College of Design
College of Design

New Freshmen

Confirm Your Enrollment by May 1, 2016!

We hope you decide to attend the University of Minnesota and join the College of Design Class of 2020. Confirm your enrollment today to reserve your spot by visiting If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admissions by calling 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000, or visiting If you haven’t done so already, apply for financial aid and housing at


Dive into Your Major

Discover more about your major program by visiting Read news about your program and get a head start on meeting your future professors, classmates, and College of Design alumni!


College of Design Computer Standards for Students

Each year, our professors select computer options that are the best fit for coursework and projects in the College of Design, along with software recommendations. You will receive an email in the late spring or early summer containing these recommendations.


Initiate Your U of M Email

Once you confirm your enrollment, please initiate your U of M Internet ID and email by visiting Beginning this summer, your U of M email is our official means of communication with you, so be sure to check it often for important information.


Freshman Orientation

Orientation details will be mailed beginning in March to students who have confirmed their enrollment.


Welcome Week: August 31-September 5, 2016

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? Contact the Office of Admissions at 651-625-2008, 1-800-752-1000, or



Important Dates


August 29 - August 30, 2016:

Residence Hall Move-In (all incoming first-year students)


August 31 - September 5, 2016:

Welcome Week


September 6, 2016:

First Day of Classes





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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