Design Forward

Presented by the Design Student & Alumni Board (DSAB).

Design Forward

DESIGN FORWARD engages College of Design community members in service projects that help improve the quality of life for members of our communities.

Bring your family and friends and join members of the College of Design community for a day of service in the Twin Cities area during Homecoming week in the fall and National Volunteer Month each April.

Design Forward Volunteers

Fall 2017 Project

U of M Day of Service: Design Forward

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 9 – 11:30 AM

Registration opens in September.

Wear your maroon and gold and join fellow Gophers from coast to coast for an Alumni Day of Service, and make a difference in your community. College of Design alumni and friends are invited to convene at the college-hosted Twin Cities project site or dozens of other sites in Minnesota and across the country, at a location that fits your interest and availability.


Alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends and family.


FREE but registration is required to help with planning


Contact Lori Mollberg, Director of Alumni Relations, 612-625-8796

College of Design-hosted project site:
Urban Ventures Greenway Farm
2841 5th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Help prepare the Urban Ventures Greenway Farm for winter by weeding, raking, and cleaning.

View All U of M Day of Service Projects:

Spring 2018 Project

Design Forward: Service by Design

April 2018—More details coming spring 2018!

Past Design Forward Projects and Partners

2015 Design Forward Volunteers

2017–18 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Gardner Builders
Wold Architects
Silver Sponsors
Haworth Made for Retail
Bronze Sponsors

Become a sponsor.