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Global Gopher Events

Global Gopher Events

You Are Invited to (virtual) Global Gopher Events!

Screnshot of a Fall 2020 GGE presentation
You can watch recordings from our Fall 2020
sessions on YouTube or Media Space.

Start your UMN experience off in the best way possible by attending
Global Gopher Events!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

During Global Gopher Events, you will learn how to succeed academically at the University of Minnesota and how to 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 international student leaders.

Undergraduate students: Join us on Wednesday, January 13, 2021!

Whether you will be studying online or on-campus, ISSS invites you to start your UMN experience in the best possible way with Global Gopher Events This is a special virtual opportunity for new international students to make new friends, prepare for classes, and discover all of the amazing services the University offers with advice from experienced international student leaders. Each session will include time in small groups so you can talk directly to our Global Gopher Leaders (returning international student leaders) and other new students.

Register for the morning and afternoon sessions with links below:

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 10:30-12:00 a.m. (Central Time): Global Gopher Events Kick-off and Welcome and How to be a Successful Student Using University of Minnesota Resources Panel. Register Now!
  • 1:15-2:00 p.m. and 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. (Central): How to Dress for Minnesota Winter and ISSS Send Off with Resources and Student Connections. Register Now!

NOTE: All Global Gopher Events are optional, and they are separate from (and do not replace) any of your orientation requirements including Weeks of Welcome or Freshman/Transfer Orientation. All new international students are encouraged (but not required) to participate in Global Gopher Events.