Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Minnesota! You’re now a member of the Class of 2021! Although Orientation is not until summer, we want to make sure that you are prepared for it and that you keep up with all deadlines and expectations from the University.
Your New Student Checklist & Orientation
Starting April 5 you will be able to access your New Student Checklist. It will allow you to complete the Tell Us About Yourself survey, select an orientation date, and begin placement testing. It will also list any other college-specific tasks to prepare you for orientation and the start of the academic year. You will receive an Orientation and Next Steps mailer with more details before April 5.
Orientation is a two-day program required of all new students. You will learn about University resources, experience a night in a residence hall (required), meet with an academic advisor, and register for fall classes.
Things to Do Now
Initiate your University of Minnesota Student Internet Account and U of M email
Email is the official method of communication at the U of M. Start checking your U of M email now for important updates from the University.
To initiate: www.umn.edu/initiate
To check email: mail.umn.edu
Join the Class of 2021 Facebook Group
OFYP has created this Facebook group just for your class and we hope you will use it as a space to connect with other incoming first-year students. If you have questions, let us know at email@example.com.
Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online
We encourage you to apply for financial aid. Information on various types of aid programs as well the University's financial aid timeline is available at the One Stop website.
Housing Guarantee Deadline: May 15
All first-year students who submit a housing application by May 1 (with the $25 non-refundable housing application fee) and submit their $200 Housing Guarantee payment by May 15 are guaranteed a space in housing, provided they accept the space offered. This space could be on East bank, West Bank, or the St. Paul Campus.
The sooner you submit a housing application, the greater your chances of getting one of your top hall choices.
Apply online at www.housing.umn.edu/apply.
Questions? Visit www.housing.umn.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the One Stop and MyU websites
Become familiar with the One Stop and MyU websites. One Stop is your source for financial aid, student account, billing, registration, and veterans’ services information. MyU is the University's student information portal. How-to guides available at One Stop showcase many of the actions and tasks completed in MyU.
Plan to Attend Welcome Week
Mark your calendar for Welcome Week: August 30-September 4.
Questions or Concerns?
Let us know! We are excited to have you join the Class of 2021, and we look forward to meeting you at Orientation this summer!
Orientation & First-Year Programs
Note: If you no longer plan to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, you will need to contact the Office of Admissions.