U-M Seattle

Club Looking for Volunteers

The U-M Club of Seattle is looking for some new volunteers, to help with several aspects of our club’s operations, and for possible participation on our board in the coming operating year. Board members are elected at our annual meeting in May, for terms starting in July.

We’re looking for people to help with fundraising for our club scholarship, as well as general planning, coordination and hosting of club events, as well as club communications via website postings and emails.

Interest in a Book Club?

Book Club

We’ve got a group of U-M alums who have expressed interest in a book discussion group, and have decided that we will be reading the new novel The Heavens by Sandra Newman. We’ll be meeting in a month or two for discussion. It’s not too late to join us! If you’re interested, shoot me a note at herb@umseattle.org and let me know your location.

Paint and Sip

Don’t miss our upcoming event: Painting with Tipsy Foxx at Teku Tavern in Belltown/SLU area! Come join your fellow alumni on Sunday, February 17 from 2:00-4:00pm for a private painting session led by a local artist. We will each be painting a custom, one-of-a-kind painting of University of Michigan’s Diag featuring the Grad Library!


Join some of your fellow Wolverines for a group Curling event at Granite Curling! Should be a blast. No experience necessary. The group event includes instruction.

It will cost you only $35 to participate – only $25 if you’re an Alumni Association member!

Register today to secure your spot:

Big Ten Ballard Brewery Outing

With 11 breweries in just 5 square miles, Ballard has become a tourist destination for beer. In fact, Ballard is home to more breweries than any other Seattle or Portland neighborhood. If you include Fremont and other next door neighborhoods, there are 19 breweries!

Join your local Big Ten alums for an outing to visit five of these breweries over four hours. We’ll be stopping for 45 minutes at each location. There’s no fee to join, and no registration required. Feel free to join us for as much of the outing as you’d like!

Annual Meeting

Don’t miss our club’s annual meeting! This happy hour and meeting is your opportunity to meet fellow Wolverines, find out more about the Seattle club, and perhaps even learn how you can play a part in helping to shape the activities and presence of our club over the coming year. Happy Hour starts at 6:00, with your club providing hearty free appetizers for all attendees, with the meeting starting at 7:00.

Admitted Students Reception

We are hosting our annual pizza party for Puget Sound area high school seniors (and their parents) who have been admitted to the University of Michigan. We need alumni, especially recent grads, and any parents of current students, to attend, as we try to make our best case for the U-M! Share your most memorable U-M experiences and help answer students’ questions. We need your help as we try to convert these admitted students into enrolled students.

Trip to the SAM: Victorian Radicals

Dr. Chiyo Ishikawa, Seattle Art Museum’s Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and U-M alumna, has graciously agreed to provide a group of 30 lucky U-M alums with a tour of the exciting new SAM exhibition “Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement.”

The works of the men and women presented in the exhibition illustrate a spectrum of avant-garde practices of the Victorian period and demonstrate Britain’s first modern art response to industrialization.