What's Happening Now?

Class of 2021

Check your U of M email account regularly for the Class of 2021 eNewsletter and information about other first-year opportunities.

We hope you had a great Welcome Week! Enjoy your first semester, and let us know if you have any questions.

Making the M

Class of 2021: Thanks for a great Pride & Spirit event!

New Student Convocation 2017

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 current freshmen in the Class of 2021

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 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.