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Discover the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Safety Is Our Top Priority

We're welcoming students back to campus with a focus on health and safety—in classrooms, residence halls, and other campus spaces. Together we will reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Governess Simpson

“I was one of the first authors on a paper that got published. My professor told me it would help me as I applied to internships. That whole experience kick-started my career.”

Governess Simpson '22

Industrial Systems and Engineering

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Meet Our #UMNproud Community

At #UMN, we celebrate success—from the everyday to the extraordinary. Here, you’ll discover your people, begin new adventures, explore fascinating ideas, and find your inspiration. Follow us on Instagram to see what it means to be #UMNproud.

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

“We learn in the classroom and we’re empowered by that knowledge, but we’re always going to be met with situations where we don’t have the answers.”

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

Doctoral Student, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

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From left to right: Manyi Ayuk, Rhonda Franklin, Governess Simpson, Bryant Jones, and Lulete Mula

Where It Starts

Lives and identities are shaped by decades and centuries. They can be forever altered in minutes or seconds. For the individuals and communities who continue to make Black history at the University of Minnesota and beyond, change starts wherever the powers of creativity, vision, and joy meet.

Damola Ogundipe

Flipping policy

Alumni Damola Ogundipe uses technology to democratize political information.