MnSCU to continue operating if a state government shutdown occurs

Posted: June 30, 2005

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

Classes at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will be in session and all other system functions will continue as usual in the event of a partial state government shutdown.

This is possible because the Legislature approved and Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a bill to fund higher education. The bill, appropriating an additional $107.5 million to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for the biennium beginning July 1, became law when the governor signed it on May 26.

Minnesota's 31 state community and technical colleges, and universities serve more than 430,000 students across the state.