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New Student Checklist

You will be required to have paid your confirmation fee to access the New Student Checklist. Please note that it can take up to 3-5 business days after the confirmation fee is paid to gain access to the checklist.

Each checklist is personalized to you and is made up of college-specific step and steps that all students will complete. Here is an example of some of the items you will find on your personalized checklist:

  • Complete your Tell Us About Yourself Survey
    This 20 minute survey will provide your advisor with the information to help you register for fall classes.
  • Select Your Orientation date
    You can select your Orientation date after you complete your Tell Us About Yourself survey.
  • Complete assigned placement tests
    Placement tests must be started at least one week prior to your Orientation date
  • Complete the Orientation Prep Course

Additionally, complete any college-specific checklist items.

College Contact Information

Please contact your college of enrollment with questions regarding your required placement exams or changing your orientation date.

International Students

Orientation & Transition Experiences works closely with International Student Scholar Services (ISSS) to provide accurate information for your transition to the University of Minnesota. As you plan for your arrival, please visit the ISSS website to learn about specific requirements for new international students.

You will select your Transfer Orientation date as part of completing your New Student Checklist.

U Card - Upload a photo for your U Card! 

Go online to https://ucard.umn.edu/umtc/photo-upload. 

  • Upload your picture 
  • Pick up your U Card when you arrive on campus at the U Card Office.

For more information about the U Card, please visit the U Card Office website at https://ucard.umn.edu/