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What you need to know

Prior to your orientation date, you will get two different emails with instructions for accessing your Remote Orientation. This Remote Orientation requirement has two major components:

  1. Your Student Experience: Online Orientation via CanvasThe goal of Online Orientation via Canvas is to provide you with valuable information about University resources and services, and about your college of enrollment. Your advisor will reference the information you learn in the Online Orientation via Canvas during your scheduled Orientation date. You must complete your online orientation via canvas and pass the college content quiz with a score of 80% to attend your scheduled orientation date.
  2. Scheduled Orientation Date via Zoom: On this day, you will meet with an Orientation Leader with other students from your college of enrollment, and your academic advisor and register for fall 2020 courses. Your Orientation schedule and assigned Zoom links will be found on the Orientation Hub. The schedule information populates approximately 48 hours before your scheduled Orientation date.

Disability
We value disability as an aspect of diversity and want to ensure that you are able to fully participate in all programming available to you. If you have a disability or health condition, or suspect you have one, and would like to have a confidential discussion about accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 612-626-1333 or drc@umn.edu as soon as possible. Some accommodations may take time to arrange.

Your Student Experience: Online Orientation via Canvas will launch on Tuesday, May 26 at noon. To access this online orientation, log into the New Student Checklist for your access link. 

Before You Begin

Review the following items to make sure you are prepared:

  • You will need your University of Minnesota Internet ID (x500) and password. For more information, or to claim your account, please visit IT Getting Started Guide for Students.

  • Use a device (computer, laptop, or tablet) that has audio functionality.

  • Although other browsers can be used, Online Orientation is best viewed by using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

  • Although it is not required, we recommend using broadband, high-speed Internet access.

Accessing the Online Orientation

The Online Orientation is supported by the University’s Canvas course management system. Canvas is the system faculty use in all your coursework so this as an opportunity for you to get comfortable using Canvas. It may take up to two hours to complete the Online Orientation, and you will need to make sure you have enough time to complete the program.

Enroll and log on to Online Orientation site using your U of M Internet ID and password. 

If you are new to Canvas and would like a quick overview, click here.

Support/Contact Information

Our orientation staff is readily available to assist you with the Online Orientation and/or questions about the University. Feel free to contact us at orientation@umn.edu.

We value disability as an aspect of diversity and want to ensure that you are able to fully participate in all programming available to you. If you have concerns about accessability of online orientation and would like to have a confidential discussion about accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 612-626-1333 or drc@umn.edu as soon as possible. 

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