Events Archive

We will be hosting coffee and doughnut hour on November 5th from 9 AM - 11 AM on the Minneapolis campus at 202 Coffman Union! Come meet your fellow graduate students, enjoy some FREE coffee and doughnuts!

COGS November Happy Hour is on Friday, November 22nd from 4 PM to 6 PM. Come and join your fellow graduate students at Corner Bar (1501 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454).

As always, it is buy-your-own-beer, but COGS will buy the appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.

After a successful Happy Hour on the West Bank, COGS is coming to the East Bank for the Happy Hour on Friday, October 25th from 4 PM to 6 PM. Grab a beer and be Hoppy, or Whine over wine, with your fellow graduate students at Stub & Herbs (227 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55414).

As always, it is buy your own beer, but COGS will buy the appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.

Whether you are a first time Minnesotan or just still exploring the fun things you can do during this winter, come to one (or both) of our Winter Survival workshops.

WINTER IS COMING!... And there will be Hot Chocolate!

We are holding two sessions! The first is Friday, November 1st from 5:30-6:30 PM in Lind Hall room 325 (on the East Bank) and the second is Friday, November 8th from 3-4 PM in Ruttan Hall room B26 (in St. Paul).

Come join us for a FREE showing of Toy Story 4 on October 5th from 12:00-3 PM. There will be FREE pizza and FREE drinks served from 12 - 12:30 PM and the movie will start at 12:30 PM. This is a family-friendly event so feel free to bring your children and partners. People are encouraged to take the bus or bike as parking might be challenging because of the Gopher Football game.

This is a graduate students ONLY event.

We will be hosting coffee and doughnut hour(s) on October 8th from 9 AM - 11 AM on BOTH the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses! Come meet your fellow graduate students, enjoy some FREE coffee and doughnuts!

Minneapolis: 202 Coffman Union

St. Paul: 100 Ecology Building

This is a graduate students ONLY event.

COGS and PSG are co-hosting a bowling night on September 20th in Goldy's game room between 5 PM and 8 PM. We will have FREE pizza and pop. Please bring your family along. We are also opening up the pool tables and other games in the game room for you all.

We hope to see all the graduate and professional students there!

First COGS Happy Hour is on September 27th at the Corner Bar (1501 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454) from 4 PM to 6 PM. Come spend some good times with colleagues and meet new grad students while enjoying some tasty brews and appetizers.

As always, it is buy your own beer but COGS will buy the appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.

This is a graduate student ONLY event.

COGS Happy Hour April 2019

Our flagship monthly networking event - the last one this academic year.

Please bring your colleagues and friends, enjoy appetizers on us while you network and make new friends and meet new people. Simple but effective. This month, we are right on the Bus 3 route!

Please contact Nishank <varsh011> for more details

April 19th, Friday, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

in The Blue Door Pub, Como

COGS Donut Hours April 2019

Humpday Sugar Rush!

You must have heard of COGS' donut and coffee networking hours on both campuses, if you are a UMN graduate student. We do it monthly and on both Twin Cities campuses. For us, both twins are equal. We all deserve to take a break, spike our blood glucose in the middle of the week. Come with friends and colleagues, bring your own mug if you have one on you!

April 24th, Tuesday, 6:10 PM to 8:00 PM

Saint Paul Campus - 186 McNeal Hall | Minneapolis Campus - 202 Student Union

COGS Leadership Awards Ceremony

COGS solicited nominations for excellence in Teaching, Leadership and Advising. Based on students nominating and advocating for candidates, the COGS review team has chosen winners. The winners will be felicitated in a ceremony at the end of this year. All good work needs to be commended. Contact Mattea <alle0499> for more details and clarifications.

If you want to know more about the process and the awards, please write to our Speaker, Scott<petty042>

April 26th, Friday, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

in 225 Ferguson Hall

COGS Executive Committee Elections

AY 2019-2020

Every year, COGS elects its Executive Committee during the last General Assembly for that academic year. Elections to all positions except COGS Representative to the Board of Regents will take place during our upcoming General Assembly. Please find position descriptions sent to your email. The deadline to send your interest and candidate statement explaining why you are the best person for the job is 22nd April 2019. Send your queries, questions, concerns and applications/nominations to our Speaker, Scott <petty042>.

