The official 2018 members-only Maroon Shirt™ tee from the Alumni Association, designed by a U of M student, unites alumni, fans and friends of the University of Minnesota. Proceeds from the shirt go to our Student Success Fund, which prepares students for success by providing mentoring and career development opportunities.
The Maroon Shirt™ tee is a limited-edition design that you can only get by being a member of the Alumni Association. Show your school pride by joining (receive a shirt with membership) or purchasing (current members only) the 2018 Maroon Shirt™ tee for your maroon and gold collection.
Q. HOW DO I GET THE SHIRT?
A. There are two ways to get the limited-edition Maroon Shirt™ tee: by becoming a member, or by purchasing a shirt if you are an existing member. Use the buttons at the top of this page.
Q. MY MEMBERSHIP EXPIRED. HOW DO I GET A SHIRT?
A. If you have already been a member of the Alumni Association, simply renew your membership and then purchase the shirt separately via the link above.
Q. WHERE DID THE DESIGN COME FROM?
A. U of M student and Alumni Association student designer Breanne Christian created the 2018 Maroon Shirt™ tee with a goal of bringing together generations of Gophers. By combining Goldy Gopher images from across the decades with the words Stay Golden, Breanne’s design reminds us we are all ONE GOPHER FAMILY. A native of Wausau, WI, Breanne says she felt right at home the second she stepped on campus. Her love of the U inspired her to create the 2018 Maroon Shirt™ tee design.
Q. CAN I ORDER MORE THAN ONE SHIRT?
A. Absolutely! For those joining for the first time, a single shirt is included with sign up. Purchase additional shirts here.
Q. HOW DO I CHOOSE MY SIZE?
A. If you join as a member on the web, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to select your shirt size. If you join or order any shirts via a print campaign, the print piece you send back will have your shirt size(s) included.
Q. CAN I ORDER A SHIRT AFTER OCTOBER 31, 2018?
A. Once these shirts are gone, the design is retired. But keep an eye out for the 2019 Maroon Shirt™ tee design to be released this spring.
Q. I'M A STUDENT. CAN I GET A SHIRT?
A. Absolutely! Simply join as a “Student Member” of the Alumni Association between August 1 and October 31, 2018 and we’ll send you a shirt for signing up. If you are already a member of the Association - simply purchase a shirt for $25 like any other member.
Q. WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE MAROON SHIRT™ TEE?
A. In 2017 we came up with the idea to give Gophers a spirited way to give back and display their U of M Alumni Association pride during Homecoming. The tradition of the Maroon Shirt™ tee was born, with a new, collectible design introduced every year.
The inaugural Maroon Shirt™ tee design for 2017 included imagery from the University’s past and present. Three generations of Goldy usher in buildings and traditions from the East and West Banks, along with St. Paul campus.
A new membership purchase will qualify you to receive one complimentary Maroon Shirt™ tee per member; for example, a single membership receives one complimentary shirt and a joint membership receives two. Only members of the Alumni Association may purchase additional shirts. Shirts will be shipped out as orders are received. Membership forms that are returned to the Alumni Association before November 1, 2018 will be guaranteed a shirt. After that date, fulfillment will be subject to availability; if your size is no longer in stock after November 1 the Alumni Association reserves the right to send you the next-closest size up; for example, if you order a medium and stock is out, you will be sent a large. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. Shirt sizes are “unisex”; the brand of shirt is a Gildan Softstyle T-Shirt.