Comma Removed from Official Name of the University of Minnesota Crookston

It's official. The comma which has been part of the official name of the University of Minnesota's Crookston campus has been removed. The change follows University policy for all campuses in the system to remove the comma, or the pipe ( I ), which appeared between Minnesota and the name of the specific campus. The University of Minnesota Crookston is the official title and the comma will no longer appear on the Web site or in any other reference to the Crookston campus. The official word mark and graphics are in development and will follow in a subsequent notice. 

In the future, refer to the University of Minnesota Crookston as U of M Crookston or UM Crookston when using the abbreviated form. 

Today the University of Minnesota Crookston delivers 27 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 39 concentrations on campus--as well as 10 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

Contact: Andrew Svec, director of communications, 218-281-8438 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (