Discounts on Room Rental & Wedding Packages

Do I qualify for an alumni discount?

Although everyone who graduates from the University of Minnesota is either an alumnus (male) or alumna (female), only dues-paying members at the multi-year and life member levels of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association receive a discount on their meetings and events at McNamara. One year and student memberships do not qualify.

Examples of qualifying events:

  • Wedding or Rehearsal Dinner—for you or your child
  • Holiday Party, Board Meeting, or Retreat of the company that you own
  • Retirement Party—for you or your spouse
  • Memorial Service for a family member or you

Life Members—20% off

Life members also receive a $100 gift card from D’Amico Catering with any new Friday, Saturday or Sunday booking of Memorial Hall, University Hall or Johnson Great Room.

Multi-Year Members—10% off

Wedding package discounts for UMAA members:

Life Members
Memorial Hall package $500 off
University Hall package $300 off

Multi-Year Member
Memorial Hall package $300 off
University Hall package $200 off

How To Use This Benefit

When inquiring about room availability at the McNamara Alumni Center, identify yourself as a University of Minnesota Alumni Association member. Provide your member ID if you know it. The McNamara sales team will confirm your membership status.

**Benefit Conditions:

  • The McNamara rental contract must be in the name of the UMAA member.
  • He/she is accountable for the contract terms and payment.
  • The member or his/her owned company is the client and the member will be present at the event.
  • The person’s membership is current and paid in full or if on a monthly payment plan, has paid at least as much as the discounted rental amount toward his/her membership. Example: An alumna on a payment plan toward a life membership must have paid at least $300 toward her life membership to receive $300 off McNamara’s Memorial Hall wedding package.
  • Not valid for events already booked with signed contracts.

Join the Alumni Association

Membership in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association is open to alumni, U of MN employees, students, parents of students, even friends of the university! There are many benefits to joining!