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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 Yudof Hall, where you will drop off your overnight bag. Your luggage will be transported by Orientation staff to Comstock Hall, where it will be stored until you are scheduled to pick it up in the early evening. Once you have checked your luggage, head to Coffman Union’s ground floor for Orientation Check-In.

Check-In begins at 8:15 a.m.
Although you can check-in anytime between 8:15-10:00 a.m., make sure you plan ahead if you want to attend any of the morning sessions. For a list of these sessions as well as a complete overview of your Orientation schedule, click here.

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.

Pack your bag!
Orientation is a two-day program with a mandatory overnight stay on campus. Be sure to bring the following items.

  • 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
  • Backpack for your materials
  • Notebook and pen or pencil
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Umbrella in case of rain
  • Money to buy lunch on Day 2
Items for Required Overnight:

  • Alarm clock
  • Toiletries, including soap and towel
    (linens and pillow provided)

2013 orientation leaders

2013 Orientation Leaders

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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.

Will you be observing Ramadan during your Orientation? If so, please contact OFYP to schedule your meals.

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!

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

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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