Celebrating 125 Years of the
Alumni Association

125 years ago, representatives from six individual alumni societies voted to consolidate into a single, unified organization. That vote founded the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Since its earliest days, the Alumni Association has been an independent voice for University of Michigan graduates and at the forefront of alumni engagement, with programs made possible by our generous members, volunteers, and staff.

Throughout 2023, as we look forward to the next chapter of the Alumni Association, we are planning to take stock of where we’ve been and try things that are fresh and bold as we celebrate this significant milestone.

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Celebrating 125 Years of the Alumni Association

125 years ago, representatives from six individual alumni societies voted to consolidate into a single, unified organization. That vote founded the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Since its earliest days, the Alumni Association has been an independent voice for University of Michigan graduates and at the forefront of alumni engagement, with programs made possible by our generous members, volunteers, and staff.

Throughout 2023, as we look forward to the next chapter of the Alumni Association, we are planning to take stock of where we’ve been and try things that are fresh and bold as we celebrate this significant milestone.

New and Re-imagined Programming on Tap This Year

“We want to see you this year. We want you to join us for a re-imagined homecoming celebration. We also want to see you as we welcome the new class of 2023, our next generation of alums. So come home, and Go Blue!”

— Corie Pauling, ’93
Alumni Association President and CEO

To mark this major milestone, we’re planning to build on our strong traditions and start bold and fresh new ones.

As an alum, U-M is a part of you. As a member, U-M is with you everywhere you go. For a limited time, join with our special 2-year, $125 membership and get $20 off the regular rate.

From humble origins in the 1800s to serving more than 650,000 U-M graduates worldwide today, learn about the history of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

In honor of our 125-year celebration, save on membership for a limited time. Join with our special 2-year membership for $125 and save over $20.

From humble origins in the 1800s to serving more than 650,000 U-M graduates worldwide today, learn about the history of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Michigan Moments: Stories of the Leaders & Best

Join us as we celebrate and lift Black voices.
LEAD Scholar Siena Smith was “the perfect choice” for the new Carol Grafton Impact Award.
Corie Pauling, ’93, has always been driven by inspiration and impact. Now, she’s looking to inspire alums to do as she’s done: come home.
A homecoming queen turned activist is being honored with a scholarship fund.
One aerospace alum shot for the stars … and landed among them.
Dino Ruggeri, ’11, turned a passion for the outdoors into an inclusive climbing gym.
Today’s LEAD Scholars are on the same trajectory as I took thanks to a scholarship and an opportunity.
Celeste Ng, MFA’06, has two award-winning bestsellers under her belt and her third novel, “Our Missing Hearts,” was released on Oct. 4.
U-M’s Bentley Historical Library is using old photographs, registration cards, and other records in an effort to document and understand the Black experience at the University.
U-M alumnae reflect on 50 years of Title IX.
Jim Meyer, ’73, has been a quiet, important presence at the Big House for nearly 40 years.
Austin Hatch turned two traumatic losses into a winning life.
Jim Toy left an indelible, immeasurable mark on the LGBTQ community and civil rights movement.
Oluwaferanmi Okanlami sustained an injury that paralyzed him from the chest down, an experience that provided a view of disability “from the other side of the stethoscope.”
Join us as we celebrate and lift Black voices.
LEAD Scholar Siena Smith was “the perfect choice” for the new Carol Grafton Impact Award.
Corie Pauling, ’93, has always been driven by inspiration and impact. Now, she’s looking to inspire alums to do as she’s done: come home.
A homecoming queen turned activist is being honored with a scholarship fund.
One aerospace alum shot for the stars … and landed among them.
Dino Ruggeri, ’11, turned a passion for the outdoors into an inclusive climbing gym.
Today’s LEAD Scholars are on the same trajectory as I took thanks to a scholarship and an opportunity.
Celeste Ng, MFA’06, has two award-winning bestsellers under her belt and her third novel, “Our Missing Hearts,” was released on Oct. 4.
U-M’s Bentley Historical Library is using old photographs, registration cards, and other records in an effort to document and understand the Black experience at the University.
U-M alumnae reflect on 50 years of Title IX.
Jim Meyer, ’73, has been a quiet, important presence at the Big House for nearly 40 years.
Austin Hatch turned two traumatic losses into a winning life.
Jim Toy left an indelible, immeasurable mark on the LGBTQ community and civil rights movement.
Oluwaferanmi Okanlami sustained an injury that paralyzed him from the chest down, an experience that provided a view of disability “from the other side of the stethoscope.”

Share Your Ideas

We have ideas and initiatives, but we also want to hear from you. Do you want more focus on your professional career? Take personal wellness to new heights? All ideas are welcome.







Homecoming 2023

No birthday is complete without a party. So here’s your official save-the-date card. Sept. 23 is homecoming weekend, and we’re planning something big. We’re calling on all alums to come home for a celebration and party you won’t soon forget. More details coming soon.

Homecoming 2023

No birthday is complete without a party. So here’s your official save-the-date card. Sept. 23 is homecoming weekend, and we’re planning something big. We’re calling on all alums to come home for a celebration and party you won’t soon forget. More details coming soon.