April 2019

Minnesota Private College Week 2019

Minnesota Private College Week registration opens
Students and families can now register for campus visits at any of our colleges during the free annual event, which runs June 24-28 with sessions offered daily.

Commencement dates, details announced
Colleges celebrate their graduates’ achievements with undergrad commencements that run from May to June. See the list of dates and speakers.

Still time to register for Counselors’ Breakfast
This year’s Counselors' Breakfast will be held on May 8 in Bloomington. Admissions representatives from our member institutions will be on hand to answer counselors’ questions and share what’s happening on their campuses. The event and the parking are free.

Council graduation rate report now available
The report examines graduation rates for our member institutions compared to other sectors in Minnesota and nationwide averages.

Gustavus wins 2nd consecutive Minnesota College Ballot Bowl
For the second year in a row, Gustavus Adolphus College has won the statewide Minnesota College Ballot Bowl awarded by the Minnesota Secretary of State. Gustavus had the highest number of student voter registrations and highest percentage of eligible students registered among all private colleges or universities in Minnesota.

Community engagement work recognized
Students, faculty, staff and community partners were recognized for their civic engagement efforts at the Minnesota Campus Compact summit in April. All Presidents’ Award recipients are described at the above link and campus media articles highlight winners at Concordia University, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John’s University, St. Olaf College and Carleton College.