Experience Minnesota: An open house highlighting multicultural programs and opportunities

Experience Minnesota is a high-energy, once-a-year multicultural event that gives you the chance to experience a day in the life of a Golden Gopher and see how you can expand your horizons, discover new passions, and accomplish your goals and dreams as a University of Minnesota Twin Cities. You and your supporters will learn more about our outstanding academics and opportunities to enhance your college experience, while exploring the multicultural community of our vibrant Big Ten campus and great Twin Cities location.

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Experience Minnesota Breakout Sessions

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Session 1 (10:30 - 11:15 am)

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Session 1 (10:30 - 11:15 am)

Exploring the College of Design

What is Design and how does it appear in every day life? Join the College of Design and our faculty to discover how our programs answer these questions.

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences: Where science drives a sustainable future

Students arrive at CFANS talented, curious, and ready to make the planet a better place. We offer a wide umbrella of majors but the themes that tie us all together are the same: food and the environment. Join us for an exclusive CFANS experience and gain a better understanding of our community and college.

Explore the College of Education and Human Development: How will you improve the human experience?

The College of Education and Human Development houses majors aimed at improving the human condition. With majors spanning business, sports, education, health & wellness, and social services, our college makes a real difference in people’s lives. Join us to discover that difference for yourself!

Discover the opportunities in the College of Science and Engineering

Experience a day in the life of a CSE student by previewing a lecture by Dr. Sayan Biswas, an experimental energy researcher and passionate educator. We will also discuss the 20 majors and the way students are supported through their education in the College of Science and Engineering.

College of Biological Sciences: Be a Student of Life

The College of Biological Sciences is the place for those who want to gain an understanding of how life works and help make it better. Our college prepares students for careers in healthcare, community wellness, STEM, environmental science, and so much more. Learn about our majors and opportunities that explore biology at every scale from molecules to ecosystems.

Carlson School of Management: Business in our everyday lives

Business impacts all aspects of our lives. Learn about what the Carlson School has to offer for your future business career. Additionally, Carlson School Student Ambassadors will facilitate a session to demonstrate business in action.

College of Liberal Arts: Experience The CLA Way to Infinite Growth & Exploration

CLA is the ultimate college for exploration that allows you to have an enhanced undergraduate experience within your major, your intended career, and even your life! We carry almost half of the University's majors, including programs within the Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Math & Science, and Languages & Cultures. As the only college with a fully integrated career readiness model, we will show you the way toward not only your knowledge-and-skills growth, but also your personal growth as a future leader in this world. Join us to learn more about The CLA Way!

Discover Nursing: Program Overview

Join student services staff and current students to learn more about the undergraduate Nursing student experience. We'll provide an overview of the major and experiential learning opportunities!

Pre-Health Student Resource Center: Health Careers and U

Want to be a physician, pharmacist, physical therapist? The U of M Pre-Health Student Resource Center (PHSRC) is a specialized career center on campus that supports students to explore health careers, gain meaningful experience during their undergraduate career, and prepare for application to a health degree program. Connect with the PHSRC during this session to learn about our services, such as career exploration courses, and how students can get on the right path to a health career.

Session 2 (11:30 am - noon)

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Session 2 (11:30 am - noon)

Ready, Set, Apply!

At this session, our staff will personally guide you through the fall 2024 application for freshman admission. You will have the opportunity to complete your application with quick, easy access to admissions counselors who can answer any questions you may have. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their unofficial high school transcripts to aid in the completion of the questions. By attending Experience Minnesota, you will be eligible for an Application Fee Waiver for when you are ready to submit your application.

For 12th grade only

Application submitted! Now what? Supporting you in your next steps

This session is for students, families and supporters who have already taken the step to apply, and want to learn more about what happens nexts. FAFSA? Visits? Housing? We'll cover it all! And answer your questions along the way.

For 12th grade only

Paying for College & How to Prepare

The cost of college and how to finance it can be a daunting conversation. Join One Stop for a discussion on financial aid and what you need to know when it comes to paying for college.

For 11th and 12th grades

The College Search: Discovery Awaits!

Ready to start exploring colleges but don’t know where to start? Join admissions counselors to learn more about how to navigate the college search process, build a strong college list, and set yourself up for success!

For 11th grade only

Exploring Your Major and Career Options

Selecting a college major can feel overwhelming. Come learn about all the great options available to students, how to make the exploration process feel more fun and manageable, and about who is available to help you in the process!

For 9th and 10th grades 



Office of Admissions events are open to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, or national origin.