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 parents or family supporting your transition to the U of M? Encourage them to check out the Parent & Family Resource Page!

Gold Book

Gold Book is a guidebook to help you and your family in your first year at the University. Gold Book 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 physical copy of the Gold Book when you attend Orientation in the summer.

Cover of the 2023-24 Gold Book with Goldie smiling

The 2023-24 Gold Book is now available.

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