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  • Number of degree program alumni | 11,000
  • Percent of alumni who live and work in Minnesota | 68%

The College of Continuing and Professional Studies has opened doors for learners for over 100 years. We give you the tools to navigate your career path and stay engaged with the world through degrees and certificates, professional development courses, and personal enrichment programs.

Get Involved

The College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) encourages alumni to join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA). Becoming a UMAA member provides a number of free personal and professional development opportunities to engage with CCAPS and UMAA as an alum. Here are just a few!

Reconnect with old classmates and stay in touch with your colleagues and friends from CCAPS by joining our LinkedIn group and finding us on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to update your education profile to connect to CCAPS!

We also have program-specific social media accounts.

Providing an internship for a CCAPS student is a win-win proposition: your organization gets professional expertise for a research project, program, or other project, while the student gets the opportunity to see firsthand how coursework can be applied in a work setting.

Find out more about how to develop an effective internship and hire a CCAPS intern by emailing

A gift to CCAPS is an investment in the very core of the College—a commitment to provide high-quality continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities for professional development, personal enrichment, career transitions, and academic growth. A number of scholarships support students in our credit and noncredit programs. 

In the fall of 2019, CCAPS is launching a first-ever pilot for a CCAPS Mentor Program!

This new program is powered by the Maroon & Gold Network, which is the University of Minnesota Alumni Association's career and networking platform where you can volunteer online to give career-related advice to current students and fellow alumni.

Career development doesn’t end at graduation, so you can also further leverage the platform by reaching out to fellow alumni for advice that helps your own career. Learn more about the various career resources offered by UMAA.

The Emerging Professionals Network is a collaboration between multiple collegiate societies at the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association to provide an opportunity for recent graduates to connect with one another at fun and interesting events and activities throughout the year.


CCAPS and U of M Day of Service

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Location: Worldwide

CCAPS will be participating in the U of M Day of Service on Saturday, September 28. Sign-up for the MN CCAPS site at Coldwater Spring or another location near you!

Headliners: The US Supreme Court: Still the Least Dangerous Branch?

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7 p.m.
Location: Continuing Education & Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

Join us for the kick-off to the Headliners 2018-19 season with Timothy R. Johnson, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Law, University of Minnesota.

CCAPS Homecoming Pre-Parade Celebration

Date: Friday, October 4, 2019, 4 p.m.
Location: Nolte Hall, East Bank - U of M

Alumni, friends, and family are invited to join CCAPS on Friday, October 4 for a night of food, games and fun!

Ski-U-Mania & Homecoming Football Game

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Location: McNamara Alumni Center & TCF Bank Stadium, East Bank - U of MN

Celebrate tradition and pride with the Alumni Association! The 105-year tradition of Homecoming brings together alumni, friends, and family for a full week of fun activities, celebrations, and more.

CCAPS Scholars Celebration

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 8 a.m.
Location: Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Save the date! CCAPS student scholarship recipients, benefactors, and supporters are invited to this recognition breakfast to celebrate this year’s student scholarship recipients. Invitation to follow in early fall.

Built Environment Career Fair

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall, East Bank - U of MN

This free career fair is open to all students and alumni to network with 60+ employers for full-time jobs and internships. Fields represented: Construction management, architecture, building science and technology, engineering, facility management, interior design, and landscape architecture.

Headliners: How Neuroscience Will Revolutionize the Law

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7 p.m.
Location: Continuing Education & Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

Francis Shen, associate professor of Law at the U of M and a neurolaw pioneer, will introduce the University of Minnesota’s cutting-edge role in this emerging field at the intersection of law and neuroscience.

Give to the Max Day

Date: November 14, 2019
Location: Worldwide!

Save the date! Plan to join CCAPS and the U of M as we raise millions of dollars together for student scholarship support!

Alumni Stories

We are proud of our hard-working alumni. Here are some of their stories.

Have a great CCAPS story? We'd love to hear from you.

Contact Information

Questions about ways to stay connected? Contact:

Courtney Barrette
Director of Engagement & External Relations