Are you ready for the University of Minnesota?

The U is ready for you!
Let the adventure begin...

How can you get ready for Orientation?

  1. Watch your mail - College of Design students are mailed their assigned Orientation date in early April.
  2. And then you can... confirm your Orientation date by logging-on to to start your New Student Checklist (under the My College tab). Don't forget to complete the Pre-Orientation survey!

What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation is a two-day overnight program scheduled sometime between June 9 and July 15, and is required of every new student coming to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Additional dates in August are available for International Students.

Once you have selected an orientation date, encourage your parents to sign up for Parent Orientation!

At Orientation you will...

learn about your college of enrollment, register for Fall 2010 courses, meet new students, explore campus, experience a night in the residence hall, begin your collegiate journey.


Dates fill quickly, so donít delay! Be sure to check for conflicts like high school graduations, family vacations, sporting commitments, weddings, and summer jobs.

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.

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