Speeches and Writing

Welcome Back!

Email to coordinate campus undergraduates
September 6, 2011

Hello!

On behalf of every member of our staff and faculty, welcome to this great University of Minnesota and to the 2011–12 academic year!

As the crisp hint of autumn arrives, as a new semester begins, please take from this University all that it offers. Our superb faculty and staff, great facilities, state-of-the-art technology, important academic counseling, and our terrific libraries, to name a few.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to join a club, or participate on an intramural team. Study abroad. Volunteer at a day care center, a senior home, or an animal shelter. Save the environment. Make new friends. Support each other. Find your passion. Get involved.

Give back to this extraordinary place with all of your heart. Give your absolute best. You won't regret it.

Many years ago, when I was a student, the University transformed my life. Now, I am in my first months as president. I hope you are as excited about this upcoming academic year as I am.

We are thrilled to have you. Work hard. Have a great year!
 
Sincerely, 

Eric W. Kaler
President