Alumni Link Newsletter

School is back in session!

Minnesota State University, Mankato is welcoming more than 15,000 students to campus this fall. Campus is buzzing with new faces, events and plenty to look forward to as we kick off the start of the academic year! Looking ahead, we have many great opportunities for our alumni and friends to re-connect with our campus and one another. We hope to see you at an alumni or campus event soon, and are always looking to reach out to our alumni near and far for other gatherings and updates from across the globe. We are a home for your pride and a hub for your connections!

Homecoming 2016: Alumni Zone

Homecoming 2016

The Alumni Association is excited to announce a NEW Homecoming tradition! Join the party in the Alumni Zone before the Maverick football game on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Event Details:

Saturday, Oct. 8

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cost: $5 / person    |    In University Purple Lot 20A

Tickets include: 2016 Maverick Homecoming Football Game Ticket, limited edition Homecoming T-shirt (shown left; adult sizes while supplies last), hotdog meal & water/soft drink, prime parade route viewing. Tickets are limited! Reserve your spot in the Alumni Zone today!





 Under the Arch Graduates


Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

Do you know an alumnus/alumna who has achieved high rank or status in their field? How about one who lives to give back to others? Nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards are open through Thursday, September 15, 2016. Let your voice be heard and nominate a deserving Maverick today! Learn more...

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers


Vikings vs. Packers Ticket Lottery Winners!

Thank you to all our alumni who entered our lottery on August 23 to purchase tickets to the Vikings vs. Packers game. We were excited to share this opportunity and can't wait to check out the new US Bank Stadium! For those who were not selected -- tickets were limited and only available for a short time. Stay tuned for other great offers, discounts and more with your Alumni Association.  


Stomper with Mini-Stomper


#FutureMav Photo Share

Do you have a little Maverick at home? Take a photo of your future Maverick in purple and gold, email us the photo or share it on your favorite social media site with #FutureMav and we will send your family a free Maverick Growth Chart! Photo submissions can be emailed to

Distinguished Alumni Awards


Cram-A-Van: #HungerFighters

Show your Maverick pride in the fight against hunger. Drop off your non-perishable food items October 3 - 7, 2016 on the Minnesota State Mankato Mall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Donations will also be taken during the Oct. 8 Homecoming parade and at the Maverick football game through halftime. The food drive will support the following agencies: Campus Kitchen, Campus Cupboard, BackPack Food Program and the REACH Drop-In Center.



Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball

Family Weekend 2016: Legacy Brunch

Saturday, September 24    |   10:30 a.m.

Does your son or daughter attend Minnesota State Mankato? Then save the date for our on-campus Legacy Brunch! We welcome alumni families along with their current students to attend this free event during Family Weekend. We will recognize the Alumni Association Legacy scholarship winners, award door prizes and provide a free brunch. Learn more...


St. Paul Saints

Save the Date: Homecoming 2016!

October 3 - 8, 2016

Join us for your 2016 Minnesota State Mankato Homecoming celebrations! The week will be packed with athletic events, student competitions, a parade and more! New this year will be the Alumni Zone, a special tailgate spot reserved for alumni and friends before the football game on Saturday, October 8. Read more... 




President's Free Community Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 8, 2016    |   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Start your Homecoming celebrations with a free pancake breakfast behind Blakeslee Stadium with Minnesota State University, Mankato President, Richard Davenport. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and tons of school spirit! No registration required, first-come first-served.

 Alumni Limited Edition Cowbell



Hockey Night in the City Center

Saturday, October 8, 2016    |   4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Come down to the Verizon Wireless Center Plaza in Mankato for Hockey Night in the City Center. Wrap up your Homecoming festivities with a Maverick hockey game ve Michigan Tech and visit the Alumni booth for games, giveaways and gear! We will be giving away limited edition cowbells and selling alumni gear for all our Mav fans! Learn More...

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