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Last Minute Minnesota Gifts

Did finals get in the way of your holiday gift buying? Fear not! We have compiled a collection of last minute gift ideas— with a twist! Every item has a connection to Minnesota so you can share a piece of your journey as a UMN student while impressing everyone on your list!

Cutting Board

Minnesota Cutting Board Cutting board or a conversation started? The entertainer on your list will love this beautifully-designed piece, whether it’s on display or serving hors d’oeuvres. $19.99

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Wool Stadium Blanket Those November football games can get cold. Thankfully, this Minnesota-made Faribault Woolen Mill blanket is a warm way to support everyone’s favorite team, no matter how unpredictable the weather gets. $220.00 

PlannerMini SmartDate Planner Set This stylish little planner is exactly what any busy person hopes to find under the tree. It offers monthly, weekly, and hourly organization options, so that no task or assignment gets overlooked. Extra credit: Russell + Hazel is a Minnesota-based company! $54.00

Classic MocClassic Moccasin These mocs are cozy enough for the coldest winter and maybe that’s because they were created by Minnesota-based Minnetonka Moccasin. Give the gift of warm feet and watch other gift-givers take a seat in defeat. $56.95

Wild Rice Soup

Wild Rice Soup Mix This one-pound bag of wild rice soup only requires one word: yum. $8.63

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing Package Sometimes the best gifts are experiences and what better way to make a memory than by partaking in the Minnesota pastime of fishing on a frozen lake? This ice fishing package through Sportsman’s Lodge on Lake of the Woods comes complete with a heated fishhouse, supplies, and lunch. Prices vary.

Goodnight Loon

Goodnight Loon This gift takes the children’s book Goodnight Moon and gives it a uniquely Minnesotan twist complete with hot dishes, pontooning, and those pesky deer ticks. $9.95

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Minnesota Hotdish Poster This poster is not just decoration– it’s meal inspiration, featuring over thirty hot dishes that will perfectly accompany a classic Minnesotan grape salad. $5.99

UMN Padfolio

U of M Padfolio Gift yourself! With a pocket for resumes, a notepad, and a nod to the alma mater, this portfolio is the professional touch you need for job fairs and interviews. Consider it an investment in your future. $22.95

Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon Two St. Thomas students developed Love Your Melon with the mission of providing a hat to every juvenile cancer patient in the United States. Not only will your purchase provide a cozy hat or clothing item for a friend or loved one, but also to one of the tens of thousands of American children diagnosed with cancer each year. Prices vary.

Minnesota FareMinnesota Fare This gift basket of Minnesotan delicacies includes maple syrup, wild rice soup, candy, and more! (Hint: Buying this for a parent checks off the gift list and allows you to sample all the goodies.) $49.95

Timberwolves

Sports Tickets Between the Gophers, Vikings, Timberwolves, Twins, Saints, Lynx, Swarm, RollerGirls, and more; Minnesota has a sports team for every type of fan. Whether it’s to cheer on a favorite team or gain a new experience, gifting tickets is an exciting way to share your Minnesota pride with your friends or family. Prices vary.

All photos above are found at the link listed, aside from the photos for Love Your Melon, St. Paul, and Sports Tickets.

DIY: Minnesota Cutouts

 

If you’re looking for a study break, weekend project, or an early start on holiday gifts, you’re in the right place. These state cutouts are almost as fun to make as they are cute! IMG_6921

Supplies:

  • 2 pieces of card stock or scrapbooking paper (any color)
  • Tracing paper
  • Printed outline of state
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Heart stickers
  • Scissors/ X-acto knife

Instructions:

1. Find an outline of Minnesota (or a state of your choice) by advanced Google searching black and white images. Print.

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2. Once you have your outline, use tracing paper to make an outline. Cut to size and tape to the card stock you plan to make your cutout of.

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3. Using your scissors, carefully cut around the outline.

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4. Once you have your outline, heat up the glue gun and secure your cutout to the second piece of card stock.

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5. Top off your creation with a heart sticker in the place that you call home.

