Located one block south the campus at 2222 9th Avenue, the Alumni House is the oldest building associated with the UNK. It was built as the residence of Dr. A. O. Thomas, the university's first president. Dr. Thomas and his family moved into the home on February 21, 1907, less than two years after the Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney first started its original mission of preparing teachers.

The Alumni Association acquired the facility from the H.W. Swan family in 1980. What was originally a private home has been transformed into a multi-purpose facility of offices, meeting rooms and reception areas, all with private gifts. Alumni and friends have donated more than $300,000 for renovation and addition projects. Visitors to the Alumni House will find a wealth of historical items representing the periods when it was the Normal School, Nebraska State Teachers College, Kearney State College and now, the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

UNK Alumni House Forms and Documents Add
Following you will find a copy of our contract along with a price sheet. For further questions on rental and date availability, contact Toni.Meyers@unkalumni.org or call 308.698.5271
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UNK Alumni House Information Form   Rachel Stauffer 1/27/2017 12:22:25 PM    
This form goes over the rules and regulations of the house. NOTE all items and read the form carefully. To reserve the California room at the Alumni House, please contact the Alumni Association Office at: 308.698.5271.

UNK Alumni House Cleanup Checklist   Rachel Stauffer 1/19/2017 2:06:58 PM    
Please complete all items on this checklist before leaving the California Room after an event.
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Visit the Alumni House to recapture a feeling of the campus and the community from earlier days.  Brows through our many yearbooks, newspapers and view pictures from eras back.


Featuring one versatile room ideal for just about any event an organization hosts: meetings, retreats, conferences, seminars, training, retirement parties and more.


Fully equipped with wireless internet, Bose surround sound speakers, and a Projector and Screen - the Alumni House California Room works well for a variety of meetings.


Rooms throughout the alumni house are named for those who have made significant gifts to the facility.  Among those are the Southern California Club, Ron and Carol Cope and many more.

Policies & Rates   Reservation Inquiry   Parking

To learn more about our rental policy or see rates, select the above files.  If you would like to contact us for date availability, please call 308.698.5271 or email toni.meyers@unkalumni.org


View the above forms for information on cost and reservation requirements.  To check on availability, please call 308.698.5271 or email toni.meyers@unkalumni.org


The UNK Alumni House offers free parking for events and gathering.  View a campus map to see where we are located.


Select from Chartwell's catering options or choose from catering venues in town.  Need more tables or a podium with speaker system - facilities can assist with meeting your needs.

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