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Campus and Community

Visiting the University and the Twin Cities

On Campus

Local lodging—Find a place to stay around campus and get a discount rate.

Dining on campus—University Dining Services locations and restaurants.

Shopping on and Around Campus

Worship and faith—Local houses of worship.

In the Community

Meet Minneapolis Official Convention and Visitor Association

St. Paul Official Convention and Visitor Authority

Twin Cities Weather—Sweaters or shorts? Find out here.

Student Support Services

There are a number of support services available for students; some are listed below.


Northrop Mall Webcam

A webcam, operated by the College of Science and Engineering, is stationed in Walter Library on the east bank of the Twin Cities campus and looks out over Northop Mall. The camera can be operated from the webcam site and has become a popular item for parents who want to make a date to see their student, or just to check out what's going on.

Care Packages and Gopher Gifts

Send your student a birthday cake, a balloon bouquet, some Gopher gear, a box of chocolate chip cookies....

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Computer Resources

Some commonly asked questions about computers and what your student needs.

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Campus Calendars

Find billing dates, exam schedules, commencement dates, and more with links to various calendars at the University.

See the Campus Calendars >

Student Life

Students have a wide variety of activities to choose from at the University, including music groups, athletic events, sports clubs, and numerous student groups.

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