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  • Number of degree program alumni | 10,000
  • Percent of alumni who live and work in Minnesota | 60%

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!

As alumni, you have real-world perspectives that current students can learn from. Engage with CCAPS as an Alumni Ambassador and share the valuable insights you've gained in your career. Learn more about such options as being a guest lecturer, participating in a panel discussion, connecting with students as a career resource, helping with recruiting efforts, and more.

The Construction Management and Facilities Management Alumni Club is the official network for the College of Continuing and Professional Studies Construction Management and Facilities Management graduates. Visit their page to learn more about how to be engaged as a CMgt and FM alum!

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. 

The Maroon & Gold Network 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.


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Date: January 26, 2019
Location: Sugden Theater, Naples, FL

Come together with fellow alumni and friends to hear from some of the University of Minnesota's most exciting, innovative, and ambitious faculty. Learn about their cutting-edge research and see why the University of Minnesota is ranked one of the most active public research universities in the nation.

Intelligent Machines: AI’s Present and Future

Date: February 7, 2019, 7 p.m.
LocationContinuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul campus

Join us for the February Headliners talk, when award-winning computer scientist Dr. Maria Gini will assess the current state of the art in intelligent systems, dig into its future developments and challenges, and highlight the specific research that is centered on increasing productivity and improving people’s lives.

Why Go to the Moon? Apollo, the Space Race, and the Many Faces of Lunar Exploration

Date: February 21, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Location: Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis

What is it about the moon that captures the fancy of humankind? A silvery disk hanging in the night sky, it conjures up images of romance and magic. It has been counted upon to foreshadow important events, both good and ill, and its phases for eons served humanity as its most accurate measure of time. Featuring Roger Launis, Retired NASA, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This event is part of the 1968/69-2018/19: Historic Upheavals, Enduring Aftershocks Series. Free and open to the public.

Alumni at Goldy's Run

Date: April 7, 2019, 7 a.m.
Location: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

Alumni and friends, join UMAA as we participate in Goldy's Run! Last spring we participated for the first time and had over 100 alumni and friends join us. This year we are hoping to improve on that number. If you normally participate in this run and are not a part of a group, feel free to join ours.

UMAA Annual Celebration

Date: April 26, 2019, 5 p.m.
Location: MacNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street, Minneapolis

Save the date for the next annual celebration! Stay tuned for more information.

    Contact Information

    Questions about ways to stay connected? Contact:

    Courtney Barrette
    Director of Engagement & External Relations