Assistant Dean's Freshman Advisory Board

Are you interested in connecting with other first-year students? Are you excited to make your first year at the University of Minnesota a great one?  Do you want your voice and opinions to shape the experience of future first-year students?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then come to the Assistant Dean's Freshman Advisory Board (ADFAB) meetings!

The board meets bimonthly with the assistant dean for CLA Student Services (CLASS). These meetings often include guest speakers from around campus and will provide you with information about time management, study abroad, getting involved on campus, career and major exploration and selection, discovering the variety of resources the Twin Cities have to offer, managing your finances, adjusting to a more independent lifestyle, planning for life after your first year of college, and much more.

In addition to sharing our tips with you, we want to hear what you have to say! ADFAB provides a forum for you to share your experiences and give the assistant dean feedback on advising, orientation, classes, freshman seminars, and more.

And while we do discuss many important topics, we also have a fun! Join us for our social events that help you get to know your classmates, have some food, and learn how to enhance your CLA experience.

To join ADFAB, send us an email at for more information.