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Class of 2022

Join the Class of 2022 Facebook Group

OTE has created this Facebook group just for your class and we hope you will use it as a space to connect with other incoming first-year students. If you have questions, let us know at Only confirmed freshmen in the Class of 2022 will be allowed to join.

Making the M

Class of 2022 and New Transfer Students: Thanks for a great Pride & Spirit event!

New Student Convocation 2018

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

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 freshmen in the Class of 2022

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

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Leadership & Employment

Student Opportunities

Orientation & Transition Experiences offers great leadership and employment opportunities to help develop skills and assist new students in their transition to college. 

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.