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You’re done! Frame your creation and display your Minnesota pride. Almost any kind of paper can be used to make this, so use your imagination. The only modification needed is to substitute a glue stick instead of hot glue when working with lighter paper.

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What did you think? Show us your creations by tagging @CEHDugrad on Instagram or Twitter. Check out our Pinterest page for more Minnesota love, college tips, and UMN happenings!

*Inspiration for this post is credited to Cuteho.me

16 Gifs That Describe Exactly How We Feel about Beating Iowa

GOPHER FOOTBALL BROUGHT HOME THE BACON AGAINST IOWA. This border battle has existed for well over 100 years, leaving the victorious team to take home the highly-esteemed bronze pig statue. Today, Floyd of Rosedale returned to Minnesota for only the fifth time since 2000 and we couldn’t be more excited.

Here’s a little sampling of how we feel.

Today’s 51-14 win makes for one exciting day to be a Gopher. Ski U Mah!

Gif sources: TwilightSnuggieMinionsLady and the BaconWill SmithPig and strawBacon treeDancing girlUP!ShakeDydrekBaconMaxwellVictory DanceTeacup pigDancing Bacon, Border

Gopher Game Day

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Wake up fellow Gophs, it’s half past 9 o’clock!                                          Throw your maroon and gold on and get ready to rock

The tailgate awaits us and we must not dilly-dally
Because University Ave. is packed with people looking to rally

There are hot dogs, burgers, and brats- need I say more?
Oh and for the Wisconsinites out there, there’s cheese galore!

Dig in, dig in! This is a feast
Devour 2 plates full, at the very least

Hike up your gopheralls and jump up and down,
Let it be known that you’re the biggest fan around 

Wander all over, socialize with the rest
And, don’t forget to say thanks for being #blessed

If you spot Goldy, it’s your lucky day
Snap a selfie with him and then label it “my bae”

Dance to the music, sing our fight song
For you were born to be a Gopher and this is where you belong

ATTENTION, ATTENTION! If you’re UMN proud, then please, please, join the crowd
Fill up the stands, it’s time to get loud!

We’ve got school spirit, heck yes we do!
We’re a part of the Big 10 and we root for The U 

 In unison we chant, “Ski-U-Mah! Ski-U-Mah! Ski-U-Mah!”
Then we all yell, “Rah! Rah! Rah!”

Together let’s stand and cheer “hip-hip hooray!”
For there is nothing better than Gopher Game Day.

Photo Cred: Student Section, Goldy at a Game, Cover Photo

Seven Snacks To Pack

What goes hand-in-hand with studying? Brain food! Everyone needs a little something to munch on when they’re hitting the books. So next time you’re heading to the lib for a study session, don’t forget to pack these snacks. 

#1. Nutella Energy Balls. This super snack is delicious and nutritious! The oats, ground flax seeds, honey-roasted hazelnuts, shredded coconut, and chia seeds will give you a much needed energy boost and the Nutella will serve to satisfy your sweet tooth. The best part? This recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make.

Click here to check it out!

#2. Banana Dog Bites. This recipe is so easy to whip up that it’s bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Also, did you know that bananas are an energy-boosting carbohydrate? This snack only takes 2 minutes to make and it only calls for 3 ingredients: bananas, peanut butter, and tortillas. Interested in trying it out?

Then, click here.

#3. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola. This compact snack is great when you’re always on-the-go and it’s good for you! The following recipe serves 1-2 people and it takes only a matter of minutes (5 to be exact!) to create.

Don’t be shy, click here to give it a try.

 

#4. Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries. Are you a fan of fro-yo? If so, you’re bound to love these bite-size balls. They’re made with frozen yogurt and real fruit.

View the recipe, you know you want to.

 

#5. Chocolate Avocado Pudding. This tasty treat will boost both your endorphin levels and your energy level. Need to know more? It feeds 2-4 hungry college kids and can be ready within 10 minutes.

Don’t delay and check out this recipe today!

 

#6. Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip. What’s the scoop here? This recipe is made with Greek yogurt and it’s loaded with PB. Must we say more?

Without a doubt, you should check it out!

