Campus Mission

University of Minnesota Rochester Mission

The University of Minnesota Rochester promotes learning and development through personalized education in a technology-enhanced environment. The University of Minnesota Rochester empowers undergraduate and graduate students to be responsible for their own learning and provides appropriate support to prepare them to succeed in a global and multicultural society.

The University of Minnesota Rochester serves as a conduit and catalyst for leveraging intellectual and economic resources in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota through its signature academic, research, and public engagement programs in collaboration with other campuses of the University of Minnesota, other higher education institutions throughout the state and nation, governmental and non-profit organizations, and private enterprise.

(Campus Mission Statement Approved, Board of Regents, June 2009)

University of Minnesota Mission

We are Minnesota's research university. We change lives—through research, education, and outreach.

Research
We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live. At the University of Minnesota, students do research alongside top professors in all majors.

Education
We prepare students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. As a U of M student you'll engage with your professors and fellow students from the very beginning. And you'll develop your strengths with beyond-the-classroom experiences.

Outreach
We apply our expertise to meet the needs of Minnesota, our nation, and the world. We partner with communities across Minnesota to engage our students, faculty, and staff in addressing society's most pressing issues.

(University of Minnesota Mission Statement, Board of Regents Policy, Amended February 2008 - Full statement)