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The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is the student organization that represents, advocates for, informs, facilitates communications among, and supports graduate students (most students who are seeking a research degree: a Ph.D. or a Masters that is associated with a Ph.D. program) Learn More



Welcome Week Events

Tues 9/1 3:00-5:30pm - St. Paul campus scavenger hunt

Wed 9/2 5:00pm - Grad student panel: Best of the Twin Cities

Wed 9/2 6:30pm - Meet and Eat

Thurs 9/3 6:00pm Tailgate & 8:00pm Game - Tailgate BBQ + Football Game

Fri 9/4 1:30pm Coffee & 2:00pm Tour - Weisman Art Tour + Coffee /Cookies

Fri 9/4 4:00pm - Northeast Brewery Crawl


Graduate Student Bill of Rights

The Council of Graduate Students  is drafting a Graduate Student Bill of Rights. The Graduate Student Bill of Rights will contain statements that further delineate their rights: Graduate Students as Students; Graduate Students as Employees; Graduate Students as Junior Colleagues; Graduate Students as Members of the University Community at Large.  A current draft of the document can be found by following the link below.

Download this WORD draft of the Graduate Student Bill of Rights


Find the COGS blog here

All the graduate students are encouraged to sign the online petition for Graduate Student fees