Alma Matters May 2024 Newsletter

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CLA students are the heart and soul of the University of Minnesota. Totaling nearly half of the institution’s undergraduate students, our liberal arts scholars carry a special responsibility to define the kind of tone, culture, and environment of this living and learning community. And their contributions, both in the classroom and beyond, truly make an extraordinary impact. 
Read this month's feature story, Who are the Undergraduate Students of CLA?

Dean's Corner 

 "Our undergraduate students’ coursework, extracurriculars, internships, study abroad experiences, and leadership roles have set the groundwork to think about the future through a lens of curiosity and compassion. The people they were exposed to have shaped their relationships to one other and to society. And the ideas that sparked for them, in the classroom and beyond, represent the training they need to wonder why and what if.

I hope this month’s Alma Matters gives you a deeper insight into our dynamic student body. See for yourself, the kids are alright."

Interim Dean Waltner's Reflection

Stories & More

Upcoming events hosted by UMAA

Front Page News

Check out these recent headlines highlighting how the liberal arts are not only the heart of the University, but more critical than ever for understanding the world and our place in it.


Your generosity empowers students to make meaning in their life and life's work.

Career readiness, study abroad, internship opportunities, and scholarship support - just a handful of ways you can support undergraduate students at the College of Liberal Arts. Make a gift today and you'll be laying the foundation for tomorrow's future-oriented leaders. Attracting Top Students and Developing Their Potential.

Today's students, tomorrow's outstanding alumni!

Just a few days left to submit your nominations for our 2024-25 Outstanding Alumni Awards. Let us know which College of Liberal Arts alumni you think deserve extra-special recognition by May 31, 2024.

Learn more and submit a nomination

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