The University of Minnesota (U of M) is a public research university located in Minneapolis. The school shut down during the American Civil War, but reopened in 1867. It was upgraded from a preparatory school to a college in 1869.
The University’s intercollegiate sports teams are called the “Golden Gophers” and are members of the Big Ten Conference and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Beginning with the 2013-2014 season, Minnesota will be leaving the WCHA and along with Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State and Wisconsin will form the new Big Ten Hockey Conference. The “Minnesota Rouser” is the University of Minnesota’s fight song. It is commonly played and sung at various events such as commencement, convocation and athletic games. It is among a number of songs associated with the University, including the Minnesota March, which was composed for the University by John Philip Sousa.
Among its many famous alumni are former vice president, Walter Mondale; satirist, Garrison Keillor; and Super Bowl championship coach, Tony Dungy. In addition to its many famous alumni, the university has the world’s largest collection of Sherlock Holmes literature, artifacts and memorabilia housed in the university library.
The biggest employers in the Twin Cities area are the world famous Mayo Clinic, Target, and Allina Hospitals and Clinics. The Twin City area offers a wide variety of shopping, museums and restaurants and also is the home to the largest mall in the country, Mall of America.
With a wide range of opportunities both in the city and elsewhere, students often find themselves looking for affordable and convenient self storage. There are plenty of self storage units available close to the University of Minnesota. A typical 5’X5′ storage unit can be found for approximately $51 to $77. It should be relatively easy to find a storage unit near 55455. This size unit should easily hold the contents of your typical dorm room. If you are looking to save on the cost of a self storage unit, think about getting a larger unit and sharing the cost with a friend.
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