In addition to classroom instruction, students of German have access to a variety of co-curricular activities to expand their language proficiency and broaden their cultural knowledge. These include:
- monthly Kaffeestunden at the German House
- annual events Oktoberfest, St. Niklaustag, Karnival at the German House
- frequent Filmabende at the German House
Individual courses often have guest speakers, and these events are generally open to the larger German-speaking community. Additionally, there are regular course-related or general department field trips to such destinations as the Minneapolis Institute of arts, or concerts, opera and theater performances, or films. Upcoming speakers and events are advertised in the "upcoming events" box on the first page of this site.