Orientation

Orientation - August 30, 2017

An Event for New Students – Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

McNamara Alumni Center

Orientation is an opportunity for incoming students to learn more about their program, the School of Public Health, and resources available to students.

If you are unable to attend Orientation, please connect with your program coordinator.

Important Reminders:

Questions? Contact us at sph-ask@umn.edu or 612-626-3500

Watch videos of orientation below.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

8:30 – 9 a.m. Check-in
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. School of Public Health Orientation
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Program Orientation
5:00 p.m. Dean’s Reception for PhD students (Coffman Memorial Union Campus Club)

 

To make disability related accommodations or dietary requests contact:

Student Services
School of Public Health
(612) 626-3500 | (800) 774-8636
sph-ask@umn.edu

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FAIRS

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) Student Group Information Fair
Monday, August 28
1 – 3:10 p.m. | Willey Hall Atrium


Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 29
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Northrop
Register now

Graduate and Professional Resource Fair
Wednesday, September 6
3 – 5 p.m. | McNamara Alumni Center
Register now
The Graduate School will hold a Resource Fair to introduce you to the many services and resources available to University students. At the Resource Fair, you’ll have the chance to talk to representatives from a variety of offices; more than 60 units participated in last year’s fair!
Learn more

Community Involvement Fair
Wednesday, September 20
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Coffman Union Great Hall
Learn more 

OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS

Minnesota State Fair
August 24 – September 4
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” the annual Minnesota State Fair attracts nearly 2 million guests per year for its delicious food, fun rides, daily concerts, agricultural and animal exhibits and much more. This end-of-summer tradition is always held the 12 days leading up to and through Labor Day.
Learn more

 

Twins vs. White Sox Baseball Game
Tuesday, August 29
7:10 p.m. | Target Field
Buy tickets

Twins vs. White Sox Baseball Game
Wednesday, August 30
7:10 p.m. | Target Field
Buy tickets

Twins vs. White Sox Baseball Game
Thursday, August 31
12:10 p.m. | Target Field
Buy tickets

 

More opportunities be announced as Orientation draws nearer. 

Directions & Parking

McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Map

Parking
University Ave. Ramp
Washington Ave. Ramp
Gopher Lot

Alternative Transportation Options
Transit
Bicycle
Walk

From 35W

From the South: Take the University Avenue/4th Street exit. Turn right onto University Avenue and head toward the East Bank. Turn right onto Oak Street. McNamara Alumni Center will be on your immediate right.

From the North: Take the University Avenue/4th Street exit. Turn left at University Avenue and head toward the East Bank. Turn right onto Oak Street. McNamara Alumni Center will be on your immediate right.

From I-94

From the East and West: Take the Huron Boulevard exit from I-94 (north exit only). Take first left onto Fulton Street SE. Take right onto Oak Street SE. Follow Oak Street SE for 4 blocks and McNamara Alumni Center will be on your left.

Lodging

The Commons Hotel (East Bank)

615 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
1-800-822-6757 or 612-379-8888
Website

When reserving at The Commons Hotel, be sure to inquire about any discounted “University Event” rates.

The Commons Hotel is within walking distance of the event.

Days Hotel on University Ave (Near the East Bank of campus)

2407 University Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
1-800-375-3990 or 612-623-3999
Website

When reserving at the Days Inn, be sure to request the discounted “University Rate.”

The Days Inn on University offers a complimentary shuttle service to the University of Minnesota campus.

Connect with other incoming students on the designated Facebook page

Explore what alumni are doing with their public health degree and join our expansive network by affiliating with the School of Public Health on your LinkedIn profile

Contact Us

Student Services
School of Public Health
Room A395, MMC 819
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0381
Maps & Info

612-626-3500 | 800-774-8636
Fax: 612-624-4498
sph-ask@umn.edu

2017 Orientation Videos

Part I, Welcome

Part II, Dean Finnegan

Part III, Professor Osterholm

Part IV, Professor Demerath and Student Ghazalehh

Part V, Mentor LaFrance & Mentee Long

Part VI, Vic Massaglia, Darren Kaltved, & Megan Gallert

Part VII, Student Panel

See Photos from Previous Orientations