U of M Faculty & Staff

Collaboration is one of the core values of OFYP. Building internal and external relationships strengthen the work we do with and for students. This page outlines the opportunities that exist for you to be involved with programs involving first-year students at a departmental level, as well as an individual level. We encourage you to check out these opportunities first hand and partner with us to ensure students have a successful transition to the U of M.

Staff and Faculty: Volunteer for Welcome Week 2017!

  • Residence Hall Move-In (Aug. 28-29) - Greet students and parents, guard belongings, and help with traffic flow. Volunteers are not expected to carry luggage or boxes. 
  • Move-In Receptions for Families (Aug. 29) - Visit with parents and family members at the University Bookstore in Coffman. Talk with families moving their students in, answer any last minute questions, and help ease their anxieties about this transition. The Parent and Family Program is looking for volunteers across a variety of offices and departments, including those that have recently sent their own family members to college.
  • New Student Convocation (Aug. 31) - This campus tradition kicks off the first morning of Welcome Week. We need greeters, direction providers, tassel distributors, and sign holders.

Online registration to volunteer is now available!

If you have any questions, email ofyp@umn.edu.

Convocation Faculty Marchers

Each year U of M faculty are invited to march at New Student Convocation.
Faculty Marchers at Convocation 2013

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Rodrigue (612-624-1328 or webe0354@umn.edu).