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


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.


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!

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!


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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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.

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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