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Orientation Resources

Orientation is an opportunity to connect with campus resources and learn about your life at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Throughout the day, you’ll attend a student Q+A session, One-Stop and Housing information sessions, and Ins and Outs of Being a Gopher, where current students will share their tips and tricks for your transition and first semester at the University of Minnesota.  

Below you will find a schedule of the live presentations all meant to provide you with the information you need to transition to the University of Minnesota, followed by pre-recorded presentations and resources.  

Pre-Recorded Sessions and Resources

Housing & Residential Life offers a lot of features to make your residence hall your new home away from home. Over 5,000 new students live in on-campus housing. Research shows that students who live on campus are more academically successful and are more engaged in college life.

The U Card is the Official University of Minnesota Identification Card. It gives you access to residence halls, University buildings, athletic events & more!

Between studying, working, and having a social life, you’ve got a lot on your plate. TCF is here to help make managing your money as easy as possible!

Boynton Health is your on-campus health service, with clinics on the East Bank and St. Paul campuses.

The Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE) provides personalized services to help undergraduate students develop an action plan to aid in the major and career decision-making process.

The University Honors Program (UHP) promotes an interdisciplinary approach to learning by providing highly qualified and motivated students with an enhanced learning experience that crosses academic boundaries.

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) facilitates safe and effective integrated transportation systems that provide services for pedestrians, bicycles, transit, and vehicles.

There are over 800 first-year commuter students and 3,000 transfer students living off-campus. Students who commute to campus may have different needs and priorities than students who live on-campus.

An education is literally an investment and college expenses go far beyond tuition and fees. Managing money is something new for many college students.

Fraternity and Sorority Life provides engagement opportunities for more than 3,400 students in one of 60 fraternities or sororities, governed by one of four student-led councils. 

Make the most of your education by using free academic success services! Academic success centers and resources are located across the U of M.

The University of Minnesota Libraries is here to help you succeed. Expert librarians can connect you with the resources you need — from the millions of volumes held in the general collections to the treasures of our archives and special collections, from tools to enhance your productivity to programs and services to help you expand the reach of your research.

Explore and become familiar with campus resources located on East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul areas of campus at the Virtual Resource Fair.

Explore the Virtual Resource Fair

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