CSE alumni homecoming events

Homecoming Week, Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2019

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Join the College of Science and Engineering for Homecoming Week! CSE will host a number of college-specific events, as well as participate in all-University events. 

CSE Day of Service—Minnesota Computers for Schools

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
9 a.m.-Noon

Minnesota Computers for Schools
504 Malcolm Ave. SE, Suite 100, Minneapolis

Kick off Homecoming Week by participating in the University of Minnesota Day of Service. CSE will host service activities at Minnesota Computers for Schools. Volunteers will help with a variety of tasks in the warehouse, such as testing computers, installing memory and hard drives, sorting parts for recycling, helping with inventory, and organizing inventory. 

Children 10 and older are welcome. Registration closed; this event has reached capacity.

If you don’t live in the Twin Cities metro area, Day of Service activities will be held simultaneously across the United States and at some international locations.

Questions, email Joelle at jblarson@umn.edu or call 612-626-1802. For information about the U's Day of Service, visit the UMAA website.

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Day of Service—Community Tree Planting

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
10 a.m. - Noon
Doris A. Kemp Park
519 Hayden Lake Rd. E., Champlin
CEMS will host a U of M Day of Service site at the Doris A. Kemp Park. All ages are invited to assist Hennepin County and City of Champlin foresters with tree planting. Tools, trees, and instructions on how to plant them will be provided. Volunteers will receive a University of Minnesota drawstring backpack and special CEMS Centennial and Jubilee gifts!
Registration closed; this event has reached capacity.

Computer Science & Engineering Thirst for Knowledge Alumni Gathering and Speaker Series: Robotics

Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
6-9 p.m.

The Happy Gnome, Firehouse Room
498 Selby Ave., St. Paul

Join computer science and engineering alumni and faculty for the second in a series of “Thirst for Knowledge” gatherings. Learn about faculty research related to robotics over brews and snacks—relax, socialize, reconnect, and maybe even learn a thing or two.

Learn more and register at CS&E Thirst for Knowledge web page.  

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Meet and Greet with Michele Brekke

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
10-11:45 a.m.
Akerman Hall, Gary Balas Atrium
110 Union Street SE, Minneapolis

Join Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics department alumni, students, faculty, and friends for a complimentary meet and greet with Homecoming Grand Marshal Michele Brekke (B.S. '75, M.S. '77). Brekke worked in a number of positions at NASA, and is now a flight manager for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial spacecraft. She will be sharing her journey through her career and taking questions.  

Learn more and register at the meet and greet web page.

Homecoming Parade, featuring Grand Marshal Michele Brekke (Aero ’75, M.S. 77)

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Homecoming with one of the oldest traditions at the U, the Homecoming Parade! The parade runs down University Avenue SE from 12th Avenue SE to Walnut Street.

This year’s Grand Marshal is CSE alumna Michele Brekke (Aero ’75, M.S. ’77). She retired from the NASA Johnson Space Center in 2014, after 37 years of service in spaceflight mission operations. Her career started as an instructor to space shuttle astronauts in 1977 and advanced to leadership roles in both NASA Space Shuttle and Space Station Programs.

Residing in Houston, Texas, Michele is now a flight manager for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner—one of the world’s first commercially owned spacecrafts that will transport NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

Read more about Michele Brekke at the CSE features web page.


Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis

Celebrate Homecoming at the premier pre-game party for alumni and fans. Enjoy entertainment, food & drink, watch games on the big screens and stay for the coronation of the Homecoming Royalty before heading to the football game!

More information is available on the UMAA web page.

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Homecoming Celebration

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Amundson Hall
421 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis

Connect with University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) faculty, alumni, friends, and students during the CEMS Homecoming celebration in Amundson Hall. Then, join CEMS alumni and friends for the Homecoming football game in a dedicated block of seats as the Golden Gophers take on the University of Illinois.

Registration for this event is closed.

Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering Homecoming Celebration

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
Noon-1:30 p.m. 

Civil Engineering Building
500 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis

Alumni and friends are invited to attend the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering Homecoming Celebration. Please join us before the Homecoming game!

Learn more and register at the CEGE Homecoming web page.

Homecoming Football Game v. Illinois

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
2:30 or 3 p.m.

TCF Bank Stadium
420 SE 23rd Ave, Minneapolis

Purchase discounted alumni tickets to the game at the UMAA Homecoming web page.

Biomedical Engineering Fall Alumni Event

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
5-7 p.m.

Surly Brewing Co.
530 Malcom Ave. SE, Minneapolis

Join alumni from the Department of Biomedical Engineering to celebrate University of Minnesota Homecoming! Enjoy a free beer on us, hosted appetizers, and the chance to reconnect with former classmates, colleagues, instructors, and friends.

Learn more and register at the BME Homecoming web page.