Programs & Events

UM-Dearborn has may opportunities to engage alumni.  Join us for one of these memorable and signature opportunities to connect with members of your campus community.

Alumni Difference Makers Awards

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 2017 Alumni Difference Maker Awards recipients were recognized at a ceremony in October 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. 

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.

MLK Day of Service

January 15, 2018
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.

Commitment to Inclusion Reception

January 16, 2018
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 others as we engage in discussion focused on the University’s work in unifying alumni through strategic and student-orientated engagement opportunities.

Winter Athletics Alumni Game Day

January 20, 2018
Looking for former UM-Dearborn Athletes!  Whether you lace up your skates for the annual Alumni Ice Hockey Game as a former player taking the ice or hit the hardwood floor for the Men's Alumni Basketball Game, join us at this year's winter alumni games and alumni reception in UM-Dearborn's Fieldhouse and Ice Arena.

Alumni Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect and learn with fellow UM-Dearborn alumni victors.  Alumni Day provides high-energy seminars designed for all eras and careers and taught by community leaders and UM-Dearborn faculty, staff, and alumni.