University of Minnesota

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


Finding your niche

One of the most important parts of having a successful undergraduate experience (and building your resume) is getting involved...Read More

Remember that thing called class?

Classes are back in session, giving you a fresh start to your second year. Staying organized is a huge part of… Read More


If you have ever seen yourself working on a research project with a faculty mentor, this is the program for you! UROP is open to… Read More


Welcome to Your Second Year!

Welcome back to campus! As your second year begins we know there is a lot for you to think about besides your classes, like career planning and finances. Or, maybe you are adjusting to living off-campus in an apartment for the first time. Before you get too busy with homework, take some time to review the tools and resources outlined on this website to help you get the year off to a good start.



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