University of Michigan-Flint Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations adds value to the alumni experience through fostering university spirit and managing communications.  Our programs are designed to build leadership, create traditions, support students, and foster connections among our 30,000 alumni.  Our office, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Alumni Association, is your tie to the Leaders and Best.


Alumni News

Washington D.C. at dusk.

Washington D.C. Alumni Meet & Greet

 The Alumni Relations Office at UM-Flint is hosting an alumni “meet & greet” Wednesday, March 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 at ZENGO Restaurant - Gallery Place in Washington D.C.  With over 300 alumni in the region, Washington D.C. has one of the largest concentrations of UM-Flint alumni outside of Michigan.  Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres while networking with other alumni. 

Donor David Zick and Faculty Members

Zick Gift Creates Second Active Learning Classroom; Scholarship

In a ceremony held on Friday, December 4, Chancellor Susan E. Borrego announced plans to create the DeGraaf Active Learning Classroom at UM-Flint.

The classroom, made possible by a generous gift from David and Francine Zick, will be named in honor of Dr. Donald DeGraaf, a founding member of the UM-Flint Physics department who taught here from the year the university opened in 1956 until 1990.

"Windy City" and Washington D.C. Alumni Groups Look to Grow

Do you live in the Chicago or Washington D.C. areas? Would you like to connect with other UM-Flint alumni for social activities or professional advancement?  If so, sign up for our “Windy City” or D.C. alumni groups!   Click here to join one of the groups and stay up-to-date on all the latest activity going on in your region.  If you have questions about our regional groups or want to serve as a volunteer, contact Brent Nickola at or (810) 424-5450.

Alumni to Help Shape City's Future

UM-Flint Alumni Elected to Flint’s Charter Review Commission

The city of Flint elected a nine member charter review commission May 5 and the UM-Flint alumni connection runs deep. Four members attended the university. The commission was elected to review and recommend changes to the charter, which has been described as the constitution for the city.

Students Helping Community

Alumni Gift Helps Send UM-Flint Students to New Orleans for Alternative Spring Break

A crew from UM-Flint, including 21 students, will work on a home-and-property-renovating project in New Orleans in May as part of the university’s first Alternative Summer Break.