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Drive-In Visit of Campus

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Friday, August 5, 2016

University of Minnesota Crookston Chancellor Fred Wood and Crookston Mayor Gary Willhite invite local community members to a “Drive-In Visit” of the campus from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, August 11. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to drive into the main entrance roundabout on the west side of the campus just off U.S. Highway 2. Chancellor Wood and Mayor Willhite will greet them and will provide each person with a Dairy Queen dilly bar (quantities are limited). In case of rain, the event will not be held.

Attendees will be encouraged to park around the campus mall or in Parking Lot G south of Kiehle Building and then proceed to the Campus Mall to enjoy the gardens.  Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the new Wellness Center and see what this facility has to offer UMC students.

The event is sponsored by Crookston Dairy Queen, the U of M Crookston, and the Crookston Campus-Community Connection (C4).The primary goal of the event is to encourage members of the community to visit and to become familiar with campus. Throughout the year, the U of M Crookston hosts many events that are free and open to the community, and campus leaders want members of the local community to feel welcome.

 The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 39 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered 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 more than 20 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


Andrew Svec

University Relations


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