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Orientation & Transition Experiences

Select your New Student Orientation date!


It's time to start your New Student Checklist! Complete the Tell Us About Yourself survey and then select your orientation date.

What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation is a required two-day program scheduled for international students on August 22-23, August 23-24, or August 27-28. Orientation is required of every new student coming to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

cover of newsletterDuring Orientation, you will attend an immigration presentation, then be placed into a small group with an Orientation Leader who will lead you through your Day 1 activities. You will learn about campus resources, meet with your college of enrollment and prepare for course registration. On Day 2, you will register for your fall semester classes. For more information read through the International Student Orientation Newsletter.

To learn more about New Student Orientation, go here.

Once you have selected an orientation date, encourage your parents to sign up for Parent Orientation! Research shows parent involvement contributes positively to student success. The registration process for parents is separate from the New Student Checklist. Your parent will need to know your 7-digit student ID number and the dates you selected for your orientation.

When to arrive in the U.S.
Be sure to arrive in the Twin Cities by August 20 to avoid conflicts.

Are you currently living in the United States?
If so you are encouraged to attend Orientation in June or July. To learn more about those programs go here.

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:

To check email:

Join the Class of 2022 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

Plan to Attend Welcome Week
Mark your calendar for Welcome Week, which will be August 29-September 3.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact Orientation & Transition Experiences anytime. We are excited to have you join the Class of 2022, and look forward to meeting you at Orientation!

Orientation & Transition Experiences

Note: If you no longer plan to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, you will need to contact the Office of Admissions by calling 612-625-2008.