Welcome to

Your Second Year!

We are excited to welcome you to the Second Year Experience at the University of Minnesota! Now that you have completed your first year of college, we are here to make sure you make the best of your second year. 

Your Second Year

About SYE

Second Year Welcome

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Up & Coming


Planning for your second year actually begins in your first year. As you make decisions about where to live, what classes to take, and what experiences to have, many of those arrangements are done in advance. Although it may seem like a lot to think about, it’s manageable if you do it one step at a time.

Planning for Your Second Year