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.


Year 1: Making Time for Fitness

Balancing school, student groups, friends, family, and other commitments can be exhausting and it can be really difficult to work out and eat healthy with everything going on. However, staying healthy can have positive effects on many other areas of your life.

Transfer Orientation

Incoming transfer students who have confirmed their enrollment 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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First Year Conference

Register now for the biennial Focusing on the First Year Conference to take advantage of the opportunity to dialogue and strategize about academic and student development issues relating to first-year students. All University faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend.