University of Minnesota Duluth: Take a Tour!

University of Minnesota Duluth: Take a Tour!

November 16, 2019 1 By Kody Olson


Welcome to the University of Minnesota Duluth. Today we’ll take a quick tour through campus and show you the how, why…and especially the where UMD Bulldogs get it done. Are you ready? Let’s go! The Kirby Student Center is home to the Kirby
Student Lounge, where UMD students gather to study and relax. The first floor includes the Welcome Desk;
as well as many student organizations. Located on the second floor is UMD’s Multicultural
Center. The MC includes the Office of Diversity and
Inclusion and the Office of Disability Resources. The MC supports programs that focus on diversity
and equity and promote an inclusive community. It houses 13 student organizations and any
student can be a member. One of the most beautiful facilities on campus
is the Kathryn A. Martin Library, where students have access to online collections, materials
from all five U of M campuses, and is connected to national and international libraries through
interlibrary loan. Some of the Library’s most popular spaces
include the Securian Learning Commons, which features research assistance from specialist
librarians, and the Writer’s Workshop, which provides one-on-one help for anyone looking
to become a better writer. UMD’s Sports & Health Center is home to Recreational
Sports Outdoor Programs and Intercollegiate Athletics and features an indoor ice rink,
fitness center, indoor track, six-lane pool, two indoor climbing walls, gymnasium and, group
fitness classes. If you want to take your fitness or activity
outdoors, you can rent all types of equipment at the RSOP Rental Center, such as canoes,
bikes, ice skates, and more. The Labovitz School of Business and Economics
is the hub for business majors at UMD. Speaking of business, in our Wells Fargo Financial
Markets Lab, students have built and maintained a fund of nearly $2 million dollars, called
the Bulldog Fund, LLC. The James Swenson Science building is one of several architectural marvels here on campus. And it’s also home to several majors that
reside within the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. The spiral staircase casts the shadow of a double helix, and Swenson is built so that from the outside the building resembles a
ship coming into the harbor. It’s also another favorite place students
study and gather on campus. We’re in Ordean Court, also known as the “Arts Triangle” and home to many programs within the School of Fine Arts. Behind me, we have the Marshall Performing Arts Center, which hosts six stage productions every year. To my left we have the famed Weber Music Hall which features more than 200 concerts each year. The unique structure is built to resemble
a clamshell and has amazing acoustics. To my right, the Tweed Museum of Art hosts
curated shows, professional artists, as well as student and faculty artwork. All students can immerse themselves in the
arts at UMD. A variety of furnished housing options are
available at UMD to suit different living styles and student needs. About 1,800 students live in UMD’s traditional
residence halls, and another 1,100 live in the on-campus apartment-style units. So, there’s something here for just about
everyone. Grabbing a bite to eat is super easy at UMD. With the state-of-the-art Superior Dining
Center, there are tons of awesome options including fresh fruit, salad and grains, make-and-take
sandwiches, and even a Mongolian Grill. Not to mention a full food court, coffee shop,
and a sit-down restaurant. UMD was founded in 1895 as a teachers college,
and today our College of Education & Human Service Professions continues to train the
teachers of tomorrow as well as human service professionals in psychology and social work. CEHSP also prepares students for advanced
study in allied health professions. Bohannon Hall has one of the largest lecture
halls here on campus. However, 84% of classes here at UMD have 50
or fewer students. A hub for the College of Liberal Arts, Cina
Hall is home to a number of departments, including the Department of American Indian Studies,
two major centers, The Center for Crime and Justice Studies, and the Center for Social
Research. Orange is a signature color in Cina Hall. The color is used as an accent, primarily
on the eastern walls, to evoke the sunrise and reminds us to start each new day with
optimism. Malosky Stadium. Griggs Field. Home of UMD football, soccer and track and
field and numerous intramural sports. Athletic events at UMD are super fun and a
big part of showing your Bulldog spirit, whether it’s a game here at Malosky Stadium, a hockey
game down at Amsoil Arena, or men’s & women’s basketball or volleyball at Romano Gym. It’s always a great time and high level NCAA
competition! UMD is located in one of the coolest cities
in the Midwest: Duluth, Minnesota. Lake Superior is just a few blocks away from
campus, there’s miles of bike trails and shoreline within the city, and we have a nightlife that
rivals much bigger cities. Yeah. We have it pretty good here. Thanks for walking along with us as we’ve
shown you the University of Minnesota Duluth. There’s a lot going on here, and this is just
the beginning. Come see us in person, we’d love to show you
around.