Bulldog Update: Student Edition

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September 27, 2021 - Free Flu Shots


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Flu Clinics on the UMD Campus:
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 and Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 in the Kirby Ballroom from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled (preferred) here: https://boynton-registration.umn.edu/appointments/umdflu

Please review the following Vaccine Information Safety Sheet for Flu Vaccine 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf

We will be posting our flu consents soon-to expedite your flu clinic process, please print form, complete and bring to your flu clinic appointment.

COVID screenings will be done when you arrive for your appointment
Anyone with any COVID related symptoms or exposure will be asked to reschedule (all scheduling changes can be made using the link above)
FREE to UMD students!!

FREE to Staff/Faculty/Dependents over 18 and Retirees who are enrolled in UPlan at UMD. **Please note we are not offering the high dose vaccine. All others who are not enrolled through UPlan should call their local clinic or visit one of the local pharmacies offering flu shots
To safely provide this service to our campus, patients without an appointment will be taken, but due to increase in COVID activity, an appointment is preferred.

Every fall, UMD Health Services, the College of Pharmacy and UMD Employee Health & Wellbeing Center provide a campus wide flu clinic. Flu vaccinations are provided to students free of charge with presentation of Student ID. Staff, faculty and retirees (and their dependents 18yrs+) who have UPlan insurance are also covered free of charge. Flu vaccinations will be given to anyone over the age of 18 years old. Dependents under the age of 17 are advised to be vaccinated at their primary physicians office or other flu vaccination clinics in the area.

Health Services encourages the campus community to be vaccinated to protect themselves from the flu virus and to protect others that we live, learn and work with on campus (and at home). If you have questions about the flu vaccine, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.

September 27, 2021 - Respecting Posting Areas


Kirby Student Center reminds you that our campus is a place that welcomes all viewpoints. In that spirit, remember that vandalizing or removing posters from approved posting areas is forbidden. If an individual is observed committing this vandalism, they may be referred to OSCCR for disciplinary action.

If your student organization is the victim of vandalism on your posters, please make a report at https://campus-climate.d.umn.edu/report-incident. You may choose to submit anonymously. Include as much detail as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact me, Jessi Eaton, directly via email ([email protected]). Thank you!

September 27, 2021 - REacquaint yourself

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Did you know that studies show being a part of a study group can help improve your grades? Find or re-establish the group of people you study well with and get together. Or check out the award-winning tutoring center available to you for study help from your peers. Your GPA will be glad you did.

September 27, 2021 - Upcoming Study Abroad Info Sessions

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Upcoming Study Abroad Info Sessions

2022 May & Summer Faculty-led Program Info Sessions

General Study Abroad Info
Study Abroad 101

Every Tues & Wed.
RDC 301 - Split Rock Room
(Across from Superior Dining)

Attend this info session if you’re just looking to get started. Can’t make it? Schedule an appointment with any of our staff!


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September 20, 2021 - Message from Head UMD Football Coach Curt Wiese

Hello Bulldogs!

Just prior to kickoff at last Saturday night's UMD Football game, our football team joined members of our military and followed the UMD Marching Band through an energized tailgate fueled by the support of Operation One Voice - a group that supports veterans. This incredible energy brought by YOU, THE STUDENTS OF UMD set the tone for the next three hours at Malosky Stadium. In front of a record-breaking crowd of 6,536 fans, and with a boisterous record-setting 2,000+ student section, we beat #3 Minnesota State Mankato 30-10. We can't thank YOU - THE STUDENTS OF UMD enough for supporting the Bulldogs and packing the stands!

We hope to see you as we return home on 25th of September at 6:00 pm. Have a great week and GO DOGS!

September 20, 2021 - Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Student Hearing Panel

The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Student Hearing Panel.

 The duty of the Student Hearing Panel is to uphold the Board of Regents Student Conduct Code through a fair and educational conduct process. Students are vital to supporting and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of the Student Hearing Panel. Students who participate on the Student Hearing Panel will:

  • Gain marketable experience relevant to a variety of career fields;
  • Build new connections with faculty, staff, and students serving on the panel; and
  • Become an advocate for students as well as an inclusive, healthy and safe campus community.


