January 2012 Archives

At this point we are so grateful for all of those that have made 3-6 month advanced arrangements.  We are excited for a new year of new activities and programming in 2013.
Remember we are a year around service and we also take reservations a year in advance.  
We also have our Campus 2 Kids program in the event you are not able to visit campus we will come and visit you at your school. To learn more please email ostvigwt@umn.edu.
At this time, there is still no cost for the services that we provide which may include classroom presentations, visits to laboratories, motivational speakers, or other on campus activities.
Please send all requests to uconnects@umn.edu - Because of such a large amount of requests per year Visit Requests must be made 30 days in advance.  If requests are made less than 30 days they may be rescheduled because of space, staffing and logistics.
For visits to campus please include the following:  
1st. 2nd, and 3rd dates of choice, 
Arrival and Departure times, 
Number of Youth, 
Grade of Youth,
Number of Adults, 
Your school or organization and which area of campus you would like to visit (East Bank, West Bank, Carlson School of Management or St. Paul Campus).  

Here is a sample agenda.

9:30 Arrival East Bank Northrop Auditorium
9:30-9:45 - Travel to Classroom Space
9:45-10:45 - College is Cool Interactive Activities and Video (Youth will do problem solving puzzles as well as be shown the value of higher education as well as future careers available.) The will be a "Discoveries of the University" video as well.
10:45-11:00 - Restroom Break
11:00-12:00- May include one of the following: an Aerospace Activity, Exploring Campus, Goldy's Game Show, Student Panel, Goal Setting, Leadership training and others.
12:00 - 12:15 - Travel to U of M Dining Services
12:15-1:00 - Lunch 
1:00 -1:30 - Students Stories Activity, final wrap up and evaluations.
1:30-1:45 - Travel and load bus
1:45 - Departure from Centennial Hall

The following are all our lunch options to be paid for by the visiting schools.  

Option One: All you can eat buffet in Centennial Dining Hall can be purchased at $6.00 per person. (Subject to change)

Option Two: Meal plans ranging from $5.00-7.00 can be arranged at Marketplace Student Cafeteria in Coffman Union.

Visiting schools are responsible for roundtrip transportation and lunch costs.

Once a date has been filled, school names will be added to this blog on an on going basis.

Please feel free to visit the following link to learn more about KOC and the messages we strive to give to all the youth that visit.

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions on how to improve our program and your visits please contact the U Connects/Kids on Campus program at uconnects@umn.edu

Best to you and yours.
KOC Staff (Tex, Juavah, and Staff)

Because of nearly 50 requests or more per year, ALL Visit Requests must be made 30 days in advance.  If requests are made less than 30 days they may be rescheduled because of space, staffing and logistics.
After four years of programming and 20,000 youth served, the following dates have proven the best days for access to campus space, resources and availability of faculty/staff and student volunteers.  If needed special days can be requested and will be handled on a case by case situation.

We also take reservations a year in advance, so if are not able to get on our schedule this year, please contact us for next fall 2013.  
We also offer an on-site program where we will come to your school.  This program is our Campus to Kids program.  These visits are conducted in the afternoons after 12 noon on Mondays and Thursdays unless otherwise noted.  Session are conducted in 50 minute slots but can be adjusted to meet your schedule.  Session that are provided for Campus 2 Kids include a selection of one of the following options:

A) Education Today and Beyond - Exploring the value of Higher Education
B) Leadership Development - Today and Tomorrow
C) Goal Setting - Reaching for the Stars and our Dreams
D) Time Management - 86,400 Reasons to make today and everyday count
E) Team Building - The Power and Wonder of Teamwork


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