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About the Alumni Association

Founded on January 30, 1904, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association serves alumni and the University of Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association's vision is to engage the University of Minnesota’s global community to support and advance the University's excellence.

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A testament to the support and efforts of more than 435,000 alumni, 50,000 students, campus partners, our dedicated staff and our nearly 57,000 members.

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About the Alumni Association

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is a member-funded organization that cares about all alumni and deeply values its members who support its mission. Every graduate matters to the U of M alumni association and when students graduate, they’re joining a lifelong community of more than 455,000 people.  The mission and values of the U of M Alumni Association offer inclusivity and relevancy to all alumni, regardless of their stage in life. 

Through the U of M Alumni Association’s programs and services, we strive to create impact and enrichment to our alumni no matter who or where they are. We, along with our global community of alumni, accomplish this by:

Connecting Alumni
Career Services
Supporting professional development
Sustaining life-long learning and enrichment
Socializing and fellowship; shared loyalty and love for the U
Helping other alumni in their personal and professional lives
Joining the Alumni Association and supporting its mission
Creating unique access to people, places and events

Supporting Students
Teaching traditions and welcoming them to the U and alumni family
Speaking in classrooms
Serving on career panels
Conducting informational interviews
Opening doors and networks
Providing internships and hiring students
Funding scholarships
Helping transition to life after graduation
Serving as inspiration to students aspirations

Strengthening the U
Advocating for the U
Making philanthropic gifts
Providing alumni perspectives and feedback to University leaders
Showing pride as brand ambassadors
Volunteering time and talent on behalf of the U
Representing and promoting the U in the workplace, local communities and online
Becoming patrons of the U of M arts and athletics (season tickets; attending events)

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is always growing and adding new ways to help alumni stay connected and enrich their lives. We are able to do this because of the generosity and support we receive from our dues-paying members.  Please visit the Membership section of this website to view all the benefits and rewards that come with making the commitment to support everything we do. Whether our alumni are still in school, a recent graduate, or graduated years ago, the Alumni Association offers every single graduate a way to get involved, give back, and get more out of their degree and connection to the U.


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