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Alumni Organizations

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA) makes it easy for you to tap into a network of more than 496,000 UMN alumni around the world and stay connected to the University of Minnesota. Alumni can access programs and services offered by the alumni association, including career and lifelong learning webinars, professional development resources, and networking and social activities. All of this is made possible by dues-paying members of UMAA.

Become a member of UMAA today and support the alumni association’s mission to enrich the lives of all alumni, support student success, and strengthen the University of Minnesota.

Department Alumni & Advisory Boards


The Department of English Advisory Board provides leadership in fundraising efforts and advises the department on development initiatives.

Hubbard School

The Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication Alumni Society coordinates a number of programs designed to keep alumni connected to the school.

Writing Studies

The Department of Writing Studies' Technical Communication Advisory Board provides pathways to experiential learning opportunities for students. 

Interested in volunteering? Let us know! We have opportunities to engage with students on career development, speak to classes, help with events, or share your knowledge. Complete the CLA Alumni Volunteer form


Alumni LinkedIn Group

Exchange career-related advice and share resources by networking with the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) LinkedIn group.

Maroon & Gold Network

Join the Maroon & Gold Network to seek assistance yourself or offer help to UMN students and fellow alumni with career-related connections and advice. Provide your expertise or ask for an informal interview, seek help with a resume, or identify alumni in various locations, worldwide.

UMN Advocates

Alumni, it makes a huge difference when you share your story and spread the word about the importance of the University. UMN Advocates engages students, alumni, faculty, and community members to build a stronger UMN for years to come.