What You Need to Know

We look forward to seeing you at your Orientation!  Check back soon for more information about your Orientation experience.

Get Ready for Advising

During your Orientation day you will meet with an academic advisor and register for your fall classes. It will be helpful to have paper and a writing utensil for your advising meeting. To prepare for your appointment, you should:

You should plan to attend your advising appointment without parents or other family members present.

Your Orientation Day Schedule

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. on the ground floor of Coffman Memorial Union. Here is look at your full schedule, but please keep in mind that the most current schedule will be available on the Orientation Hub at orientation.umn.edu. You will log in with your U of M Internet ID and Password to access your personalized schedule. We encourage you to review your personalized schedule before your Orientation day so you know what to expect. Please note: personalized sessions may be added up to one-day prior to your Orientation date, so be sure to check your schedule frequently and do not rely on screenshots as schedules are updated frequently.

What to Bring

When you check-in to Orientation you will receive some program materials. We also recommend you bring:

  • Credit card/mobile pay to pay for parking
  • Notebook and pen or pencil
  • Device you use for Duo Security
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Dress for the weather

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Accomodating Your Needs


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 protected] as soon as possible. Some accommodations may take time to arrange. You may also schedule a consultation here.


If you have a short-term disability (i.e. broken leg) and would have difficulty traveling long distances during Orientation, please contact the Orientation & Transition Experiences office for accommodations at [email protected].

Dietary Accommodations

You will indicidate your dietary accommodation needs on your Tell Us About Yourself survey. If you have a change to your needs, please visit your New Student Checklist and update your survey.

Questions and Support

Our Orientation staff is readily available to assist you with your Orientation experience and/or questions about the University. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 612-624-1979.