MCAE Kick Off 2022: Are you ready?

MCAE Kick Off 2022: Are you ready? August 28th-August 30th!

Student leaders for MCAE Kick Off 2022 are on a stage wearing masks and gold MCAE shirts

The Office for Equity and Diversity and Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence invites you to join us for Kick Off 2022!

MCAE Kick Off is an opportunity for you to meet hundreds 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. 

Registration for MCAE Kick Off 2022 is open NOW!

Registration is open until 12:00pm on July 28th, 2022.

Don't Miss Out! Register now at for MCAE Kick Off 2022: Are You Ready?

MCAE Kick Off 2022 FAQS

Have questions about MCAE Kick Off 2022?

Click here to see if your question is answered on our Frequently Asked Questions document!

If you have a question not addressed at the above link, please email

Student Coordinators


Mallika Chadaga (She/Her)

Major: Music Therapy & Psychology

One piece of advice for incoming students: Keep seeking out opportunitiies to meet new people wherever and whenever you can! You never know where it could take you.

Diego Luis

Diego Luis Niquio (he/him)

Major: Architecture

One piece of advice for incoming students: When needed please ask for help, the best thing to do is reaching out and communicating with either your peers, professors, or colleagues.