MCAE Kick Off 2021: Reconnection, Compassion, Legacy

MCAE Kick Off 2021: Reconnection, Compassion, Legacy

Kick Off 2021

The Office for Equity and Diversity and Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence invites you to join us for Kick Off 2021!

Kick Off is an opportunity for you to meet close to 300 of your peers who are also first-generation students, students of color, and Native and Indigenous students. Our hope is that at this year’s Kick Off you will build community, feel a sense of belonging on the University of Minnesota campus, and be empowered to recognize and use the ancestral knowledge and legacy that you bring to campus. 

MCAE Kick Off offers a unique opportunity to:

  • RECONNECT first-generation students, students of color, and Native and Indigenous students to one another in the midst of the COVID crisis.
  • Build COMPASSION to emphasize a community of care, wellbeing, and support amongst the MCAE community.
  • Empower students to the power of the ancestral knowledge and LEGACY they bring with them to campus.

Kick Off will begin on Sunday, August 29th with an early move-in (for on-campus residents) and a Friends and Family Send Off Celebration at 5:00pm. Kick Off will continue Monday and Tuesday before the beginning of Welcome Week, and will run alongside Welcome Week, so you can participate in both programs! Registration for MCAE Kick Off 2021 is now open! 

Coming Spring 2022: MCAE Kick Off 2022 Kick Off Leader Application. Check back!
Kick Off 2021

MCAE Kick Off 2021 FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

MCAE First 6 Weeks Roadmap

This road map was created by and for students and is intended to serve as a beginning checklist for students to establish a strong foundation in their first 6 weeks of classes.

Kick Off is over, now what?

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Stay Connected!

Join our MCAE Newsletter and keep informed about our on-going academic skills building workshops.

Set-up an appointment with an MCAE Staff member. We can support you as you navigate your return to the classroom, academic concerns, faculty relationships, and any other academic related questions or concerns!

What if I didn't participate in Kick Off?

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No problem!

We want to connect with you. All students are welcome to access MCAE tutoring services, academic skills building workshops, and connect with MCAE staff for support.

Connect with us!