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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Educational Resources

Libraries

MNCAT-online catalog, InfoPoint-digital reference, MNLink, Government Publications, MINITEX. Kerlan collection of children's literature, Givens Collection of African-American Literature, World's Largest Collection of Sherlock Holmes related material.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 6,374,293 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 35,801 current serial subscriptions.
  • 6,527,763 microforms.
  • 853,806 Audio/Visual items.
  • 52,610 e-books.

Museums & Art

Frederick R Weisman Art Museum, Bell Museum of Natural History, Goldstein Gallery (costume clothing), Humphrey Forum (political memorabilia), Katherine E. Nash Art Gallery, Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 20,000 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 120 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 1,100 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 500 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 250 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 20,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 22% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 27% of housing units are Singles.
  • 40% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 9% of housing units are Triples.
  • 24% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 11 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Spring Jam, Campus Kick Off Days: Convocation, Campus Arts Fest, Paint the Bridge and Activities Fair
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 680 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta; College of Liberal Arts Honors Student Association; Golden Key National Honor Society, University of Minnesota; IAESTE @ the University of Minnesota; Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society; NACURH 2002; National Residence Hall Honorary; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Nursing College Board, University of Minnesota; Order of Omega-Beta Psi Chapter; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Sigma Theta; Pi Tau Sigma; Plumb Bob; Psi Chi/Psychology Club; Rho Chi Society - Mu Chapter; Rho Lambda; LeaderQuest; Tau Beta Pi; Tom Burnett Jr. Leadership Program; Carlson Honors Program; Beta Alpha Psi; Alpha Zeta; Chi Epsilon
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) For the most up-to-date listing, visit http: //www. sao. umn. edu/groups; Achayot, Alpha Omega: Soul II Soul, B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation at the University of Minnesota, Baha'i Association University of Minnesota, Baptist Campus Ministry University of Minnesota, BASIC (Brothers and Sisters in Christ), BUDDHISM-Soka Gakkai International ? USA, Campus Advance, Campus Ambassadors, Campus Crusade for Christ, Cantonese Christian Campus Fellowship, Catholic College Student Group, Catholic Students at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Champions for Christ, Chi Alpha Ministry, Christians In Action Campus Ministry, China Outreach Ministries, Chinese Christian Campus Fellowship, Christian Student Fellowship (UMN), Christians on Campus, Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP), Diamond Way Buddhist Meditation Group, ECKANKAR on Campus, Episcopal Student Association, Extreme Life, Graduate Student Christian Fellowship, Green Gimble, Heart of the Campus Student Fellowship, Indonesian Christian Fellowship, International Student Connection, International Student Friendship Ministries, International Student Outreach, International Students, Inc, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Korean Brothers and Sisters in Christ (KBASIC), Korean Grace Fellowship, Latter-day Saint Law Student Association (LDSLSA), Latter-day Saints Student Association, The Church of Jesus Christ of, Living Water Christian Fellowship, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Lutheran Student Movement, MacLaurin Students, Maranatha Christian Fellowship, Minnesota Buddhist Association, Muslim Students Association, Navigators University of Minnesota, The Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Prepare Ministries, Rock Students, Toshavim, True North Campus Ministry, Truth in Business, University Unitarian Universalists, Women of Virtue, Worship and Prayer Fellowship.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) For the most up-to-date listing, visit http: //www. sao. umn. edu/groups; African Students Association; Al-Madinah Cultural Center; American Indian Graduate Student Organization; American Indian Student Cultural Center (AISCC); Arab Student Association; Asian American Creative Alliance; Asian-American Student Union; Association of Black Graduate Students; Black Student Union; Business Association of Multicultural Students; Cambodian Students Association of Minnesota; Cameroon Student Association; CEVICHE; Chinese American Student Association; Disabled Student Cultural Center; Ethiopian Student Association (ESA); Friends of Israel; Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars; GLBT Medical Students and Allies; Global Exchange, The; Global Studies Club; Hellenic Student Association at the University of Minnesota; Historical and Cultural Association of Iran (HCAI); Hmong Minnesota Student Association; Hong Kong and Macau Student Association; Indian Music and Culture Club (IMACC); Indian Student Association; Indonesian Student Association in Minnesota (PERMIAS); International Service and Travel Center; Islamic Discussion Group; Japanese Student Association; Korean International Student Organization; Korean Student Association; La Raza Student Cultural Center; Lao Student Association (LSA); Liberian Student Assembly; Malaysian Students Association; Minnesota Chinese Student Association; Minnesota International Student Association (MISA); Minnesota Korean Graduate Student Association (MKGSA); Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences at the U of M; Multi-Cultural Association for Student Advancement; Muslim Law Student Association; National Society of Black Engineers; Pakistani Student Association; Persian Student Association of Minnesota; Philippine Students' Association (PSA); Portraits of Boiled Thoughts; Queer Men; Queer Student Cultural Center at the University of Minnesota; Queer Women; Russian Club at the University of Minnesota; Singapore Students Society; Somali Student Association (SSA); South Asian Club; Student Project for Amity Among Nations (SPAN), University Chapter of the; Taiwan Student Association; Thai Student Association of the University of Minnesota; Turkish American Student Association, Minnesota; United Nations Student Association - Model United Nations (UNSA-MUN); Vedic Cultural Society; Vietnamese Student Association; VISION: Validating and Inspiring Successful Initiatives for Outreach and Network; Voices Merging; Women's Student Activist Collective
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) See: http: //www. sao. umn. edu/groups/
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Minnesota Daily (daily), Wake (monthly), Students for a Conservative Voice. Multiple schools also publish their own student paper.

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Minneapolis, MN (10)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): St. Paul, MN (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Minneapolis, MN (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 29 fraternities
  • 22 fraternity houses
  • 2% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 15 sororities
  • 11 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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