College of Design
College of Design

New Freshmen

Welcome College of Design Class of 2019!

Congratulations and welcome to the College of Design! We'll do all we can to help you get started here. Be sure to check your postal mail, email, and this web page for information to assist you in moving forward. (The URL for this page is a bit long, so here's a shorter one: ).


Your Major

Please read over information about your College of Design major. If you are questioning whether or not it's a good fit for you, contact us right away. Admission to another College of Design major requires that your application be re-reviewed based on competitiveness and available space in the major, so it's best to have this kind of conversation as early as possible. If you want to hear about your major from a student perspective, follow our at


Enrollment Confirmation Deadline: May 1, 2015

The deadline to confirm your enrollment for fall 2015 is May 1, 2015. Confirming your enrollment means that you are declaring your intent to attend the University of Minnesota, and thus we reserve a place for you in the Fall 2015 incoming class. Students who confirm their enrollment will receive an invitation to attend summer orientation.


To confirm your enrollment, simply return the enrollment confirmation form (included with your U of M admission letter) and the confirmation fee to the Office of Admissions. This should be postmarked by May 1, 2015, to meet the priority deadline. Confirmation forms and fees received with a postmark after May 1 accepted on a space-available basis.


Initiate Your Internet ID and Email Account

Once you confirm your enrollment, be sure to initiate your Internet ID, password, and email account. Check your U of M email frequently, as this is our official method of communication with you. We don't want you to miss important information, requests, and deadlines!


Freshmen Orientation: June - July 2015

College of Design orientation instructions will be available in mid-March 2015 on this page as well as through your portal (click on College Tab). We will also send you instructions via mail once you have confirmed your enrollment. Once your enrollment confirmation has been processed, you may begin choosing your orientation date in early April.

Check back here in late March to get access to your New Student Checklist and to register for your orientation date. Note: It takes five business days for the Office of Admissinos to process your enrollment confirmation before you may sign up for orientation.


Welcome Week: September 2-7, 2015

Your college experience continues with Welcome Week, which takes place the week before fall term begins. Welcome Week is a required on-campus program designed to complement your orientation experience, provide opportunities to enhance your academic and personal success, and prepare you for a successful transition to the University of Minnesota.


Questions? Please call 612-626-3690.

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices,

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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