Community Services and Grant Programs

Beyond student life and enrichment, Mayville State University offers a number of opportunities for members of the community. People are encouraged to take advantage of the many resources and enrichment activities available.

Swimming Pool

Mayville State University offers Starfish swimming lessons. New sessions begin each fall, spring, and summer. In addition, the pool is available for open recreational swimming, lap swimming, and water exercise during the regular school year. Mayville State students and employees, as well as community members, are invited to take advantage of this great resource. The Comet Aquatics Facebook page is the most up-to-date resource on pool hours and swimming lesson registration.


Mayville State University Child Development Programs assist in empowering children, families, the community, staff, students, and volunteers by providing opportunities and resources to improve quality of life. The program provides Early Head Start, Head Start, childcare, and pre-kindergarten services. The program employs more than 55 full-time staff members who serve families in Traill, Steele, Grand Forks, and Griggs Counties. The program serves as a lab site for students enrolled at Mayville State University, the University of North Dakota, and Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, MN.

Printing Services

The Byrnes-Quanbeck Library provides a variety of printing services for on- and off-campus patrons. Services include black and full-color photocopying, faxing, folding, binding, and finishing of booklets. For more information contact the library at 701-788-4819 or


I love the small classroom feel and comfort. The transition from high school to college was more manageable on this scale. I’m a biology major, and I play baseball. I’ve found an unbreakable team bond and lifelong friends here.

- Brady Nygaard