Orientation Dates

How to Register for Orientation
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 & Transition Experiences for additional information about Orientation. The website includes:

Orientation Dates

Fall Semester 2019

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 starting Wednesday, April 3, 2019) . 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.

  • June 4-5
  • June 5-6
  • June 6-7
  • June 10-11
  • June 11-12
  • June 12-13
  • June 13-14
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  • June 17-18
  • June 18-19
  • June 19-20
  • June 20-21
  • June 24-25
  • June 25-26
  • June 26-27
  • June 27-28
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  • July 8-9
  • July 9-10
  • July 10-11
  • July 11-12
  • August 21-22
  • August 22-23
  • August 26-27

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 starting Wednesday, April 10, 2019). Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

  • July 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 & 24 and August 16, 19, 20, & 28

Parent Orientation for Fall 2019

 
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.

 

 

 

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. Schedule the earliest orientation possible to maximize your course choice options.

Transfer orientation dates for Spring semester 2020 will be in January 2020. Specific dates will be announced in October 2019.

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.