Fall Semester gets underway Tuesday at the U of M Crookston. A new student orientation tradition at the university has for years been “Meet Crookston Through Service,” which places students in the community, performing service projects at many sites.

Fall Semester gets underway Tuesday at the U of M Crookston. A new student orientation tradition at the university has for years been “Meet Crookston Through Service,” which places students in the community,
performing service projects at many sites.

On the left, as part of a project with the Knights of Columbus, students raise sunken graves, place sand and gravel, and reposition them in Oakdale Cemetery. Below left, they spruce up downtown to help out the Chamber’s Beautification Committee. Below right, working with the Polk County Historical Society, students scrape the locomotive on the museum
property in advance of a new paint job.