Campus Tours

  • Tuesday, August 01
  • 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Various Location
  • Room: TBA


The opportunity for local institutions to showcase areas of innovation and sustainability practices has been a popular enhancement to the annual meeting experience. Colleges and universities have featured various campus components such as multi-use facilities, student housing, a dining hall, classroom space, and historical architecture. Augsburg College and University of Minnesota will be highlighted, space is limited, so sign up early!


Hagfors Center Project

The new Hagfors Center for Science, Business & Religion, upon completion, will be the largest building on campus with 139,000 square feet, 99 academic offices, 20 laboratories, aquarium, rooftop green house, suspended chapel, and lots of gathering and learning spaces. What is unique about the design of the building is intentionally creating intersections of learning between science, business, and religion through “neighborhoods” and art. Additionally, the campus will discuss their unique efforts to create a culture that positively embraced diversity to inclusion to equity resulting in current first year undergraduates are 45 percent students of color.


General Campus Tour

The University of Minnesota is Minnesota’s public land grant research university. The Twin Cities Campus, located in both Minneapolis and Saint Paul, is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and is one of the largest and most comprehensive universities in the country. This tour will provide a general introduction to the buildings and grounds of the Minneapolis campus.

Sustainability Programs

This tour will provide an overview of sustainability programs on the Twin Cities campus, focusing on the new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) main energy plant. Additional stops will include urban storm water infrastructure and energy-saving smart labs.