Orientation & First-Year Programs



Ensuring that all entering students will experience a seamless transition and become engaged community members.


The mission of Orientation & First-Year Programs is to provide quality transitional experiences, in collaboration with other University departments that maximize students’ potential for personal and academic success and assist them in adjusting to the challenges presented by collegiate life.

Core Values

Student success:

Dedicated to the success of each individual

Building community:

Celebrating diversity, encouraging responsibility and creating a sense of belonging


Strengthening our work by building internal and external relationships


Developing the leader within each of us

Commitment to excellence:

Pursuing our work with professionalism, innovation, scholarship, and integrity

Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Campus and College: 
Twin Cities
Geographic Scope: 
Type of Engagement: 
Public Service or Outreach