When you travel with the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, you’ll experience trips that take you further and deeper by focusing on activities and experiences that will inspire, push and enrich you.

The Deep Blue Series trips are created exclusively by AAUM’s Travel Team, based on our years of traveling with the adventurous and knowing the type of immersive experiences they love. We search for destinations that have unique Michigan connections, such as Michigan-owned businesses or star speakers. Our travel experts tap into activities that our travelers crave, such as biking or hiking, and we provide access that other trips cannot, including early entry, backstage tours or off-the-beaten path adventures. These trips are usually three to five nights, and are based in the United States where travel is easy and we can tap into alumni living in our traveling area. These trips also have more hands-on experiences, such as painting, cooking and photography lessons.


With a focus on one geographic area, our goal is to let you dig deeply into everything that surrounds you. To establish bonds that won’t be broken. And to engage in art, exploration and personal gratification that will lift you well beyond the expected.


These aren’t just trips, they’re journeys that will stay with you forever. Yes, each trip comes to an end, but the enrichment and learning has no end. Immerse yourself in an experience that’s deeply amazing.


Above and beyond the unexpected, that is precisely where we promise to take you. Come and travel with us. Learn and love new cultures. Immerse yourself in newfound experiences. Explore new places with new faces. And share the experience with fellow travelers who share your true love of Blue.  This is travel like no place else, and it’s waiting to take you places you never thought possible.

2018 Available Trips: The Deep Blue Series

• Masters Golf Tournament, April 4-7

• Kentucky Derby, May 2-6

• Maize & Blue on Broadway, May 2018

• Art & Culture in North Washington, August 5-11

• Shaw & Stratford Festival, August 14-18

• Alaska with U of M President Schlissel, August 2018

• Northern Michigan Bike Tour, September 13-19

• Weekend in Chicago, TBD

• Santa Barbara TBD

Begin your journey, and contact us at or 855.764.0064.

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