What You Need to Know
Prior to your orientation date, you will get an email with instructions for arriving at orientation. You can always check here for arrival information.
What to bring:
- University Internet ID and memorized password
- Your seven-digit student ID number (you will need to provide it during the orientation process)
- $7.00 per day for parking
- Photo ID for U Card
- Notebook and pen or pencil
- Comfortable clothing and shoes (air conditioned buildings)
- Backpack for materials
- Umbrella in case of rain
- Driving directions to campus
Check-in for New Student Orientation is on the lower level of Coffman Memorial Union. Parking for Orientation is in the East River Road Garage (public entrance), located on the East Bank of the Minneapolis Campus. At Orientation, you will receive a parking voucher allowing you to park in the East River Road Garage for $7 per day.
The following hotels are recommended by Orientation & Transition Experiences for your overnight stay.
- Graduate Minneapolis (on-campus hotel)
Get the University of Minnesota discount by using the link above to make your reservation: UMOGRAD
- DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area
1-844-327-3827 or 612-504-3000
Get the University of Minnesota discount by calling and referencing "U of M Orientation" or use code FYP when booking online.
- Courtyard Marriot
Code is Z8U and will be good for the months of June-August at the rate of $143
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Some accommodations may take a few weeks to arrange.
You are also welcome to visit the DRC (180 McNamara) at the end of orientation for a brief informational meeting. However, if you would like to register with the DRC to arrange formal accommodations, you would need to schedule an initial appointment in advance.
If you have a short-term disability (i.e. broken leg) and would have difficulty walking long distances during Orientation, please contact the Orientation & Transition Experiences office for accommodations at 800-234-1979.
- Dietary Accommodations
Vegetarian options are available. If you are in need of additional dietary accommodations besides vegetarian, please contact our office at (800) 234-1979 or (612) 624-1979 two weeks prior to your orientation date.