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COGS Welcome Week

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is hosting its first annual Graduate and Professional Student Week of Welcome, for all incoming and returning graduate and professional students at the University of Minnesota. Activities include a free concert at Northrop featuring Haley Bonar and John Mark Nelson, complimentary tickets and tailgate for incoming students at the first Gophers football game of the year, a Northeast Minneapolis Brewery Crawl, tour of the U of M Arboretum, and a family and friends kickball tournament!

This is a great opportunity for students to network and build community with other students outside their departments before getting into the grind! To RSVP for events and learn more, please like COGS on Facebook or visit them online at

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 Arboretum stroll + picnic
9 a.m. - Depart U of M campus | RSVP here

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 Northeast craft beer science crawl + social
6 p.m. - Meet at Logan Park Rec Center | RSVP here

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 Graduate students + Gophers tailgate
3-5:30 p.m. - TCF Bank parking lot, tailgate free for all students | RSVP here
6 p.m. - Eastern Illinois vs. Minnesota, game free for incoming students

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29 TC Students Welcome Back Concert with Haley Bonar and John Mark Nelson
7 p.m. - Northrop Auditorium | Free tickets here

SATUREDAY, AUGUST 30 Intercollegiate kickball
1 p.m. - West Bank fields | RSVP here