The University of Northern Iowa Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) is the official student volunteer group of the UNI Alumni Association. CATS represent the University of Northern Iowa student body to alumni and friends. CATS create and promote the lasting connections between past, present and future Panthers.

Mission: CATS members foster meaningful student-alumni relationships, serve as the official tradition keepers and are the student philanthropic educators of the University of Northern Iowa.

Vision: CATS create a campus culture of deeply committed students and alumni working together to benefit the university through traditions, connections and philanthropy. 

Upcoming Events
CATS hosts and assists with a variety of programs in conjunction with the UNI Alumni Association. 

Love a Donor  /  February 13 - 15 

Giving Week  /  April 8 - 12

Traditions Keeper Ceremony  /  April 23, 4:30 p.m.

GradFest  /  April 25, 4 - 7 p.m.




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Nominate a Promising Young Alumnus

The Promising Young Alumni Award recognizes one or more seniors who demonstrate qualities desired of engaged alumni. A Promising Young Alumnus demonstrates their potential as a future alumni leader for the UNI community through their commitment to service, leadership, and pride while enrolled.

Nominations for 2024 are due Friday, March 8 by 11:59 p.m. Awards will be presented at the Student Leadership Awards on April 16.