Alumni Association

CHEMBA Commencement Celebration

Celebrate with the University of Minnesota Alumni Association

The Send Off
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

4:30-6:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center


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Goldy Gopher smiling to the camera through a bunch of balloons.

About the Event

The Send Off, presented by Huntington Bank, is the official welcome into the U of M alumni community. It is open to all grads from across all U of M schools and colleges. Historically, more than 1,000 grads have filled McNamara Alumni Center with their celebratory energy. At this event, graduates can:

  • Enjoy sweet treats
  • Sample beverages from alumni-owned breweries
  • Meet alumni and get advice for the 'real world'
  • Pick up a graduation gift 
  • Take photos with Goldy and Paul Bunyan's Axe
  • Relax before final exams with PAWS
  • Leave advice for incoming students
  • Explore ways to stay connected with the U of M as alumni
  • Enter to win prizes including diploma frames, complimentary UMAA memberships, and other goodies still to be announced

Video Intro to UMAA

This video highlights immediate steps a grad can take to stay connected with the UMN.