About the UMD Alumni Association
The UMD Alumni Association serves as liaison between UMD and over 60,000 graduates. The goal of the UMD Alumni Association is to foster a spirit of loyaltyto the university by engaging, connecting and celebrating all alumni and friends of UMD. It encourages alumni to stay connected to each other and the University.
The Association has an advisory Board of Directors which meets quarterly; twice in Duluth and two times in the Twin Cities. The Board is guided by a 3-year strategic plan. The Board has established 7 standing committees: nominating, membership, benefits, communications, student and young alumni, events, and scholarship, as well as legislative and awards and recognition subcommittees.
UMD alumni are encouraged to participate on the Board of Directors or as committee members. Board member terms are three years. To be considered for a board position, please complete the brief application form. Committees are open to everyone interested in participating whether or not you currently serve on the board. Please let us know your interest in committee involvement by filling out this short form.
The UMD Alumni Association is an integral part of the Advancement department at UMD. The alumni office is currently staffed by Lisa Pratt; Alumni Director, Christiana Kapsner; Assistant Alumni Director and Mollie Nelson; Alumni Communications Associate, and is located in the Chester Park Building (31 West College St., Chester Park 107). The office serves as a liaison between the University and the UMD Alumni Board of Directors and UMD alumni. We welcome your calls, emails and especially your visit. We want to hear from you: your suggestions and ideas, your news as well as your interest in becoming involved with the UMD Alumni Association.
How Do I Become a Member of the UMD Alumni Association?
A UMD alumna/alumnus is defined as anyone who has graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth. All UMD alumni are automatically members of the UMD Alumni Association upon graduation from UMD. There are no dues or fees for membership in the UMD Alumni Association. All UMD alumni have access to UMD Alumni Association benefits and privileges. All alumni can receive the magazine, The Bridge, and can be e-mailed the UMD View. They have access to UMD education and recreational facilities, and are invited to social and educational activities. A calendar of alumni events, event photos and more are available on our website.
How Can I Make a Contribution to the UMD Alumni Association?
Unlike many alumni associations, the UMD Alumni Association does not have a dues paying requirement. Many alumni then ask, how can I make a contribution to the UMD Alumni Association? The Board of Directors suggests a donation to the UMD Alumni Association Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2007 to benefit children and grandchildren of UMD alumni. To learn more about the scholarship or to make a gift online go to UMD Alumni Association Scholarship. We welcome your call 866-726-7164 or 218-726-8829.