The University and Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will remain open if there's a state government shutdown, "but Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is worried a lingering shutdown could have consequences for the state's two public higher ed institutions," writes Tim Post on the On Campus blog.
Tim's post includes a statement from S&P and the University of Minnesota.
Summer classes, student orientation and other activities at the University of Minnesota will keep rolling during the summer no matter what happens with a state government shutdown.
The university says medical and dental clinics will remain open to treat patients and buildings and offices will stay open during regular hours.
While it will be a challenge, the university it "can weather a short-term disruption in the flow of next year's state appropriation to the university."