The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference is highly regarded as a vibrant platform to explore and share new ideas. Attendees address contemporary challenges through dialogue and presentations delivered in a variety of formats that allow for in-depth conversations and actionable next steps.

2024 CUMU Annual Conference: Beyond Boundaries

Our vision for urban higher education is not bounded by our campus borders. Our actions today reach beyond yesterday’s accomplishments and toward tomorrow’s possibilities. We are vital members of our local, regional, and global communities. We expand affordable access for students to participate in postsecondary education and the workforce. We reach above and beyond to create opportunities for engaged citizenship. We explore across disciplinary boundaries to ask and answer our most pressing questions. And we build bridges that span real and perceived boundaries to enhance the well-being of our students, communities, and regions.

Please join us for our 35th anniversary celebration at the 2024 CUMU Annual Conference in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN as we inspire each other to look beyond what seems possible today in higher education.

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Beyond Boundaries: 2024 CUMU Annual Conference
October 20–23 | Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN


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