MBA Alumni Celebrating their Class Reunion

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about MBA Reunion Weekend. Have a question that is not answered here? Please contact Aleah Van Horne, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at vanho154@umn.edu.

MBA Reunion Weekend occurs every spring and is a great time to reconnect with classmates, faculty, and the Carlson School. The weekend features a variety of events, including a keynote address from a milestone year alumni, presentations from faculty and industry thought leaders, and plenty of social time and receptions to reconnect with classmates.

All Carlson School MBA alumni, regardless of graduation year or program, and friends are invited to attend.  A special invitation is extended to alumni celebrating a milestone Reunion year: 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th and 55th Reunions.

Our volunteer-driven model needs engaged alumni to make Reunion a success! Volunteers serve on a joint Class Reunion Committee that reconnects classmates with the Carlson School and encourages them to come back to campus to celebrate their Reunion. If you would like to serve on the Class Reunion Committee, or would like more information, please contact Aleah Van Horne at vanho154@umn.edu.

Yes! Your MBA Reunion Weekend is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with classmates, visit your favorite places on campus, and hear what's new at the Carlson School. Moreover, MBA Reunion Weekend is an opportunity for your class to come together to show its support of the Carlson School and give back through a Class Gift. By making a gift in honor of your milestone Reunion, you and your classmates can celebrate your dedication to the Carlson School by ensuring its continued reputation as a leader in business education.

Any gift made to the Carlson School in the 2024 fiscal year (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) will be counted toward your class gift. 

Make your gift today!

In general, wear what makes you comfortable. Use the below as a rough guide on what the majority of people wear to programming like Reunion Weekend:

Friday- Business Casual 

Saturday Morning & Afternoon- gopher wear

Saturday Evening- Cocktail attire

We welcome you to register your spouse or partner to join you at some or all Reunion Weekend events. Families are invited to join us for the Saturday Family-friendly BBQ lunch. 

There are several hotels located near the University of Minnesota Campus to suit your preferences. A University of Minnesota rate is available at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown, conveniently located on West Bank just a few blocks from the Carlson School. Use this link to book your room at the Courtyard. After booking your room, forward your confirmation to Dee Kurz, Director of Sales & Marketing at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown, at david.kurz@courtyardminneapolis.com and state that you are attending MBA Reunion Weekend so that he may make note that you are qualified to receive the University of Minnesota rate. 

Parking details will be added closer to the event. Your parking will be validated.