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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


Midterm Mayhem

Remember that goal you made to improve your academics in your second year? Midterms always tend to sneak up on us, but don’t let that happen to you this year...Read More

MAJOR Confusion

If you haven’t decided on a major yet, chances are you’re feeling major pressure. No one ever said deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life was going to be easy...Read More

Community Engagement

Not only is the University of Minnesota campus filled with opportunity, but so are the surrounding cities! Minneapolis and St. Paul are both big cities, so it can be difficult finding a place to start...Read More

Study Abroad

Anyone who has studied abroad will tell you it is one of the most incredible opportunities available to you during your time as an undergrad, and your second year is the perfect time to take advantage of it...Read More


Time to Start Planning

You may only be a month into your second year, but it’s never too early to take some time to think about your goals for the year and the tools and resources you’ll need to reach them!. Make an appointment with your academic advisor now to make sure you understand your degree requirements. Do you know where to get tutoring when you need it? Have you completed a Learning Abroad Center First Step Meeting or taken steps to get involved in a research project? Now is also a good time to join a student group or start volunteering in the community!



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  • Last modified on September 29, 2017