U of M Class of 2019 celebrate Pride & Spirit night

September 1, 2015

What:     Pride & Spirit Night

When:     Wednesday, September 2, 2015. 7:45–9:15 p.m.

Where:   TCF Bank Stadium. 2009 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

Media Contact: Emmalynn Bauer, University News Service. Office: (612) 626-1720. Cell: (605) 660-7646. ebauer@umn.edu

To kick off pride for all things maroon and gold, more than 5,700 incoming students, the University of Minnesota Class of 2019, will celebrate Pride & Spirit night on September 2, forming a giant block ‘M’ at TCF Bank Stadium. The event is part of Welcome Week, which introduces first-year students to life at the U of M.

The event begins at 7:45 p.m. Students will begin forming the ‘M’ on the field at 8:40 p.m., and the ‘M’ photo will be taken around 9:00 p.m.

Some of the media-friendly activities include:

  • The forming of human-made ‘M’ on the field for the Class of 2019 photo – to be taken around 9:00 p.m.
  • Students learning all the cheers, chants and songs that make the U of M unique on game days
  • Head Football Coach Jerry Kill, the Spirit Squad, the U of M Marching Band and Goldy Gopher will all help celebrate U of M pride.

Media note: Media should enter TCF Bank Stadium through the Jackson County gate. The normal media entrance, Dodge County, will not be open. Media should RSVP to Emmalynn Bauer—University News Service, ebauer@umn.edu, (612) 626-1720, cell: (606) 660-7646—in advance to facilitate logistics.

Pride & Spirit night is sponsored by Intercollegiate Athletics and is part of the Welcome Week activities hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Education’s Orientation and First-Year Programs.

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