Are you looking for something FREE, interesting, and fun to do in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, on a Tuesday night? The UMR CONNECTS professional speaker series will connect you to speakers, authors, panels, and more! All events are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. We hope you will join us!

For More Information

  • Sign up to receive the list of upcoming events/speakers via email each month here.
  • Contact Anne Kowal at 507-258-8090 or email

UMR CONNECTS events are held on select Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm throughout the year. This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for up-to-date cancellation or location-change information.

Presentations and performances are held outside on the Peace Plaza (click for directions) in June, July, and August. During the rest of the year and in the event of inclement weather during the summer months, presentations are held inside University Square, 4th floor, Room 417 (Click for directions).

The University of Minnesota Rochester strives to sustain an open exchange of ideas in an environment that embodies the values of academic freedom, responsibility, integrity, and cooperation. UMR CONNECTS is committed to supporting the University's overall mission of public engagement and outreach by fostering connections between the University, its students, and those who live in or visit our community.