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Class of 2024

Once classes begin you will be on your way to creating your own first year at the U of M. At times you may feel like you are alone in your transition, however there are many ways you will have shared ups and downs with other new students. Make the most of your college experience by engaging in a first-year program. These programs are open to all first-year students.

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OTE has created this Facebook group just for your class and we hope you will use it as a space to connect with other incoming first-year students. If you have questions, let us know at Only confirmed freshmen in the Class of 2024 will be allowed to join.


Email us at or call us at 612-624-1979.

The Class of 2024 eNewsletter is sent through email to first-year students throughout the academic year (usually monthly but more often at the beginning of the year). The newsletter content includes items pertinent to the success and wellbeing of first-year students. Content addresses developmental needs and time-sensitive materials relevant to a seamless transition to the U. 

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At Home in MN is a program that provides out-of-state students with the opportunity to explore Minnesota events and culture, connecting with other out-of-state students, and providing additional support in the transition. 

Each semester there will be a series of events and workshops you can attend. Out-of-state students will receive emails inviting them to these events throughout the year.

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The At Home in MN Living Learning Community (LLC) is a community within Territorial Hall that gives eligible first-year, out-of-state students the option to live together in a dedicated area of the hall. 

This House is located in Territorial Hall, which is conveniently located in the Superblock. Only incoming first-year students who live within the United States, but outside of Minnesota, are eligible to apply for the At Home in MN Living Learning Community.  Join At Home in MN to enhance your transition to the U! To apply, you must submit a Housing application.

If you have any questions, please contact Orientation & Transition Experiences at or 612-624-1979

Freshman Seminars are designed specifically to enhance the first-year experience, and a great way for new students to start their university career. Each seminar is taught by a faculty member and is limited to 20 students. Freshman Seminars allow first-year students to interact in a smaller setting, connect with a faculty member, and become involved in a unique area of study. Freshman seminars are offered both fall and spring semesters.

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