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Second Year Experience

Office of Undergraduate Education

The Second Year Experience is a campus-wide effort coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Education. The Second Year Advisory Group, comprised of college and department representatives from across the Twin Cities campus, work collectively to improve the retention of and opportunities for second-year students. OUE directly oversees campus-wide communication for second-year students, Living Learning Community support, and a student advisory committee.

Second Year Experience Student Board

The SYE student board is responsible for communicating and creating ways for second-year students to connect with their peers and engage on campus. Keep an eye out for SYE Student Board hosted events that highlight themes of engagement, academics, and community!

SYE eNewsletter Archive


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Fall 2014


Email An SYE staff member will respond to your email as soon as possible.

If you are interested in the overall development of the Second Year Experience, please contact LeeAnn Melin, Director of Undergraduate Student Initiatives (

“It’s like freshman year is about figuring out college life and the sophomore year is about figuring out your career and what you want to do for the next 10 years”

— Second Year Student

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