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August 28, 2018

Welcome Message from President Kaler

OrientationWelcome to the new semester, I hope you've had a wonderful summer.

As the new school year begins, I want to emphasize our core values at the University. We are committed to creating a welcoming and respectful campus climate that exemplifies inclusive excellence. This means that we do not tolerate hatred or bigotry. Rather, we uphold the dignity of all members of our campus community. We all share responsibility for equity and diversity—it’s everybody’s everyday work.

As you think about the important work you want to accomplish, I hope you will consider attending the Student Leadership Summit on September 22 at Coffman Memorial Union. All students are invited to attend—it’s a great way to interact with other students interested in leadership and involvement. Registration opens September 4; sign up to receive updates.

Before then, let’s gather and celebrate the beginning of the academic year. On Tuesday, September 4, along with other University leaders, I’ll be on the East Bank side of Washington Avenue Bridge to welcome you back to campus. Please join us from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. We’ll have snacks and plenty of coffee.

Finally, as I enter my last year as president of this great University, I want to recognize that the best part of my time here has been spending time with students like you. Thank you for that.

Please visit my website to learn how you can sign up for my office hours. I’d love to meet you. And follow me—@PrezKaler—on Twitter.

Have a safe and productive 2018-19 academic year. I’ll see you around campus!

Eric W. Kaler

Gopher Pride & Spirit


Welcome Gophers

As we begin another fall semester we would like to welcome all new and returning students.

Make this semester a great one!




Photo ops are all over campus from the giant adirondack chair in the mall, the Goldy statue right outside of Coffman Union, or the Selfie Wall outside of Williamson Hall behind Jones Hall.

Remember to hashtag #UMNProud on your photos around campus!



What's New for Fall

The new Bell Museum is now open on St. Paul campus.

More classes will be moving from Moodle to Canvas this fall. Be sure to set up your profile and notifications.

Duo Security (two-factor authentication) at the UMN Sign-In page will become required for all students, faculty, and staff. You'll get an email two weeks before it's required for you.

Goldy's Reminders

Course Registration

Parking & Transportation

Get Involved!

U of M Bookstores Extended Hours

Stay in the Loop

Campus Safety

Share the Air - Smoke & Tobacco Free Campus

Upcoming Events