University of Minnesota
College of Liberal Arts Student Services

Your College Career

CLA Student Services (CLASS) will help you to connect with resources, engage broadly with the many opportunities available at the U, and plan carefully by integrating your current academic decisions with your future goals so that you successfully graduate and begin either your career or graduate study in four years.

Our dedicated team of advisors and career counselors are eager to build an educational partnership with you. This partnership will draw upon your skills, values, and interests to position you for an enriching academic experience that will enable you to contribute in meaningful ways to the world we hold in common.

The links below provide an overview of the many resources available within CLASS to help guide you through a successful four years in CLA.

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Congratulations to Elise Hernandez ('91 Bachelor of Individualized Studies), who was recognized as MEDA's 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year. Read more about her accomplishments in the Star Tribune!

Current Students

Know what to expect and be able to plan accordingly to ensure timely graduation. Review the Year Guides each semester to develop a plan of action. Meet with your advisor regularly, and use the Graduation Planner to stay on track.

Future Students

Choosing a college is one of your most important life decisions – because college is where you discover opportunities for your future, prepare your mind, enrich your spirit, and create your life's meaning. Curious about what it's like to study, work, and play as a CLA student?


We know that this is an exciting time for you and your family. Explore our website to learn more about what's ahead for your student and ways you can help your student from home. Be supportive and stay informed on your student's progress toward graduation.