What You Need to Know
Prior to your Orientation date, you will get an email with instructions for Orientation. Information about Spring 2022 Orientation will be available soon.
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.