Day at the Capitol

Wed, 04/06/2016 - Wed, 04/20/2016
Students arriving for Day at the Capitol
Descending the stairs at the Capitol
Day at the Capitol training
Training session
Rep. Jim Davnie talking with a student
Students talk with Rep. Doug Magnus
In the Capitol rotunda
Returning to the bus at the end of the day

Event Location

State Capitol

Students — meet with your legislators at the State Capitol to advocate for the Minnesota State Grant program! This program provides critical support to almost 100,000 Minnesotans — that’s one in four undergraduates at public and private colleges.

Day at the Capitol occurred on these dates in 2016:

  • Wednesday, April 6: Augsburg, Concordia College, Hamline, Saint Ben's/Saint John's, Saint Mary's
  • Tuesday, April 12: Bethany, Concordia University, Macalester, St. Kate's, St. Olaf
  • Wednesday, April 20: Bethel, Gustavus, St. Thomas

What happens at Day at the Capitol?

You'll receive a policy and lobbying briefing including comments from House and Senate members who represent your campus. Then you'll meet with legislators and attend a Q&A session. The Minnesota Private College Council provides training and materials and makes legislative appointments for participants. See schedule examples.

Video: The Minnesota State Grant: How students speak up

Video: The Minnesota State Grant: Why it matters

View Day at the Capitol and State Grant videos on YouTube

Related Topics: Policy
Students at Day at the Capitol

Day at the Capitol schedule examples

Students from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth share their schedules for the day.