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MyGuide

MyGuide is a student-created visit program that puts the campus visit experience in your hands! This program provides you - the student - the opportunity to choose your tour guide and explore UMD in a more personalized way.

MyGuide campus tours are available on Tuesdays. Learn more about each tour guide below and to view their availability.


Alyssa

Photo of Alyssa in Bulldogs hockey jersey

Major: Sociology
Hometown: Shoreview, MN
Year at UMD: Senior

    Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Video Games, Hiking

    Clubs: Women's Club Ultimate Frisbee (LakEffect), Queer and Allied Student Union, University Gaming Society

    Why UMD? It's my Goldilocks school: not too big, not too small; big city and small town feel all at once; on top of that there's nice people and a beautiful environment. Everything feels 'just right.' It makes me never want to leave!

    Describe Yourself In 5 Words: Passionate. Friendly. Energetic. Athletic. Ambitious.

    See Alyssa's tour availability.


    ConnorPhoto of Connor

    Major: Communication
    Hometown: Wabasha, MN
    Year at UMD: Junior

      Hobbies: Running, weightlifting, video games, reading, hiking 

      Clubs: Quidditch Club, Film Club, Bulldog Welcome Week Rockstar

      Why UMD? For me, it's the perfect school. It's a good distance from home and it's the perfect medium size campus.  Once I visited UMD, I knew that I would be comfortable here and could succeed as as student in the UMD environment. 

      Describe Yourself In 5 Words: Hydrated. Motivated. Athletic. Health-Oriented. Nerdy.

      See Connor's tour availability.


      GenesisPhoto of Genesis

      Major: Social Work
      Hometown: Bloomington, MN
      Year at UMD: Sophomore

        Hobbies: Swimming, reading, and volunteering

        Clubs: Social work student association and club sports figure skating

        Why UMD? I choose UMD because it has a great social work program, I love winter and the snow, and during a summer camp at UMD, I fell in love with the campus, Lake superior, and with the city of Duluth. 

        Describe Yourself In 5 Words: Supportive. Diligent. Flexible. Patient. Enthusiastic.

        See Genesis' tour availability.


        NaseemPhoto of Naseem

        Major: Psychology (B.A.Sc)
        Hometown: NE Minneapolis, MN
        Year at UMD: Junior

          Hobbies: Crocheting, board games, reading, writing, being near nature, hanging out with friends, video games, watching movies and TV shows, and listening to music.

          Clubs: KnitWits, Film Club, You Matter, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Lettuce Club.

          Why UMD? Such a supportive community from the resources we have, staff, and friends I have met here who I consider my family. UMD has so many opportunities that can help you develop socially, academically, and professionally. I love this place with all my heart and I consider this home.

          Describe Yourself In 5 Words: Funny. Detailed. Ambitious. Adaptable. Mom-friend.

          See Naseem's tour availability.


          ShawnaPhoto of Shawna

          Major: Public Health
          Hometown: Plymouth, MN
          Year at UMD: Junior

            Hobbies: Researching medical procedures, ultimate frisbee, video games, and volunteering

            Clubs: NAVs bible study, intramural sports, peer health educators, student health educators, greek life, Kirby leadership institute, STEM discovery days, and Public Health Advisory Board

            Why UMD? Back in fourth grade, I went on a field trip to beautiful Duluth and stayed on campus. I fell in love with the community and nature. Of course, when I was in high school, my priorities changed so I came back for an official tour. My love deepened as I started to picture myself at the campus and around the town. I came into college completely undecided, so I truly picked UMD based on the campus and not on my major. Even after I chose a nursing path, which we, unfortunately, do not offer, I still felt tied to this environment. Through this, I created my own path in public health while doing prerequisites for a master of nursing program. I now continue to find new resources and reasons to enjoy my college experience here every day. 

            Describe Yourself In 5 Words: Optimistic. Empathetic. Christian. Truthful. Leader.

            See Shawna's tour availability.