Carlson Marquee Letters at Carlson School Tailgate

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Carlson School Reunion, being held for the first time in 2024, 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, plenty of social time and receptions to reconnect with classmates, and a tailgate before the Gophers vs. Hawkeyes football game.

September 20 - 21, 2024

All Carlson School 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 60th Reunions.

Our volunteer-driven model needs engaged alumni to make Reunion a success! Volunteers serve on a joint 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 Reunion Committee, or would like more information, please contact Aleah Van Horne at vanho154@umn.edu.

Yes! Your Reunion is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your classmates, visit your favorite places on campus, and hear what's new at the Carlson School. Moreover, Carlson School Reunion 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 calendar year will be counted toward your class gift. 

Make your gift today!

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

Friday: Business Casual 

Saturday: Gopher Wear

We welcome you to register your spouse or partner to join you at some or all Reunion events. Families are invited to join us for the Saturday Tailgate.

There are several hotels near the University of Minnesota Campus to suit your preferences. The Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown is conveniently located on West Bank just a few blocks from the Carlson School and offers a University of Minnesota visitor rate. Please visit www.courtyardminneapolis.com/umnfriends to book your room at the discounted rate.

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