  • Attend a 3-hour in-person training session, scheduled in late September;
  • As available, serve as a panelist throughout the 2020-2021 academic year; and
  • Participate in follow-up training on sexual misconduct, implicit bias, and chairing a hearing.

Find more information and apply at z.umn.edu/umd-conduct-student-hearing-panel.

September 20, 2021 - Block Plan Update

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Dining Services is excited to announce that it is now possible to purchase Block Plans by charging to your student account, making it easier than ever to save money by eating on campus. You can do this by purchasing your Block Plan online.

September 20, 2021 - The Tutoring Center is open for in person support!

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The Tutoring Center is open for in-person support for fall 2021! Located on the second floor of the Martin Library, the TC offers no cost, no hassle tutoring for over 70 courses in 9 subject areas. Tutors are UMD undergraduates who excelled in the courses they tutor and who can assist with learning strategies to help you succeed in all your courses!

Visit d.umn.edu/tutoring for more information or to make an appointment. And stop by our table in Kirby on Wed., Sept. 22 from 10 to 2 for a snack and a chance to be entered in a raffle! Look for the Academic Writing and Learning Center banner.

September 20, 2021 - It's Never Too Early

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It's never too early to connect or REconnect with your earning potential. Career and Internship Services can help you Explore, Engage and Design your career path beginning now!

September 20, 2021 - WORLD PREMIERE: "Maxa, The Maddest Woman in the World"

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Maxa, The Maddest Woman in the World
(WORLD PREMIERE horror musical)
Book & Lyrics by Mika Kauffman | Music by Thomas Jacobsen
Directed by Bill Payne and Naomi Brecht
Music Director Patrick Colvin | Choreographer Rebecca Katz Harwood
Marshall Performing Arts Center | Mainstage
October 14-16, 20-23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm and October 17, 2021 @ 2 pm

This new horror musical captures the story of Paula Maxa, the famed French tragedienne who died thousands of deaths for patrons of the horror theater known as the Grand Guignol.
ASL interpreted show: Sunday, October 17, 2021 | 2 pm

Tickets: z.umn.edu/Maxa
$25 ADULT | $20 SENIOR/UMD FACULTY/UMD STAFF/VETERAN | $15 STUDENT | $10 UMD STUDENT or free with rush @ door, based on availability
on-sale date: Monday, September 27, 2021 @ 10 am

CONTENT ADVISORY: MAXA contains graphic depictions of violence, murder and gore, as well as detailed discussion of rape and suicide. This piece is written with extreme care by a survivor.

September 20, 2021 - Upcoming UMD Music Events

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UMD Department of Music presents

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Faculty Recital: Derek Bromme, trombone/tuba and Diana Shapiro, piano

Saturday, October 2, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Guest Artist Concert: Aby Wolf - Champagne Confetti
Through a creative process based in improvisation resulting in atypical song structures, Champagne Confetti is a practice in embracing uncertainty. It blurs the lines between chamber music, jazz and electro-R&B and is inspired by the imminent universal need to find footing in an unstable world on both a personal and global scale.These new compositions explore that uncertainty.
ENSEMBLE MEMBERS Vocals - Aby Wolf, Ashley Gold, Cameron Kinghorn, Jacob Mullis; Violin - Sara Pajunen; Viola - Laura Harada; Cello - Michelle Kinney; Bass - Ted Olsen; Piano - Eric Mayson; Percussion - Joey Van Phillips, Heather Barringer, Eri Isomura

Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 3 pm
Student Recital: Jake Young, trumpet

Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Student Recital: Paige Stanislawski, trumpet

Sunday, October 10, 2021 | 3 pm
Student Recital: Patrick Hahn, french horn

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Faculty Recital: Thomas Pfotenhauer, trumpet and Diana Shapiro, piano
Repertoire includes: Sonata for Trumpet & Piano by Eric Ewazen; Sonata for Trumpet & Piano by Elaine Fine; Nightsongs by Richard Peaslee; and The Night Trumpeter by Cecilia McDowall

Tickets and full listing of events: z.umn.edu/UMDMusicEvents
Adult $15 | Senior (62+)/Veteran $10 | UMD Faculty & Staff $8 | Student (18 & under) $8 | UMD Student FREE
(Student Recitals are free and marked accordingly)
ALL EVENTS IN WEBER MUSIC HALL, unless otherwise noted

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September 13, 2021 - Study Abroad Fair - Sept. 16th!


