Online programming updates for April/May – Student Life and Leadership Development

SLLD has expanded our programming over the next couple of weeks. Join us for the following events via Zoom: 

  • SLLD Open Office Hours: The place to go if you have questions or want the latest scoop on our programming/events: 
    • Monday-Friday at 10am-11am and 2-3pm 
  • New Student and Transfer Info Sessions: If you’re a new student (first year or transfer), this is the space to go to ask questions about orientation and learning all the Metro State “how-to’s.”
    • Mondays at 1pm-2pm 
    • Tuesdays at 11am-12pm 
  • Commencement Info Sessions: Commencement has been postponed to August 15, 2020. Drop by for your Commencement-related activities questions here! 
    • Mondays at 11am-12pm
    • Tuesdays at 3:30pm-4:30pm 
  • Leadership Workshop Webinars: You still need to develop your leadership skills- now, more than ever! Meet with campus leaders and pick their brains about ways to grow! 

·         Wednesday, April 1 at 1pm to 2pm, Mark Gallagher on Perseverance

·         Thursday, April 9 at 1pm to 2pm, topic TBD

·         Thursday, April 16 at 1pm to 2pm, topic TBD

·         Thursday, April 23 at 1pm to 2pm, topic TBD

  • Student Organization/Engage Info Sessions: Are you a student organization leader or advisor? Or a student wanting to join a student organization and get involved? Meet with our team to learn about ways to connect with others in your community, as well as the in’s and outs of Engage. 
    • Friday, April 10 at 9am-10am
    • Wednesday, April 15 at 11am-12pm
    • Friday, April 24 at 9am-10am
    • Wednesday, April 29 at 1pm-2pm 
  • Bored at home? University Activities Board has plenty of events to keep you and your loved ones engaged! Check out their events on Engage!

All SLLD events/programs on Zoom are available on!

If you have any questions, contact SLLD at 

If you would like accommodations to make the event more accessible, contact:

Graduation and Commencement Expo

Graduation & Commencement Expo is this weekend (2/23/19) from 9am-1:30pm in New Main Great Hall.

This event will connect you with Alumni Relations, Career Services, and Veterans Services. You will be able take photos, order invitations, and purchase your regalia. If you have commencement questions, this is a great opportunity to have them answered (e.g. what ceremony you participate in, what time does it begin, etc.).

If you plan on participating in the commencement ceremony, you’ll need to complete the commencement survey in D2L by 11:59 p.m. on February 24, 2019. Once you complete the survey your ceremony tickets will be mailed to you. Computers will be available for you to fill out the survey to state your intention to participate in the ceremony on April 27, 2019.

If you cannot attend the Grad Expo, you can access important information (including regalia orders) on the Grad Expo webpage. Additionally, you will have until April 5, 2019 to communicate your intention to participate in commencement and pick up your tickets at Gateway Student Services.

For more information visit the Graduation webpage.

For other commencement questions please contact Student Life.

Career Center Offers a New Class

The Career Center’s new class, “METR 110: Reinventing Your Career,” is a collaboration with 3M.  In this class, you will learn about 3M organizational culture and hiring practices. 3M professionals will describe what it’s like to work at the company and what they look for in candidates. You also will prepare for mock interviews with 3M staff.

If you’re looking to better understand how to apply for a job and improve your interview skills, this is the class for you!

This two credit, seven week class starts September 27. See the flyer below for more information.

Metropolitan State Academic Achievement Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that the application materials for the Metropolitan State Academic Achievement Scholarship are now available!

All currently “active” Metropolitan State University students have received an email notification tpointing-manhat the scholarship application has been posted and is available on the Financial Aid Scholarship web page. Applicants must submit the online application form as well as request two references from an academic advisor, Student Affairs staff, or instructor. Applications and reference referrals are due by noon on Friday, April 13, 2018. References are due by noon on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Ten Days to the Super Bowl Parking at MCTC

Parking rates will change at the Minneapolis campus if you are using the MCTC parking ramp. Starting January 26th through February 4th, parking fees at the MCTC ramp will change from $5.00 to $20.00 per day. You may pay with cash or credit card. On February 5th the rates will return to $5.00 per day. If you are a current student, show the attendant your student ID card to get the $5.00 rate. If you are a newly admitted student and do not yet have a student ID card, you will need to pay the $20.00 parking fee.