Communication & Publications

The electronic documents on this page are samples of the print items created by OTE for incoming students and their parents.

2018-2019 Gold Book


Provided to all first-year students and their parents at New Student Orientation (summer 2018 and spring 2019). For a PDF to download and/or print, click here.

U Minnesota Mobile App

New students and their parents can now access essential University information and resources on their smart phones and tablets through U Minnesota. This app contains many guides created by University departments and colleges that users can select and download directly to their smart phone or tablet.

Social Media

Orientation & Transition Experiences uses social networking to communicate and connect with our audiences. We also work closely with University departments and colleges to share information that is relevant to all of our followers.

OTE Posters

For over twenty years our office has created posters to welcome new students, to promote new programs, and to show our Golden Gopher pride.

Gopher Guide

At New Student Orientation (June-August 2018) all first-year students will receive a FREE copy of the 2018-2019 Gopher Guide, the official planner and reference guide for the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. All others will be able to purchase the Gopher Guide ($5.95) through the University of Minnesota Bookstores (while supplies last).

2018-19 Parent and Family Calendar


Distributed at Parent and Guest Orientation (summer 2018 and spring 2019). For a PDF to download and/or print, click here.

Class of 2022 Orientation Newsletter


Mailed to freshmen in the Class of 2022 (spring 2018). Download PDF

International student version here.

Checklist for Admitted Students


Given to admitted freshmen and their parents during Commitment Events (spring 2018). Download PDF

Email Communication

Following are emails to incoming first-year students in the Class of 2022:

Following are emails to incoming transfer students:

Following are emails to parents incoming first-year students in the Class of 2022:

2017 Off Campus Student Mailer

Off Campus Student Mailer cover
Mailed to freshmen in the Class of 2021 (August 2017). Download PDF

Communication Archive

Below are a number of older publications and communication items produced by OTE. Please keep in mind that much of the content is likely outdated. 

Welcome Week

Orientation