April 30th, Tuesday, 6:10 PM to 8:00 PM

in 155 Nicholson Hall

Winter is Coming

Minneapolis Edition

18th OCT 2018, Thursday

Are you new to Minnesota this winter? Are you NOT on the most beautiful St. Paul campus, the best campus of all UMN campuses? Fear not! Kelly is coming to Minneapolis as well to prep you all for a cozy winter in this icy planet of Hoth. Gather around!

212 Mechanical Engg, 1 PM to 2 PM

General Assembly

Second One This Year

23rd OCT 2018, Tuesday

While we have fun, network, make new friends, we must also get down to business. The second COGS General Assembly (GA) is approaching. Look for the agenda on our homepage, 1 week before. Dinner will be provided. All graduate students are welcome!

35 Nicholson Hall, 6:10 PM to 8 PM

Donut Hour(s)

Minneapolis Edition

30th OCT 2018, Tuesday

Break your routine! There are plenty of donuts and coffee this time in our COGS office. Meet our officers, network with other graduate students over coffee, donuts, orange juice and tea. Get out of your cocoon and stretch your wings a little.

202 Memorial Union, 9 AM to 11 AM


Brew Crawl

6th OCT 2018, Saturday

Come crawl the NE Breweries with COGS. It is back by popular vote. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided but you have to Buy Your Own Beer (BYOB). All graduate students are welcome; designated drivers too! Contact Michelle Boone to find realtime location of the crawl (Check email for Phone number). We start crawling at 1 PM and go on until 5 PM. Here is our crawling route:

612 Brewing>Bahaus Brew Labs>Indeed Brewing>Able Seedhouse+Brewing

Happy Hour

@ Station 280

11th OCT 2018, Thursday

We will be at Station 280. They have buy one get one free beer all day, every day. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, but you will have to Buy Your Own Beer (BYOB). All graduate students are welcome; designated drivers too. There are Darts and Pool to play as well! Please bring some quarters with you if you want to play those games. Average cost per beer (Buy one get one free) is $6.

Station 280, 4 PM to 7 PM

Winter is Coming

Saint Paul Edition

17th OCT 2018, Wednesday

Winter is coming. Paradise will now become the ice planet of Hoth. If you are new to Minnesota, if you are an international graduate student, you better come and hear what our Kelly Wallin has to say about the upcoming winter. You will sure appreciate the tips and tricks that she has to offer you. Stay warm, Stay Calm, come to COGS!

310 McNeal Hall, 2:30 to 3:30 PM


Question time

13th NOV 2018, Tuesday

COGS, PSG and MSA are jointly hosting a question session around the upcoming student-regent elections. YES, if you are a student, you could be one of our 12 regents and help run the Universty. An email was sent to all UMN graduate students by our President, with detailed information. Light refreshments will be served.

If you want to contest, the deadline for submitting your applications is 30th November 2018

If you have any further questions, please email our president, Xin Chen <chen4069>

35 Mondale Hall, 3 PM to 4 PM


With Pizza and Pop

16th NOV 2018, Friday

COGS is hosting all UMN graduate students and their families in Goldy's gameroom for a night of FREE Bowling, games, Pizza, and pop. Bring your family for a night of fun! No pre-registration required for this event. We will have vegetarian and vegan options along with non-caffeinated and zero-calorie pop/soda.

Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes early for this event.

Please write to our Speaker Scott Petty <petty042> if you have any questions about this event

Goldy's Gameroom, 6 PM to 9 PM


Free tickets!!!

28th NOV 2018, Wednesday

COGS is sponsoring the first 50 graduate students to go and listen to what Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has to say about her experience in the famous Nasser sexual abuse case. Please fill out this form to have SUA send you a free ticket! being a UMN graduate student with valid Student ID is necessary to claim your free ticket. More info here.

Pre-register for free ticket here

Please write to Deepak Haarith <deepak> if you have any questions about this event.

Memorial Union Great Hall,

5 PM to 6 PM

COGS/PSG Townhall on Sexual Misconduct Policy

COGS is collaborating with our peers, PSG (Professional Student Government), to discuss sexual misconduct policies specific to Graduate and Professional students at the University. All graduate and professional students are welcome to contribute to this discussion. The Director for the Aurora Center (Katie Eichele), Director for office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, EOAA (Tina Marisam), and the Co-Chair of PIPSM, President's Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct (Karen Miksch) are going to be a part of these discussions as well.

Feb 19th, Tuesday, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

in Molecular and Cellular Biology Room 2-122