Campus Life

photo of the Cherry Spoon sculpture at the Walker Art CenterThe Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul have been consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Students in the Applied Plant Sciences graduate program enjoy both the amenities of a big city and the quietness of a smaller community on the Saint Paul campus. Minnesota is the northern most state in the continental United States. Both indoor and outdoor activities abound in Minnesota.

Here are just a few of the local favorites:

Finally, a word about the weather in Minnesota. It does get cold here. In January the average temperature in Saint Paul is around 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 degrees Celsius). At times the temperature dips below zero and our ears feel like falling off. Yet winters are generally sunny and Minnesotans can show you how to dress warm (a.k.a. that layered look). Besides, the winter allows us to enjoy different winter activities such as skiing, hockey, and ice fishing.