Student and Family Experience

The Student and Family Experience office is dedicated to provide new students and their families with resources to better assist them with their transition to the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC).

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Confirmation Orientation & Registration Deposit (CORD)

Confirmation Orientation & Registration Deposit (CORD)

Let us know you're coming to UMN Crookston!

How can you deposit?

  • Log in to your Golden Eagle Account at admissions.crk.umn.edu/apply/status
  • Return to account home page
  • Click “Accept or Decline Your Offer of Admission” and let us know your enrollment decision
  • Return to account home page
  • Pay your $200 enrollment deposit
    • Pay with a debit or credit card: click "Submit Payment" on your Golden Eagle Account
    • Pay with a check or money order - mail to: UMC FYE, 2900 University Ave, Owen Hall 170A, Crookston, MN 56716. Make checks payable to ‘UMC FYE’ and put your 7 digit student ID in the memo section
    • Pay with cash: visit Brooke Novak in person at UMN Crookston

When you pay your enrollment deposit, you will be able to apply for on-campus housing and sign up for a Summer Orientation & Registration date. You can return to your Golden Eagle account at any time to pay the deposit and move forward in the process. It is very important to confirm your enrollment as soon as possible!

Deposit Details

    • Required of all new on-campus students who plan to enroll in classes for Spring/Fall 2020.

    • We wish to provide you and your family flexibility and support in your college planning, we have suspended our non-refundable enrollment deposit policy for all incoming students for the Fall 2020 semester and will refund your enrollment deposit if you notify us by August 1, 2020.

Finances holding you back?

Contact Brooke Novak at novak303@crk.umn.edu and we can work out a solution to keep you moving forward in the registration process.

Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

SOAR Details

Virtual Summer Orientation & Registration (SOAR) sign up is now open! Check your email for the sign up link! 

You can now select a Virtual Advising and Registration session where you will work with an advisor to register for your first semester classes.

This will also include online modules and virtual, interactive, informative topics to include: an overall welcome, academic resources, student success, navigating life as a Golden Eagle, financial aid, FAFSA, tuition and fees, UCards, clubs and organizations, campus safety, and Welcome Weekend information.

UMN Crookston's SOAR program will help introduce new students to the many opportunities that await them and assist with transition to college life and the University of Minnesota Crookston.
 
Family members or support individuals of new students are also invited to participate in the SOAR virtual experience. 
 
Contact Brooke Novak if you have any questions about Orientation & Registration or your next steps.

Prepare yourself for Registration:

Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend - Move-In Day

Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend - Move-In Day

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

Move in Day 2020 Graphic

When does Welcome Weekend begin?

Fall orientation typically runs the Friday through Monday before fall semester classes begin.  Click the button below for details on this year's Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend events!

Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend

I'm a transfer student, do I need to attend Welcome Weekend?

As a Transfer 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 for Welcome Weekend, or you can choose to attend the mandatory Monday "Transition Crookston" orientation, which is for transfer students and non-traditional students only. 

I'm a parent/family/guest of a new or transfer student, are there activities that I can attend?

To remain in accordance with the Minnesota statewide mandate of no events indoor or outdoor with greater than 250 people, we are limiting the amount of extra people (parents, families, guests, etc.) on campus during Move-In Day. We are asking students to bring no more than one guest during the Move-In Day process. Though we share in the disappointment of not being able to have all Golden Eagle guests share this exciting time, we are committed to taking the proper steps to protect the members of Golden Eagle and Crookston communities, and to make your college experience the best it can be!

I'm an upperclassman and want to help with Welcome Weekend, what do I need to know?

Awesome!  Consider becoming an S.O.S. (Student Orientation Staff) Leader! S.O.S. Leaders are volunteer students who help welcome new students to campus during Welcome Weekend.  We also need students to help with transfer student orientation (a.k.a. "Transition Crookston") by becoming a Transition Ambassador.  Applications and complete job descriptions can be obtained from the Student and Family Experience office.

