Orientation

How to Register
Students register for Orientation when
they complete the New Student Checklist.

All new and transfer students are required to attend Orientation to help you prepare for a successful academic experience at the University of Minnesota.

Please visit the Orientation & First-Year Programs for additional information about Orientation. The website includes:

Orientation Dates

Spring 2016

Transfer Students (1-day orientation session)

Transfer students meet with an advisor and register for classes at orientation. Orientation dates are scheduled by major–not all majors are offered each date and space is limited.

  • January 7
  • January 8
  • January 11
  • January 12
  • January 14
  • January 15

Fall 2016

Freshman (2-day orientation sessions)

Freshman meet with an advisor and register for classes at orientation. Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

  • June 7-8
  • June 8-9
  • June 9-10
  • June 13-14
  • June 14-15
  • June 15-16
  • June 16-17
  • June 20-21
  • June 21-22
  • June 22-23
  • June 23-24
  • June 27-28
  • June 28-29
  • July 6-7
  • July 7-8
  • July 11-12
  • July 12-13
  • July 13-14
  • July 14-15
  • August 24-25
  • August 25-26
  • August 29-30

External and Internal Transfer Students (1-day orientation sessions)

Transfer Students meet with an advisor and register for classes at orientation. Orientation dates are scheduled by major -- not all majors are offered each date and space is limited. Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

June 30
July 1, 18, 19, 20, 21
August 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 31
September 2

New this year Parent-only orientation on Saturday, June 18

Orientation & First-Year Programs offers concurrent parent orientation during first-year and transfer orientation and this year they are offering a Saturday orientation session just for parents. This is a great option for parents who are not able to attend during the work week.

Contact Orientation and First-Year Programs for more information about parent orientation at 612-624-1979.