Day at the Capitol

Day at the Capitol
Date Wednesday, April 20, 2016
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
FeaturingPresident Jay Barnes
Location Minnesota State Capitol
Minnesota State Capitol
Instructions for GuestsMeet in the DeVries Lounge outside the Wellness Center at 8 a.m. to travel together to the Minnesota State Capitol. We will leave Bethel at 8:15 a.m. and plan to return by 2:30 p.m.
RegistrationRegister for Day at the Capitol through the Minnesota Private Colleges Council website.
SponsorsMinnesota Private Colleges Council, Office of the President, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Office of Financial Aid, Student Life, and Office of Marketing

Event Description

Students — meet with your legislators at the Minnesota State Capitol to advocate for the Minnesota State Grant program! This program provides critical support to almost 100,000 Minnesotans — that’s one in four undergraduates at public and private colleges. Begin your day with breakfast at the Capitol with President Barnes and alumni who are state legislators, aides, and lobbyists. Next, you'll receive training on how to lobby on behalf of the state grant program before heading out to meet with your state legislators. You'll receive a free breakfast and lunch as well as free transportation to and from the Capitol.

Students from Gustavus and the University of St. Thomas will also be visiting the Capitol that day.


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