Minnesota State University – Moorhead

If you have seen the Fargo movie or the Fargo series, you are probably curious to visit Fargo, and while you are at it, one of your deserved stops at the city must be the Minnesota State University-Moorhead. It is located in a residential neighborhood minute away from the famous Red River of Fargo.

The history

The University's history goes back to 1887 when it was first established. Since then it has gone through many transformations to become what they are today.

Currently, it has about 7,000 students and it offers several four-year courses to prospects. Their process of selection is said to be pretty strict.

Among the fields they offer, business, management, and innovation, nursing school, mass communications are some of them.

They are proud to record that 88.6% of their students are employed in their field after graduation.

Explore the area

The area of Fargo-Moorhead is comprised of a diverse community home to 350 restaurants and 11 international food markets where you can get all the ingredients you need to prepare a great Mexican meal or a Himalayan-styled dish.

It is also home to independent coffee shops and breweries to enjoy in your free time. The community is rich in arts, so there are plenty of events offered throughout the year and art exhibitions in different galleries.

Take a tour

The University hosts daily tours for visitors to get a better understanding of how it works and the whole culture that surrounds it. On Friday take the Dragon tour and talk to learn about the mascot and the sports held at the university, which they are really proud of. The tour is led by one of the students, so feel free to ask as many questions of the current life as you want.

Also, consider taking their Preview Days to explore the MSU over presentations followed by a tour of the Campus.

For all of them visit their website for times and reservations.

Fun facts about the University

During the WWII they trained aviation students in alliance with the Army Air Corps.

Actor Kevin Sorbo, the main character of the Hercules movie, is one of their Alumni. As well as, American television and radio host Ed Schultz.

The university has its own radio station KMSC, airing in AM 1500. Tune in and get a fresh update of what's going on.

Every year they take part in the Xcel Energy Holiday Parade with their Dragon mascot in a red train. It is part of the legacy and the pride of the University.