 

#7. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. Pumpkin seeds boost memory, and they are packed with zinc (which helps to promote immune function to fight illness and supports healthy cell growth and development). After you carve pumpkins this fall, try out the following recipe. It’s delish!

 

Let’s face the facts, successful students don’t lack snacks. Try out these tasty treats- all the recipes are quick and easy!

Photo Cred.:Nutella Energy Balls, Banana Dog Bites, Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola, Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries, Chocolate Avocado Pudding, Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Lunchboxes

10 Things to Love about the U Right Now

10. The Pride of Minnesota’s New Drum Major

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If you’ve made it to any football games, you’re sure to have noticed a new fixture on the field—and no, we’re not talking about a player. Meet Joe Walsh, the newest Pride of Minnesota drum major. Between pumping up the student section and leading the band, Walsh leaves it all on the field! Get to know him with a few fast facts from the School of Music website:

  • CLA student with a major in philosophy and a leadership minor
  • Spent three years as a member of the trumpet section
  • Enjoys spending time with friends, and playing hockey or baseball

9. Farmer’s Market

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No words necessary.

 

8. Piek Goldy

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Look at this hidden treasure found in the Peik Gym? Did you have any idea Goldy had such gymnastic prowess? But then again, what can’t Goldy do?

 

7. Gopheralls

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You’re all about Gopher spirit and what better way to show that spirit than with an ode to the classic bib overall? How great is it to be able to relive to our childhood fashion with this trendy maroon and gold look*?

 

6. Smoke Free Campus

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Taking a breather during a stressful day of classes just got a lot nicer. As of July 1st, a new policy banned students, staff, faculty, and visitors from smoking and using, selling, free distributing, and advertising tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in all facilities and on all University property. 

 

5. Honeycrisp Apple

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“Explosively crisp!”

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning orange, and our pride to be attending the school that created the Honeycrisp* is turned up as high as heat in your apartment will be in a few weeks. Enjoy an apple and an afternoon at orchard in celebration Minnesota’s state fruit.

 

4. Surdyks Café in Northrop

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Do you need a favorite study spot? Or maybe you need a place to grab and delicious bite to eat. Either way, you’ve got to check out Surdyks in Northrop. Check out the menu online and prepare for an awesome dining experience.

 

3. University Avenue Circulator

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Every Thursday through Saturday just got better thanks to the University Avenue Circulator. The route will run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. from 3rd to 23rd Avenue. For more information, check out this article by the Minnesota Daily.*

 

2. ReUse Center Facebook Page

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You’ve never heard a file cabinet sound as good as on the ReUse Center Facebook page. ReUse, which resells items no longer used by university departments, posts weekly photo albums of their offerings, which range from chairs and desks to gas regulators and test tubes. The Facebook page offers hilarious captions for its pictures and great insights on how you can use even the most obscure of items. It’s worth a like AND a visit.

 

1. CEHD Pinterest

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If you’re looking for study tips, dorm DIY, recipes, or anything UMN, be sure to give us a follow on Pinterest!

* Link also denotes photo credit

 

What are YOU loving about the U right now? Tweet us at @CEHDugrad!

Going Back To School: A Story Told In GIFs

Well, today’s the big day. Today, you head back to the U.

FINALLY.

When you spot your first roomie, you can’t help but hug them! You then continue to hug them until they mutter, “Dude, please stop hugging me. This is getting awkward”.

After you unload your car, a little voice inside your head says, “You should start unpacking your stuff”. So you do. But, this doesn’t last long…

One of your roommates weaves their way through your sea of boxes and asks you if you want to do something with them. You say yes. Actually, you yell it. You’ll do anything to get out of unpacking.

“Want to go to the bank with me?” “Come watch me get my haircut!” “It’s 2 a.m. and Mesa is still open, let’s gooooo!” If someone suggests doing something, you do it. You never turn down plans, never ever.

 “No”do people actually use this word?!

 Sleep? Nah. Your roommate says, “You can sleep when you’re dead!”

It’s all fine and dandy until someone tells you that classes start tomorrow.

Wait, what? Since when?!

Suddenly, it is tomorrow.

But since you’re a good kid, you go to class.

Your parents would be proud!

