The MCAD Alumni Association Board of Directors invites you to join your fellow alumni at gatherings in the Twin Cities area and elsewhere. Events hosted by our alumni association range from local networking happy hours and mentorship programs to large-scale reunions. We also hold a number of alumni gatherings around the country each year.

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

Have an idea for an alumni event in your community? Email us—we would love to hear from you!

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 volunteers. You provide ideas and help to 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, help collect RSVPs, serve as greeters/hosts during the event, and submit attendance lists and feedback after the event. The MCAD Alumni Relations Office helps with event promotion by posting to, sending email invites, and sharing on social media.


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.


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