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Second Year Experience

Office of Undergraduate Education

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    Need suggestions for what to do now to set yourself up for
    success tomorrow? Take a peek at the Second Year Roadmap.
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    Second year is the time to create strong academic habits, let us help!
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    Now that you’ve explored the wide range of involvement options,
    take it a step further to get engaged with a few experiences.
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    Be prepared to commit to a major that best fits you
    and your overall goals—find it, own it, and use it!
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    Now that you’re more independent, make your best financial decisions
    and learn key skills. Learn more

Helping you make the most out of your second year at the University of Minnesota

Second Year Roadmap


What you need to know before you sign a lease

Are you starting to think about your living arrangements for next year? Many students feel like they should be signing a lease right now, but the reality is there is no rush to commit to housing for next year yet...Read More.

Navigating November

As the weather turns colder, it can be tempting to stay inside every day, but remember that staying active and getting exercise is important for your health...Read More

Thanksgiving break tips

Thanksgiving break can be a great time to relax and connect with family and friends. However, you may find you have projects, papers or exams due right after break and final exams won’t far behind...Read More

Your Second Year is in Full Swing!

At this point in the term, there is a lot going on with midterms, projects, papers, and gearing up for finals. As you prepare for the final weeks of the semester, don’t forget to use the support systems around you. Take some time to begin to create a plan for your future semesters at the U and beyond. Utilize resources like your career and internship office, your academic advisor, and GoldPass. Attend career fairs to look for that summer job or internship.



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  • Last modified on November 13, 2017