Get Involved

Current opportunities

Help us welcome the class of 2017A new class will be joining the MRU alumni community this June and we invite you to be a part of this important milestone. If you can donate a couple hours of your time on June 1 or 2, please join us! We have the following volunteer shifts to choose from on both days:

Morning ceremony – June 1 or 2

  • 9:30 a.m. to noon – Hand out pins to grads after they cross the stage
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Host grads or frame parchments after the ceremony

Afternoon ceremony – June 1 or 2

  • 1:30 to 4 p.m. – Hand out pins to grads after they cross the stage
  • 3:15 to 5 p.m. – Host grads or frame parchments after the ceremony

No special skills or experience are required – just a love of MRU and a willingness to share that pride with your fellow alumni.

Interested? Email Emily Pratt at epratt@mtroyal.ca to sign up or learn more.


20 ways to get involved

We want to help you reach your full potential. Supported by an extensive network of volunteers, the MRUAA leads the development of programs and services that add value to alumni and to the life and work of the University. Here are a few ways you can get involved with your University:

1. Have coffee with Emily. Meet with Emily Pratt, coordinator, alumni outreach, face to face to learn more about alumni programs, benefits and services. Find out how to get involved, give your input and share your alumni story over tea or coffee.

2. Get social! Join the MRU Alumni LinkedIn group and follow us on Twitter.

3. Celebrate fellow alumni and attend the Alumni Achievement Awards.

4. Recognize an outstanding alumni member by nominating them for an Alumni Achievement Award.

5. Volunteer and inspire prospective students at Open House.

6. Join an alumni chapter or start your own!

7. Become a mentor in the Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program

8. Cheer on your Cougars at the Crowchild Classic Saddledome game.

9. Return to campus for an MRU event.

10. Plan a reunion with help from Alumni Relations.

11. Give to your alma matter and support a faculty, program or student award.

12. Learn and network at an Alumni Speakers Series session.

13. Use the MRU Library and get on campus WiFi access.

14. Get fit with a discounted MRU Recreation membership.

15. Take a Continuing Education course and keep learning at MRU.

16. Attend a performance at the beautiful Bella Concert Hall.

17. Enjoy a Cougars game with discounted alumni tickets.

18. Share your story in True Blue, our monthly alumni e-newsletter.

19. Take on a leadership role with the MRUAA Advisory Council, Foundation Board of Directors or MRU Board of Governors.

20. Get involved with a Program Advisory Committee. 

Don't see what you're looking for? Contact us at alumni@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7000. Additional opportunities come up throughout the year and are included in True Blue, our monthly e-newsletter . Update your contact info so you don't miss out.