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The COGS Programming Team is dedicated to accomplishing the social mission of COGS. The Team brings you social, co-currirular and educational events throughout the calendar year. Please return to this page on occassion, and subscribe to our social media accounts, for announcements and details on upcoming events.

Congratulations to Teaching & Leadership Excellence Awards

A sincere congratulations to the winners and finalists of the Teaching & Leadership Excellence Awards! We applaud your exceptional leadership and advising, and your embodiment of the University of Minnesota's Student Learning Outcomes.

Tim Salo Leadership Award

Winner: Megan Schmit


Outstanding Advisor (2021 - 22)

Winner: Ben Brubaker

Finalist: Lynn Eberly


Outstanding TA / Instructor (Spring 2022)

Outstanding TA Winner: Alexander Umanzor

Outstanding Instructor Winner: Stephanie Grace


Outstanding TA (Spring 2021)

Winner: Zihao Lin

Finalists: Anh Lien, Jennifer Jodell


Outstanding TA (Fall 2021)

Winner: David Luo

Finalists: Atishya Ghosh, Hsiao-Feng Liu, Zihao Lin, Jerrin Job, Jessica Grittner


Outstanding Instructor (Spring 2021)

Winner: Amanda Folk

Finalists: Nisma Elias, Correy Hildebrand, Emina Buzinkic


Outstanding Instructor (Fall 2021)

Winner: Qurat-ul-ain Gulamhussein

Finalists: Emina Buzinkic


Gopher Student Sports Pass
FREE Gopher Athletics Admissions for Twin Cities Graduate Students

(as found on this Gopher Sports Student Tickets website)

Did you know that most Gopher Athletics events are free to attend for University of Minnesota graduate students? As a University of Minnesota graduate student, you receive FREE admission to all home, regular season events for 19 Gopher Athletics programs!  Log in or activate your account through your smartphone to download your FREE Gopher Student Sports Pass to your phone's wallet to gain access to these events (Gopher Student Sports Passes cannot be downloaded on a desktop). More information about upcoming games and free student admission can be found here.


Gopher University of Minnesota students receive FREE admission to the following sports: Baseball, Women's Basketball, Women's Gymnastics, Cross Country (Men's and Women's), Women's Hockey, Golf (Men's and Women's), Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Women's Tennis, Track & Field, Swimming & Diving (Men's and Women's), Volleyball, Wrestling.

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