Admitted Student Days will consist of virtual and in-person sessions between April 3-14, 2023. We encourage you to attend as many of the sessions relevant to you and your program of admission as possible.

You will be asked to select sessions you are interested in attending during registration. All registered students will receive a digital program with links to virtual sessions.

Note: Sessions offered are subject to change. All times listed are in Central Standard Time. Convert your time zone using Time Zone Converter.

Monday, April 3

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m Program Session: Public Health Administration & Policy (for students  admitted to the Traditional and Distance-based enrollment options), Virtual Session
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Program Session: Division of Epidemiology & Community Health (for  students admitted to Community Health Promotion, Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology MPH, and Public Health Nutrition), Virtual Session
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Program Session: Division of Biostatistics (for students admitted to the  Biostatistics MS and Public Health Data Science MPH), Virtual Session
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Program Session: EnHS Admitted Student Session with Current Students, Virtual Session

Newly Admitted Students for Fall 23 are invited to this informal drop in session to ask questions of current MS and MPH students in Environmental Health Sciences. Admissions Coordinator, Ned, will also be available for next step questions. This session will not be recorded.

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Virtual resources will be made available to all admitted students.

Tuesday, April 4 – In-Person

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. New Student Welcome, Virtual or In-Person Viewing Room options

This formal kick off to our series of events includes a welcome from our SPH Leadership to provide you with an overview of what you can expect as a student at Minnesota. For those attending other events on campus, we will provide a space to view the welcome remarks on-screen.

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Campus/Building Tour, In-Person
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SPH Research Day Program, In-Person

The School of Public Health annual Research Day event provides our students and faculty an opportunity to showcase their research activities with the University community. Join us for the Program portion of the event which will include a new 3 Minute Thesis Competition. Learn More

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. SPH Alumni Awards Reception, In-Person

Each year the School of Public Health Alumni Board recognizes outstanding alumni whose achievements, leadership, and active involvement exemplify SPH’s values and inspire SPH community. Please join us in celebration of these outstanding alumni as well as connect with our network of SPH alumni, students, faculty and staff. Separate registration is required. See Admitted Student Days registration form for link.

Wednesday, April 5

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the School of Public Health, Virtual

Public health professionals have multiple avenues to address systemic racism and oppression, through research, practice, and education. SPH works to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to help marginalized communities thrive. The SPH office of DEI will introduce newly admitted students to the SPH strategic plan for antiracism (SPAR) as well as how effective our efforts have been thus far. We will offer a realistic summary of our challenges and invite the audience into a discussion about how we can all play a part in the work of justice.

Thursday, April 6

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. SPH Alumni and Career & Professional Development, Virtual

Your drive to succeed is supported by staff in the SPH Career and Professional Development Center who provide the guidance and resources you need to understand the professional marketplace and launch a public health career. Join us to learn more about what services are in place to support your professional career in public health, during and after your academic program. This session will also include a panel of our distinguished alumni to share their experiences and journey to and from UMN-SPH.

Monday, April 10

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Financing Your Public Health Education, Virtual

Financing your public health education is critical. A financial aid counselor from the University’s OneStop Student Services will provide an overview of the need-based financial aid process, what is different in graduate education, and understanding what happens after you graduate.

Tuesday, April 11

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Current Student Panel, Virtual

Join us for a panel of current SPH students to learn more about what it is like to be a public health student. What are the classes like? Are faculty really as accessible as they seem? How do you engage inside and outside of the School? What advice do you have? Is it really that cold in Minnesota? We want this session to be run by you and your questions, so come prepared!

Wednesday, April 12

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Applied Practice for MPH, Virtual

The Applied Practice is a hands-on opportunity for students to implement their public health knowledge and skills in a real world-setting. Join this session for an overview of what to expect and the support provided.

Friday, April 14

Time TBD Drop-In Appointment, Virtual

We will be scheduling drop-in virtual sessions to answer any follow-up questions you have.

NOTE: Additional sessions will be added to this schedule.

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