Spring 2017

Congratulations! We are thrilled you will be joining us at UMD and we are excited to have you come to campus and register for your first semester of UMD Classes.

Advisement and Registration is your first step to becoming a full-fledged member of the UMD Bulldog pack and is mandatory for all students. Invitations for Advisement & Registration will begin going out to admitted students the week of October 19, 2015 so check your mailbox for the Gold envelope.

Steps to Register for an A&R Date

When you receive your Gold envelope, follow the directions in your invitation for how to sign up for your Advisement & Registration date. If you have have been accepted to UMD and have NOT received an invitation, please contact our office ASAP at 218-726-6393 or sit-info@d.umn.edu.

First, initiate your UMD account using the Student ID found in your invitation: https://www.umn.edu/initiate

Second, log in to VisualZen (VZO) z.umn.edu/arsignin with your UMD internet ID/password. On the Tasklist, click on Complete My Advisement & Registration Reservation to reserve your A&R date.

Third, pay the non-refundable $80 fee after selecting your preferred A&R date.

Note: We cannot secure your selected date until payment is received; if we cannot accommodate your first choice selection, you will be prompted to choose another available date from within the Visualzen system. If there are no other dates available contact our office so we may resolve the problem.

Once payment is received. You will get two separate confirmation emails sent to your UMD email account:

  • One, will state your official A&R date and time
  • and
  • The second one will confirm that the payment transaction was successful

Fourth, check your UMD email account regularly between now and your A&R date to receive updates, information and A&R next steps (where to arrive, park, UCard, etc...).

To activate your University email account, log in at MyU and click on the email button. Once you opt into your UMD Gmail account, your account will be activated, and you will be able to access your email shortly

Fifth, continue to monitor your Visualzen account until all items on your tasklist have been completed. These items include: filling out the UCard's express option, submitting an immunization form (if applicible).

And, that is it! You are ready to attend Advisement and Registration; step one is done!

Spring 2016 A&R Dates and Schedule

Check-in is located on the 3rd floor of the Kirby Student Center in the Ballroom. Student advisors will greet you in the assigned parking lot and will help guide you to the check-in location. The parking location and parking permit will be sent to your UMD email closer to your A&R date.

  • December 7, 2015
    • 8:15am - 9:00am: Check-in and Coffee, Juice and Breakfast Items
    • 9:00am - 9:20am: College Welcome
    • 9:30am - 1:30pm: Students begin College Advising program & UCard Pickup
    • 9:30am - 1:30pm: Parents move to the Parent Program
  • January 8, 2016
    • 8:15am - 9:00am: Check-in and Coffee, Juice and Breakfast Items
    • 9:00am - 9:20am: College Welcome
    • 9:30am - 1:30pm: Students begin College Advising program & UCard Pickup
    • 9:30am - 1:30pm: Parents move to the Parent Program

    Things to Note

    • You will need to bring your UMD internet ID and password, a photo ID/driver’s license, and a laptop computer or ipad (if you have one available to you).
    • Lunch is not provided at your Advisement and Registration sessions. However, it does run over the noon hour. If you feel you will need to eat before the 1:30 end time, please feel free to bring a light snack to tide you over.
    • Some students will finish before the 1:30 end time; it depends on the availability of advisors and each student’s unique circumstances. Please have a plan for how you will contact those you brought with you, if anyone, should this instance arise.

    Questions or confused? Call us at 218-726-6393. We will be happy to guide you through any step of the process!

    For the complete list of what else you need to have done before settling into your new life here at UMD, visit the Next Steps page.