Orientation & Transition Experiences is here to support you in your transition to the U of M. Our New Student Orientation and Welcome Week programs will provide a solid introduction to academic and personal life at the U of M prior to the start of classes. Once the semester is underway there are a number of experiences you can take advantage of to address your personal needs. Our staff and student peers are here to help you - and before you know it you could be one of the students helping next year’s class as they start their U of M journey!
First Things First
Initiate your University of Minnesota Student Internet Account and U of M email
Email is the official method of communication at the U of M. Start checking your U of M email now for important updates from the University. To initiate: www.umn.edu/initiate. To check email: mail.umn.edu.
Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online
Apply for Housing
All first-year students who submit a housing application by May 1 (with the $50 non-refundable housing application fee) and submit their $200 Housing Guarantee payment by May 15 are guaranteed a space in housing, provided they accept the space offered. This space could be on East Bank, West Bank, or the St. Paul Campus. The sooner you submit a housing application, the greater your chances of getting one of your top hall choices. Apply online at www.housing.umn.edu/apply. Questions? Visit www.housing.umn.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Class of 2023 Facebook Group
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 email@example.com. Only confirmed freshmen in the Class of 2023 will be allowed to join.