The mission of OFYP is to provide quality transitional experiences that maximize students' potential for personal and academic success.


Transfer Orientation

Incoming transfer students who have confirmed their enrollment for January 2016 to the Twin Cities campus can now begin to complete their New Student Checklist. This checklist will allow you to select an on-campus orientation date, complete the Online Orientation components, and prepare for your first semester at the U of M. 

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Free posters available!

The Class of 2019 Pride & Spirit poster is now available, as well as all other classes (2015-2018)! Stop by our office and get yours!

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OFYP Wins Publication Award

The University of Minnesota’s “Gold Book: Your Guide to the First Year,” has received the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA) award for Outstanding Publication for New Students or Family Members award. The award was recently received at NODA’s 2015 Annual Conference for its innovative design, comprehensive resources, and easy-to-read layout. To view the press release, click here.


For current freshmen in the Class of 2019

Learn more about the variety of ways OFYP keeps in touch with freshmen throughout the year.

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Parent Orientation

This orientation program for parents, family members, and guests is a great way to support new transfer students during their transition to the U of M this January 2016. Registration is now open! 

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At Home in MN

For new out-of-state students

At Home in MN is a program focused on making out-of-state students feel more welcome in Minnesota and at the U of M. 

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Social Media

OFYP uses social networking to communicate and connect with our audiences. We also work closely with University departments and colleges to share information that is relevant to all of our followers.