My favorite student organization is the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE). CAPE is a really useful organization for students who aren't sure what they want to do in college and don't know where to start. Through CAPE you can explore majors as well as develop an action plan to help with your major and career decision-making process.
Favorite Random fact about the University
The world's first successful bone marrow transplant occurred at the University of Minnesota in 1968.
Best Place to Study on Campus
Some of my favorite places to study are the group study rooms you can reserve in multiple libraries across campus. These are extremely useful to use to work with a group on a project or have a study session with people from class before an exam. Also, I would plan ahead to reserve a room during finals week so I had a guaranteed place to study.
The One Experience Students Shouldn't Miss
Some of my best experiences on campus have been during Gopher Football Saturdays. They were always days I looked forward to being able to hang out with friends and meet new people. Even if you aren't a huge football fan, it can be really unifying to be a Gopher fan on campus during game days.
Highlight of the Twin Cities
The Twin Cities always have festivals and fairs going on throughout the year that make for fun traditions, as well as ways to get out and explore new parts of the cities. Many of them are also free, which is nice for that college student budget. Some of my favorites are the Irish Fair of Minnesota, Minneapolis Aquatennial, Uptown Art Fair, Grand Old Day, and Festival of Nations.