A group of students with the Goldy Gopher statue

second year


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.

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.

Learn more

  • Get In Touch

    If you have any questions regarding Student Orientation or Welcome Week. We would be happy to answer your questions.
  • Contact Us