New Freshmen

Confirm Your Enrollment by May 1, 2017!

We hope you decide to attend the University of Minnesota and join the College of Design Class of 2021. 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, College of Design faculty select computer and software options that are the best fit for the coursework and projects in each major. Requirements and recommendations vary by major. In late spring or early summer, you will receive an email with the 2017-2018 computer standards.

Initiate Your U of M Internet Account and U of M Email

Once you confirm your enrollment, it is very important that you (1) initiate your U of M Internet account by visiting and (2) set up your U of M email account by clicking here. Beginning this summer, your U of M email will be 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 30 - September 4, 2017

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
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