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Steve Gross in the campus archive with Susan Von Mosch ’78

The Excellence Issue

For more than 20 years, you've recognized outstanding educators at UMN Morris through the Alumni Association Teaching Award. Congratulations to this year's winner, Archivist and Associate Professor of History Steve Gross! Learn more about his contributions to outstanding student experiences

Alumni News

UMN Morris graduates lining up for the Commencement ceremony

Share What You Know: Tips for Graduating Seniors

Commencement is coming up, which means it's time to celebrate the graduating class! What words of wisdom do you have as they prepare for life after college? Share your advice for our soon-to-be alumni today. You could see your words on our social media platforms, website, and more!

UMN Morris Alumni Jazzers

Last Call: Jazz Fest

Alumni jazzers and jazz enthusiasts, join us at the annual Jazz Fest event on Friday, April 5. Take in the performance, or play in the alumni jazz band! We encourage all Alumni Jazzers to come back and help us celebrate 35 years of the Alumni Jazz Band!

UMN Morris alumni at the Saint Paul Saints with Pounce the Cougar

Make Plans to Attend: UMN Morris at the Saints

As the weather warms up, so do summer sports: make plans today to join us at the St. Paul Saints! Gather fellow alumni, family, or friends and get your tickets for the annual UMN Morris alumni event, Thursday, May 16, at CHS Field! Join us for a pre-game meal and socializing, and stay to see the Saints take on the Milwaukee Milkmen. Tickets are limited and sell out quickly, so purchase yours today! | 2018 photos

Chancellor Behr road trip

Chancellor Road Trip 2019

Save the date for the 2019 Morris on the Move: Chancellor Road Trip, the week of June 24! Chancellor Behr and Office of Advancement staff will host area alumni and friends at stops throughout Minnesota. Stay tuned for locations and hope to see you there!

UMN Morris alumni and friends golfing with Pounce the Cougar

Save-the-date: Golf Classic 2019

Alumni and friends are invited to take part in the annual Cougar Alumni Golf Classic on Friday, July 12, at Pomme de Terre Golf Club in Morris. Save the date and plan to join us for a fun day of golf, food, and socializing.

Dancer entering the arena during Powwow Grand Entry

Alumni Trivia: April 2019

April brings World Touch Cultural Heritage series programming to campus. Do you know who founded World Cultural Heritage Week, and in what year? Let us know!

The answer to the last Alumni Trivia Challenge was "Science building Conservatory" (Question: What addition to one of the largest buildings on campus was built in 1968?) Congratulations to --, winner of the March Alumni Trivia Challenge! Keep those answers and memories coming our way!

The Power of Philanthropy

Young UMN Morris alumni

Your Gifts Add Up: Alumni Annual Fund

Cougar alumni are part of an extraordinary group who support UMN Morris. Through your gifts to the Alumni Annual Fund, you:

  • Connected +1,700 UMN Morris alumni and friends at networking and social events like Homecoming, Midwinter, Morris at the Saints, panel discussions, and more in 2018.
  • Encouraged leadership and growth in current and future UMN Morris students by supporting events like the Prairie Gala, Senior Banquet, and Community of Scholars.
  • Recognized greatness in our alumni and faculty through Distinguished Alumni and Teaching Awards.

We are grateful for your past giving and ask for your ongoing support—please make a gift to the Alumni Annual Fund today. We hope we can count on you to make UMN Morris a model for living and learning.

Dacotah Deck ribbon cutting

Invest in Historic Facilities

You make great things happen at UMN Morris. You make it possible to revitalize our historic campus and provide one-of-a-kind learning experiences. From the new Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Performing Arts Center, which includes the renovated Edson Auditorium, to transformed classrooms in Science and Humanities to the new Dacotah Deck for Cougar sports to the breathtaking Nokoomis Nibii Equay (Grandmother Water Woman) sculpture, you have made UMN Morris a beautiful, smart campus. We hope we can continue to count on you to make UMN Morris a model for living and learning. Every gift of any size makes a difference. Make a gift to the Capital Projects Fund today.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Students doing research in the Pomme de Terre River

The Sustainability Leadership minor will help students from any major develop the skills they need to grow as leaders in their personal and professional lives.

UMN Morris Jazz Fest concert

Join the UMN Morris jazz program as it celebrates one of America's first musical art forms—the Blues, on Friday, April 5.

Lexi Dant

Lexi Dant '20 was interested in the  program because it offered her the chance to get involved in education policy and, possibly, to someday offer students like her a chance to achieve their dreams.

Catherine Drake

Catherine Drake '21 will spend 12 weeks in Germany researching osteoporosis drugs.

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