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Before you arrive on campus with your student for Parent and Guest Orientation, here is some information to help you plan for your trip.

Arriving at Orientation

Check-In for Orientation is located on the ground floor of Coffman Memorial Union. For directions and parking information, go to www.ote.umn.edu/directions. Please follow the directions listed on the above website. DO NOT USE GPS DIRECTIONS, as these routes will be incorrect. Please allow plenty of time for getting to campus, as traffic congestion around campus can happen.

After parking in the East River Road Garage, take the elevator to Level 1/Plaza Level. Then follow the signs to Coffman Union's ground floor for Orientation Check-In.

Schedule at a Glance

Parent Orientation is a half-day program.

8:00-8:40 a.m. Check-In | Resource Fair | Financial Aid Counseling
8:40 a.m. University Welcome
9:35 a.m. Supporting Your Transfer Student
9:55 a.m. Financial Assistance, Tuition and Billing Session
10:30 a.m. Health and Safety
11:15 a.m. Navigating the University
11:40 a.m. Transfer Student Panel
11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch with Transfer Student Leaders (TSL)
12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. Campus Tour (optional)

Students will finish with registration and advising at different times, depending on their academic program and college of enrollment. Some students may finish as early as 11:30 a.m., others may not be done until later in the afternoon.

What to Bring

  • $6.00 per day for parking
  • Notebook and pen or pencil
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes

More Information

We look forward to seeing you at Parent and Family Orientation! Feel free to email or call anytime if you have questions or concerns.

Orientation & Transition Experiences
612-624-1979
oteinfo@umn.edu
www.ote.umn.edu