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University of Minnesota Driven to Discover
Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP)

Dear Colleagues,

2013 OFYP Annual Report coverThe OFYP staff is excited to share electronically our 2013 OFYP Annual Report. This report provides program statistics and a big picture of the programs and services offered in an effort to fulfill our office mission and support the University mission. The very nature of our work is not done in isolation, but is grounded in collaboration. I invite you to learn more about many of the accomplishments of OFYP by reading this report. Your feedback is welcome.

Secondly we want to share that we have launched a new OFYP website. This new site should better fit with other U of M websites that are visited during the new student transition. We also wanted to better align ourself with other orientation websites found at our peer institutions. This site was built using Drupal as our Content Management Systems (CMS). It is a work-in-progress, and will soon be responsive for better mobile device compatibility. A special thanks goes to the website designer and developer, Julian Kittelson-Aldred.

If your department or college website links to OFYP, please make sure any broken links have been corrected. If you have feedback about our site, please forward that to Bill O'Connor (

We truly appreciate the support we receive campus-wide and value you as our partners in ensuring that students have a successful transition to collegiate life. Please feel free to share this with other staff who may be interested.

All the best,

Beth Lingren Clark, Director
Orientation & First-Year Programs