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For Your University of Minnesota New Student Orientation

Immigration Document Check
Schedule your Immigration Document Check appointment time online with International Student and Scholar Services. You will be able to register for classes only after you have completed Document Check. You need to attend Document Check BEFORE your New Student Orientation. Reserve your time here.

Checking-In for Orientation
International Students are required to check-in for Orientation between 8:30-9:00 a.m. Orientation & First-Year Programs works closely with International Student Scholar Services to provide a special orientation program just for you. You will move between the special International Student Orientation program and the general Freshman Orientation Program. Your first session will begin at 9:05 a.m. No late check-ins will be allowed.

Arriving at Orientation
For directions and parking information, go to www.ofyp.umn.edu/directions.
Due to multiple construction projects on and around campus, please follow the directions listed on the above Website. DO NOT USE GPS DIRECTIONS, as these routes will be incorrect. Please also allow extra time in getting to campus, as traffic congestion around campus may be significant. After parking in the East River Road Garage, head to Coffman Union's ground floor for Orientation check-in.

Overnight Accommodations
Lodging is not provided for this Orientation program. Students who have a Fall 2011 on campus housing contract have the opportunity to move-in early and must make prior arrangements with Housing & Residential. Please visit www.housing.umn.edu/earlymoveinrequest to find out more information.

Parent Orientation
Will a parent or guest accompany you to Orientation? If so, parents and guests are encouraged to register in advance for the Parent Orientation program. For more information and registration, go to: www.ofyp.umn.edu/fyparentregistration.
For more information about New Student Orientation, visit www.ofyp.umn.edu/en/orientation.html.

What to Bring

  • University Internet ID and memorized password
  • Name of health insurance company and policy number (you may purchase University insurance instead)
  • $6.00 per day for parking
  • Photo ID for U Card
  • Money to buy lunch on Day 2
  • Backpack for your materials
  • Notebook and pen or pencil
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Umbrella in case of rain

Orientation will conclude at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Day 1.

Students Observing Ramadan
If you are observing Ramadan during your New Student Orientation and would like to request a meal at sundown, please contact Orientation & First-Year Programs at 612-624-1979 or ofyp@umn.edu.

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We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!


Orientation & First-Year Programs


This e-mail was sent by Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) at the University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Avenue SE, 315 Coffman Memorial Union, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455. OFYP reports to the Office of Undergraduate Education.

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