The University of North Dakota has always been ahead of its time.
Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, UND gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 521-acre campus, the state’s largest. We've emerged as an innovator in engineering, medicine, aviation and unmanned aircraft systems.
Few times in history has UND experienced such extensive physical change. Our Chester Fritz Library is undergoing major renovations, as is the historic home of UND’s first president, which will become an inviting new engagement center for graduate students. Work also is underway on a brand-new Memorial Union.