What You Need to Know
Prior to your Orientation date, you will get an email with instructions for Orientation. Orientation has three major components:
- Orientation Prep Course: The goal of the Orientation Prep Course is to provide you with valuable information about University resources and services, and about your college of enrollment. Your advisor will reference the information you learn in the Orientation Prep Course during your Orientation. You must complete this course and pass the college content quiz with a score of 80% to attend your Orientation. The Orientation Prep Course is required and you will access this as a part of your New Student Checklist.
- Orientation: At Orientation, you will meet with your college and your academic advisor and register for Fall 2021 courses. Your Orientation schedule and assigned Zoom links will be found on the Orientation Hub. The schedule information populates approximately 48 hours before your Orientation. There are no on-campus elements to Orientation. Attending your Orientation is required.
- Friday Gopher Sessions: Join us on the Friday of your Orientation week for Friday Gopher Sessions, an opportunity to engage with campus resources and continue interacting with Orientation Leaders.
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 email@example.com as soon as possible. Some accommodations may take time to arrange.
The Orientation Prep Course is a step on your New Student Checklist which you can access at checklist.umn.edu.
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, the Orientation Prep Course is best viewed by using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
Although it is not required, we recommend using broadband, high-speed Internet access.
Accessing the Orientation Prep Course
You will access the Orientation Prep Course, supported by the University's Canvas course management system, on your New Student Checklist. Canvas is the system faculty use in all coursework, so this as an opportunity to get comfortable using Canvas. It may take up to two hours to complete the Orientation Prep Course, and you will need to make sure you have enough time to complete the course prior to your Orientation.
Enroll and log on to the Canvas site using your U of M Internet ID and password.
Our Orientation staff is readily available to assist you with the Orientation Prep Course and/or questions about the University. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-1979.
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 concerns about accessability of online orientation and would like to have a confidential discussion about accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 612-626-1333 or email@example.com as soon as possible.