Dining Services Schedule Over Holiday Break

Brown Dining Room - Will close after dinner (7 p.m.) on Thursday, Dec. 18, and reopen on Monday, Jan. 12.

Evergreen Grill - Will close at midnight on Thursday, Dec. 18, and reopen Sunday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. for normal business. 

Eagles Nest - Will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on December 22, 23, 29, and 30.  The Eagles Nest will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25, an 31 as well as Jan. 1 and 2. It will reopen on Monday morning, Jan. 5.  There will be modified hours of operation (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Jan. 5-9. Normal operating hours will restart on Monday, Jan. 12.
The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award recognizes a Red River Valley native or resident who has actively impacted their community by promoting diversity, multiculturalism, equality, and human rights through demonstrated leadership, service, and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented populations and diverse individuals. This award will be presented at the Celebration Program on Monday, January 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs, 218-281-8580. Please submit nominations postmarked by January 3, 2015.

You may also take part in the planned events on Monday, January 19, 2015, in several other ways:
1. Perform a dance, song, instrumental selection, poem, reading, act, or something else during the Celebration Program at UMC, either by yourself or with other students. 
2. Lead or support a student club in preparing a banner to display during the Unity Walk. 
3. Take part in a community service project that day.

Download the registration form to take part in the event: MLK Celebration Program Registration Form 2015  

If you would like to participate, please submit your completed form to lhollowe@umn.edu by Monday, January 12, 2015.

Heating Issues Today, Friday, December 12

Due to the need to replace a part in the heating system, the steam heat will be shut down from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. in the following buildings: Sahlstrom Conference Center, Dowell Hall, Dowell Annex, Kiehle Building, the Early Childhood Development Center, Skyberg Residence Hall, Lysaker Gymnasium and the Sports Center.

Everything should be up and running again by 11 a.m.  Facilities & Operations staff apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mitten Tree is UP in the International Lounge!

Mitten Tree-100 dpi  2837.jpgUMC Mitten Tree benefits children served by Care and Share (C&S)

If you are interested in donating a gift to a child served by our local homeless shelter, the mittens are now on the tree located in the International Lounge. The C&S has asked the we donate pajamas and books or board games.

Gift Limit of $20

Please bring unwrapped gifts to the Info Desk by Monday, December 15.

If you are interested in purchasing a gift from the mitten tree, please make sure to sign out which mitten you have at the Sargeant Student Center INFORMATION DESK so that we can track which gifts have been returned. Thank you!

8th Hour Plays at UMC This Wednesday Night!

8thhourdec2014.jpgThe band 8th Hour will perform an end of the semester concert/dance this Wednesday, December 10, in Bede Ballroom from 9 p.m. to Midnight. Admission is free for current UMC students and $5 for all others. This Fargo, North Dakota-based band plays your favorite rock, country, pop, oldies... you name it, they do it!  Quickly becoming one of the area's most sought after bands, 8th Hour is an act you don't want to miss! Sponsored by S.P.A.C.E.


Join University of Minnesota Crookston student clubs and organizations for the annual Santa Land. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature many activities for children and the opportunity for photos with the guest of honor, Santa Claus, as well as Mrs. Claus and their helpful elves.

Sponsored by Crookston Student Association.

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.

Enjoy the sounds of talented student, faculty, staff, and community musicians during the fall music concert at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The concert, featuring the UMC Jazz Band, the UMC Choir, and the Crookston Community Band, will take place on Sunday, November 23, at 2 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be taken to support music programs on the Crookston campus.

For those who are unable to attend, the concert will be live streamed. Go to www.kaltura.com/tiny/e3xl4.

The Crookston Community Band and UMC Jazz Band are under the direction of TJ Chapman, a lecturer at the U of M Crookston, and the UMC Choir is directed by Associate Professor George French.


UMC Music and Theater Production of "Next to Normal" Runs This Week


The contemporary musical "Next to Normal" runs Wednesday, November 19; Thursday, November 20; and Friday, November 21, nightly at 7 p.m. as well as Saturday, November 22, at 2 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. A live orchestra supports the performance, which showcases the vocal talent of the six-member cast. The production is recommended for audiences in high school and older and is not suitable for young children.

Admission: Free for students with a U-card, $5 for other students, $8 adults


Alissa Hernandez (also serving as director)
Michael Laurich
Jiwon "Peter" Park
David Melichar
Alex Conwell
Erin Rudstrom

Cassie Hagg (assistant director)

Today is Give to the Max Day

Today is Give to the Max Day -- Minnesota's yearly giving extravaganza -- and a chance to support students like Jesse Jennings. Watch Jesse as he addresses this year's Torch & Shield audience:

See more at our UMC Facebook page!

Join your fellow Minnesotans, show your generosity, and make a gift today at give.umn.edu.