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Incoming Freshmen

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

We encourage you to apply for financial aid. Information on various types of aid programs as well the University's financial aid timeline is available at the One Stop website.

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 housing@umn.edu.

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 oteinfo@umn.edu. Only confirmed freshmen in the Class of 2023 will be allowed to join.

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