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Explore House

Unsure about your major? Join our community to explore the U of M’s 140+ majors with other students and find your academic home!

The Explore House community, located in Territorial Hall, is designed for first-year students who are exploring their options for majors. Sometimes this is labeled as “undecided,” but we like to think of it as open-minded, or exploring! 75% of first-year students are at some level of exploration when it comes to majors, so you’re not alone. By being a part of this community, you will have the opportunity to live with other students who want to explore all that the U of M has to offer. Students in the Explore House will have the opportunity to:

  • Be matched with an Academic and Career Coach from CAPE, who will meet with you throughout your first year to help you develop an action plan towards deciding on a major

  • Have access to drop-in hours with Peer Coaches from CAPE in Territorial Hall

  • Live with other students who are also exploring and have a variety of academic interest areas

  • Attend community events designed to help you learn more about yourself, majors, and careers

  • Option to enroll in OUE 2001: Academic Planning and Exploration, a 1-credit course that guides you through the major decision-making process

Students from all colleges and academic interests are invited to join the Explore House! If you have any questions, contact the LLC sponsor, the Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE) at cape@umn.edu.

This community is open to first-year residents.