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Updated August 29, 2016

Summer Happy Hour for Nonmembers Extended to September 14!

We are extending our summer happy hour until September 14 this year and finishing with a grand finale of an event on that day (see below). As many of you know, happy hour on the Terrace is a wonderful way to end the work day and relax with your colleagues and friends over a drink, appetizers, or even an early dinner. We have a fabulous Bar Menu and a great Happy Hour menu as well.

Stop by between 4:00-7:00 pm, weekdays through September 14! Here's how it works: order at the bar and we'll deliver food and drinks to you on the Terrace.

And in case you missed it, check out the great blurb about this in the June 9 Taste section of the Star Tribune here.

More details here
Summer Happy Hour ends with Drink North on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 4:30 pm

We're ending a great summer of Happy Hours open to nonmembers with a wonderful grand finale. We've invited our friends from Vikre Distillery in Duluth to join us for an evening of speciality cocktails featuring their hand-crafted spirits and delicious appetizers from the Campus Club kitchen. Here's what we're planning for appetizers: Fried Grand Marais Herring Fingers with Scallion Tartar Sauce, Squash and Wild Rice Fritters with Sweet Corn Aioli, Bratwurst with Red Cabbage and Honeycrisp Mostarda on Pretzel Bun, MN/WI Cheese Plate with Local Apples and Apple Chutney. All this and live music too!

Nonmembers are welcome, and anyone who joins before the end of this fun event will receive two free passes to a Campus Club event (for example a Wine Class, a Beer Dinner, a Scotch Tasting, etc.).

No need to RSVP, just show up. Questions? Call 612-624-9136.

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Sign up Now for Beth & Nettie's Cooking Class at The Good Acre on September 17

Beth and Nettie are teaching at The Good Acre from 8:00-1:00 on Saturday morning, September 17. Learn how to make Campus Club favorites as well as the tricks and shortcuts they use daily. They'll discuss how and where to buy the best local food, and how to get the most bang for your buck. Class will include: Beth's Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho (a la No Wake Cafe), Braised Chicken Thighs with Fresh Corn Polenta and Ratatouille, and Apple Galette with Whipped Creme Fraiche.

Sign up online or by calling Ann Holt at 612-624-6626.

We have been buying produce from our friends at The Good Acre this summer! The Good Acre partners with local farms to bring sustainably raised produce to the Twin Cities.
More information about The Good Acre is on their web site here and in this great article in the Pioneer Press.
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More details here

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Wednesday Morning Yoga Resumes September 28

nd your work-life balance by attending our new morning Yoga classes at the Campus Club in our beautiful West Wing dining room. The view of downtown in the early morning is a perfect backdrop. Classes are led by Instructor Margie O'Loughlin. Margie brings a life-time of movement experience to her yoga teaching and does a great job of leading beginners and more advanced students alike. The summer session at the Campus Club include basic yoga poses taught in a simple flow style, incorporating elements of Qigong, meditation and breath work.

We'll start again on September 28. Bring a yoga mat and wear loose comfortable clothes.

Classes are free for Campus Club members. Guests are just $5 and can pay at the door. Members, please RSVP online or call 612-626-7788. Nonmembers, call 612-626-7788 so we know you are coming.

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Trivia Mafia Returns to the Campus Club on Wednesday, September 7 at 5:00 pm

Have a lot of answers but no one is asking you questions? Come to Trivia Night! We can help with that. We are thrilled to resume monthly trivia events hosted by our friends from Trivia Mafia for a second season. Trivia Mafia is the largest and most popular bar trivia company in the midwest. Come see why! We had a great turnout last year for these fun evenings.

The first night is Wednesday, September 7. Come with a team or come solo and we'll form teams. We'll have some fun Happy Hour drink specials as well as some great appetizer specials. You don't need to sign up. Just show up at the bar. If you have questions, contact Bar Manager Sasha Hulsey at 612-624-9136.

Trivia will continue on the second Wednesday of the month. Mark your calendars now for October 5, November 9, December 7, January 11, February 1, March 1, April 5.
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Campus Club Chefs at Mill City Farmers Market this Summer: Links to Recipes!

Campus Club Executive Chef Beth Jones and Demi Chef Nettie Colon will be two of the Mill City Cooks at the Mill City Farmers Market this summer. They'll be doing cooking demonstrations in the train shed patio using local and fresh ingredients for sale at the market. Stop by and say hello on these dates:

10/1 - Beth
10/15 - Beth

Here's what Beth and Nettie have made so far, including links to the recipes (and some great photos):

5/14 - Beth - Mushroom, Greens, and Asparagus Pasta

5/28 - Beth - Braised Beef with Rhubarb Kimchi
6/11 - Nettie - Heirloom Bean & Wild Rice Salad
6/18 - Beth
Argentinian Sausage Sandwiches with Chimichurri and Beth's Baked Money Beans.
7/16 - Nettie - DIY Ramen Bowls
8/6 - Beth - Sweet Corn or Wild Rice Pancakes

Beth and Nettie will also be cooking at the Mill City Farmers Market Annual Benefit on Sunday, September 11. More information about that is here.

