Join your fellow alumni at gatherings held both locally and around the country.

Events hosted by the alumni association range from local networking happy hours and mentorship programs to large-scale reunions. A number of alumni gatherings are also held around the country each year.

Events are listed on the alumni Facebook page. We hope you join us!

Plan an Event

Did you just move to a new city and want to meet alumni in the region for happy hour? Do you want to organize a peer critique night for feedback on your recent project? Have you recently opened a new exhibit that you want to show to the MCAD community? Do you want to host an open house at your gallery or studio for fellow MCAD alumni?

The success of MCAD alumni events is directly tied to the active participation of alumni during the planning process. You provide ideas and help organize events that appeal to a broad range of alumni throughout the year. Depending on the event, volunteers may be asked to provide or identify a venue, communicate with alumni, serve as greeters/hosts, and submit attendance lists and feedback.

If you have an idea for an alumni event in your community, email us—we would love to hear from you!


Alumni can help the college in many ways. Volunteer to be a guest speaker for students, work with admissions to connect with prospective students and parents, sign up with the career services to identify internship opportunities, host an event, and share your stories. Email to get involved.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Experience MCAD DayApril 2212:45–2:00 p.m.
Alumni Lecture Series: Share your career story with studentsOngoingLunch Hour
Cheat Sheet: Share tips with students for life after graduationApril 1Noon–2:00 p.m.
One-on-One Mentor SessionsApril 27–29Hours Vary
SnackCart! Hand out snacks to late-working students during finals weekMay 110:00 p.m.–Midnight
New Student OrientationAugust 268:30–10:00 a.m.
Campaign Celebration Event: Be an alumni host and/or guideSeptember 145:00–7:30 p.m.
MCAD Art Sale IntakeNovember 2–6Hours Vary
SnackCart! Hand out snacks to late-working students during finals weekDecember 410:00 p.m.–Midnight


For more information, please contact the alumni relations office at 612.874.3787 or