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What you need to know

Prior to your orientation date, you will get an email with instructions for accessing your remote orientation. 

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Online orientation will launch on Tuesday, May 26. 

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. The Online Orientation will launch on May 26, 2020, for new Fall 2020 first-year students.

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 oteinfo@umn.edu or 612-624-1979.

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