The eighth annual U-M Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion will be in Shanghai, China this coming May 27-28.  Similar to previous years, we expect more than 300 alumni and friends from a dozen countries to attend. In addition to receptions, a luncheon, and a school/college oriented dinner, the reunion will feature afternoon presentations on a range of topics, with discussions led by preeminent faculty members and deans.

Pan-Asia is an annual event open to all U-M alumni, family and friends. Alumni generally attend to connect with each other, renew friendships and reignite the Michigan spirit while learning how to engage more deeply with U-M. Started by a small group of friends in Singapore who simply wanted to remain connected to each other, the gathering has turned into a major U-M event that celebrates our alumni and donors in the region.

Past events were held in Singapore (2010), Shanghai (2011), Seoul (2012), Taipei (2013), Hong Kong (2014), and again in Singapore (2015), Tokyo (2016).


The U-M Pan-Asia Alumni Scholarship provides important financial aid in support of outstanding undergraduate students from across Asia attending U-M. Established by our Hong Kong alumni in 2014 to honor the Pan-Asia Alumni Reunion, the Pan-Asia Alumni Scholarship unites the U-M family around Asia, deepens connections to U-M, and builds esprit de corps. Each year alumni and friends in Asia and around the globe contribute to the U-M Pan-Asia Alumni Scholarship in celebration of each other and future generations of students. To date, nearly $250,000 has been raised in gifts, pledges, and matching funds.

Past Recipients
2015 – Priscilla Mukudan, Engineering, from Ipoh, Malaysia
2016 – Ivory Yang, LSA, from Singapore

With the continuous support of UM alumni in Asia, the Fund will evolve into a tradition, providing the benefits of the UM experience to more students from the region.
Richard Yang, JD 1999

I was supported by many warm hearts for me to be going to Michigan. I believe it is now my turn to return the favor to the future leaders and best. Join me!
Makoto Ariga, MBA 1993


Saturday, May 27

Three on the Bund
3 Zhongshan East 1st Rd
WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China 20000

19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Reception

Sunday, May 28

Fairmont Peace Hotel
20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai 200002, China

11:30 Registration

12:00 Gala Luncheon

13:45 – 15:15 Seminar Session # 1

    • Sino – U.S. Relations Today
    • Precision Health
    • Science is Not Enough

15:15 – 15:45 Tea Break

15:45 – 17:15 Seminar Session # 2

    • Dream of the Red Chamber with Bright Sheng
    • Internet, mobile, and the changing landscape of global business and education
    • Leadership with Dean Scott DeRue

17:30 – 18:30 Reception

19:00 – 21:00 School/College Hosted Dinners

Connect on Facebook

Converse with each other about who is going and past experiences on our Facebook page.

Visa Information

All attendees will need a Visa to travel to China. Please see information below regarding obtaining a Visa from your country.

AfghanistanAustraliaBangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong KongIndia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, MacauMongolia, MyanmarNepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, ThailandTimor, Vietnam

List of Overseas Chinese Embassies and Consulates

2017 Shanghai Pan-Asia Committee

​​Jane Chen​ – MBA ’10​
Benjamin Chiao​ – Ph.D. ’10
J​erry Liu​ – MBA ’02​
Zach Mueller​ ​- AB ’10
Bridget O’Donnell​ – AB ’09​
​​Ivan Pan​ – MBA ’09​​
​​Dalu ​Qi – AB ’10​
​​Suzanne Shi – MBA ’11​
Sophie Wong​ ​- BSE ’97
​​David Wang​ – MBA ’15​
Melody Zhang​ – MBA ’08​
​Peng Zhang​ – MBA ’16​
​Yu Zhang​ – AM ’11

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the University of Michigan at or call us at 866.799.0002.