It’s only syllabus week, but you already know that this is going to be a great year. Ahhh, it’s good to be back!

HAPPY SYLLABUS WEEK AND WELCOME BACK, GOPHERS!

GIF Sources: Happy Drive, Bro Hug, Packing Breakdown, Fort, PROCRASTINATION, No Sleep, Gasp!, Emotionally Ready, Sitting in Class, LEGENDARY, School Bus

First Look: Target Express

IMG_5263The first ever TargetExpress opened today on the University of Minnesota campus. And good news for University of Minnesota students: the 20,000 square foot building has just about everything a student could possibly need.

The TargetExpress, which is a is a sixth the size of a standard Target store, has electronics, office, cosmetics, and home departments. It also features several aisles ofGopher Gear, ranging from apparel to Goldy loofahs. An exciting part of opening is that university students have a place to find a wide variety of produce without leaving campus. The grocery section is similarly well-stocked, with items ranging noodles to bread to trail mix to large selection of Oreo flavors.

Check it out:

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TargetExpress is now open on the first floor of the Marshall Apartment complex located at 405 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Are you excited about TargetExpress? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!

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The Ultimate College Packing List

If you’re a college kid, the thought of packing up your life to move into a teeny- tiny dorm room or apartment probably overwhelms you, to say the least. And if you claim that it doesn’t, stop lying! 

You’re thinking to yourself, “Self, what do I need to bring with me? How will it all fit? What if I forget something important?”. We, at CEHD Undergrad, have been there before. That’s why we came up with this, The Ultimate College Packing List!

We’re here to help. Lucky for you, we know exactly what you need to bring to the U. Simply use this all-inclusive checklist that takes account of everything from yoga mats to contact lenses, and you’re guaranteed to avoid saying something like this, “Oh, no! I forgot ——–!” (some really important thing!) on move-in day.

Note: The following list was designed for those living both on-campus and off-campus, so it is applicable to all college students!

Room

  • Additional seating (beanbag chair, folding chair, comfy chair, etc.)
  • Adhesive hooks and strips (that are easy to get off!)
  • Alarm clock
  • Area rug
  • Bedside table
  • Bulletin board and/or dry erase board
  • Push pins/magnets/whiteboard markers
  • Closet organizer
  • Curtain rods (for apartments and houses)
  • Curtains (for apartments and houses)
  • Underbed storage compartment (this will come in handy!)
  • Lamp
  • Full-length mirror
  • Futon
  • Hangers (or Wonder Hangers for the shopaholics out there)
  • Jewelry organizer
  • Over-the-door storage units
  • Photos
  • Picture frames or photo clips
  • Shoe rack
  • Trashcan
  • Wall art (posters, wall decals, etc.)

Bedding

  • Mattress pad
  • Pillows (throw pillows, too!)
  • Foam topper
  • Bedspread, bed sheets, and a bed skirt (if you’ll be living in the dorms, you’ll need to make sure your bedding accessories were designed for a Twin XL bed)
  • Pillowcases
  • Throw blanket

Kitchen Supplies

  • Blender (for apartments and houses)
  • Broom
  • Can opener
  • Chip clips
  • Coffee maker
  • Dish towels
  • Dishes (bowls, plates, cups)
  • Coffee/ travel mugs
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Duster/ dustpan
  • Hand soap
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini vacuum
  • Oven mitts (for apartments and houses)
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic wrap
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sealable plastic bags
  • Sponges
  • Swiffer
  • Tinfoil
  • Toaster (for apartments and houses)
  • Trash bags
  • Tupperware
  • Utensils (forks, spoons, knives, plastic utensils)
  • Water filter
  • Pots/pans (for apartments and houses)
  • Baking sheets (for apartments and houses)
  • Strainer (for apartments and houses)
  • Cutting board (for apartments and houses)
  • Napkins
  • Spatulas, whisks, pizza cutter (for apartments and houses)

Basic Snacks (AKA the college diet)

  • Bottled water
  • Bulk snacks (candy, granola, dried fruit, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Coffee creamer
  • Easy Mac
  • Instant hot chocolate
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Popcorn
  • Ramen
  • Soup
  • Spaghetti-Os

