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Alumni Events

Upcoming Alumni Events


04.25.19 | Shelby County Alumni Club Benefit Bash | Stewart Student Retreat Center | 6-8 p.m. | $20 per person includes dinner, dessert, adult beverage, and 8 game cards | $10 per person for children 12 & under includes dinner, dessert, and beverage | Proceeds benefit the Emma Dean Nathews Shelby County Scholarship Fund | Register online through MontevalloTickets
05.08.19 | Military Appreciation Brunch in Recognition of Military Appreciation Month | University of Montevallo | 9-10:30 a.m. | Additional details to be determined | If you are a UM Military Alumnus, please email with your contact information and brief details of your service so we can invite you to the brunch.
05.10.19 | Junior Alumni Board Spring Soireé | Location TBD | 6-9 p.m. | Additional details to be determined | Save the date to come out and support the Junior Alumni Board for their premiere fundraiser of the year! Funds raised during this much-anticipated silent auction benefit the Junior Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship.
06.13.19 | River Region Alumni Club in conjunction with Admissions presents Montevallo Night at the Ballpark with the Montgomery Biscuits | Locomotive Loft at Riverwalk Stadium | Montgomery | Time TBD | $20 per adult includes dinner & game ticket | $15 per child 12 & under | Register online through MontevalloTickets
06.27.19 | Jefferson County Alumni Club and Junior Alumni Board in conjunction with Admissions presents Montevallo Night at the Ballpark with the Birmingham Barons | Party Patio at Regions Field | Birmingham | Time TBD | $20 per adult includes dinner & game ticket | $15 per child 12 & under | Register online through MontevalloTickets

*Register for upcoming Alumni Club events

Please note: alumni event registration is not considered a tax-deductable donation. 

Founders’ Day

Celebrated the second Thursday of every October

In 1896, the community of Montevallo was selected as the site for a new state educational institution. The school opened on October 12 in Reynolds Hall, an 1851 building that still houses classrooms and offices. Each year, the second Thursday of October is still celebrated on campus as Founders’ Day.

The focus of this annual event is the convocation, during which the robing of the seniors and the Omicron Delta Kappa tapping take place. Additionally, awards are presented, including the University Scholar Award, the Faculty Service Award, the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, the Outstanding Staff Service Award, and the Alumnus Loyalty Award.

The day concludes with the annual Life Raft Debate, an event that pits faculty member against faculty member— with occasional staff and administrators in the mix — in a debate for survival as the recipient of the last seat on the raft following an imaginary nuclear war. The audience members are in the boat, and they decide by voting who gets to join them and who is left to sink or swim at the end of what is always a lively debate by the panelists.

Founders’ Day also is the date for the first business meeting of the fiscal year for the UMNAA. It is followed that evening by a celebratory dinner for the Association’s award recipients.

Olympics Day

Begun in 1968, Olympics Day is a significant tradition for University of Montevallo alumni. Many events and activities have changed and evolved throughout the years, but one thing has remained the same: it is a special time for alumni and friends to join together in athletic and social events, reminisce, and make new friends. Traditionally, athletic events have included golf, tennis, and a 5K run and were held the first Saturday in August. In 2013, it was moved to October to accompany Founders’ Day and other athletic events such as racquetball and disc golf were added. In 2016, the UMNAA made the decision to turn over the golf tournament to the Department of Athletics and in 2017 together celebrated the 50th Olympics Day.

Greek Alumni Reunion

So we can join the Centennial College Night fun, we will be on King Quad this year! We will have one tent to show Greek Unity, but each organization can set up their area under the tent. Bring your chairs and hang out! The tailgate-style event will be held on the King Quad on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2-5 p.m.

Greek Alumni Reunion 2016

Greek Alumni Reunion 2016

“All Greek Alumni are welcome to come out and enjoy our 5th Greek Alumni Reunion. Let’s show our Greek Unity and kick off the Centennial College Night Celebration.”
 -Stephanie Shaw ’93, VP of Alumni Clubs & Chair of Greek Alumni Club


  • Tailgate: Bring any extra tailgate food you like, but food trucks will be available. Greek Alumni Club will provide refreshments and beverages. 
  • Loyalty Award: presented to the Greek organization with the most members in attendance/participation. 
  • Philanthropy Award: given to the Greek Organization that brings the most items for the Campus Food Pantry.
  • This year’s recipient of the Jim Wilkinson Greek Loyalty Award will be honored at the reunion.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Sponsor Level Alpha $250: Business logo or name prominent on t-shirt; Event stake sign; Name at registration table; 2 champagne glasses; and 2 reunion tickets. (Logo must be received by October 8.)
  • Sponsor Level Beta $100: Name on t-shirt; Event stake sign; Name at registration table; 1 champagne glass; and 1 reunion ticket.
  • Sponsor Level Gamma $50: Name at registration table; 1champagne glass; and 1 reunion ticket.
  • Sponsor Level Delta $25: Name at registration table and 1 champagne glass.
  • Sponsorships may be made in memory of or in honor of someone.

Registration for the Greek Alumni Reunion is not open to current UM students. Per University Policy, IDs WILL be checked at the tent and an event wristband issued that must be worn to enter tent/beverage area.

Register or Sponsor Greek Alumni Reunion

Please note: alumni event registration is not considered a tax-deductable donation. 

Alumni Art Auction

The Alumni Art Auction is the major fundraising event to benefit the Art Department. Organized by the Art Alumni Board since 1996, it takes place annually on Homecoming Saturday in mid-February and features over 100 donated works in all media by art alums, faculty and current students. The show is on display Friday and Saturday and the silent bidding concludes during the Bloch Party reception, an event that is anything but silent! Proceeds from the auction are used to fund equipment and special projects for the benefit of our current students. Invitations to participate in the auction are mailed each year to art alums; please let the Art Department know if they need to add you to their list or if you wish to help with the event or join the Art Alumni Board.