This event is specifically tailored to domestic incoming undergraduate first-year students. There are additional programming opportunities for transfer students through MCAE which will be emailed out in August. Additionally, there are opportunities for international students through the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office. Please visit www.isss.umn.edu for more information.
*The information below was also emailed to registered MKO attendees
My name is Jasmine and I am one of the coordinators of the 2012 Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) Multicultural Kick Off (MKO). I would like to personally thank you for registering. This is a very special event that our office has hosted for many years. Each year, we look forward to welcoming first-year students like you to the U of M. The connections that you will make with faculty, staff, and current students during MKO will prove to be invaluable to you as you begin your academic journey here.
Please check your email regularly for updates from us. We will be sending out important detailed information in August. However, at this point, just so you have an idea of what will be going on, here are the basics.
You will be assigned to a small group of incoming students along with two current student leaders. Click to see your future MKO Leaders!
Monday, August 27:
6:00pm-8:00pm - Move-in for all registered MKO attendees who will be living in on-campus housing
Tuesday, August 28:
10:00am - 8:00pm: Programming provided including resource sessions, entertainment, and scavenger hunt with a twist
* Light breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided
Wednesday, August 29:
8:00am - 4:30pm: Programming provided including an information fair with multicultural student organizations, program sessions, and much more!
*Light breakfast and lunch provided
After MKO concludes on Wednesday, August 29, commuter students will head straight into Welcome Week activities and those living on campus will join those activities a bit later in the evening.
Links to check out:
Click here for general information about MKO: https://diversity.umn.edu/multicultural/multiculturalkickoff
If you have friends who are incoming multicultural students, please encourage them to register:
Again, further details will be emailed and posted on the MKO blog. If you have any questions right now, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in August!
Coordinator of Events and Campus-Community Partnerships
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence