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Second Year Experience

Office of Undergraduate Education


Important Dates


General Roadmap

Mental health and finals

When finals come along, it's easy to binge on Red Bull and skimp on sleep in order to manage everything you need to do. While this may seem like the only option, it's not! By not getting enough sleep you are actually becoming less productive, rather than more productive. Your body needs sleep in order to function properly and retain the information you have been studying. Manage your time effectively so you have time to sleep!

Looking for last minute study help?

Remember that midterm you didn't do so hot on and swore you'd get study help before the final? Well, now finals are in sight and you never got the help you needed. Luckily, there's still time. The University offers countless online and in person study opportunities. Whether you need a tutor or just the motivation to hunker down and study – the U has it!

411 on Minneapolis winters

Minneapolis is a great city to be in, but when the winter tundra hits things can start to get a little confusing.

  • Minneapolis winter parking restrictions are something you need to know if you’re parking on campus or in the city this winter. You don’t want to get towed!
  • When a snow emergency hits, there are even more parking rules that go into effect.  You can also stay informed about snow emergencies through social media, email, text and phone call alerts.
  • Do you usually walk to get groceries or run errands? The cold temperatures can make this a daunting task this time of year. Consider taking a Zipcar or getting a U-Pass for a warmer trip!

Career Roadmap


  • Talk to parents, relatives, and close friends and ask what they do for work/career
  • Conduct an informational interview with a professional in a career area of interest to you.


Want to read more?
Career Planning in Your Second Year





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