Orientation Dates

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

As a new first year or transfer student, you are required to attend an on-campus 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 2020

Transfer Students (1- day on-campus orientation program)

Transfer students are required to attend a day-long, on-campus orientation where they will learn more about their transition to the University, meet with an advisor, and register for classes. Orientation dates are scheduled by major – not all majors are offered each date and space is limited. To see the dates that are available specifically for you please log onto and complete your New Student Checklist (checklist available starting at noon on Wednesday, October 30, 2019). Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

Transfer orientation dates for Spring semester 2020 are:

  • January 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, and 17

 

 

Parent Orientation for January 2020

 
The Orientation & Transition Experiences office offers a concurrent parent orientation during transfer orientation. Contact the Orientation & Transition Experiences office for more information about parent orientation at 612-624-1979.

 

 

 

Students Enrolling for Fall Semester 2020

Freshman Orientation (2-day on-campus orientation program)

As a freshman you attend orientation activities that span two days on campus. On the first day you'll hear about the University and your college, the College of Liberal Arts. On the second day you'll meet with an 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 in April 2020) . Not all orientation dates will be available to you because they are offered based on your responses to the New Student Checklist. Usually, by the end of May, most dates are full. Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

  • Dates will be announced March 2020.

Transfer Student Orientation (1-day on-campus orientation program)

Transfer students are required to attend a day-long, on-campus orientation where they will learn more about their transition to the University, meet with an advisor, and register for classes. Orientation dates are scheduled based on major, not all majors are offered each date and space is limited. To see the dates that are available specifically for you please log onto and complete your New Student Checklist (checklist available in April 2020). Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

  • Dates will be announced March 2020.

Parent Orientation for Students Enrolling in Fall 2020

 
The Orientation & Transition Experiences office offers both a concurrent parent orientation during freshman and transfer orientation and 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 the Orientation & Transition Experiences office for more information about parent orientation at 612-624-1979.