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For Your University of Minnesota New Student Orientation

Plan for your arrival 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 allow an extra 20 minutes for getting to campus, as traffic congestion around campus will be significant.

After parking in the East River Road Garage, gather your luggage and take the elevator to Level 1/Plaza Level. Then follow the signs to Coffman Union’s ground floor for Orientation Check-In.

Overnight Accommodations
There is no required overnight for the August orientation programs. If you need accommodations for the night between your Day 1 and Day 2 of Orientation, you can reserve a room on-campus at the cost of $22 per night by registering here.

Check-In begins at 7:45 a.m.
Orientation & First-Year Programs works closely with International Student Scholar Services to provide you one orientation program. Please note that you are required to check-in for this orientation between 7:45-8:20 a.m. on the ground floor of Coffman Union. To see a more detailed schedule for your orientation, check out our website.

Are your parents/family registered for Orientation?
Will a parent or family member accompany you to Orientation? If so, they 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.

Be sure to bring the following items

2013 orientation leaders

2013 Orientation Leaders

Planning for your arrival in Minnesota

  • Airport Arrival
    If you are needing transportation from the airport to the University of Minnesota, check out our Gopher Chauffeur airport shuttle here.
  • Temporary Housing
    Are needing temporary housing upon your arrival? Check out staying at the International Reception Center available until August 25. More information can be found here.

Guidebook IconDownload Guidebook to Your Mobile Device
Use Guidebook as a supplement to your orientation materials. You will be able to see which departments will be at the resource fair and much more. Click here for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!

Orientation & First-Year Programs
(800) 234-1979 or (612) 624-1979

Class of 2017 Facebook Group
Facebook artworkJoin the Class of 2017 Facebook Group! It's a great
way to connect with other first-year students and
to stay on top of your transition to the U of M.

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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