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Meet Crookston Through Service


WDAY TV (August 2013): University of Minnesota Crookston students are lending a helping hand  

For Students

Before classes event start, you will begin to meet your new community through a service event called “Meet Crookston through Service.” In addition to learning where you can later volunteer, you also find out where the local attractions, churches, and schools are located.


For Community Partners

As part of New Student Orientation, students are introduced to Crookston through a program called “Meet Crookston through Service” before classes even start. Students help prepare elementary school classrooms, clear cross-country ski trails, trim trees at local parks, clean kennels and walk dogs at the humane society, assist with building Habitat Houses, make apple pies with residents of an assisted living center, prepare playground surfaces, wash windows and do other maintenance work at local churches, pack boxes at the food bank, assist with work at historical museums, and many other projects. During this morning of service, staff members photograph the activities and produce a slideshow, which is viewed during the reflection dinner later that evening. Community partners share in the dinner celebration, and students learn about many community opportunities. Students feel a sense of accomplishment as they work with a group of new friends whom they might not otherwise work with in this unique setting. A great deal of work in the community gets done.


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Small but mighty crew at the Polk County Museum on Saturday!
Small but mighty crew at the Polk County Museum on Saturday!

If you are a member of a club that still needs to get in a community service pro...
If you are a member of a club that still needs to get in a community service project, or if you are not in a club and just want to volunteer, Crookston Youth Service Day is this upcoming Saturday. Meet at Crookston City Hall, 124 N. Broadway for a light breakfast. Then we have a choice of projects: downtown flower planter cleanup, assisting with a couple projects at the Carnegie Library, and finally packing boxes at North Country Food Bank. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside my office, 240 Sargeant Student Center OR just let me know you're coming and I'll sign you up!


Community Service News Feed

U of M Crookston Named to 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
For students working together across campus and across the community adds meaning to classroom studies and life. Service by students at the University of Minnesota Crookston was recognized recently when the campus was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education...

U of M Crookston, University of North Dakota, and Northland Community and Technical College to Co-sponsor Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015
Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Unity Walk followed by a program and recognition.An area-wide Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration will take place in Crookston, Minn., on Monday, January 19, 2015, and is the result of collaboration between the...

Student Awards Celebration held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the U of M Crookston
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of student service, leadership, and academic and athletic achievement, was held recently at the University of Minnesota Crookston.To view or download photos, visit the photo gallery. ward recipients include the following students:CSA Student Senators and...

IRS Certified Free Tax Service Available at U of M Crookston
Students in the University of Minnesota Crookston Accounting and Finance Society are ready to help with tax preparation. The VITA/TCE site will operate from Monday, February 24 through Monday, April 14, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 4...