First-Year Experience

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What will your first-year experience be?

Let St. Cloud State University help you unleash your potential, purpose, and promise with a first-year experience that best suites you.

Every first-year experience program has unique opportunities and a dedicated peer mentor to guide you through your transition experience both in the classroom and outside of it.

Check out your options

  • First-year opportunities

    Discover a variety of distinctive programs to help you be successful and make the most of your first year of university life.

  • Orientation programs

    Learn about our holistic orientation experiences that guide you from registering for your classes to your first four days, weeks, and months on campus.