Orientation Dates

How to Select Your Orientation Date
Students select and confirm their Orientation
date as part of the New Student Checklist.

As a new first year or transfer student, you are required to attend an Orientation to help you prepare for a successful academic experience at the University of Minnesota.

Please visit the Orientation & Transition Experiences for additional information about Orientation. The website includes:

Orientation Dates

Students Enrolling for Spring Semester 2021

Transfer Students (remote orientation program)

As a transfer student you'll participate in a remote orientation. You will learn more about your transition to the University, connect with a college advisor, and register for classes. Orientation dates are scheduled based on major, not all majors are offered each date. To see the dates that are available specifically for you please log onto and complete your New Student Checklist (checklist available November 4, 2020 at noon). Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

Transfer Orientation Dates Are:

  • January 7
  • January 8
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  • January 11 
  • January 12
  • January 14
  • January 15 
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Parent & Guest Orientation for January 2021

 

 

Vist the Orientation & Transition Experiences website to learn more: https://ote.umn.edu/parents-families-guestsoffice.

 

Students Enrolling for Fall Semester 2021

Freshman Orientation 

As a freshman you'll participate in a two- day, on- campus orientation. You'll hear about the University and your college, the College of Liberal Arts. You'll connect with a college advisor and register for classes. Orientation dates are offered based on your responses to the New Student Checklist -- to see the dates that are available specifically for you please log onto and complete your New Student Checklist (checklist is available March 31, 2021 at noon).  Usually, by the end of May, most dates are full. Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

Freshman Orientation Dates will be announced in January 2021. 

 

Transfer Student Orientation 

As a transfer student you'll participate in a one- day, on campus orientation. You will learn more about your transition to the University, connect with a college advisor, and register for classes. Orientation dates are scheduled based on major, not all majors are offered each date. To see the dates that are available specifically for you please log onto and complete your New Student Checklist (checklist available March 31, 2021 at noon). Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

Transfer Remote Orientation Dates will be announced in January 2021

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Parent & Guest Orientation for Freshman & Transfer Students Enrolling Fall Semester 2021

Vist the Orientation & Transition Experiences website to learn more: https://ote.umn.edu/parents-families-guestsoffice.