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August 27

Friday Gopher Sessions

Friday Gopher Sessions is an opportunity to connect with campus resources and learn more about life at the University. A variety of sessions will be hosted by campus resources and offices throughout the day. Join us on August 27!

Friday Gopher Sessions - Freshmen Students

Friday Gopher Students - Incoming Transfer Students

Friday Gopher Sessions - Parents & Families

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Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a six-day experience directly before fall classes begin. You will meet your peers and Welcome Week Leader (WWL) or Transfer Student Leader (TSL), spend time with your college of enrollment, learn more about the U of M, and explore the Twin Cities community. 

Welcome Week 2021 

Second Year Welcome

Parents, Families

& Guests

Orientation & Transition Experiences (OTE) is here to support you and your students’ transition to the U of M. Our Parent Orientation program provides a solid introduction to the University’s departments integral in a students transition as well as the academic expectations of the University. 

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