First Year Programs

OTE offers opportunities to get involved with campus during your first year. Learn more below.

Leaders in Transition

For Transfer Students during their first year. The Leaders in Transition Living Learning Community (LLC) (also known as “Transfer House”) gives new transfer students an opportunity to support each other through their first year at the U of M and learn about leadership for personal growth and professional development.

Freshman Seminars

Freshman Seminars are designed specifically to enhance your first-year experience, and a great way to start your university career. Learn more...


For freshmen in the Class of 2021

This eNewsletter is sent to freshmen throughout their first year.

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Transfer Student Network

For Transfer Students during their first year. The Transfer Student Network (TSN) is run by transfer students who have been at the university for a full semester or more. We call them Transfer Insiders. Incoming transfer students are matched up with a Transfer Insider for one semester.

At Home in MN

For new out-of-state students

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. 

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