Information for Graduate Programs

2018 Life Sciences Graduate School Fair

Hosted by the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities College of Biological Sciences

Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 12-2 p.m
Location: Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall

We welcome recruiters, admissions and faculty representatives from graduate programs in the life sciences and post-baccalaureate academic enhancer programs. This fair is not intended for M.D, D.D.S or Pharm.D. We also encourage participation from biotech, bio-statistics, epidemiology, animal science, pharmacology, genetic counseling, patent law and environmental related programs.

Registration Information

Registration includes a 6 foot table (unskirted), lunch for up to two representatives and up to two parking vouchers.

Early Registration: May 1 - 31 
U of MN Exhibitor: $75
Non U of MN Exhibitor: $150

Regular Registration: June 1 - July 1 
U of MN Exhibitor: $125
Non U of MN Exhibitor: $200 Additional table (includes 2 people): 
Early Additional Table: May 1 - 31 
U of MN Exhibitor: $50
Non U of MN Exhibitor: $100

Regular Additional Table: June 1 - July 1 
U of MN Exhibitor: $100
Non U of MN Exhibitor: $150

Additional Lunch: $7.50 each


Limited space availability, early registration suggested.


Representative Check-in and Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Fair Opens to Students: 12-2 p.m.
Fair Ends: 2 p.m.


Room Block Available until full or August 20:

Hampton Inn & Suites - Minneapolis University 
2812 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Ask for the "CBS Bio Science" Room Block or register online at  
Hotel amenities include free hot breakfast and free high speed internet access in the lobby and all guestrooms. Resouces: Directions, Maps and Info

Parking Info

Parking Vouchers will be provided at Check-In and can be used upon exit. 
East River Road Garage is the nearest and most convenient parking ramp.  The parking ramp is actually connected to Coffman Union.  
For more information on parking, please visit 
Directions to Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall from the East River Road Garage:

  • Take the parking garage elevator to the plaza level (Level "1") and walk north across Delaware Street to Coffman Memorial Union (CMU). Once inside, the Great Hall will be on your left.
  • In inclement weather, take the elevator to "Level A" and follow the signs to the “Gopher Way” tunnel to Coffman. You'll emerge in the basement of Coffman. Take the stairs, then the escalator up to the ground floor. The Great Hall will be on your left.

Additional information will be sent in July after registration closes to all registered programs.

The 2018 Life Sciences Graduate School Fair is being hosted by the College of Biological Sciences. We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for members of all communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, such as accommodation needs, please include that information with your registration. If you have questions about the fair and wish to discuss them, please contact Rebecca Luebbert by email at   or contact the CBS office at 612-624-9717.