January 2024

Plan campus visits this winter and spring
Use our online event calendar to find winter or spring group visit events options at our member colleges and universities. Or find links to schedule a one-on-one visit or take a virtual tour.

Public health emergency preparedness and response webinar scheduled on Jan. 31
The Council will hold the first in a series of webinars for faculty and staff concerned with curriculum and career pathways tied to public health emergency preparedness and response on Jan. 31. The webinars are made possible through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant administered by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Job and Internship Fair scheduled for February
Often attended by over 2,000 undergraduate students from our member institutions and over 300 employers, the 48th annual Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Feb. 22.

Council to hold first breakfast for community college advisors
The Council invites Minnesota community college transfer advisors to an informational breakfast on Feb. 27 in Minneapolis with our college and university transfer specialists who will share program updates, current transfer scholarships and answer your questions in one-on-one conversations. All information shared will be specific for transfer students.

Twin Cities Counselors’ Breakfast to be held on March 5
Admission directors at our colleges invite high school counselors and others who work with students on college planning to a free informational breakfast in Saint Paul on March 5. Learn what’s going on at our institutions and get answers to your questions. This session is especially helpful to high school and access staff who are less familiar with the advantages and student support that private colleges offer.

Private colleges receive Emergency Assistance Grants
Eight Minnesota private colleges — Augsburg University, Carleton College, Concordia College (Moorhead), Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, St. Catherine University, St. Olaf College and the University of St. Thomas — were recently awarded Emergency Assistance for Postsecondary Students (EAPS) grant funding from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. These grants allow institutions to financially help students who are experiencing an unforeseen financial crisis.