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There's no place like home

Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson believes that the future of Moorhead and of MSUM are intertwined, as college students thrive along with their community.

Former Sierra Leone diplomat and professor emeritus Andrew Conteh honored for lifetime dedication to students

Emeritus political science professor Andrew Conteh has received MSUM's 2023 Outstanding Service Award for his lasting impact on campus.

A Dragon Trailblazer

As graduation nears, excitement fills the air as this year’s graduates prepare to walk across the stage. Sejla Dervisic, a third-year senior double majoring in history and political science, is the featured student speaker at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Your Voice Matters: 2023 Student Commencement Speaker Brings Powerful Message

Political science major, Sami Farrell, is one of MSUM’s 2023 student speakers for Commencement. 

Hollis Nelson Looks Back

In 1962, while attending a junior college in his hometown of Fergus Falls, Minn., Joseph Kise (of infamous MSUM fame) was a visiting professor in one of Hollis Nelson’s classes. Kise spoke of the opportunities at MSUM, including programs and scholarships, and after some conversation, Hollis decided to transfer to Moorhead.

What is Your Story?

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." – Maya Angelou


Dragon Pride. It runs deep among our alumni and students. For many regional families, an MSUM education is a family tradition.

Coming Home

Although their reasons for returning vary, the alumni who “come home” recognize the potential of the community and take pride in the home of their alma mater.