Programs & Events

Exhibition - Electra and Bill: Honoring an Immeasurable Contribution

September 12 - November 21, 2019
The new Stamelos Gallery Center was made possible by a gift from longtime supporters of UM-Dearborn’s arts community, Electra and William Stamelos. This new climate-controlled space will allow for the presentation of a wider variety of exhibitions and programming to new audiences, better preservation of objects, enriched partnership opportunities and the creation of a learning laboratory for students, faculty, staff and community members.

Homecoming 2019

Monday, September 30 - Saturday, October 5, 2019
Homecoming is a special time on college campuses across the country and UM-Dearborn is no different! Fall is a time that is taken over with leaves changing and excitement filling the air. Whether you are a recent graduate, or if you were part of the graduating classes over the last nearly 60 years, UM-Dearborn has a Homecoming event for you. Make you plans today to join UM-Dearborn as we say Go Blue!

Building and Bagels: Hear the Latest Updates on the ELB

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Stop by the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS) Building to hear the latest updates on the new Engineering Lab Building (ELB). See renderings of the new space, grab a bagel and connect with staff working directly on the building.

Executive Speaker Series: The Future of Cyber Crimes and Security

Thursday, October 3, 2019
October is Cyber Crime Prevention Month: It seems that every few months the media reports security breaches affecting large and small companies, as well as the private information of millions of individuals. Our panel of experts will discuss current cybercrime techniques, as well as how businesses can protect their company and customer information. They will also talk about future exploited weaknesses, cybercrime techniques, and what businesses can do now to prevent future risks. View panelist information and registration details here.

Alumni Difference Makers Awards

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Know a Difference Maker? Give them the recognition they deserve. Acknowledge the contributions that a UM-Dearborn graduate has made to the community, the university and the world around them. The 2019 Alumni Difference Maker Awards recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on October 3 for making a positive impact in their workplaces and communities, and served as strong role models for a new generation of UM-Dearborn student leaders.

Golden Jubilee Alumni Reunion

Friday, October 4, 2019
Graduates from the classes of 1962-1969, celebrate your Michigan legacy with us.  Relive your college days and reconnect with your classmates as you commemorate your golden jubilee.

UM-Dearborn's Homecoming Tailgate and Men's Ice Hockey Game

Friday, October 4, 2019
The fun begins at the South CASL field across from the Fieldhouse at 5:00 p.m.  Come early to enjoy food, music, games and prizes.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages are included for attendees.  After the tailgate, head inside the UM-Dearborn ice area to watch Men's Ice Hockey vs. Lindenwood in the Homecoming Game. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be a presentation of the Homecoming Royalty during the first intermission. 

The game is free for UM-Dearborn students, faculty, staff and alumni. Game tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and non-UM-Dearborn students (ages 6-25).

Alumni Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, October 5, 2019
More than 2,000 alumni and friends will be gathering in Ann Arbor prior to watching the Michigan Wolverines take on the Hawkeyes of Iowa in October during their homecoming football game. Be a part of the UM-Dearborn annual alumni excitement at the alumni territory homecoming tailgate

Distinguished Business Analytics Speaker Series: Towards Better Data Driven Decisions

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Most people accept that we should make decisions based on the data.  But that is not enough in itself:  we must make "good" decisions.  In this talk, we will consider some properties of good decisions, such as fairness and stability.  We will then describe how to ensure that data-driven decisions have these properties. To view event details and speaker biography, please click here

Keeping Talent in Michigan: Creating Cultures to Attract the Best Talent

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Join the College of Business and Murray Feldman of WWJ Newsradio 950 as we host a lively panel discussion among talent experts and young professionals on how Michigan can become one of the most attractive places in the nation to live and work. Click here to view panelists and register to attend. 

Talent Gateway Alumni/Student Networking

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Office of Alumni Engagement and the Talent Gateway invite you to engage with students at our Alumni/Student Networking Night. The Talent Gateway puts students in control and prepares them with the skills and experiences to be career-ready. We encourage students to take initiative, venture outside their comfort zone, connect with the experts in their field, and gain new skills...all while practicing creative ways to be agile, resilient, and able to re-invent themselves throughout their careers. Join us for a night of networking and mentoring conversations between UM-Dearborn alumni and students from a variety of fields.

Mentoring Program

Share your knowledge with students through alumni mentoring opportunities, including face-to-face discussions, group settings or through online connections.  Students learn valuable information from our alumni mentors on career and professional development, and about maximizing their academic experience.  Opportunities to speak with students are held various times throughout the year.  Complete the Volunteer Interest form or contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at or 313-593-5131 for more information.

Office of Alumni Engagement

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