University of Michigan Alumni Association

Get Involved

Beyond attending the many great Events and Game Watch Parties we sponsor throughout the year, there are many other ways to become more actively involved with the U of M Alumni Club of Charlotte.  

Volunteer for the Board or a Committee

We always welcome members to become involved with our Board of Directors or a Committee (Young Alumni, Communications, Scholarship & Student Relations and Programming).  If you are interested in serving in one of these roles, please email the club at charlotteclub@umich.edu or our Club President, Josh Bostwick at wayfarer@umich.edu.

Participate in Club Community Service Activities

Beds For Kids

Each year on the day of Spring Commencement we participate in AAUM's nationwide community service day.  In addition, we typically organize at least one other community service activity annually.  The last two years our spring Community Service Day was spent volunteering at Beds For Kids

These are great opportunities for local U-M alumni to come together and give back to the Charlotte community while making new friends and having a great time in the process.

Alumni Student Recruiting Program

The Alumni Student Recruitment program matches up alumni with local high schools, and notifies alums when local students have been accepted to Michigan.  As an Alumni Student Recruiter, you provide the one-on-one interaction, personal attention and encouragement that can make the difference between a student in the Charlotte area choosing Michigan or another school. Providing your perspective as a U-M graduate is the most important part of the program.

The heart of the program is the Adopt-A-School activity. Alumni volunteers establish a connection with up to three high schools in their area to act as a recruiter for all prospective and admitted students, in addition to acting as local U-M resources for high school counselors.

Admitted Students Reception 

In the spring while students are still evaluating their college choices, a reception for admitted students is held by the club for local students who have been admitted to the University of Michigan, but who may still be on the fence about enrolling.  Students and their parents are invited to attend the reception, as are recent graduates and parents of current students or recent graduates. Students and parents get a chance to learn more about the Michigan experience in a relaxed atmosphere.  We encourage alumni participation to help with event planning, greeting students and their families and speaking informally about the University and Ann Arbor to help answer questions prior to the May 1 enrollment deadline.

Summer Picnic and Fall-Kick-Off

Each summer the club sponsors both a summer picnic and a Fall-Kick off where we invite new freshmen headed for Ann Arbor and their families.  The summer picnic is usually a BBQ held at local alum's home and the Fall Kick-off coincides with the club's Annual meeting in mid-August and is held at our game watch location, Tavern on the Tracks.  These events give new students and their families a chance to make connections with other local students headed for Michigan, local Charlotte alumni and it gives them another opportunity to find out more about the Michigan experience from those with recent experiences of their own.