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Global Gopher Events


Global Gopher Events

Global Gopher

You Are Invited to (virtual) Global Gopher Events!

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

We will post information about the Spring 2021 edition of Global Gopher Events soon.

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.

Start Planning Your Global Gopher Experience Now!

Virtual Global Gopher Events is a program for our incoming international students (first year, transfer, graduate and professional degree students, and non-degree students). Due to COVID-19, we have expanded Global Gopher Events and moved it online so you can participate virtually throughout August! 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.

First Year, Transfer, and Non-Degree Student Schedule Graduate and Professional Degree Student Schedule

Additional Information

  • For the international undergraduate students (first year and transfer students), Global Gopher Events will be part of your Weeks of Welcome programming. Welcome to the University of Minnesota.
  • For graduate/professional degree students: Global Gopher Events is separate from and does not replace your department or any other orientation requirements.
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