Day at the Capitol
Students — meet with your legislators at the State Capitol to advocate for the Minnesota State Grant program! This program provides critical support, helping make higher education possible for one out of three Minnesota college students from low- and middle-income families. The state invested $120 million in aid in the most recent academic year, helping more than 88,000 students.
Day at the Capitol will occur on these dates in 2013:
- Wednesday, Feb. 27: Bethel University, The College of St. Scholastica, Hamline University and St. Olaf College
- Wednesday, March 13: Concordia College, Gustavus Adolphus College and University of St. Thomas
- Wednesday, March 20: College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, Concordia University and Saint Mary’s University
- Thursday, April 11: Augsburg College, Bethany Lutheran College, Carleton College, Macalester College and St. Catherine University
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.
What students say about Day at the Capitol
"As a State Grant recipient, I want to support the continuation and growth of the program."
—Student, St. Mary's
"As a private college student and a political science major, I am concerned with lowering the cost of college."
—Mary Gleich '10, St. Mary's
"I attended to support the cause. I am an education major and feel passionately about gaining funding for higher education."
—Bethany Berg '08, Gustavus Adolphus
"This was a wonderful experience. I learned a great deal and it felt good to make a difference in college financial aid."
—Michelle Johnson '09, College of Saint Scholastica
"This was a great experience. I would recommend this event. Thank you."
—Stacy Desmond ‘08, College of Saint Scholastica
"Anybody interested in politics should attend."
—Aaron Wickboldt '10, College of Saint Scholastica