Special Events

Monday, July 11 - Welcome Reception
Weisman Art Museum
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Weisman Art Museum



Wednesday, July 13 - River Cruise or Explore the Twin Cities

Suggested outings:
Wednesday afternoon will be free, so we invite you to come on a river cruise or explore the area on your own. Details of the river cruise, as well as some ideas for exploration are listed below.

Mississippi River Cruise aboard the Minneapolis Queen
125 Tickets will be Available between 8:30-10:30am on a first-come-first-serve basis,
on the Morning of Wednesday, July 13

The boat ride is courtesy of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Hermes Luh Endowment.
Unfortunately the boat takes only 125 people, hence there is limited availability.

Boat ride is at 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Minneapolis Queen and Paradise Charter Cruises





Your narrated cruise will take you along the southern route of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail system, along the University of Minnesota Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, through the lower St. Anthony Falls Lock system showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the amazing downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer!

Minnehaha Falls


Explore Minnehaha Falls and the Surrounding Park

Two Chartered Bus trips to the park will be provided, courtesy of ECE dept and Hermes Luh chair.

The bus (Yellow school bus) will depart from Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Circle,
located at 1813 3rd Street South, Minneapolis, at 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday July 13th.

Return is scheduled for 6:30, 7:15 and 8pm. Bus capacity: 50 passengers
In the event there are more passengers, the bus will make return trips.
Alternatively, one may take the train (see below).

Food is available at the Sea Salt Eatery - paid individually

Getting to Minnehaha Falls by Bike:

Rent a Bike from one of the nearby Nice Ride Stations
https://www.niceridemn.org/

A map of the bike route is given below:

Minnehaha Bike Trip


Getting Minnehaha Falls by Train:


- Take the Green Line towards Downtown Minneapolis for one stop
- At US Bank Stadium, Transfer to a Blue Line Train towards Mall of America
- Exit at 50th Street / Minnehaha Park Station


Mall of America

See the largest mall in the United States!

Getting there by Train:

- Take the Green Line towards Downtown Minneapolis for one stop
- At US Bank Stadium, Transfer to a Blue Line Train towards Mall of America
- Exit at Mall of America Station

Chain of Lakes

Take a walk or cycle around the chain of lakes. There is food at the Fish Tin Restaurant next to Lake Calhoun, and a large number of options in the nearby neighborhood of Uptown.

Getting there by Bike: 


Rent a Bike from one of the nearby Nice Ride Stations
https://www.niceridemn.org/

A map of two different bikes route is given below:

Bike to the Lakes


Getting there by Public Transit:

Route 1:
- Take the Train to Warehouse and Hennepin Avenue Station
- On Hennepin Avenue, Take the Westbound 17D
- Exit at Lagoon Avenue and Knox Avenue

Route 2:
- Take the Train to Warehouse and Hennepin Avenue Station
- On Hennepin Avenue, Take Southbound 6D bus
- Exit at Hennepin Avenue and Lagoon Avenue
- Walk 0.4 Miles West to Lake Calhoun

Mill City Museum

http://www.millcitymuseum.org

Thursday, July 14Banquet
McNamara Alumni Center
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

McNamara Alumni Center



Friday, July 15Farewell Reception
Weisman Art Museum
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weisman Art Museum