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For Students

From the moment you decide to attend the University of Central Missouri, you become a member of MuleNation. You are an Alum from Day One!

The following resource pages are available to provide you with valuable information about getting involved with the UCM Alumni Foundation now. 

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Alum from Day One

The Alum from Day One program is designed to help students get invovled with the UCM Alumni Foundation right from the start!

Students earn the official Alum from Day One Charlie Hustle t-shirt when they complete 75 traditions in the Traditions Keeper program. 

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Student Alumni Ambassadors

UCM Student Alumni Ambassadors are an elite student organization who leads the Alum From Day One program.  Alumni Ambassadors are leaders from across campus who represent a diverse range of educational disciplines. Ambassadors uphold and strengthen University traditions, create connections with alumni prior to graduation, uphold the university's motto "Education for Service," and gain special opportunities in their network of contacts.  Ambassadors serve as hosts at alumni events, provide student perspectives to donors, and influence university pride as a Tradition Keeper.

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Cap & Gown Society

The Cap & Gown Society is the Alumni Foundation's recognition for all current full time or part time undergraduate and/or graduate students who make their first gift back to UCM.  A gift of $10 or more allows a current student to become a member of the Cap & Gown Society, as well as receive a green philanthropy cord to wear at their commencement ceremony.

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Graduation Gear

The UCM Store has all your graduation gear needs! From diploma frames to commencment regalia to official alumni apparel you will find the perfect items to show off your UCM pride!

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Traditions Keeper

Since 1871 students have embraced the culture and spirit of the University of Central Missouri. Each generation of students upholds UCM's time-tested traditions, modernizes others and creates their own. The UCM Traditions Keeper program celebrates nearly 100 traditions through the Presence app which allows you to track the ones you've completed to earn prizes. 

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UCM Scholarship Finder

Apply for multiple scholarships with a single online application! UCM Scholarship Finder makes it easy and convenient to find 685+ UCM Alumni Foundation scholarships established by generous alumni and donors. Complete your application for scholarships before the priority deadline of Feb. 1 for your greatest chance of being selected. The scholarship application closes on March 15.

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