CROOKSTON, Minn. - Tuesday, June 29th join the UMC Teambackers, in lot G, for an after hour tailgate.  Associate Development Officer, Derek Martin said the tailgate is the perfect opportunity to celebrate summer as we begin to come back to campus.  “Slowly but surely, we (faculty/staff) are coming back to campus, and what better way than to kick off the upcoming holiday than with a tailgate,” said Martin.  

In a May 14 U of M System message, University of Minnesota President, Joan Gabel, outlined the sunrise plan as employees have been encouraged to return to work August 2. “If you can continue to work from home, we encourage you to do so until our planned return to campuses on August 2,” said Gabel. While details on return to work are in progress UMN Crookston Chancellor, Mary Holz-Clause has said she is thrilled to begin having camps, activities and events on campus. President Joan Gabel announced, June 14 that COVID-19 vaccinations will not be required by U of M students, staff or faculty.

“It’s been a long time since we have had activity on campus. Just this week we are hosting a three day 4-H immersion camp with more than sixty campers.  While these are day camps, we are excited to see the campus welcoming visitors and employees back,” Holz-Clause said.

The University of Minnesota Crookston will officially welcome back Golden Eagle athletes in early August along with a variety of events celebrating faculty, staff and retirees the third week of August. Classes resume August 24th.

Story Contact: Shawn Smith