U-M Seattle

November Networking Happy Hour at Old Stove Brewing

The University of Michigan Club of Seattle invites you to our third monthly Networking Happy Hour at Old Stove Brewing Co. in Pike Place Market! Come and join your fellow local Michigan Alumni at a casual networking event.

Old Stove Brewing Co. serves up Market-made craft beer and delicious fare with a great waterfront view at the Marketfront location. This will be a monthly recurring event - see you there!

Big Ten Holiday Party

Join your fellow Big Ten alumni for a timely holiday party! Mix and mingle with other Big Ten alumni in the Seattle area while enjoying heavy appetizers and an outdoor fire pit. Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio (as long as they’re wearing your school colors!) and our space will be kid-friendly (subject to the same conditions as the dogs!). The Big Ten Football Championship game will be playing during the event, and will be shown on TVs at the venue.

Remembering Gretchen Ilgenfritz

Gretchen Ilgenfritz

We are sad to report that Gretchen Ilgenfritz, an active member of our U-M Seattle Club Scholarship Committee for thirty-five years, passed away on October 9th, 2019. Her obit in The Seattle Times can be found here. She is survived by her husband Bob, also a U-M alum, who represented the Seattle Club on the West Coast U-M alumni board for many years.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Now you have a new way to support your local alumni club – and it won’t cost you a dime! Just sign up for Amazon Smile, and select the University of Michigan Club of Seattle as the organization you’re supporting. Form then on, every time you purchase something at smile.amazon.com, you’ll pay the same low price you would have otherwise, but a portion of your payment will go to our club! What could be easier! And the additional revenue will contribute to fulfilling our club’s mission.

Trip to the SAM: Flesh and Blood


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 “Flesh & Blood,” offering a rare opportunity to view unforgettable Italian masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples.

Welcome Event for Recent Grads and Transplants

Did you just move to the Seattle area and want to meet fellow Wolverines? This awesomely social event will allow you to see old Michigan friends and make new ones who can help you get the “inside information” on our Wolverine presence in Seattle! This event will give you a chance to meet the local U-M Alumni Club board and see some of the upcoming events planned for the rest of the year. Also, you will have a chance to suggest events or initiatives you want to participate in during the upcoming year. Food will be provided.

Seattle Club Wins Outstanding 2019 Club Award for Region 5

The U-M Club of Seattle has been selected by the Alumni Association to receive one of its 2019 Outstanding Club Awards! Every year clubs compete against others of similar sizes for these awards. In addition to a groovy banner, our club will receive an extra $500 for the year to help fund even more outstanding events for our local alums. Thanks to all of our board members, friends of the board, and great local members for helping to make us the Outstanding Club for the year in “Region” 5!

New Lower Membership Rates

Exciting news! The Michigan Alumni Association is offering lower Alumni Association Life Membership rates that are available now! Life Members support the programs that engage future and current alumni, and help to foster a powerful global Wolverine community (and support your local club!).

The reduced Life Membership plan starts at $675 for seniors, $750 for recent grads and $895 for everyone else. The Annual Membership rate of $69 will still be available as well (but is not as good a deal).