Animal Sciences Graduate Club

The Animal Sciences Graduate Club consists of current graduate students in the Department and serves as a networking opportunity and a social environment among graduate students. The Graduate Club provides an opportunity for students to learn about research others are conducting and to create discussions about projects and their experimental designs or statistical analysis. Most importantly, it provides opportunities to socialize — whether it's a BBQ at lunch or a Twin's game after work. Graduate students conduct tours of the animal barns on campus to generate funds for social activities.

Following are some of the activities in which the Graduate Club is involved:

  • Adopt a Farm Family 
  • Animal Facility Tours*
  • BBQ Socials
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast
  • Happy Hours
  • Horse Races
  • Snow Tubing

 *To inquire about an Animal Facility tour, please contact Justin Siewert - Phone: 612-624-0766; Email: siew0051@umn.edu

Animal Science Department Clothing Available for Purchase!

The Animal Sciences Graduate Club is offering for sale Animal Science Department clothing as a fundraiser for the club. Funds from clothing sales will provide the club with more opportunities for social activities and help bring back its community service aspect. Currently the catalog includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets, hats, and more. Feel free to suggest additional items. Please submit orders and direct questions to the Graduate Club President, Brittany Shonka-Martin (shonk011@umn.edu). 

View the Catalog / Download the Order Form

Club Officers:

President: Brittany Shonka-Martin
Vice President: Justin Siewert
Treasurer: Amanda Grev
Social Chairs: Glenda Pereira and Hannah Phillips