Welcome to the School of Public Health!

The 201​6​ Orientation will be held on Wednesday, ​August 31 and Thursday, September ​1.

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:

Registration is now closed.

Student at orientation BBQ



Optional: Tuesday, August 30
Northrup Auditorium

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Graduate School Fair for ALL STUDENTS

The Graduate School will be hosting a resource fair for all graduate students to help navigate them through the University of Minnesota. This resource fair is optional for SPH students.

View the list of resources participating in the fair

Day 1: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
McNamara Alumni Center
Closest Parking: University Avenue Ramp –$12/day
                              Maroon Lot –$4/day

9:00 – 10:00 AM Check-in and Engagement Fair

Join us at the engagement fair to learn about the opportunities available to students across degrees and programs.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Welcome and Program
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Engagement Fair
1:00 – 1:15 Break
1:15 – 1:25 Overview of Afternoon Sessions and Introduction to Program Coordinators
1:35 – 4:00 Program Specific Orientations
4:00 – 5:30 Dean’s Reception for PhD Students

Campus Club, Coffman Memorial Union 4th Floor

Day 2: Thursday, September 1
Mayo Memorial Building
Closest parking: East River Road Garage –$12/day
                             Maroon Lot –$4/day

8:30 – 9:30 AM Social and Minnesota 101: Coats, Classes, Culture
9:30 – 10:30
Career Services and Professional Development Session
10:30 – 11:45
Diversity and Inclusion Session
11:45 – 12:00 PM
12:00 – 1:00
Lunch hosted by Student Senate
1:00 – 2:00
SPH Student-led Tour of Campus (Optional)

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

See Photos from Previous Orientations