Bathroom

  • Air freshener
  • Bath towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies (drain cleaner, glass cleaner, rubber gloves, shower cleaner, sponges, toilet brush, toilet cleaner) (for apartments and houses)
  • Bathroom rug (for apartments and houses)
  • Hand towels (for apartments and houses)
  • Loofah
  • Scale
  • Shower caddy (for the dorms)
  • Shower curtain and rings (for apartments and houses)
  • Shower mat (for apartments and houses)
  • Shower organizer (for apartments and houses)
  • Shower shoes (hellooooo, Crocs!) (for the dorms)
  • Washcloths
  • Hair catcher (for apartments and houses)

Toiletries

Products

  • Acne medicine/cream
  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Face wash
  • Hair gel
  • Hair mousse
  • Hairspray
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Makeup
  • Makeup remover
  • Moisturizer
  • Mouthwash
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Shaving cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothpaste

Supplies

  • Blow dryer, diffusers
  • Bobby pins, hair clips, hair ties, headbands
  • Comb
  • Contacts, solution, and case
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Curling iron
  • Eyeglass cleaner
  • Eyeglasses and case
  • Floss
  • Hair straightener
  • Hairbrush
  • Hand mirror
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail files
  • Razor
  • Feminine care products
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper (for apartments and houses)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Tweezers

Medical

  • Allergy medicine
  • Aloe lotion
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Bandages
  • Cold and flu medicine
  • Decongestant
  • Eye drops
  • First aid kit
  • Hot and cold packs
  • Humidifier
  • Insect repellent
  • Multivitamins
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Prescription medicine
  • Prescription refill information
  • Retainer
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Supplements (iron pills, etc.)
  • Thermometer
  • Thermometer covers
  • Cough drops

Clothing

  • Bathing suits
  • Belts
  • Bras, sports bras
  • Dresses
  • Shoes (flats, flip-flops, heels, athletic sneakers, boat shoes, etc.)
  • Costume clothing for theme parties/extracurricular events
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Jeans
  • Jackets
  • Jewelry
  • Leggings
  • Short-sleeve shirts, long-sleeve shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Pants
  • Professional clothing (dresses, dress pants, button-down shirts, skirts, blazers, shoes, purses)
  • Rain boots
  • Raincoat
  • Regular boots
  • Scarves
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Slippers
  • Snow boots
  • Socks
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Tights
  • Underwear
  • Winter coat
  • Athletic apparel

Laundry

  • Bleach
  • Drying rack
  • Fabric softener
  • Iron
  • Steamer
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry hamper or bag
  • Lint roller
  • Stain remover, portable stain remover pen
  • Quarters (lots and lots of quarters!)
  • Sewing kit

Tech

  • Batteries
  • Camera
  • Chargers (phone, laptop, camera, etc.)
  • DVD player
  • DVDs
  • E-reader, tablet
  • Ethernet cable
  • Extension cords
  • External hard drive
  • Flash drives
  • HDMI cable
  • Headphones and spare headphones (when it comes to the spare headphones, take our word for it!)
  • iPod/MP3 player
  • Keyboard
  • Lap desk
  • Laptop
  • Laptop case
  • Printer, printer ink, printer paper
  • Recording device for lectures
  • Router
  • SD card for camera
  • Speakers
  • Surge protectors
  • TV
  • TV stand
  • Video game consoles
  • Video games
  • Wireless mouse

Desk/School Supplies

  • Address book
  • Backpack or tote bag
  • Paper clips
  • Binders
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Cards/notes to send home
  • Clicker (if you need one for class)
  • Desk chair (for apartments and houses)
  • Desk lamp
  • Desk organizer
  • Envelopes, stamps
  • Erasers
  • File folder for important documents
  • Folders
  • Glue
  • Highlighters
  • Hole punch, three-hole punch
  • Index cards
  • Journal
  • Leisure books (one or two)
  • Notebook paper
  • Notebooks
  • Notepads
  • Pencils, pencil sharpener, pencil case
  • Pens/colored pens
  • Student planner
  • Portfolio/portfolio case for job interviews
  • Post-it notes
  • Rubber bands
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stapler, staples, staple remover
  • Tape
  • Textbooks
  • White-Out

Documents

  • Student ID
  • Bank documents
  • Car registration and insurance information
  • Checks
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of Social Security card
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Driver’s license
  • Emergency contact list
  • Enrollment documents
  • Financial aid documents
  • Health/dental insurance cards
  • Lease (for apartments and houses)
  • Passport
  • Renters insurance (for apartments and houses)

Misc.

