Your senior year starts here!
What is a Sneak Preview?
Sneak Preview events are an important and one-of-a-kind step in your college and major exploration process! This summer, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about our colleges, the 150+ majors and 135+ minors, along with experiencing student life and our community as a Golden Gopher. Sneak Preview events dive deeper than the typical campus visit into how our colleges, academic programs, and faculty can benefit your educational experience.
Join us for a U Explore Sneak Preview event to learn more about all of our program offerings, or attend one of our focused topic area events to get a special introduction to the colleges and majors available in those fields. Additionally, included in each Sneak Preview event is an opportunity for a campus tour!
Why should I attend?
As you begin your senior year of high school, you have so much to look forward to! Now is the perfect time to explore the many opportunities available and see for yourself if the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a good fit for you.
After attending a Sneak Preview event, you’ll leave with confidence in your path as a Golden Gopher. You will have the unique chance to get to know our University offerings in a single day – with an open mind and an abundance of options, you're sure to find what you're looking for, or perhaps, something delightfully unexpected. When it comes time to apply, you’ll be ready!
Who will be there?
Along with you and your guests, you will be amongst other rising seniors from across the state and country who also have an interest in becoming a Golden Gopher and uncovering their path at the U of M Twin Cities.
In addition to staff from the Office of Admissions, you will be welcomed by various freshman-admitting colleges, whose staff will share information about how they bring each major to life through hands-on experiences, career support, research, and more. To learn which colleges will be represented at each event, click the maroon interest area buttons below. Our freshman-admitting colleges include:
- Carlson School of Management
- College of Biological Sciences
- College of Design
- College of Education and Human Development
- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Science and Engineering
- School of Nursing
At each event, an information fair will be available to explore! Various campus partners, such as the Learning Abroad Center, will be present and excited to chat with you about opportunities and resources available to U of M students.
When do they take place?
Sneak Preview events take place this summer between June and August, the perfect time to explore our endless opportunities for your future career and interests! Some event dates are structured around a specific topic area, as outlined below.
- Friday, June 23: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
- Friday, June 30: U Explore
- Friday, July 7: Health and Community Wellness
- Friday, July 14: U Explore
- Friday, July 28: Business, Education, and Human Services
- Friday, August 4: U Explore
Space is limited, register today to reserve your place!
Step 1. Determine your interest areas
Which events are right for me?
Sneak Preview events are created with you and your interests in mind! We encourage you to bring anyone who is important to your college search process. Whether you’re searching for the right career or already have a defined path, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at these Sneak Preview events!
- Do you have a specific interest you want to explore? Great! Register for one of our focused topic area events that highlight the colleges and majors tied to those academic areas including Health and Community Wellness; Business, Education, and Human Services; or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
- Unsure of where your path leads? Even better! Join us for a U Explore event to learn more about our programs and discover where your interests may lie at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. We’re here to support you in your journey of exploration!
Explore all 150+ majors
Our vast array of majors are divided into eight colleges, which means as a Golden Gopher, you’ll have access to the subjects that matter most to you – all in one place! Discover which college your major(s) of interest is housed in at majors.umn.edu. As you take a look, who knows, an unexpected topic of interest may cross your path!
Step 2. Register for your preferred event(s)
Once you determine the event you’d like to attend, click the button below to register yourself and your guests for your preferred date. Please note: If you’re interested in attending multiple events, you will need to register more than once.
At the event, there will be a series of breakout sessions hosted by the colleges in attendance and an optional breakout session related to campus resources. During registration, please choose the breakout sessions that appeal to you most at the time. But, don’t worry! If you change your mind, you are encouraged to attend an alternate session on the day of your event.
If you are interested in attending a general campus tour, please register for one of three general tour options while registering for your preferred Sneak Preview events. General tour options include:
- East Bank Minneapolis Tour
- East Bank and West Bank Minneapolis Tour
- East Bank Minneapolis and St. Paul Tour
Space is limited for these events – we encourage you to apply today! If a focused topic area event fills, attending one of our U Explore Sneak Preview events will also allow you to explore your area of interest.
Step 3. Learn more about applying to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
After attending our Sneak Preview events, we hope you’ll consider applying to be part of our Class of 2028! We are here to support you throughout the application process, so keep an eye out for information regarding our freshman application this summer and fall. In the meantime, please review our college planning tips for students and families and our academic profile as you prepare for this exciting next step.