But, you too could be a member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association. Hopefully this is not a trend that expands. I'm one of those weirdos that believe words mean things. I checked and at least for the moment our Alumni Associations is still only open to graduates. I suppose I could live with expanding to former non graduating students. (Insert joke about how easy it is to graduate from OSU. Oh, the best part of this news, you can do it half off through groupon. I did read that one of the groupon co-founders is a Michigan alumnus. Not sure if he/she is an actual alumnus or not. The only way this story would be better is if you could buy memberships at Wal-Mart. Then the circle would be complete.