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Global Gopher Events

Global Gopher Events

Global Gopher

You Are Invited to Global Gopher Events!

Start your UMN experience off in the best way possible by attending
Global Gopher Events (August 21-September 1, 2017)!

During Global Gopher Events, you will learn how to succeed academically at the University of Minnesota and prepare for a career after graduation! Most of all, we hope to welcome you to the University of Minnesota and the international community.

Why should you join us? Students say Global Gopher Events was where they met their best friends and started their adventure at the U!

This is a special opportunity for new international students to prepare for classes, make new friends, and discover all of the amazing services the University offers with advice from experienced international student leaders.

Start Planning Your Global Gopher Events Experience Now!

You can go directly to your schedule by clicking on the link below that applies to you, or you can learn about the four Destination themes we organized our events around.

First Year, Transfer and Non-Degree Students. Graduate and Professional Degree Students
All GGE EventsMeet the Global Gopher Leaders

Registration is now open!

Note: Global Gopher Events are optional events for new international students. You should not miss any of your orientations in order to attend a Global Gopher Event. For more information about your orientation, see:

  • Undergraduate Students (First Year and Transfer): Complete your checklist at
  • Non-Degree: Consult your adviser
  • Graduate/Professional Degree Students: Consult your program