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New Student Orientation

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston! We are glad you are here and about to become a part of the Golden Eagle family!

Student Orientation Leaders

Fall 2016 New Student Orientation

Friday, August 19 - Saturday, August 22, 2016

Research indicated that students who attend orientation perform better in college and are more likely to graduate than those who do not attend. Orientation is required of all new students to UMC. We have a full weekend of educational, informational, and all out FUN planned just for you!

As a Transfer (or non-traditional) student we understand that you have "been there" & "done that", so we offer you the choice on how you would like to get started here at UMC. You have the option of joining us all on Friday, August 19 for the weekend of Orientation events, or you can choose to attend the MANDATORY Monday, August 22 "Transition Crookston" Orientation for transfer and non-traditional students ONLY. Check-in will be at 8:00 am in the Sargent Student Center. See schedule below.

Orientation Check-In & Welcome

New Student Orientation and move-in day begins on Friday, August 19 and runs through Monday, August 22, 2016. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 23. All meals are provided to new students as part of orientation weekend. A typical orientation day has activities scheduled from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Orientation schedules coming this summer!

New Students
Schedule for Friday, August 19

Friday Schedule for New Students PDF Icon


"Transition Crookston" (Transfer Student & Non-Traditional Students)
Schedule for Monday, August 22

Monday Schedule for Transition Crookston PDF Icon
This schedule is mandatory for all new transfer students.



Parent and Guest Information:

We are glad you are here as your student begins his or her education at the University of Minnesota Crookston! There are programs and activities for parents and families on Friday, August 19. There is an additional $10.00 parent/guest charge for each person accompanying the student to the evening meal. You will have the opportunity to purchase your ticket at check-in or at the dinner. There will be a send-off for parents and guests at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19. Dress in casual and comfortable clothing as you will be busy throughout the day. We have to see you soon!

This is a great opportunity for you to meet other students who are also attending UMC for the first time.

Orientation is mandatory for all new on-site, full-time students (online students do not need to attend) so you feel a sense of comfort before you begin classes.  If you are a part-time student, we encourage you to attend the entire day.  If you can not attend orientation for any reason, please contact us.




New Student Orientation Fall 2016
Begins Friday, August 19 


Transition Crookston Orientation
Fall 2016
Monday, August 22