The University of Minnesota has hundreds of student groups, representing a wide variety of interests. This is a great way to get involved on campus during your semester in Minnesota!
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Do you need to improve your English skills? A variety of English language courses are offered through the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP). Please note that these courses are not included as part of your exchange program.
Student Accounts and Email
You will receive several ID numbers when you are admitted to the University of Minnesota. Be sure you are entering the right ID when filling out your forms.
Once you have a student ID and Internet ID, you can begin using your University email address. As a student at Minnesota, we will be sending all messages to your UMN account, so you will need to check it regularly or have messages forwarded to another preferred account. Follow these steps on One Stop to initiate your University Internet account. (Note: most exchange students don't have a Social Security number. Enter 999999999 in the Social Security Number field.)
You must write down and remember your account password as we cannot request a new one for you. If you forget your password, you will need to request a new one after you arrive in Minnesota. Bring your password with you to the Welcome Program.
The University of Minnesota campus is completely wireless, and you will also have Internet access in your residence hall room if you live in University housing. However, our access will not be granted until you are registered for classes and you will not be able to access the wireless network or residence hall Internet right away. In the meantime, there are a number of wireless cafes all around campus that you may use. We will also provide you access to the Carlson School computer lab several times during the Welcome Program.
If you have trouble with University of Minnesota technology, contact the University of Minnesota's Office of Information Technology's 1-HELP service.