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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • A Local Minnesotan
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of sporting events and the Student Activities office usually has discounted tickets to all kinds of local events like sports, movies, museums and more. Coffman Memorial Union is home to most Student Groups and it also has a game room in the basement where you can bowl. There's a huge gym on East Bank and another at St. Paul Campus, both have exercise machines and swimming available. Lots of buses run through campus so it's easy to catch a bus to head into Minneapolis to eat out, drink, or club.

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  • Golden from Minneapolis, MN
  • Mar-24-2014 I am a past student here

    On and off campus there are tons of things to do. NE has a thriving arts community, there are tons of nightclubs, museums of all kinds, great places to walk by the river, lots of clubs to join. If you like sports, you got an assload of those too. To watch and to do yourself. You can even ski here in the winter, though if you've ever been on an actual mountain you'll be disappointed.

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  • Scott from Spring Lake Park, MN
  • Mar-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a sand volleyball court in the middle of the super block, along with two basketball courts. So if you're into either one of those sports, these are great places to meet new people who share similar interests as you! Also, Coffman Union shows movies in their theatre every week and the rec center is open for most of the day on the weekdays + Sunday. There are also many concerts and such that take place in the cities during the semester.

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  • Lucas from West St Paul, MN
  • Feb-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Bowling, movie theaters, a few concert venues, many restaurants and coffee shops, and it is all close to downtown Minneapolis!

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  • Ashley from Minneapolis, MN
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of on campus opportunities for fun including: Bowling, FREE movies, events, clubs, sports, ice skating, and more. Venturing outside the U is easy and fun as well. There are lots of surrounding biking/walking trails and parks like the Stone Arch Bridge. The City has dry night clubs that offer free transportation, like Aqua. The Como Zoo is a free zoo that is relatively close to campus. The Recreation center has a rock climbing wall as well as offering yoga and other classes. With the newly installed Green Line lightrail, traveling to either of the cities to explore is very easy. I would recommend visiting the Mill District in Minneapolis, Downtown St. Paul, Uptown (artsy- Minneapolis), and Minnehaha State Park and waterfall.

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  • Tom from Minneapolis, MN
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    5 minutes from downtown allows for trips different restaurants or activities in Minneapolis. You're also a 30 minute light-rail ride away from being at Mall of America which lives up to its name.

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  • Grace from Moorhead, MN
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    You are in the Twin Cities. There is so much to do, you'll never have time to do it all. - Coffman, the student union on the E bank, shows free movies at 10pm on Fri and Sat nights. - Goldy's Game Room, also in Coffman, shows sports games and you can play billiards. - There's always frat parties. - the Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown (right off University Ave) has salsa dancing every Friday night, sometimes with live music. - House parties in Como (a neighborhood on E bank) - Restaurants on restaurants on restaurants. - Movies and live acts at the Varsity Theatre in Dinky and First Ave close to campus. All of these things can/should be done sober, by the way. You can sit in your dorm room with a few friends and drink cheap rum out of someone's spare mug any old time; go out and nose around the city.

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  • Anna from Greer, SC
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The sports games are a lot of fun and you also can't go wrong hitting up the downtown Minneapolis area. There are a lot of great venues in Dinky Town and a lot of great bands come through throughout the school year. Take advantage!

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