Join us as we celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with our international students from Brazil!
Sunday, September 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 
in Brown Dining Room, Sargeant Student Center

A special meal featuring Brazilian cuisine will be served.
UMC students, bring your UCard student ID.
Faculty and staff pay $5.50, and others pay only $8.
Everyone is welcome from the campus and community.

UMC Email is Official Student Communication

Eagle logo.jpgIt is important to know that UMC Email is the Official Student Communication method.

Please check your email regularly for official and important information. The emails may include topics such as registration, tuition refund, mid-term alert, emergency situations, and more. The full policy can be found at:    

Below is an overview of the University policy.

Policy Statement:
A University assigned student email account shall be the University's official means of communication with all students. Students are responsible for all information sent to them via their University assigned email account. If a student chooses to forward their University email account, he or she is responsible for all information, including attachments, sent to any other email account.

Reason for Policy:
The University of Minnesota provides students with an email account upon the student's matriculation to the institution. This account is free of charge and currently is active as long as the student remains active. Increasingly, email is becoming the primary mode of communication between students and the University. The information distributed via email varies from college updates to registration summaries.

Some students do not use their University assigned email account. Other students forward their University email account to an alternative account (i.e., Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo, etc.). When students do not use or forward their University assigned email account, vital information is often not conveyed as the email is unopened or the associated attachment is not forwarded.

It is imperative that students understand that a majority of information will be communicated to them via their University assigned account while they are students. To better serve our students, upon matriculation students are informed that their University assigned email account is the primary means of communication from the University community and that they will be held responsible for the information in the email.

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston!

SOS Leaders buttonize 100dpi.jpgThe 2014 SOS Team would like to Welcome all new students to campus. We are excited to meet you and lead you through your new student orientation and introduce you to all that UMC has to offer you!

Go Golden Eagles!

Residential Life Check-in Procedures. Welcome to UMC!

Thursday, August 21: New students: If you need additional time for housing check-in,we offer an early check-in time on Thursday, August 21st from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Please contact our office to make prior arrangements at 218-281-8531 or email

Friday, August 22: Residence halls will open for new students on Friday, August 22nd at 8:00 am. After arriving on-campus, please check-in at Centennial Hall for your key and additional housing information. If you arrive after the front desk is closed, please call 218-289-0604 for check-in assistance. A housing contract and $50 application fee is required from an admitted student in order to be placed in on campus housing.

Sunday, August 24: Returning students may move into the halls on Sunday, August 24th beginning at 12:00 pm. A housing contract and $50 application fee is required in order to be placed in on campus housing. Fall Student Athletes: Please contact your coach for information regarding pre-season move-in.

Any students needing to arrive any earlier than the dates listed above must register in advance and pay a nightly fee which can be charged to the student's account. Please call Residential Life at 218-281-8531 for more information or email

New Standard Issue Laptop Computer for Students for 2014-15

hp_elitebook_840.jpgThis fall, students will be issued a new standard model laptop/notebook computer.

New students will be issued their computers on Monday, August 25, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Refer to this schedule.  

Returning students can pick up their new computers Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22, and on Tuesday, August 26.

The new machines are the HP EliteBook 840 G1 Notebook PC (Ultrabook). Specifications of this model include:
  • Intel i5-4200U (1.6GHz w/turbo, 3MB cache) processor
  • 180 GB solid-state hard drive
  • 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM memory
  • 14.0 inch LED HD+ SVA anti-glare flat touch display (1600x900)
  • Intel 4400 HD graphics
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • Back-lit DualPoint keyboard
  • Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0
  • Integrated fingerprint reader
  • 3-cell 50Whr battery
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system
  • 3-year standard warranty
  • 3-year accidental damage warranty
  • 3-year defective media retention warranty
  • 3-year battery warranty
The street around the Campus Mall will be closed on Thursday and Friday August 14 and 15 so that a crew can complete the restoration of the Peterson Gazebo.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your attention to this matter.  The street will reopen after they are done with the project.
Due to favorable weather and wind conditions, burning of debris by staff members in Facilities & Operations will take place today, Thursday, August 7. Proper permits have been received. Please do not be alarmed if you see smoke on the north edge of campus near the Petersen Garden. 

Best Wishes to Judy Neppel

Neppel_Judy.jpgBest wishes to Judy Neppel, who came to campus in 2000 and served as assistant to Chancellor Don Sargeant. She went on to coordinate special events, and then directed the self-study for re-accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission from 2004-06. For the past several years, she has served as the executive director of the Minnesota Rural Health Association, based at the U of M Crookston. Congratulations on your retirement, Judy, and thank you for your service to the campus and the region!

Northwest School of Agriculture Awards

NWSA Awards comp.jpgApproximately 150 alumni of the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) attended the annual NWSA Reunion held on campus on Saturday, June 28.

In addition to commemorating the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the Class of 1964, the Distinguished Service Award was presented to Allan Dragseth '57. Top Aggie Awards were presented to Marlys (Sargeant) Engelstad '49 advanced and to Richard Widseth '49 advanced.

Photos L to R: Allan Dragseth and Chancellor Wood; Chancellor Wood, Richard Widseth, Marlys Engelstad, and Corby Kemmer, Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston!

Welcome to UMC 2011+ copy.jpgThe University of Minnesota Crookston welcomes visitors to the campus

If you would like to explore the possibility of attending U of M Crookston, please visit the Admissions Office located in 170 Owen Hall, or check out our Admissions Web page.

To schedule a campus tour, please call   1-800-UMC-MINN (1-800-862-6466) or 218-281-8569.