News & Events

first gen proud

On November 8, the 52nd anniversary of the Higher Education Act, institutions around the country are invited to celebrate the presence and experiences of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff on your campuses.

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November 8, 2017 - 8:00am

The Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education hosted this annual campus-wide meeting for the Directors of Undergraduate Studies.  See the presentation highlights here.

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October 20, 2017 - 9:00am

At this official welcome to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, freshmen in the Class of 2021 heard from President Kaler, Provost Hanson, and current students, and received an introduction to the U of M’s history and traditions. Watch the video of the entire event.

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August 31, 2017 - 11:15am
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For up-to-date information, presentations, and meeting materials, please visit the new CUE google site.

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August 7, 2017 - 9:30am

New Student Convocation is the University of Minnesota's official welcome to the Class of 2021. It is a celebration of University tradition and the spirit of academic excellence and community. Watch last year's Convocation video here!

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August 31, 2017 - 9:45am

This year's UROP Symposium was a big success for students and attendees. We couldn't have done it without the help of many faculty and staff. Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped organize the event and served as judges!

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April 27, 2017 - 4:30pm

Congratulations to LTC Lizabeth Wenzel and CAPT Curtis Gilbert on their retirement! Thank you for your contributions to Air Force ROTC and Navy ROTC and to the University of Minnesota. 


Freshman Orientation goes from June 6 to August 28. Welcome and say hi all of our new gophers when you see them around campus!

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June 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

This year's retention rate is at an all-time high at 93.2%. Thank you for all that you do to contribute to the success of Undergraduate Education. 


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