The U of M has plenty of great opportunities for you to explore things you haven’t even dreamed of, so come curious.

Looking for students groups? We’ve got the Anthropology Club, the Juggling Club, Quidditch Team, and 800+ others you can check out.

Want to study abroad? You could go to France, Australia, or any of the other 80+ countries our students love to check out.

How about racquetball every Monday after class? Ever swum in an Olympic-sized pool?

Get Involved

Student groups are a great way for you to meet your peers, connect with professionals, and have some fun while trying out new things.

Jumping out of a plane might sound scary to you, but not to members of the Skydiving Club.

Fall in love with campus through our 800+ student groups.

  • All Activities
  • Academics and Education
  • Special Interest
  • Culture and Diversity
  • Greek
  • Service
  • Political and Social Action
  • Recreation and Wellness

Go Abroad

Studying abroad changes outlooks, grants opportunities, and leaves memories. This is the best time in your life to travel, so don’t waste it.

You’ve got options.

Intern, research, work, or study abroad—it’s up to you.

With the largest program in the nation—300+ opportunities in 80+ countries—you’ll find a place to go. Or two. Or four.

Financial Aid.

There are lots of scholarships for students interested in studying abroad, and in a lot of cases, you pay regular U of M tuition anyways.

No Need to Wait.

Freshmen itching to travel can take a Freshman Seminar Abroad. You’ll take a seminar on campus and then go abroad during winter or spring break.

Feel at home

The Twin Cities campus gives you lots of chances to connect with your peers and build a strong network of friends, mentors, and future colleagues.

Almost 90% of first year students live on campus, and here’s why.

In the Center

When you live on campus, you’re just a short walk from classes, libraries, restaurants, concerts, and stadiums.

Live and Learn

In Living Learning Communities, you live with students that share cultural, academic, or social interests.

Don’t forget to sign up when you apply for housing!

Getting Around

You can walk, bike, bus, or use a light rail to get around campus and the Twin Cities. Students can get deeply-discounted transit passes, called a U-Pass.

Go Gophers!

Be loud and proud to attend one of the greatest universities in the world.

Big 10

The U of M is part of the Big 10 conference, with 23 Division I teams.

You can shout Ski-U-Mah next to other Gopher fans at all kinds of events, from football to gymnastics!

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a full week of events for first-year students right before fall courses start.

One of the highlights is Pride and Spirit night, when first year students learn U of M cheers at TCF Bank Stadium.

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