University resources

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University resources are available about the following topics:

Safety and wellness

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Stay Healthy

Stay Safe

The safety of students, faculty, and staff is among our top priorities. Learn how you can contribute to promoting a culture of safety at the University through the SAFE U website.

Need Help?

  • Student Parent Help Center provides help for students who have children. They provide intake and child care assistance screening for graduate and professional students. The center holds weekly Graduate Parent Group meetings.
  • Student Counseling Services provides assistance with issues impacting student success. This includes mental health and life concerns, learning and academic skills challenges, and faculty/staff-student communication.
  • The Disability Resource Center collaborates with students, instructors, and staff to remove or reduce barriers in order to provide equitable access to students with disabilities. 
  • The Aurora Center provides a safe and confidential space for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members or friends affiliated with the University of Minnesota, TC, or Augsburg College who are victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking.

Learn more about mental health and stress management resources on campus.

Getting around Campus

The U's campus connector arriving at a bus stop

Parking and Transportation


There are 5 gender inclusive restrooms on the CVM campus. Here are their locations:

  • Animal Science Veterinary Medicine (ASVM)  Rooms 297 & 497
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL)  Room E204A 
  • Veterinary Sciences Building (VSB)  Room 144A 
  • Veterinary Medical Center (VMC S)  Room A239

The lactation space is Veterinary Medical Center (VMC S) C316

Housing Resources

Living in the Twin Cities

Lying on opposite sides of the Mississippi River, St. Paul and Minneapolis comprise a vibrant, green, and welcoming community. The cities maintain nearly 200 parks and lakes with over 1,200 miles of walking, running, and biking trails. Our urban setting provides easy access to arts and culture, professional and Big Ten sports, multicultural neighborhoods and events, and restaurants, including dozens of different craft beer taprooms. And yet we are just minutes from open fields, boating, golf courses, skiing, and nature sanctuaries. These are just some of the reasons the Twin Cities consistently rank in the top 10 most livable US cities.