The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM), is a rigorous, undergraduate, residential, liberal arts college with a mission distinctive within the University of Minnesota system. The Morris campus shares the University's mission of teaching, research, and outreach. UMM provides undergraduate students with the resources of the University of Minnesota, yet it is a small personal school where students can shape their own education. UMM is recognized as one of the best public liberal arts colleges in the nation because of its instructional excellence, commitment to research, numerous extracurricular programs and services, and strong sense of community. The campus serves undergraduate students from Minnesota and across the nation, and is a highly valued educational resource and cultural center for residents of West Central Minnesota. UMM attracts and serves a student body, faculty, and staff reflective of our multicultural society. The college empowers the campus community to participate fully and thoughtfully in a diverse society—regionally, nationally, and globally.
UMM's mission states: The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.