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Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) September 8, 2015

Congratulations! You Finished Welcome Week!

We hope that you had a great first week at the U! From meeting with your small group and learning more about your college to exploring the U and its surrounding community, you did a lot. We hope that you are starting to settle in.


Welcome Week Evaluation

Now that Welcome Week is over we want your feedback! Go here to complete the Welcome Week evaluation. Tell us about your experience by September 29 and you will be entered to win gifts from the University of Minnesota Bookstore.

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Want an extra $50 in your pocket? Take 3-5 minutes to respond to this survey about your knowledge of Minnesota companies and you could win one of 20 $50 Visa gift cards!

Get Class of 2019 info on MyU!

To make sure MyU is customized to your interests, log in and select "My Interests" in the top menu. Next, click "Manage My Interests" and under "Available MyU Tags" select the "Class of 2019 - UMTC" (plus any other tags that look interesting).

The MyU web portal is your online connection to University resources, information, and events. After you log in with your U of M Internet ID you have access to your finances, grades, and details specific to you.


Pride & Spirit poster imageClass of 2019 is now available!

Stop by 315 Coffman Union and pick up your FREE copy of the Class of 2019 Pride & Spirit poster!

Off-Campus Students – Join Gopher Hall!

Gopher Hall is a virtual community that is exclusive to students living off campus. By joining Gopher Hall, you will be able to connect with other off-campus students and have access to resources and program opportunities throughout the year. Want to join? Find us on Facebook under “Gopher Hall."

Roommate Relationships On-Campus

Whether you and your roommate are best friends or complete strangers, having a positive roommate relationship takes work. Your roommate can be a great partner in helping you succeed at the U. Given this important role, Housing & Residential Life has created a helpful tool called the Roommate Success Plan (RSP) to help set you up for success. Your Community Advisor (CA) will be sharing the RSP with you soon. If you need any help with your roommate relationship throughout the year, talk with your CA. They are a great resource.

Homesickness Support Group

Are you missing home? Feeling like you don’t fit in? Feeling sad? Having difficulty making friends? This group can help you:

  • understand that homesickness is a normal response to adjusting to college,
  • connect with other students who are having similar experiences, and
  • learn strategies to better manage feelings of homesickness.

Want to learn more? Contact 612-624-3323 or You can also check out the other groups and services available through Student Counseling Services.

Orientation & First-Year Programs