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Neighborhood Initiatives

2019

2019 Bulldog Yard Contest

Student Life and the UMD Student Association are co-sponsoring the second Bulldog Yard Contest. Students who live in the neighborhoods adjacent to UMD are invited to participate. The purpose of the contest is to create positive ways to welcome new students and their families to campus on August 22, 2019 (move-in day). The judges for the contest will be members of the UMD Student Association and other student leaders from UMD student organizations. 

All of the details you need to know are found at this link, including the contest PRIZES. Fifteen prizes will be awarded, ranging from a $50 to $250 grocery gift certificate for the Super-One Store on Kenwood.

Sign up to participate by filling out this form

https://forms.gle/x1wdV76U3jPCJXgd6

2019 Welcome 2 UMD Signs for Campus Neighbors

The Office of Student and Life and the UMD Women's Resource and Action Center are again partnering to offer another program to neighbors in the areas adjacent to UMD. Neighbors are invited to put a FREE Welcome to UMD sign in their yard. Dr. Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students or a member of her team will personally deliver the signs before August 18, 2019.  

Sign up to participate by filling out this form

2018 Neighborhood Meeting - 29th Annual

Please join us on campus for an update on UMD plans for 2018-2019 and beyond. All neighbors of UMD are invited to attend the annual neighborhood meeting. This year's meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Solon Campus Center room 120. 

UMD is interested in the ideas and concerns of its neighbors. If you will not be able to attend the meeting but have something you would like to share, please contact: vcsl@d.umn.edu

2018

2018 Bulldog Yard Contest

In 2018, Student Life and the UMD Student Association co-sponsored the first-ever Bulldog Yard Contest. Students who live in the neighborhoods adjacent to UMD were invited to participate, and Fifteen prizes were awarded, ranging from a $50 to $250 grocery gift certificate for the Super-One Store on Kenwood. 

2018 Welcome to UMD SignsCollage of images from delivering welcome signs

The Office of Student and Life and the UMD Women's Resource and Action Center partnered to offer another program to neighbors in the areas adjacent to UMD. Neighbors were invited to put a Welcome to UMD sign in their yard. Dr. Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students, and her husband Al Werner delivered signs on Sunday, August 19, 2018.