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Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) August 9, 2017

Hello Gophers!

We hope that you are having a wonderful summer and that you are preparing to start your experience at the U. We are excited about having you become part of the Gopher community!


Download the U Minnesota App
All information you need to navigate the Welcome Week program is available at your fingertips! Download the U Minnesota app and get the Class of 2021 guide within the app to stay up-to-date! Download the app here.

  • If you have already downloaded the app and the Class of 2021 guide, it will automatically update with Welcome Week information when you re-open the app.
  • You will receive a personal schedule when you check in for Welcome Week, but you can use the app now to explore the events offered.

Complete Welcome Week Event Selection
If you have not yet done so, complete Welcome Week Event Selection! You have until August 23 to adjust your selections.

Complete AlcoholEdu, Transit, and Haven
As part of our comprehensive prevention program for new students, the University of Minnesota requires you to complete AlcoholEdu, Transit, and Haven. These online education courses will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that will affect you while at the University of Minnesota and beyond. You should have received an email from the University of Minnesota August 1 with instructions for completing these mandatory courses. If you have questions, contact for support.


Coca-Cola Giveaway
Participate in select Welcome Week events and you will be entered to win a prize from Coca-Cola! The prize includes a mini fridge and a year supply of SmartWater. To be entered to win, one must attend all of the following events: Check-In, Welcome to Welcome Week, Pride & Spirit, Convocation, and College Day.

Orientation & First-Year Programs