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Class of 2021

You will be able to register for Orientation after April 5. Check your U of M email account regularly for more details.

Class of 2020

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Contact Orientation & First-Year Programs if you are still looking for ways to connect.

Making the M

Class of 2020: Thanks for a great Pride & Spirit event!

New Student Convocation 2016

Thanks for another great celebration of and welcome for the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, incoming freshmen class.

Fast Forward

Want to make the most out of your first year hear at the U, but aren’t sure how to get started? The Fast Forward program is here to help! Join us once a month during fall semester for different workshops relating to the first-year transition.

At Home in MN

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.


For current freshmen in the Class of 2020

Learn more about the variety of ways OFYP keeps in touch with freshmen throughout the year.

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Leadership & Employment

Orientation & First-Year Programs offers great leadership and employment opportunities to help develop leadership skills and assist new students in their transition to college through Orientation and Welcome Week. Learn more about each position below. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Freshman Seminars

Freshman Seminars are designed specifically to enhance the first-year experience, and a great way for new students to start their university career. Each seminar is taught by a faculty member and is limited to 20 students. Freshman Seminars allow first-year students to interact in a smaller setting, connect with a faculty member, and become involved in a unique area of study. Freshmen seminars are offered both fall and spring semesters.