LiveBIG Staff, April 26, 2018

We love our Instagram account. Sharing photos and videos of the amazing students, faculty, staff, alumni, research, campuses and all-around awesomeness of Big Ten universities could fill our day.

But there comes a time when we need to step back. Why, you ask? So that our friends from our favorite universities can step in and show us how they shine. That?s right, it?s #Takeover time.

This spring and coming fall we?re passing our password on to the social media wizards at each university to do with what they wish for a whole week. They?ll be digging deep to bring you a behind-the-scenes, insider?s guide to the daily happenings that make their school second to none.

Up next is the University of Minnesota, who will be taking the tiller April 30- May 4. Below is a brief rundown of what to expect.

Commencement season has kicked off on the University of Minnesota campus, and we're celebrating by highlighting some of the many amazing stories of our graduating students and recent alumni. 

Whether it's using business as a force of good, turning a personal hardship into an opportunity to inspire youth, or embracing a history of family agriculture… we're excited to share the inspiring stories of our driven students and alumni. 

Follow all week long on Instagram @btnlivebig


April 30: Help us congratulate our spring graduates! We'll be sending messages of well wishes to our newest #UMNalumni, and highlighting the positive impact our alumni make on our state.


May 1: You'll meet University of Minnesota alumni Rebecca, Alise, and Marissa. Each of these recent alums are working with food issues in unique and exciting ways.


May 2: You'll meet University of Minnesota alumnus Nick Alm, co-founder of Mossier, a nonprofit that boosts LGBTQIA+ rights around the globe. We'll also learn about how Duke Pieper took a personal hardship and turned it into the inspiration for his foundation to help inspire youth. Bonus: we'll attend the University of Minnesota Senior Sendoff… follow along in our Instagram Story!


May 3: Graduating seniors will highlight what they learned beyond the classroom, and share some of their advice for new and incoming students.


May 4: Graduating seniors will share their plans for the future. We'll take also take peek inside a University of Minnesota graduate student commencement ceremony.