A Weekend at the University of Minnesota
One question that I feel many prospective students think about is what exactly happens over the weekend in college. This is a very relevant question to ponder since the college campus will be a student's new home for an entire academic year. Since the University of Minnesota is located in the heart of the Twin Cities there are several off-campus activities that students are able to discover in addition to on-campus events as well.
One alternative to partying during the weekend is attending events put on by a student organization called Gophers After Dark. Basically the group puts on free late night events in the student union every Friday and Saturday night which run until around 2 o’clock in the morning. From free films in the Coffman Memorial Union Theatre to extreme games of laser tag, there are many different activities to choose from.
To give you a taste of these events, I thought I would mention the events that are happening this weekend. The film for the week is the movie Step Brothers which plays at 7pm, 9:30pm and midnight (and it’s free!!). This Friday is fiesta night with a live mariachi band performing and free food from Qdoba. This Saturday is luau night with a limbo contest in addition to free Maui Wowi smoothies and island hors d’ oeuvres. Hopefully this gives you a glimpse into a few of the different events that are available for you when you come to the University of Minnesota.
Another option over the weekend is discovering events happening off-campus. Minneapolis is the hub of many professional sports teams and students are able to choose from taking a short bus ride to see the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome, the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center and many other sporting events. Minneapolis is also a central location for the arts. From visiting the Guthrie Theatre to watch a play or visiting the Walker Art Center to view many different exhibitions, there are many options to choose from.
With the urban environment surrounding the University of Minnesota and the many on-campus events, there is no need to worry about not having anything fun to do on campus. However, make sure to balance these fun events with school work!
Until next time,