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



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; participate in panel discussions and lead workshops; and host students and lead sessions during Transfer Welcome Days.


Do you want to meet more people? Make sense of your first year? Help other new students have a smooth transition to the U? Orientation and First-Year Programs invites you to join Rewind!

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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Student Success Conference

This conference will be held at Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. All University faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend. Register now!

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!