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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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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 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 sye@umn.edu or 612-624-1979. 

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