Multicultural Kick Off

IT IS TIME for MCAE Kick Off Interviews!

MCAE Kick Off Leaders:

MCAE Kick Off Leader Applicants!


Congratulations on applying for this fun-filled event!

Please follow the link and sign up for a GROUP INTERVIEW time slot.

Once you sign up, please write down your date and time and just show up.

We will be happy to see you there!




Locations, Dates, Times

Appleby Hall 169

April 3rd 1:00pm - 4:00pm LEADER GROUP (20 - 25 minutes time slots)

April 3rd 4:30pm - 5:30pm LEAD COORDINATORS 1 hour interview


Interview format:

The group interviews will last approximately 20 - 25 mins.

Please be prompt for your start time as we have a very busy schedule.

There will be one group task everyone will be asked to work on during the interview.



If the link does not work, cut and paste the following:



The Office for Equity and Diversity is proud to sponsor the Multicultural Kick Off, which helps first-year students make a successful transition to college by building community and identifying academic and cultural supports on campus. It provides an opportunity for you to meet students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The University is a diverse, multicultural community of learners and scholars. The Office for Equity and Diversity supports a diverse University community that is inclusive regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification. The Office for Equity and Diversity's goal is to provide leadership for fostering a campus environment that values and actively supports our multicultural community.

Multicultural Kick Off offers a unique opportunity to:

  • Connect with other new students and returning students and develop new friendships
  • Build relationships with multicultural students, staff, and faculty
  • Learn about faculty expectations in the classroom
  • Learn about programs and services on campus that will make you successful
  • Make valuable multicultural connections that can support your educational goals

Your experience will include:

  • Small-group and large-group activities led by student leaders
  • Social opportunities
  • A chance to have your questions about college answered by those who have been there 


Multicultural Kickoff Students Walking

List of what you will need to register successfully for the 2013 MKO

  1. Student ID (found on your student ID card)
  2. U of MN Email (if you have not yet done so, please activate your email).
  3. You will have the opportunity to opt in to the MCAE Academic Success Action Plan (M-ASAP) in the registration. Please take a moment to review the M-ASAP plan before beginning:
  4. Students with orientation dates on August 26 and 27 are asked to contact their colleges immediately and select another orientation date due to time conflicts between the Multicultural Kick Off and scheduled orientation activities.

Note: This event is specifically tailored to domestic incoming undergraduate first-year students. There are additional programming opportunities for transfer students through MCAE which will be emailed out in August. Additionally, there are opportunities for international students through the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office. Please visit for more information.

Register Here

Top 10 reasons to participate in Multicultural Kick Off 2013:

  1. Enjoy an event planned especially for YOU!
  2. Discover extracurricular activities available on campus.
  3. Learn the secrets to college success from University students, staff and faculty
  4. Build confidence
  5. Experience fun and engaging programming
  6. Begin to develop leadership skills
  7. Experience campus life
  8. Learn about college expectations
  9. Make the "U" feel smaller
  10. Connect with other incoming and returning students

Move In Information 

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Kick Off. It's a University experience you don't want to miss!

Get Involved with MKO

MKO Entertainment Showcase

If you are interested in being selected as an entertainment group for the MKO showcase on the evening of August 26, 2013, please contact MCAE staff member Donovan Begay.

MKO Information Fair

If your student group or campus/community organization are interested in being part of the MKO Information Fair, please click on the link that best describes your organization.

MKO Volunteer 


If you would like to volunteer for MKO day 1 or day 2 (August 26 or 27), please contact the volunteer coordinator, Christina Lee.

For More Information Contact:

Evonne Bilotta-Burke, M.L.S.
Multicultural Kick Off - Coordinator
168 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455