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Is Orientation mandatory?

Yes. Orientation is mandatory for all new UMD students - it’s an important step in becoming a UMD Bulldog. Students are required to attend all programs, presentations, and advising sessions during their Orientation session.  

What is the confirmation fee used for?

The confirmation fee funds a number of services designed to support students in their first year at the University.

How do I pay the confirmation fee?

You have options for paying the confirmation fee.

Bulldog Resource Center
Solon Campus Center 42
1117 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

How should I prepare for my Orientation Day?

Visit the Orientation Day page to know what to have available for your advising session

Can I make an appointment to meet with my advisor before my Orientation session?

Orientation is the first opportunity for you to meet with your advisor. However, time is designated for you to meet one-on-one with an academic advisor from your collegiate unit to discuss your plans, answer questions and register for your Fall courses during your Orientation session.

Can I change my major?

If you're thinking about changing majors, call the Office of Admissions toll-free at 1-800-232-1339 or locally at 218-726-7171. They'll help you consider majors that are available to you.

Can I change my collegiate unit?

If you want to change to a major in a collegiate unit other than the one in which you are currently enrolled, you must get approval for this change.  Contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected] or call 800-232-1339.  Once the Office of Admissions notifies you that the change has been approved, log in and sign up for an Orientation date designated for your new collegiate unit.

Is there anything for families & guests?

Yes! We’ve created an online family & guest orientation program just for you with the goal of creating a partnership that enhances your student’s success.