Upcoming Alumni Events
*Refunds are only issued if event is canceled.
Back-to-School Alumni Meet & Sweets
Celebrating our alumni who work at UM. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
College Colors Day
Show You Always Belong at Montevallo by wearing your purple and gold on Friday, Sept. 1, for College Colors Day. Those showing the most school spirit will win a Montevallo spirit pack. Categories include faculty, staff, students and alumni. To participate, post your photo on social media with the hashtags #IBelongAtMontevallo and #CollegeColorsDay, and alumni, please add #MontevalloAlum. Make sure your post settings are set to public.
UMNAA Scholarship Recipient Reception
Welcoming the 2023-2024 UMNAA Scholarship Recipients. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Alumni Book Club for Banned Books Week
Founders’ Day – Oct. 12, 2023
Celebrated the second Thursday of 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 reception for the Association’s award recipients.
Homecoming, Feb. 16-17, 2024
Alumni donor pre-sale of College Night tickets: Nov. 28 – Jan. 5