Alumni & Friends Events

Annual Events

Borealis Night of Excellence
The annual Borealis Night of Excellence is held each April on the St. Paul Campus. CFANS alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends and supporters celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding members of the CFANS community!

Classes Without Quizzes
This annual half-day learning event was created in 2002 to reconnect alumni and help the general public better understand how the work of CFANS faculty affects the daily lives of Minnesotans.

Cloquet Reunion
Each year, alumni gather at the Cloquet Forestry Center for an Alumni and Friends day. They enjoy tours of the center and research sites, presentations on forestry and wildlife topics, and a barbeque. Lodging is available at the Cloquet Forestry Center and area hotels or campgrounds.

Golf Scramble for Scholarships
The CFANS Alumni Society's Golf Scramble for Scholarships has been an annual event since 2004. The day's activities include team photos with Goldy, fun contests, a BBQ lunch, silent auction, award & prizes, and of course, golf!

Nearly $200,000 has been raised over the past decade from the golf scramble, an accompanying silent auction and sponsorships, and more than $35,000 will go to student scholarships this year.

Celebrate Gopher Homecoming with CFANS alumni and friends! We have several annual traditions including the Norman Borlaug Homecoming 5k on the St. Paul campus, the popular Beer & Brats Party at the Bell Museum during the U of M Homecoming parade, a pre-game tailgate, "Gopher Grams" and more!