What's Happening Now?

Class of 2022

First-year students confirmed in the Class of 2022 should now complete the New Student Checklist

Initiate your University of Minnesota Student Internet Account and U of M email

Email is the official method of communication at the U of M. Start checking your U of M email now for important updates from the University. To initiate: To check email:

Join the Class of 2022 Facebook Group

OTE has created this Facebook group just for your class and we hope you will use it as a space to connect with other incoming first-year students. If you have questions, let us know at Only confirmed freshmen in the Class of 2022 will be allowed to join.

Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online

We encourage you to apply for financial aid. Information on various types of aid programs as well the University's financial aid timeline is available at the One Stop website.

Housing Guarantee Deadline is May 15

All first-year students who submit a housing application by May 1 (with the $50 non-refundable housing application fee) and submit their $200 Housing Guarantee payment by May 15 are guaranteed a space in housing, provided they accept the space offered. This space could be on East Bank, West Bank, or the St. Paul Campus. The sooner you submit a housing application, the greater your chances of getting one of your top hall choices. Apply online at Questions? Visit or contact

Class of 2021

Check your U of M email account regularly for the Class of 2021 eNewsletter and information about other first-year opportunities.

Enjoy your second semester, and let us know if you have any questions.

Making the M

Class of 2021: Thanks for a great Pride & Spirit event!

New Student Convocation 2017

Thanks for another great celebration of and welcome for the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, incoming freshmen class.

At Home in MN

At Home in MN is a program focused on making out-of-state students feel more welcome in Minnesota and at the U of M.


For current freshmen in the Class of 2021

Learn more about the variety of ways OTE keeps in touch with freshmen throughout the year.

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Leadership & Employment

Student Opportunities

Orientation & Transition Experiences offers great leadership and employment opportunities to help develop skills and assist new students in their transition to college. 

Freshman Seminars

Freshman Seminars are designed specifically to enhance the first-year experience, and a great way for new students to start their university career. Each seminar is taught by a faculty member and is limited to 20 students. Freshman Seminars allow first-year students to interact in a smaller setting, connect with a faculty member, and become involved in a unique area of study. Freshmen seminars are offered both fall and spring semesters.