Golden Eagle Family Weekend

Golden Eagle Family Weekend

Golden Eagle Family Weekend
October 11-13, 2019

Golden Eagle Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a weekend filled with Golden Eagle athletics, campus time, a time to get crafty with the family, and much more! We have a busy schedule planned with some great FREE opportunities for you and your family! However you will need to ensure they RSVP to get FREE meal and athletic passes as well as other fun events!

 Golden Eagle Family Weekend

Learn more

Parent Resource FAQ's

Parent Resource FAQ's

Parent & New Student Resources

UMC provides opportunities for family members to be involved in their student's first year in college through various programs such as the Parent & Family Golden Eagle SOAR Experience and Parent & Family Sessions during Welcome Weekend

Click the button below to access:

Parent & Family Golden Eagle SOAR Experience

Parent and New Student FAQ'S

How do we support the transition for all students?

  • Summer Orientation
    This is where it all begins! The office of Orientation and First Year Experience helps to support the Summer Orientation programs, which are a dynamic, student-centered experiences that inspire a purposeful transition into the Golden Eagle community. This is also when all new students meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. Summer Orientation is the first step toward a successful graduation, check out more information on our Summer Orientation website!

    By intentionally immersing and connecting students and their parents and family members to the story of UMC, orientation fosters an emotional connection to the people, places, and ideas of the Golden Eagle community to inspire success.  Within this community built at orientation, students and their families learn from staff, faculty, and current students the best practices for academic and personal success as they begin the journey toward graduation.

  • Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend
    When you arrive with your student to the University of Minnesota Crookston in August, you will be eagerly greeted by our SOS (Student Orientation Staff)  Leaders to begin your next step, Move-In Day!. Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend takes place during the four days prior to the beginning of classes and builds upon Summer Orientation for new students and their families once they have arrived on campus.

    Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend, Transition Crookston and International Student Orientation are designed to assist new students with the transition to UMC by creating community, connecting new students to resources and helping new students learn what it means to be a Golden Eagle!  Students can look forward to engaging in exciting UMC traditions while learning more about involvement resources and getting engaged with their academic college. Parent and family members also have the opportunity to hear from key campus resources during the Welcome Home Session on Move-In Day.

  • Golden Eagle Transition Programs
    As your student begins the new semester, the support doesn’t end – there are a number of exciting programs designed to provide a support network, a sense of community, and academic and social mentoring.  These programs are ultimately designed to empower students to get to the second year and well on their path toward graduation.

 

What does my student's year look like?

Use this timeline to be prepared for what your student's year will entail! Click the various months for additional information.

August Timeline - Move-in Day and Welcome Weekend

September Timeline - Homecoming

October Timeline - Family Weekend and fill out the FAFSA (Renewal) www.fafsa.gov
November Timeline - Thanksgiving Break and Registration
December Timeline - Winter Break - your student is coming home
January Timeline - Ag Arama
March Timeline - Spring Break and Midterms
April Timeline - Apply for internships
May Timeline - Commencement
Summer Timeline - Internships and Jobs

 

When is Family Weekend?

Family Weekend 2019 is on October 11-13, 2019. Check out what to expect by visiting our Family Weekend webpage!

 

How do I stay connected to UMC and my student on social media?

 

What literature is available on the topic of students transitioning from high school to college?

 

How can I ensure I have access to my student's account (paying bills, financial aid questions, etc.)?

 

What are some of the most used UMC Resources?

 

How can I access information about the city of Crookston and the surrounding area?

 


Other Resources

Fall 2020 Transition Crookston

Fall 2020 Transition Crookston

Transition Crookston Fall 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020

"Transition Crookston" Schedule for Monday, August 24, 2020

Check-in: Rotunda of Kiehle Building 8:30 a.m.

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 the larger group on Friday, August 21, for a full weekend of Orientation events, or you can choose to attend the abbreviated and impactful MANDATORY Monday, August 24, "Transition Crookston" Orientation for transfer and non-traditional students ONLY.

