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


Freshman Orientation

If you are a confirmed freshman in the Class of 2020 it is time to start your New Student Checklist.

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Admitted for Fall 2016?

If you are an incoming student and plan to attend the U of M this fall:

Orientation dates are available throughout summer 2016. Your specific orientation date will be determined by your college of enrollment and when you complete your New Student Checklist.

Transfer Orientation

It's time for imcoming transfer students confirmed for fall 2016 to start the New Student Checklist. This process allows you to select an orientation date, start any required placement testing, as well as any other requirements from your college.

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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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Parent Orientation

This orientation program for parents, family members, and guests is a great way to support new students who are starting at the U of M (Twin Cities) fall 2016. Registration is now open.

  • Learn more about Parent Orientation for freshmen in the Class of 2020 here 
    • If you are ready to register go here
  • Learn more about Orientation for parents and guests of incoming transfer students here 
    • If you are ready to register go 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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