Alumni & Friends Events

Upcoming Events

1970s Forestry Reunion
October 14, 2016
Green Hall, St. Paul Campus and Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet
Register here
9 Billion and Counting: Abolishing Hunger
Jan Low, 2016 World Food Prize Laureate
October 17, 2016
St. Paul Student Center
RSVP online

Annual Events

Borealis Night of Excellence
The 8th Annual Borealis Night of Excellence was held Wednesday, April 23, 2014. CFANS alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends and supporters celebrated the accomplishments and contributions of these 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
Join us at the Cloquet Forestry Center for an Alumni and Friends day. 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!

Northern Green Expo Alumni Social
Reconnect with your college friends and instructors during the Northern Green Expo! The Northern Green Expo takes place January 14-16 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Come see the CFANS exhibit highlighting our teaching, research and outreach related to the green industry (horticulture, entomology, urban forestry, etc.).