion and to "Celebrate the Common Good."

School of Music Collage Concert
Ted Mann Concert Hall; free, first-come, first-served;

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Borlaug Homecoming 5K
Enjoy the scenic beauty of the St. Paul campus by participating in the 5K. This event is a tribute to Norman Borlaug, a University alumni who is known as the "Hunger Warrior" for his work and increasing food security around the world. All ages are welcome to participate in the 5K. Sponsored by Project Food Security and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.
More info and registration, when open, here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

U of M Professor Paula Rabinowitz Discusses "American Pulp" at U Bookstore
Paula Rabinowitz, University of Minnesota professor and author, will discuss her new book American Pulp  at the University of Minnesota Bookstore.
Learn more about this event.
Alumni Association member benefit information.


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