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Virtual Reality @ Rapson: Collaborative Design in VR/AR with Gravity Sketch

Ralph Rapson Hall 89 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN, United States

In this workshop, we will be demonstrating how a team can design 3D objects together with augmented reality using a Meta Quest 2 or 3 using an app called Gravity Sketch. Whether you’re interested in design or just curious about the applications of virtual reality, this workshop is for you!

Free

Breakerspace Workshop: Hand-sewn Stuffed Frog

Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Come join us in crafting at our Hand-Sewn Stuffed Animal Frog Workshop! Create your own adorable frog friend with magnets in its hands for clinging around objects and magnetic surfaces. Our ambassadors will guide you through every step, from cutting fabric to stitching it together, so no previous skills are required! Join us for a fun-filled session of creativity and froggy fun!

Free

Makerspace Workshop: Frame Your Year

Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Get ready for an exhilarating workshop where you'll craft and design picture frames to showcase your cherished moments from your year at UMN! We're offering a range of frame styles (5x7), ready for your personal touch. Then, dive into the vast array of materials at the Toaster Makerspace for decoration. It's a creative adventure waiting just for you!

Free

Mend Monday: Workshop Sponsored by the Fab Lab

Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Bring your broken clothing or other textiles and we will teach you how to mend! No experience needed, materials provided. Hope to see you there!

Free

Creating Games for Virtual Reality

HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Get ready to dive into an exciting journey with the VR and Toaster Teams! We're exploring the wonders of Unity, the software that lets you design real-time 2D and 3D virtual reality games. This course is your golden ticket to mastering Unity's basic features while having a blast creating a fun, simple truck-driving game. Don't forget to bring your laptop to join in on the hands-on fun during our workshop!

Free

Graduation Cap Decorating: A Toaster Makerspace Workshop

Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Get ready, graduation is here! It's time to strut your stuff across that stage with style. Come and join us for a grad cap decorating party! We're providing all the supplies, so all you need to bring is your creativity and excitement for your big day! Let's make your graduation an event to remember!

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

Virtual Event

Meet with fellow students on Zoom and learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more.  Zotero can then be used to create citations in a large number of citation styles which can be added to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office.  We will send a zoom link to students who are registered once registration ends. Please note this library session is online only.

Free

Graduation Cap Decorating at the Wilson Collaboration Studio

Wilson Research Collaboration Studio 309 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Graduate in style by decorating your mortarboard! We'll have plenty of materials for you to create the graduation cap design of your dreams. This event coincides with PAWS, so you can cuddle some adorable animals while you craft--I bet you can't name a more perfect afternoon.

Free

Finals Stress Buster: Meditation in VR

HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

With final exams coming up, there's no better time to gain new self-care skills. Take a break from studying and, in just 15 minutes, learn how to use guided meditation tools in virtual reality. You can then use these tools at home with a VR headset borrowed from the Health Sciences Library!

Free

Graduation Cap Decorating: A Toaster Makerspace Workshop

Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement) 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level), Minneapolis, MN, United States

Get ready, graduation is here! It's time to strut your stuff across that stage with style. Come and join us for a grad cap decorating party! We're providing all the supplies, so all you need to bring is your creativity and excitement for your big day! Let's make your graduation an event to remember!

Free

Graduation Cap Decorating @ HSL

HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Get ready, graduation is here! It's time to strut your stuff across that stage with style. Come and join us for a grad cap decorating party! We're providing all the supplies, so all you need to bring is your creativity and excitement for your big day! Let's make your graduation an event to remember!

Free

Graduation Cap Decorating: An HSL Makerspace Workshop

HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Get ready, graduation is here! It's time to strut your stuff across that stage with style. Come and join us for a grad cap decorating party! We're providing all the supplies, so all you need to bring is your creativity and excitement for your big day! Let's make your graduation an event to remember!

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

Virtual Event

Meet with fellow students on Zoom and learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more.  Zotero can then be used to create citations in a large number of citation styles which can be added to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office.  We will send a zoom link to students who are registered once registration ends. Please note this library session is online only.

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Online

Virtual Event

Learn about using EndNote to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNote Online, a web-based version of EndNote freely available to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered one day before the workshop.

Free

ONLINE: Jumpstart your library research – search tips and tricks workshop

Virtual Event

New to the UMN Libraries? Want to get more familiar with the library website (lib.umn.edu)? Want to be more efficient and effective in your online searching? Join us in Zoom and learn tips and tricks for finding high-quality sources efficiently through the U Libraries website (lib.umn.edu). We will send a zoom link to students who are registered.

Free

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