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Your Academics

Use Graduation Planner to explore and plan for Spring Semester
You’ll be preparing for spring registration in several weeks. You can use Graduation Planner to explore majors and to choose courses that will help you stay on track to meet your goals. Log in to create your plan.
Attend a First Step Meeting to Study Abroad in 2010-2011
Start planning now for study abroad by attending a First Step Meeting at the Learning Abroad Center. We'll get you started by assisting with program options, your goals and interests, academic planning to accommodate your studies, and funding options.
Beginning to think of studying off-campus during 2010-2011?
Consider participating in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program for a semester during 2010-11.  NSE allows students to study at one of about 200 institutions in the US or Canada for the same tuition you pay at the U. Explore another part of North America, do an internship, or take classes in your major that may not be offered here.  The priority deadline for the 2010-11 academic year is in February. Click here to learn more about NSE and find out about upcoming Information Sessions or meeting with an advisor.
Online Life Just Got Easier
Discover Google Apps for the University of Minnesota! The Office of Information Technology has partnered with Google to bring you Gmail and other collaborative Google Apps.
Stress Relief Techniques
Midterms can be a very stressful time. It's important to manage your stress if you want to do your best on that midterm. For a quick de-stressor check out one of the podcasts.

Your Health & Wellness

Fall Flu Shots Available to Students that may be at High Risk
The University of Minnesota is experiencing a shortage of seasonal influenza vaccine. Several clinics in the community are faced with this problem. All scheduled walk-in flu clinics have been cancelled.  The university has retained some vaccinations for students that may be at a higher risk.  To see if you are eligible for one of these vaccinations please visit Boynton Health Center’s website.
A Few Too Many: Our Campus Culture and Alcohol
Fraternity & Sorority Life will be hosting Dr. Lori Ebert to talk to students about national trends in student alcohol use while relating this information to the University of Minnesota campus.  The event will take place at 7:00pm on October 26 in the Field House.
Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates for Stress Management
Need a break from studying? Boynton offers FREE Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates classes for stress management. Beginners welcome!
Click and Win
From October 12-26 the Provost’s committee on Mental Health will be providing students the opportunity to participate in Click and Win.  Take this short three question survey on mental health resources for your chance to win one of five $100 gift certificates to the University of Minnesota Bookstore.  For other information on mental health resources on campus please visit

Your Finances

Additional Financial Aid for Fall or Spring Semester
Do you still need financial aid for fall 2009? If you have not filled out a 2009-2010 FAFSA, it's not too late. Fill it out as soon as possible so you receive your financial aid in time for fall bill due dates.  You can fill out your FAFSA at
If you have not yet received your financial aid for fall, want to check your financial aid status, have questions on bill due dates and deadlines, or are looking for other financial aid resources please visit One Stop
Get Control Over Your Finances
LSS Financial Counseling offers one-on-one budget counseling, help with debt management plans, and information about credit and consumer protection FREE at Boynton Health Service. 

Your Engagement

Class of 2013 Minnesota “M” Posters Available
Get your copy of the Class of 2013 poster in many of the Printing Services copy center locations. Poster is only $2, and there are other fun options that you can consider. Check it out!
Discounted Tickets Available at Coffman Info Desk

Get discount tickets at Student Unions & Activities Information Desks including Trail of Terror, IMAX, movies, Science Museum, bus passes and more. 
Student Unions & Activities Events
Check out events offered by Student Unions & Activities including Gophers After Dark, Free Films, Concerts and more!  Click here for events happening this week.


Orientation & First-Year Programs


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