  • Art supplies
  • Gym bag
  • Handbags/ purses
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach towel
  • Bike, bike helmet, bike lock
  • Board games
  • Duct tape
  • Earplugs
  • Sound spa
  • Fan
  • Flashlight
  • Lightbulbs
  • Musical instruments
  • Pepper spray
  • Playing cards
  • Religious materials
  • Safety pins
  • Sleep mask
  • Sports equipment
  • Suitcase
  • Tool kit
  • Travel bags
  • Umbrella
  • Vacuum
  • Yoga mat

Now, if you forget to pack something on this list, don’t panic. Your life will go on!  All you have to do is make a quick run to Target Express and you’ll live happily ever after.

         

 

 

 

 

GIF Sources: Better Bring Both!, TWO SUITCASES, Zombie Apocalypse, Move In

Can’t-Miss Minneapolis Summer Attractions

Class is out and there are endless possibilities for how to fill the three snowless (hopefully), homework-less months that are summer in Minneapolis. We’ve done the hard work for you and made a list of the can’t-miss attractions of summer 2014. So whether you are staying on campus or paying a visit to Minneapolis, make sure that your summer includes these ideas!

 

Minneapolis Farmer’s Market

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If you’re in the market for an exciting day trip, try the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. People flock to the market for a variety of reasons, whether it be to pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers, grab lunch, buy fruits and vegetables, or even to people watch. The farmer’s market is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and has a different vibe depending on when you visit, so it might be worth it to visit more than once. If you visit on the weekend, be prepared for more vendors and larger crowds, along with special events like musical guests. If you want a quieter experience, visit on a weekday. And if you want a truly unique experience, set your alarm and head to the market by its 6 a.m. opening… who knows, you might even find yourself enough fresh food to head home and make breakfast!

 

Lake Calhoun

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Swimming and paddle-boarding and sailing and running and biking and blading and beaching, oh my! Why choose one activity when you can do them all at Uptown Minneapolis’ Lake Calhoun? Trails make a three-mile loop around the lake and it’s multiple beaches, making it the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. An added bonus– after enjoying a day on the lake, you are conveniently close to all the delicious dining destinations in Uptown!

 

Walker Art Center

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The Walker Art Center is the cherry on top of all Twin Cities attractions. Whether you are there visiting the art gallery, walking through the neighboring Sculpture Garden, or trying your hand at Walker at the Green: Artist Designed Mini Golf, you won’t be disappointed. Walker Art Center also hosts the popular Twin Cities music fest, Rock the Garden. With so many fun things to do, Walker Art Center just officially became your new summer hangout.

 

Minnehaha Park

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Escape the city… without leaving the city? Welcome to Minnehaha Park, home to the beautiful 53-foot Minnehaha Falls. Only a fifteen minute drive away from campus, Minnehaha Park features plenty to do: take a walk to the falls, take a dip in one of the park’s wading pools, or take a break for a bite to eat at the Sea Salt Eatery. The park also features musical guests every Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m.

Discounted Tickets

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A great plus of being a University of Minnesota student is the discounted tickets available at the Coffman Memorial Union information desk. Find a wide variety of discounted tickets ranging from St. Paul Saints and Valleyfair tickets to Renaissance Festival deals. Check out the discounted tickets on the Student Unions and Activities website or sign up for an email newsletter to get updates whenever a new event is featured.

Photos: Lake Calhoun, Sculpture Garden, Walker Art Center, Mini Golf, Minnehaha Falls, Wading Pool, Sea Salt, St. Paul Saints,Valleyfair, Renaissance Festival