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Campus and Community
Visiting the University and the Twin Cities
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.
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.
- Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education (sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking)
- Campus Escort Service
- Center for Academic Planning and Exploration
- College Advising Offices
- Disability Resource Center
- Employment and career resources
- Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
- Learning Abroad Center
- One Stop Student Services
- Orientation & First-Year Programs
- Parking and Transportation Services
- Student Employment
- Student Engagement
- University Counseling & Consulting Services
- University Student Legal Service
- Writing Centers and Programs
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....
Some commonly asked questions about computers and what your student needs.
Find billing dates, exam schedules, commencement dates, and more with links to various calendars at the University.
Students have a wide variety of activities to choose from at the University, including music groups, athletic events, sports clubs, and numerous student groups.