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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

U of M Student Welcome Packet

This summer, my office put together a Welcome Packet for new student renters in Southeast Como. See a copy here. These were distributed door to door by the Second Ward Interns.

I've heard since, at the Como Cookout, that some renter households awarded the Packet that most coveted of indoor real estate: the refrigerator door. It was such a resounding success that my office has since prepared a version for the "Motley" section of Prospect Park, which will be distributed soon.

We got a great deal of help putting these together from our 4 summer interns (3 of whom are U of M student renters themselves), University of Minnesota neighborhood outreach staff Kendre Turonie, 2nd Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist Carol Oosterhuis and Student Legal Services attorney and Southeast Como resident Bill Dane.

It's my hope that the packet will help student renters feel welcome and be able to fit safely and harmoniously into the wonderful neighborhoods they're joining.


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