Communication & Publications

The electronic documents on this page are samples of the print items created by OFYP for incoming students and their parents.

Checklist for Admitted Students

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Given to admitted freshmen and their parents during Commitment Events (spring 2017). Download PDF

2016 Gold Book

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Provided to all first-year students and their parents at New Student Orientation (summer 2016 and spring 2017). For a PDF to download and/or print, click here.

Class of 2020 Orientation Newsletter

Class of 2020 Orientation Newsletter
Mailed to freshmen in the Class of 2020 (spring 2016). Download PDF

International student version here.

Gopher Guide

At New Student Orientation (June-August 2017) all first-year students will receive a FREE copy of the 2017-2018 Gopher Guide, the official planner and reference guide for the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. All others will be able to purchase the Gopher Guide ($5.95) through the University of Minnesota Bookstores (while supplies last).

U Minnesota Mobile App

New students and their parents can now access essential University information and resources on their smart phones and tablets through U Minnesota. This app contains many guides created by University departments and colleges that users can select and download directly to their smart phone or tablet.

OFYP Posters

For over twenty years our office has created posters to welcome new students, to promote new programs, and to show our Golden Gopher pride.

Parent Orientation Invitation

Parent Orientation brochure
Mailed inside the Orientation Newsletter for freshmen to share with parents (spring 2016). Download PDF

Parents of International Students version here.

Email Communication

Following are the emails that have been sent or will soon be sent to freshmen in the Class of 2021.

Social Media

OFYP uses social networking to communicate and connect with our audiences. We also work closely with University departments and colleges to share information that is relevant to all of our followers.

2016 Off-Campus Student Mailer

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Mailed to freshmen in the Class of 2020 who are not living in University sponsored housing (August 2016).

Communication Archive

Below are a number of older publications and communication items produced by OFYP. Please keep in mind that much of the content is likely outdated. 

Welcome Week

Orientation