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Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
10 AM–2 PM, Kirby Terrace

Learn about UMD’s study abroad opportunities all around the world! We offer semester, year, summer, and faculty-led programs through UMD and a few study abroad affiliate partner organizations. Meet with our staff, faculty, and program providers to get info on academics, costs, scholarships, and how to get started. Visit as many tables as you can to earn raffle tickets and win prizes. Bring a friend!

(Inclement weather location is Kirby Commons tables across from the lower level bookstore.)

September 13, 2021 - Dining Services is Hiring

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We Need You! - Dining Services is hiring students for all our locations. Our jobs may include some hard work but they are fun, engaging, and rewarding! Learn to grow in an area that interests you while growing your resume with gaining skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, culinary, and customer service. You even qualify for free meals on days you work! Apply online at z.umn.edu/student-jobs

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September 7, 2021 - What is one thing you can do?

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There is a lot to think about as we get back to campus and academic life. It may help to focus on just one thing you can actively do to start you year off on the right foot. Check out the Student Success Roadmap and choose one item from your year to focus on in these first couple of weeks.

• First year students: Develop friendships and get involved on campus. Did you see an activity at the activity fair you might be interested in?
• Sophomores: Work on student organizational interests now that you're on campus! Also focus on identifying and choosing you major this year.
• Juniors: You get to dig in and challenge yourself this year. Will you complete an internship, make plans for grad school, or conduct an undergraduate research project?
• Seniors: Finishing strong is important! Seek out ways to round out your area of study, put post-grad plans into place, and reflect on your journey.

Visit the Student Success Roadmap for ideas.

September 7, 2021 - Study Abroad Fair 9.16.21


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Thursday, 9.16.21
10 AM - 2 PM
Kirby Terrace

Join us for our annual Study Abroad Fair! Meet with staff, returned students, study abroad faculty program leaders, and partner study abroad organizations to learn about study abroad opportunities all around the globe!

We'll also show Study Abroad 101 every 20 minutes in the Kirby Studio. Stop by to watch this video to learn the nuts and bolts of study abroad and how to go about next steps.

Psst. Free pop corn.

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August 30, 2021 - Vaccination Requirement Process Announced

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The University of Minnesota system rolled out the process for the COVID-19 vaccine requirement on Friday, August 27.  Read the email from Vice Chancellor Lisa Erwin or visit Health Services for additional information.

August 30, 2021 - Living the Green Life

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Wednesday, Sept. 1st | 2pm - 6:30pm | Kirby Bus Hub Learn about all things campus sustainability and how you can get to living your best green life ASAP. There will be UMD students and staff on hand to get you riding the Bus Like A Boss (seriously, they'll take you on the bus and go to Kenwood!), make a clothing mending kit, fresh produce from the UMD Farm and a whole lot more. If you plan to check out the bus, bring your UCard (it's your bus pass!) and be prepared to leave campus for a hot minute. Oh and did we mention prizes?!? Yes. Lots o' prizes. Sponsored by UMD Office of Sustainability and UMD Housing & Residence Life!

Click on the "Wednesday, September 1" dropdown of the Welcome Back Week page for more information. 

August 30, 2021 - Facilities Management Now Hiring!

UMD Facilities Management is now hiring student positions for Grounds, Fleet, Custodial and Stockroom workers! You can search for the posting you are interested in by using the posting numbers below.

342573 - Student Fleet/Vehicle Assistant
342575 - Student Grounds
342576 - Student Stockroom
342572 - Student Weekend Custodian
342501 - Student Custodians

Click here for more information