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Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) February 12, 2016

Hello Gophers!

%%First Name%%: Spring semester is in full swing! We hope that you have had a smooth transition back to campus and that you are making the most of the new semester. Now that you are halfway through your first year, here are some resources that can be helpful as you plan for your future. From finding your major, to considering living in another country, to exploring post-graduation possibilities, all of these resources can help you stay organized and set both long-term and short-term goals.

Major/Minor Expo

Finding and declaring a major is no small task, and that is why the U offers the Major/Minor Expo. This is a great way for students to explore majors and minors that interest them. This event occurs February 24 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union.

Job & Internship Fair

It’s never too early to start exploring post-graduation possibilities. Consider attending the Job and Internship Fair on Friday, February 19 to talk with prospective employers, and you can even get a FREE professional headshot photo when you register. The fair is located at the Minneapolis Convention Center and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Be sure to register online by February 12 (TODAY!) to take advantage of the $10 fee (covers lunch, professional head shot, and transportation).

Studying Abroad Within Your Budget

Studying abroad can be affordable! As you approach your second year, consider some fantastic programs from the Learning Abroad Center. Visit this link for more information about the programs.

Second Year Experience Living Learning Communities

If you are planning to live on campus for your second year, check out the Second Year Experience Living Learning Community! Being a part of this LLC can help you develop your leadership skills and it will allow you to explore majors and future careers. Applications are due February 17.

Undergraduate Roommate Finder

Still don’t know who you are living with next semester? You can use the Undergraduate Roommate Finder! It is a free service that allows you to search for other UMN students looking for roommates.

Signing a Lease with the Support of University Student Legal Services

If you have found roommates and are still looking for a place to lease, be sure to look at the University Student Legal Service website. Here you can find important information about leasing and steps you should take before signing your lease.

Apply Now to be a Welcome Week Leader!

Interested in developing your leadership skills this summer? Welcome Week Leader applications are now open! Apply and help lead new first-year students through their transition to the University of Minnesota! This position can help you further develop your valuable leadership skills, and you can even make some great friends! Applications close February 17. Learn more here for more information or call 612-624-1979.

First-Year Free Ticket at Northrop

Don’t forget! As a first-year student, you get one FREE ticket to any of the Dance Season performances at Northrop. It's simple! Just go to the box office and tell them you're a first-year student! You can reserve your ticket at any time.

Orientation & First-Year Programs