College Students

University YMCA - Connecting Campus With Community!

Want to make a difference but don’t know where or how to start? Come be part of our campus YMCA community located across the street from the University of MN Twin Cities campus, 1801 University Ave SE! Come in with new ideas or join in and serve through a variety of opportunities, either way, we welcome you to fill out an application of interest. We will invite you to come visit us, attend an information session and hopefully find your place at the UY! #UYriffic

Please complete the UY General Application of Interest here to learn about UY opportunities.

To learn specifically about UY Internship Application of Interest click here.

Y Collegiate Achievers Program is dedicated to serving underrepresented college students at the U of M and it’s in its 9th year!  if you are interested to learn more about it, please fill out the application of interest here or you may email the Director at

What makes this program unique from other programs that offer mentorship?

  • Professionals from the YMCA mentor college students
  • Student Leaders (Jr's and Sr's) Peer Mentor
  • Work study, volunteer opportunities
  • Uniquely designed career panels in non-profit and business settings
  • Learn to build your network events designed to teach you to network while building your network

Are you a University of MN Twin Cities student interested in short term volunteer events/opportunities? Please fill out our application of Interest Form HERE for further information.

Questions? Email us.

What Our Student Leaders Have to Say About the UY

“The UY has provided me with a great work experience and such a positive, motivating environment. The sense of community here is great, and the staff makes everyone feel welcome and like they are a valued contributor to the community!”

“I did not know what to expect coming into this year, and working at the UY was different from anything I had done before. Because I was able to push my boundaries and keep an open mind, I feel like I have grown so much this year and have a greater awareness and appreciation for diversity, as well as social awareness.”