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.


Transfer Student Ambassador (TSA)

Transfer Student Ambassadors (TSAs) assist Orientation staff in leading Transfer Orientation and Transfer Welcome Days. In this role, TSAs address questions and concerns from transfer students’ and their guests; facilitate campus tours (East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul); participate in panel discussions and lead workshops; and host students and lead sessions during Transfer Welcome Days. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, February 18.

Welcome Week Leader (WWL)

Are you an undergraduate student looking for an exciting leadership experience? Do you want to help first-year students find their sense of belonging at the University of Minnesota? Then apply to be a Welcome Week Leader! Applications are due no later than February 18.

2014 OFYP Annual Report

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First Year Conference

Registration is now closed for the biennial Focusing on the First Year Conference. If you have questions about your registration or about the conference in general, please contact Jess Meyer at 612-624-4486 or meyer841@umn.edu.