University of Minnesota

Second Year Experience

Office of Undergraduate Education


Important Dates


General Roadmap

Welcome back!

Your second year is a unique time in your college career. You're no longer a wide-eyed freshman using a Gopher Guide map to get to class. You know the lay of the land, and now it's time to start mapping out what your future is going to look like.

Preparing to live off campus

Strengths in your second year

  • Log into your account at and access your Strengths Insight Report to re-familiarize yourself with your top 5, and get ideas for how to use your top 5 in your second year by watching the How Do I Use My Top 5 Video and use the Guide that goes with it.

Are you ready for fall semester?

  • Use Graduation Planner and MyU to make sure you are signed up for right classes and on-track to graduate. Make an appointment now with your Academic Adviser if you have questions-before you get busy with classes and the other demands that come with the start of the semester.
  • Feeling a little unsure about your future career path? Know that you should be thinking about career planning but not sure where to start? Each college has its own career services office. Make an appointment with a career counselor to learn more about the career opportunities available to you and what you can be doing as a second-year student to explore your career options, build your resume, and gain experience.
  • Now It’s up to you! Be proactive in staying on track to graduate, knowing your deadlines, and understanding your finances.





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  • Last modified on March 1, 2018