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Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2021

Wednesday, September 1 - Monday, September 6

Welcome Week is your second step (after New Student Orientation) in your transition to the University of Minnesota. This week-long event is required for the Class of 2025 and strongly recommended for new transfer students.

Throughout Welcome Week, you will meet fellow new students, spend time with your college of enrollment, learn more about U of M, and explore the Twin Cities campus and surrounding community. Welcome Week will help you feel more comfortable and confident as you start your experience at the U and begin classes, not to mention it is a lot of fun!

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Welcome Week


Tradition: You will get to participate in key campus traditions including Pride & Spirit (featuring the annual “M” photo on the football field) and more!

Navigate: We know that students who attend Welcome Week are more confident when they start classes because they have had time to meet friends, navigate campus and get settled.

Community: Welcome Week introduces and builds upon various communities within the University of Minnesota. Keep reading to find out how Welcome Week will build on your Orientation experience.

Plan: Be sure you have no conflicts and avoid scheduling family vacations, work, and other events during Welcome Week. Some colleges include class participation for the Class of 2025 during Welcome Week, so be mindful of this when planning your time!

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Covid-19 Updates

At this point in time, Welcome Week 2021 is planned to be an in-person experience. New students should plan to participate in Welcome Week September 1-6, 2021. As the University of Minnesota, State, and Federal guidelines are updated as part of Covid-19 response, we will adjust the Welcome Week program. We will keep incoming students informed of any changes to the program. Welcome Week is a critical component in each students' transition, and it is full of useful content to help you as you are beginning your time at the U of M Twin Cities.

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