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Orientation & Transition ExperiencesApril 17, 2019

Hello Gophers!

Give yourself a pat on the back! You’ve made it to the final weeks of your first year! While we are all looking forward to summer break, it’s important not to lose focus on the remainder of the semester. Here are some things to keep in mind as you wrap things up.


“What do you want to be when you grow up?” As kids, this was probably easier for us to answer. As college students, the pressure is on to decide what major and career you want to pursue. As a result, it may be more challenging to answer this question, not because you don’t have any ideas, but because you have too many. You have a wide range of passions and interests, making it hard to just settle on one. You are what Emilie Wapnick calls a multipotentialite. In her TED Talk, Why some of us don’t have one true calling, she discusses how to embrace your multipotentialite super powers.

Want to share your thoughts on this segment with us? Submit a response to our form!


Register for Fall Classes

Fall 2019 registration is open! Log in to MyU [] to find your registration time and create schedules on ScheduleBuilder. Reach out to your academic advisor or One Stop if you have questions.

Prep for Finals

Remember to take advantage of these resources so you can tackle your upcoming final exams and assignments!

If you’re concerned about your performance in any of your classes, it’s best to speak with your instructors now rather than later to see what you can do. Aim to finish the year off as strongly as possible!

Apply to be 2019 Event Staff

This volunteer role is part of a dynamic team of people who support the Welcome Week program in a variety of capacities. Apply for the position here. If you have questions or are interested in becoming an Event Staff Captain, please email Sam Glazer Hewson at


Feel free to reference the 2018-19 Gold Book.

Walking alone? Call 612-624-WALK – Gold Book p. 33

University Security’s free 24-hour WALK service has trained student security monitors available to escort you around the Minneapolis and St Paul campuses. You can call 612-624-WALK or go online to request a safe walk escort.

Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education – Gold Book p. 31

The Aurora Center offers free, safe, and confidential services for victims and survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Located in Appleby 117, Aurora staff are available by walk-in to provide emotional support, referrals, and advocacy for victims. They may also be reached through their 24-hour helpline, 612-626-9111.


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