University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Women's Club

University of Minnesota Women's Club.

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We are now more than 100 years old, and over that century much has changed. We began as a group for faculty wives, and have expanded to include women throughout the community. We are women leaders who help to shape the future of our community. Whether you are a long-time member or are considering joining, I think you will agree that members, while increasingly diverse, have several attributes in common:

I look forward to seeing you during another wonderful year of UMWC! –
And that's important because, in case you haven't noticed, at every level of our Twin Cities campus – graduate, professional, undergraduate - there are now more women students than men and women students increasingly need our support.


Karen Kaler, *Honorary President

*Article VII of our bylaws decrees: The wife of the president of the University of Minnesota shall be the Honorary President of the UMWC.

How to Join

Anyone who is interested in the University is eligible to join the UMWC. Annual membership dues are $35. For more information click on How to Join or download our Membership form. Should you have any questions, please contact our Membership Chair, Lou Nelson, 651-447-2088.


Check the new schedule of upcoming UMWCGeneral Club Programs. Our club also offers Interest Sections in which members can share in diverse activities as varied as art, hiking, literature, and women's health.

This year the UMWC provided Scholarships for 45 undergraduate women students.

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Quick Updates

​The UMWC Joint Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at 10am in the Windsor Room at Becketwood. All members are welcome to attend.

Free Technology Workshop????
Does your Smart Phone make you feel dumb?
Well, you are not alone!

The UMWC board wants to help you by conducting a Technology Workshop next fall. It depends on your interest. Questions would be selected based on their needs and interest. Members would bring their devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, Laptop) to the workshop to receive basic instruction. It is not a lecture, nor repair service.

To make it work we need the help of members who are familiar with one of the devices. Do step forward with your skills and your questions. Don’t be bashful. Please call or text me: Marian Champlin – I’m in the Directory.

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