Live and Work in the Twin Ports

Campus from above with Lake Superior and fall colors

UMD and the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior are great places to live and work. We share some resources to give you some idea about how we work, live, and play!

UMD and University of Minnesota resources

Make a difference in the community

  • UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • UMD Commission on Equity, Race, and Ethnicity: The Commission on Equity Race & Ethnicity (CERE) works to create an equitable campus community for people of all racial, ethnic, and intersecting identities through education and institutional change at UMD.
  • UMD Commission on Disabilities: The mission of the UMD Commission on Disabilities is to advocate for meaningful access and inclusiveness across campus for all people; to promote educational awareness of both visible and invisible disabilities; and to assure legal compliance with all regulations in the area of equity for individuals with disabilities.
  • UMD GLBTQAI Commission: The GLBTQAI Commission is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and enriching climate for the UMD GLBTQAI community that enables GLBTQAI students, faculty, and staff to thrive intellectually, socially, and emotionally at the university and in surrounding communities. They accomplish this through education, advocacy, collaborative planning with other University and community groups, and outreach and support to members of the UMD GLBTQAI community.
  • UMD Employees of Color and American Indians: The Employees of Color and American Indians (EOCAI) association's mission is to foster a community of support and interdependence to assist members to navigate the university systems, so that members can thrive and, ultimately, be successful at UMD. The association organizes mentoring programs and shares resources to support the professional development of its members, engages in campus diversity inclusion and equity activities, takes actions for racial and social justice issues, and works to promote infrastructure change to better serve its members. Contact: [email protected]
  • UMD Commission for Women: The Commission for Women provides support to women employees with an emphasis on advocacy, development, and connection to enrich the professional working and learning environments at UMD.
  • Swenson College Committee for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • University of Minnesota Office of Equity and Diversity
  • U of M affinity groups
  • Duluth NAACP
  • Twin Ports Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDA) Collective (TPAC)

Practical Duluth information

Family related (e.g., child care, schools, camps)

Get involved in the community and fun activities

Outdoor playground

Family activities

Music and art

CSA and farmer’s markets

Restaurants, bars, etc.