At Home in MN
What is At Home in MN?
At Home in MN is a program that provides out-of-state students and international students with the opportunity to explore Minnesota events and culture, connect with other out-of-state students and international students and receive additional support in the transition.
Each semester there will be a series of events and workshops you can attend. Out-of-state students and international students will receive emails inviting them to these events throughout the year.
Each semester there will be a series of events and workshops you can attend. Out-of-state students will receive emails inviting them to these events throughout the year. Here are some examples of past events:
- The MN State Fair during Welcome Week
- Apple picking at Minnetonka Orchards
- Finances workshop with One Stop Student Services
- U of M Day at Target Field with the MN Twins
Living Learning Community
The At Home in MN Living Learning Community (LLC) is a community within Territorial Hall that gives eligible first-year, out-of-state students the option to live together in a dedicated area of the hall.
This LLC is located in Territorial Hall, which is conveniently located in the Superblock. Only incoming first-year students who live within the United States, but outside of Minnesota, are eligible to apply for the At Home in MN Living Learning Community. Join At Home in MN to enhance your transition to the U! To apply, you must submit a Housing application and indicate interest.
Top Concerns for Out-of-State Students
Out-of-state students have many of the same concerns as in-state students when first coming to college, concerns like homesickness and making friends. However, there are a number of concerns that are unique to out-of-state students, such as being away from your doctor or health care provider, or adjusting to Minnesota weather. It’s important to realize that these concerns are valid, but they can be prepared for and overcome.
View this handout for more information on steps you can take to address these concerns.
Want more information? Tell us how At Home in MN can best support you! You can contact OTE at [email protected] for more information or questions on At Home in MN events.