August 27 - September 1, 2014
Class of 2018: Your college experience continues with Welcome Week!
Welcome Week is the second step (after New Student Orientation) in your transition to the University of Minnesota. Welcome Week is only for first-year, first-time, freshmen attending the U. If you are transferring to the U, please see Transfer Welcome Days.
We know that students who attend Welcome Week are more confident when they start classes because they have had time to meet friends, navigate campus and get settled. Welcome Week introduces and builds upon various communities within the University of Minnesota. Here are some ways Welcome Week will build on your Orientation experience.
Welcome Week Small Group Community
You will be assigned to a small group with other new students based on where you live. Two Welcome Week Leaders will assist you and your small group in navigating the program. You will have opportunities to connect with other Welcome Week groups throughout the program.
You will spend a full day with your college of enrollment meeting faculty, staff members, and other peers. If you are in CEHD, CLA, CFANS or CSE you will attend the first day of class for your required first-year course.
U of M Community
You will explore the U of M campus in its entirety by learning to navigate East Bank, West Bank and St. Paul campus. This includes utilizing the Campus Connector in order to reach scheduled events. There are many events during Welcome Week where the Class of 2018 will be together in one space, for example you will take a class photo in the shape of the “M” at Pride & Spirit.
Twin Cities Community
Your U of M Community extends into the local businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the Twin Cities. You will explore areas off-campus so you can learn to take advantage of all the Twin Cities has to offer throughout the academic year.
By the end of the week you’ll have all the tools you need to start your first semester and make the University of Minnesota your own. Click on "Prepare for Welcome Week" to get started.
See you August 27, 2014!
Move-in on August 25-26, 2014, is for freshman residence hall students only.
Welcome Week Events