While You’re Here

Optional Information Fairs

Additional opportunities to learn about the UMN and connect with important services and resources.

The Graduate School
This orientation is a complement to those provided by SPH and your program. The Graduate School’s Orientation is designed to help orient you to life as a graduate student, to the University of Minnesota and to our state. You will learn about tools, tips & techniques for achieving success as a graduate student. Equally important, you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know other new graduate students from across the University, and begin to build your graduate student community.


Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 29
9 – 11:30 a.m. | Northrop Memorial Auditorium
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Graduate and Professional Resource Fair
Wednesday, August 29th
4 – 5:30 p.m. | McNamara Alumni Center
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Off-Campus Events

Minnesota State Fair
August 23 – September 3
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

See more activities on the Explore the Twin Cities page.

More opportunities be announced as Orientation draws nearer. 

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