U-M Club of Orange County: About Us

Welcome to Orange County, home of the Surfing Wolverine! The University of Michigan Alumni Club of Orange County (UMAOC) proudly represents over 3,000 U-M alums in Orange County.

If you are moving to Orange County or just visiting, we are your local connection to the University of Michigan, its alumni, and friends. We offer a wide diversity of cultural, educational, recreational activities, and sporting events. UMAOC has won numerous awards over the past 10 years, including multiple awards as outstanding club for Region 4.

The Club encourages your participation in programs that interest you. We keep you informed through this website, emails about upcoming activities, and our Facebook or Twitter.

Currently due to Corona Virus, all UMAOC events are virtual, including our business networking group, Michigan Professionals, which meets monthly.  If interested in attending a Michigan Professionals event or for more information, please contact the Michigan Professionals Chair Anthony Gomez at anthony@convolv.com.

Normally, we watch our beloved Wolverines football games (and select basketball games) at Buffalo Wild Wings (23600 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630) every Saturday.  This year, due to the Corona Virus, we are not hosting any game watch parties.  We have however researched places where interested Orange County Michigan fans can go to safely watch the games.  See the new tab, https://alumni.umich.edu/communities-clubs/michigan-wolverines-football-where-to-watch-in-orange-county/ for current details.

The UMAOC is your club. The Board of Directors is eager to develop new programs and plan events that serve your interests. We encourage suggestions from you, and can schedule events on short notice.

Our Board represents the wide variety of schools and disciplines of the University of Michigan. All board meetings are open to all alums and friends. Please message us on Facebook or with an email to President Ben Sottile at bsottile@umich.edu, for details, if you wish to join us at a meeting.

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