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The countdown has begun!

10 days until Welcome Week!

Each day until Welcome Week begins (Wednesday, August 31), you will receive an email with some key information about your Welcome Week experience. Make sure to open these brief emails so you know what to expect!

All about parking

If you will be driving to campus, you can park at no cost in the East River Road Garage (385 East River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455)! Pick up a parking voucher in Coffman Memorial Union, Room 315 to have the cost waived.

All about Gopher Hall

Want to connect with other students living off-campus? Join Gopher Hall! Gopher Hall is a virtual community that is exclusive to students living off campus. You will be able to connect with other off-campus students, have access to resources, and learn about program opportunities throughout the year. Find Gopher Hall on Facebook or email to join.

Event Spotlight – Pride & Spirit

At Pride & Spirit you will learn all of the cheers, chants, and traditions that go along with being a Gopher – and they will be part of your Game Day Experience. Also, you'll get the unique opportunity to go on the field at TCF Bank Stadium for the Class of 2020 Block M photo!

What students have said

"Pride and Spirit was the highlight of my Welcome Week, simply because it truly made our whole class connect and feel as though we are one. It immediately established this intense feeling of pride for the amazing school we attend – it was pretty amazing to feel!"

Orientation & First-Year Programs