Check-in for Transition Crookston will be at 8:300 a.m. in the Kiehle Building. This action packed half-day is a time where you will be able to become acquainted with campus and get settled in prior to the first day of instruction. By the time the first day of class roles around on Tuesday the 25, you will feel confident in your abilities to navigate your new surroundings and ready to knock the academic year out of the park.

Check-In will start at 8:30 a.m. in Kiehle Bulding with Transition Crookston wrapping up around 12:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium, followed by meeting your advisor!

Transition Crookston 2020
Full Schedule

Monday, August 24, 2020- Transition Crookston

 

Time Event Description Location
8:30 a.m. Check-In Pick up all the information you will need for Transition Crookston including your schedule & nametag! Kiehle Rotunda (Kiehle Building)
9:00 a.m. Laptop U & Get Connected Pick up your university issued laptop! Computer Help Desk (Kiehle 131)
10:30 a.m. Golden Eagle Essentials Use this time to pick up your UCARD, Parking Permits, Get your financial aid questions answered, pick up your branded cloth face coverings at the mailroom, & get some UMC swag at the Bookstore! Hill Hall, Selvig Hall, Sargeant Student Center, & Mail Room
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch Available Grab a bite to eat before your next scheduled activity. Your name tag will get you in and cover the cost of your meal. Brown Dining Hall
11:30 a.m. Transitioning to Life at UMN Crookston Learn the ins-and-outs of what it means to be a Golden Eagle, along with university resources and university  and community expectations, to make your transition to life at UMN Crookston an easy one! Kiehle Auditorium
1:00 p.m. Meeting with Faculty Advisor WATCH YOUR UM EMAIL FOR DIRECTIONS SPECIFIC TO YOUR MAJOR In person & Zoom Meetings depending on student major

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - First Day of Classes

Thank you for participating in Transition Crookston! Good luck this semester and don’t forget that UMN Crookston student leaders, staff, and faculty are here to help you succeed! Oh, and don’t forget:

  • Enjoy your first day of classes as a Golden Eagle
  • Purchase your books if you haven’t already
  • Schedule an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions
  • Sign up for a tutor in the Student Success Center if you are concerned about a class
  • Meet new friends!


Parent and Guest Information

To remain in accordance with the Minnesota statewide mandate of no events indoor or outdoor with greater than 250 people, we are limiting the amount of extra people (parents, families, guests, etc.) on campus during Move-In Day. We are asking students to bring no more than one guest during the Move-In Day process. Though we share in the disappointment of not being able to have all Golden Eagle guests share this exciting time, we are committed to taking the proper steps to protect the members of Golden Eagle and Crookston communities, and to make your college experience the best it can be!

Welcome Weekend 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.

Student and Family Experience's Mission and Goals

Student and Family Experience's Mission and Goals

Mission

The Student and Family Experience program is dedicated to provide all students:

  • A comprehensive introduction to UMC and the services the campus offers.
  • Opportunities to participate in activities that will allow students to enhance their educational experience at UMC.
  • A connection to the campus community; including faculty, staff and other students.
  • A chance to experience personal and intellectual growth.

Goals

  • Assist new students in their transition to the college environment.
  • Provide an orientation to campus resources and facilities.
  • Support students in achieving their educational goals.
  • Create an atmosphere that minimizes anxiety, promotes a positive attitude and stimulates an excitement for learning. Improve retention rates.
  • Be a source of information for students about campus policies, procedures, requirements, academic programs, and campus activities.
  • Address the needs and concerns of residential, commuter, non-traditional, and international students.
  • Be a source of information for parents and family members of students.

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Dean of Student Engagement
2900
(218) 281-8505
Dir Orientation/Comm Outreach
170-A Owen Hall
(218) 281-8570

Student and Family Experience

University of Minnesota Crookston

170-A Owen Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8570

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Hours

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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