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Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) April 13, 2017


Hello Gophers!

Take a moment to give yourself a pat on the back! You are in the home stretch of completing your first year of college! While it can be very exciting to think ahead to summer break, it is important to remember that this home stretch is still a critical part of your experience. Here are some things to keep in mind as you complete these last couple weeks of the semester!

THINGS TO DO

Register for Fall Semester Classes
Registration is just around the corner! Your individual registration time can be found under the registration tab of MyU. Be sure to search for classes beforehand, and maybe even pick out a few back-ups just in case a specific class that you want fills up. Check out Schedule Builder to help plan your prospective classes around each other.

SERU Survey
Take 20 minutes to let the U know what is working well, and what might not be working so well. Help the U serve current and future undergraduates by making sure they receive the best educational experience possible. All students who take the survey will receive a “buy one burrito and a drink, get one burrito free” from Burrito Loco in Dinkytown, a “free coffee with the purchase of a pastry or sandwich” at Mapps Coffee, and a “20% off coupon for one clothing item, novelty item, or general book” at University Bookstores. Don’t miss your chance!

THINGS TO know

Event Staff Application Available
Looking for a way to welcome new students to campus next fall? Consider applying to be part of the event staff team that works behind the scenes of Welcome Week & Transfer Welcome Days. This team helps ensure the success of events and activities during welcome programs through many different roles. Click here to learn more.

GoldPass/UMN Employment
Looking for something to do over the summer, but aren’t sure where to start? Consider looking into these two great resources, UMN Employment and GoldPass! It is never too early to get some internship/professional experience, and you can never have too much of it.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Spring Jam: April 21-22
On April 21 go to Coffman Plaza for Student Jam! Student groups will be taking over the plaza starting at 2:00 p.m. and they want you to join in on the fun. Head to the Class of 2019 Showcase table to catch a glimpse of the Second-Year experience at the U.

Battle of the Bands
After Student Jam, stick around Coffman Plaza for Battle of the Bands staring at 5:00 p.m. Five finalists from 16 competing bands will fight to win the title and the chance to perform at Spring Jam on Saturday, April 22. You can click on the link above for more information about the five finalists.

Exam Jam
The UMN Libraries Exam Jam is just around the corner! Utilize the extended walk-in tutoring hours, review sessions, free practice exams, and more. Events span the week of April 29 to May 6, kicking off with Saturday tutoring at MCAE’s Instructional Center and culminating with a week full of SMART’s popular final exam review sessions.

Orientation & First-Year Programs
612-624-1979
ofyp@umn.edu
www.ofyp.umn.edu