• UMC SOS leaders being making silly faces in a group photo.
  • UMC SOS leaders welcoming families as they drive in during orientation.
  • Group of UMC Football players ready to help new students move in.
  • UMC SOS leaders welcoming cars as they drive into campus.
  • UMC faculty and staff volunteers in Kiehle Rotunda checking new students in for orientation.
  • New UMC students in orientation groups in the grassy area outside Kiehle Building.

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!

Orientation Leaders

Fall 2018 New Student Orientation

Friday, August 17 - Monday, August 20, 2018

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 17, for the weekend of Orientation events, or you can choose to attend the MANDATORY Monday, August 20, "Transition Crookston" Orientation for transfer and non-traditional students ONLY. Check-in will be at 9:00 a.m. in the Sargeant Student Center. See schedule below.

Orientation Check-In & Welcome

New Student Orientation and move-in day begins on Friday, August 17, and runs through Monday, August 20, 2018. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 21. 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.

New Student Schedule for Friday, August 17, 2018

Check-in: Kiehle Building - Rotunda from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend will continue Saturday- Monday each day filled with events, programs, and fun to help you prepare for your first semester here at the U of M Crookston.  Full schedules will be in the student packets at check-in on Friday, August 17 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Kiehle Rotunda.

"Transition Crookston" Schedule for Monday, August 20, 2018

Check-in: Sargeant Student Center beginning at 9:00 am
This schedule is mandatory for all new transfer and non-traditional 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 17. 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 17. 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 Student and Family Experience.