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Check out the List of Member Events
for 2016-2017!

We posted the list of upcoming member events through April 2017. We have a lot of fun and exciting new events for members. Check out the Upcoming Events page of our web site for the complete list. Wine Classes, Scotch classes, Beer Dinners, Trivia Mafia, Vodka pairings, a Prohibition Repealed Dinner, and so much more!

We're still finalizing a few dates and details will be coming closer to the time of each event... but we recommend you put some of these fun events in your calendar!

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Mark your calendar! 
Meet Our New Members
A warm welcome to Campus Club members who have joined in the last few weeks. We look forward to seeing you around the Club.

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Mark Masino
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Please Use Guest Cards in the Servery

We wanted to remind those of you who host (and plan) lunches here at the Campus Club that each guest who goes through the Servery at lunch time needs to have their own Guest Card. Each guest should present their Guest Card to the cashier as they exit the Servery. That way our cashier knows how to charge each meal.

We prefer you not tell people to "stick together" and share one card. This can get confusing for our cashiers. It can also be awkward for your guests, especially if it's a busy day.

There are two kinds of Guest Cards: one for Department memberships and one for personal memberships. They have slightly different information but work the same way! Let us know if you have questions about that.

When you book a room through the Events Department or a table through our front desk, we will ask if you need Guest Cards. The answer is "Yes" unless you have a set of your own to use.
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What is Today's Daily Special? How to Find Out

Every day our Chefs create a great Daily Special in addition to our fabulous selection of fresh housemade salads, soups, and sandwiches. There are several easy ways to see what the Daily Special entree and featured sandwich are:

  • We tweet the special most days at 10:40 am. Follow us at @CampusClubUMN
  • Check the Daily Special page of our web site around 10:45 am, or wait until 11:40 when (most days) we post a picture of it.
  • Check the Facebook page around 11:40 am for a description and picture.
  • Come in after 11:00 am and read the chalkboards by the front desk. March right into the Servery, go to the Daily Special station, and look for yourself!
8-25-2016 Walleye Tacos with Lettuce, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo and Lime Cilantro Rice
8-25-2016 Daily Special
Walleye Tacos with
Lettuce, Cabbage, Pico de Gallo
and Lime Cilantro Rice

Reminder: No Outside Food at the Campus Club

Remember, we do not allow food and beverage purchased elsewhere at the Campus Club. If you are going through the Servery or ordering in the Café Bar, you will find a great selection of entrees and drinks. If you are here for an event, the event contact will have preordered food and beverage for your group.

Thank you for your cooperation!
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Making Travel Plans? Check out Clubs in other Cities

The Campus Club is a member of the Association of College and University Clubs (ACUC). We participate in an agreement of reciprocity with fellow member clubs. Campus Club members in good standing may visit other clubs within the ACUC.

Learn more about that on our web site here.

If you visit another Club, let us know. We'd love to hear about it.

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See other Clubs.

Member Log On

Campus Club members are now able to log on to a secure part of the website. You can view and print your statement, check your account balance, and pay online. You can view the Club calendar and sign up for Member Events like Wine Classes or Mother's Day Brunch. If you need help recovering your username and password, call Ann Holt at 612-624-6626.

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Member quote: "It was easy to sign up for the Summer Wine Tasting"


Events at the Club Today: the EMS calendar

You can see what events are scheduled at the Campus Club by using our web-based event management system (EMS). You can not only check for events, but you can also request a room online. You can also start the reservation process by emailing our Events office at 
Quote of the Week

From a wedding reception this summer:

Matt and I just wanted to send over an email letting you know how happy we are with how Saturday turned out! It was easily the best day ever and we want to thank you for all of your help, planning, coordination, and communication along the way! It was a pleasure working with you and we couldn’t be happier about hosting our reception at the Campus Club. Everything was just fabulous: the food was fantastic (multiple guests commented on how delicious everything was), the staff & bartenders were great, and the building itself and the views were amazing. I’m so excited to see how our photos turned out because the weather was PERFECT and the sunset & Minneapolis skyline were so beautiful!

The Numbers to Call

Front Desk: 612-626-7788 ♦ Café Bar: 612-624-9136 ♦ Reservations for Dining: 612-626-7788

Room Reservations: 612-625-1967 ♦ Business Office: 612-625-9696 or 612-626-1510

Interested in a Campus Club membership? Contact Ann Holt at or 612-624-6626.