Programs & Events

Homecoming was A-Maizing!

Alumni from throughout the decades and across the colleges came back to the university to hail our UM-Dearborn Victors and celebrate all things Maize and Blue! Team Alumni defeated Team Students for the third year in a row, in the Maize and Blue Bowl! Our Alumni Difference Makers were surrounded by family and friends as they received their awards. The Golden Jubilee classes of 1962-68 reminisced and shared stories of the early years on campus. And students, staff and alumni all came together at the Alumni Territory Tailgate and Homecoming football game in Ann Arbor! Click on the links to see photos!
Mark your calendars to join us for Homecoming 2019 (October 2-5) and join in on this annual Fall time tradition!

UM-Dearborn at the North American International Auto Show

January 14-17, 2019

Are you attending the Auto Show this year? Make sure you stop by the UM-Dearborn exhibit space UA-28 in the AutoMobili-D area during press preview and industry preview days, January 14-17.

  • Learn about our work to connect business and industry with UM-Dearborn's unique assets.
  • Meet with some of our students and see their special projects showing their ingenuity and creativity in action!
  • Hear the latest campus updates, including reports about the Engineering Lab Building and other university news.

MLK Day of Service

January 21, 2019
Want to make a difference?  Volunteer to help others. To commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our campus proudly hosts programs and events dedicated to honoring the memory of this great American Icon. One of our biggest and most cherished campus traditions is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Day of Service, where volunteers come together to lend a helping hand and inspire long lasting and positive change throughout the Metro Detroit area.  Visit the website for more information on the planned complete week of events.

Commitment to Inclusion Reception

January 22, 2019
This is an opportunity to join the UM-Dearborn campus community at an annual event reaffirming the university’s commitment to inclusion in the region.  Connect with alumni and network with community partners as we hear about UM-Dearborn's vision for fostering an inclusive campus community. Talk with students and campus partners who are fulfilling our vision, and discover how you can help further our mission. Keynote speaker is UM-Dearborn Chancellor Domenico Grasso.

Athletics Alumni Appreciation Day

January 26, 2019
Come out and cheer on the Dearborn Wolverines on this special day honoring alumni! All alumni will receive free admission to attend the day's events and games.

  • Women's Basketball game: 1:00 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball game: 3:00 p.m.
  • Men's Ice Hockey Alumni game: 6:00 p.m.--Contact Head Coach Chris Haltinner at
  • Social at Bailey's of Dearborn: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The day will include special recognition of the 2018 Hall of Fame class.

Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function

January 31-May 3, 2019
Don't miss this remarkable exhibition drawn from the extensive glass collection owned by the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The exhibition, which was featured at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts last year, surveys important artists and works created from the mid-1960s to the present.  Global Glass examines both functional glass objects and pure sculptural forms that have often taken cues from other fine arts media and movements in the U.S. and internationally.  Among the 56 artists represented are glass giants Harvey Littleton, Howard Ben Tré, Dale Chihuly, Ann Robinson, and Kate Vogel.

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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