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. Hope you can join!

Join the Alumni Association Board

The MCAD Alumni Association Board serves the MCAD alumni community through the continuity of communication, alumni connections, and success, as well as through the meaningful support of the college and its current students. Board members are asked to volunteer for a minimum two-year term, attend quarterly meetings, volunteer at college events and plan and promote alumni programs. For more information, email

Art Sale Altruist Club

The Art Sale Altruist Club provides a great opportunity for participating students and alumni to support current students. Participants in the Art Sale Altruist Club may identify one or more of their submitted artwork pieces to support scholarships. When that piece sells, 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Art Sale Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to students in the same school year. To learn more, contact

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 Career Development to identify internship opportunities, host an event, and share your stories. Email to get involved.

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