Orientation Resources

Orientation is an opportunity to connect with campus resources and learn about your life at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. 

Do you have family and others supporting your transition to the U of M? Encourage them to check out our Family and Student Supporters page!

Gold Book Online

Gold Book Online Cover with Goldy mascot standing next to Gold statue

The Gold Book Online is a guidebook to help you and your family in your first year at the University. Gold Book Online is designed to support your transition and includes sections on Life at the U of M, Learning at the U of M, and Your Next Steps. It will introduce you to some of the University’s departments and services—and the people, places, and things that will be a part of your daily life. 

You will receive a planner and condensed version of the Gold Book when you attend Orientation in the summer.


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Orientation Sensory Guide

We want Orientation to be as easy to navigate as possible. Please use this Sensory Guide to help you as you navigate Orientation sessions and events.