It’s time to #GopherSummer

Come summertime, the Twin Cities campus becomes a hot spot for fun and relaxation. Discover places and things to explore.

News Items

Mark Rosenberg, right, and HHS Secretary Alex Azar, in suits, stand with several flags, including the stars and stripes.

White House endorses UMN-led kidney care effort

Medical School vice dean Mark Rosenberg witnesses signing of executive order to promote kidney health. Get the rest of the story.

A female and male student check out a wall of large silvery pipes.

Power to the students

Students routinely manage their energy—but some also manage ours. Read more about these opportunities.

Naxo Riera Vila in a greenhouse on the St. Paul campus

Brewing a better fertilizer?

Naxo Riera Vila helped create a system that turns brewery wastewater into a substitute for traditional fertilizer. Learn more about the process.

Austyn Rask.

Clarity: the bridge to her career

Austyn Rask’s degree in technical writing and communication prepared her to excel. Read more on Austyn Rask.

We are #UMNdriven


"At the U of M, I get to sit in the same class with great professors who don't just teach me academic materials but also valuable knowledge for my career and personal growth."

Hilmi J.
Civil Engineering


"I want to make a difference in the education system. I want to reform the policies that govern the key to escaping the cycle, I want to work closely with those who understand the importance of an education and the exponential benefits it provides."

Jael K.
Finance and Marketing


"I was an intern in the US Senate. Working as a staffer is all about comprehension and communication, and my majors both provide a strong basis for that."

Ian K.
English and Political Science


"I miss working with kids in the close and intensive way that you do when you are their special education teacher. But being a grad student allows me to learn more about how to better support the students for whom I most care (about)”

Britta B
Special Education PhD


“I chose this path [becoming a Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) teacher] because I am driven to understand issues that impact the lives of the people in the Deaf community and what I can do to contribute—especially towards Deaf children’s education.”

Aaron W
Special Education DHH MEd


"Thanks to support from the College of Liberal Arts, I was able to complete internships in both Los Angeles and New York working in media and journalism. These internships not only helped me to make friends in my field and narrow my career goals, but also gave me the experience of locating alone to an incredibly large city."

Palmer H
English and French