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Tri-College Collaborations and Events


A Common Culture

Experience the unique personality of each campus through extra-curriculars.

Many campus lectures, sporting events, art exhibits, student productions, and music concerts are free or offer special discounted rates to Tri-College students. Browse the campus newspapers or web sites for upcoming events. The TCU web site; www.tri-college.org also has an event calendar with campus activites on one web page. Most activities listed are open to the public. Course exchange enrollment in certain classes afford students the opportunity to become members of some student groups or clubs not offered at their home campus. Some clubs/groups encourage membership from all three campuses.

The Fargo-Moorhead community is part of your total educational package.

Fargo-Moorhead is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. The community - a regional center for research, business, communication, finance, health care, entertainment, and education - believes that students play a dynamic role contributing to the fabric of society and are valued as assets.

With a population of more than 185,000 (one of the largest metropolitan areas between Minneapolis and Seattle), the thriving Red River Valley community has a wide variety of fine arts facilities, shopping malls, semi-professional sports, parks, restaurants, and medical facilities. Fargo-Moorhead also retains the advantages of a smaller community - it’s easy to navigate and it is clean, safe and friendly.

Combined resources = better services for the campuses and the community

TCU partnering campuses have long placed a high value on educating students to live and work in a globally-integrated society. The three International Programs offices help to arrange student study abroad opportunities and to bring students from other countries to Fargo-Moorhead. Tri-College students can enroll in the study abroad programs offered by all three campuses, and the offices work with the local Rotary clubs each fall to host a welcome picnic for international students from more than 60 countries.

In this thriving business community, students from Concordia, MSUM, and NDSU have a one- stop opportunity to meet many major prospective employers at the Tri-College Career Fair each fall. The Career Services offices on each campus cooperate to bring together representatives from more than 100 local and national corporations for the event.