UMR students sitting outside during orientation

New Raptor Orientation

New Raptor Orientation is a critical process in the successful transition of new college students.

The University of Minnesota Rochester welcomes and helps support new students in their UMR and Rochester transition by following a community of wellness model which highlights the following key areas:

  • Academic Preparedness and Success
  • Civic and Community Engagement
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Identity Development
  • Life After UMR (Career)
  • Life skills/Residential Living
  • Mental Health/Resilience/Mindfulness
  • Nutrition/Meal Preparation
  • Physical Health
  • Social Engagement/Relationships

Raptor Welcome

Raptor Welcome is an opportunity for new and returning UMR students to participate in fun events the first few weeks of class. These events range from trips to the Minnesota State Fair, movies and dance parties.

Advising and Registration Days: 6/7/19, 6/10/19, 6/27/19, 7/9/19, 7/10/19
Bridge: Saturday, August 17-Friday, August 23
Raptor Ready Week: Saturday, August 24 (Move-in Day)-Friday, August 30
Welcome Week: Sunday, September 1-Saturday, September 7


Students with Rockie