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First Year Experience


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Carlson House Living & Learning Community

The Carlson House provides students with the opportunity to build a community through common courses and shared living experiences. More than 100 Carlson first-year students live in Territorial Hall together and often share the same classes, form study groups, and work on group projects together. Carlson upper-division students serve as Community Advisers for first-year students and provide programming that connects to Carlson resources offered right in Territorial Hall.

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Students must choose the Carlson House as a preference during their housing application process. Preferences can be updated by reaching out to Housing and Residential.

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Carlson Freshmen Retreat Weekend

Carlson School freshmen have the opportunity to connect with their peers on a weekend retreat during the month of September. Two different trips are offered that take place within the Twin Cities and also at a camp outside of the city limits.

Carlson Crew

Carlson Crew

Freshman will receive a Carlson Crew Leader who will welcome, orient, and support them throughout the First Year Experience. Carlson Crew Leaders are upperclassmen who share collegiate experiences, provide guidance and resources, and plan engaging opportunities for their freshman orientation groups.

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