New Students: Make sure you have a Gmail account

Is your U of M email account Gophermail (not Gmail)? 

The U of M Office of Information Technology has indicated that you were accidentally given a Gophermail account (very old technology). Now that the error has been corrected we need you to request a U of M Gmail account (the current U of M email provider). Your University email account is the official method of communication at the U of M.

If you haven't used your U of M email yet, initiate your U of M email account and check it on a regular basis at You will need to know your Social Security number, student ID number, and birth date. You will also need to create a password.

If you have any issues with this transition, please contact Technology Help. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Incoming Freshmen

Congratulations on your decision to be a Golden Gopher and a member of the Class of 2018! Orientation & First-Year Programs provides quality transitional experiences including Orientation, Welcome Week and extending throughout your first year at the University. Use the information to the right to learn more about these programs.

We look forward to seeing you this summer at Orientation & Welcome Week.