A large group of student orientation leaders in matching maroon shirts.

Orientation Leaders help new students make their first connections

OFYP works to provide quality transitional experiences, in collaboration with other University departments that maximize students’ potential for personal and academic success and assist them in adjusting to the challenges presented by collegiate life.


Free posters available!

The Class of 2018 Pride & Spirit poster is now available in OFYP!

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Freshmen: Check out Kick IT!

Campus departments provide scavenger-like challenges leading students to helpful resources on the University of Minnesota website. The program is designed to help first-year students overcome common anxieties relating to meeting people, academics and skill development, health and wellness and finances. Learn more...

2015 First Year Conference

The Focusing on the First Year Conference is coming to the U of M on Wednesday, February 15. Learn more...