Second Year Students

Planning for your second year actually begins in your first year. As you make decisions about where to live, what classes to take, and what experiences to have, many of those arrangements are done in advance. Although it may seem like a lot to think about, it’s manageable if you do it one step at a time. Once classes begin you will be on your way to creating your own second year at the U of M. Make the most of your college experience by engaging in a second-year program. These programs are open to all second-year students.

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Second Year Experience

The Second Year Experience (SYE) is a campus-wide effort coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Education and Orientation & Transition Experiences. The Second Year Advisory Committee, comprised of college and department representatives from across the Twin Cities campus, works collectively to improve the retention of and opportunities for second-year students.

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Second Year Newsletters

The Second Year Newsletter is sent through email to Class of 2026 students throughout the academic year. The newsletter content includes items pertinent to the success and wellbeing of second-year students. 

Second Year Newsletter Archive

SYE Events

Connect with other second-year students at SYE Events!

Explore SYE Events

Second Year Experience Living Learning Community (LLC)

Second Year Experience 

The Second Year Experience Living Learning Community (LLC) is a community within Yudof Hall that gives second-year students the option to live together in a dedicated area of the hall. 

This LLC serves to provide community building amongst students through engagement on topics of leadership & engagement, major & career, and community & connection. Join Second Year Experience to enhance your second year at the U! To apply, you must submit a Housing application and a Second Year Experience application.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 612-624-1979. 

Prize Winners - PLEASE READ

Prize winners, please read:
The value of any prize (gift cards, merchandise, cash, etc...) you may win at any University of Minnesota event will be reported to the financial aid office per Federal law. 
Please take this into consideration and please read below for more information.
Orientation & Transition Experiences offers dozens of student events every year, many with great prizes. But it's up to each student to understand that these prizes are considered income under Federal law, so winnings must be reported. You are under no obligation to accept any prize you may win, and can refuse it if you think it may affect your financial aid.
The Office of Student Finance will be informed of all non-service-related payments, stipends, or gifts a registered student receives. The Office of Student Finance must be provided the information because it determines whether a payment or stipend impacts a student's financial aid package.
For details on how winning a prize may affect your financial aid, please check here: