ACM UMN

In an effort to practice social distancing this semester, the ACM room will be closed until further notice. Services offered in the room such as printing will also be unavailable during this period; this does not include server hosting in either of the club's two racks. For any updates, please join our mailing list and our discord. In the event you need to access the ACM room for any reason, please contact an officer via email at acm@umn.edu.

Who are we?

We are the Association for Computing Machinery, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities student chapter. We work to promote knowledge and greater interest in the science, design, development, language, management, and applications of modern computing on the Twin Cities campus and around the Twin Cities area.

Our constitution, bylaws, and rules are available online.

What do we do?

We normally provide a place on campus in Keller Hall, room 2-204, where anyone can come to meet and discuss computing.

This year, things are a bit different. Our club room is closed due to COVID-19, so the best way to get involved is to chat during the ACM social hour every Tuesday from 5-6 PM CT on Discord. Come drop by if you're a computer science student, a computer engineering student, an electrical engineering student, or just someone interested in computing!

We provide computing resources to our members. These include website hosting, gigabit Internet connection, high powered servers, IRC and Discord servers, and other miscellaneous utilities. Members are granted access to a virtual machine our server argo, a dual Xeon E5-2430 system with 32GB RAM and over 5TB of available disk.

We also host several events throughout the year, including MinneHack (the largest Hackathon in Minnesota), the UMN Software Design Competition, Capture-the-Flag cybersecurity events, and the semesterly Keller LAN Party.

Who can be a member?

Membership is open to anyone and everyone who's interested in computing. Enrollment at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, or even as a student in general is not required. For Fall 2020, the membership fee have been waived. In its place, you can fill out this form to become a member.

Becoming a member (which, again, is free this year) grants you: