University of Minnesota

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

New first year students from all colleges and academic interests are invited to join the Explore House! If you have any questions, contact us at

Center for Academic Planning and Exploration

511 Robert H. Bruininks Hall

222 Pleasant St. SE | Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-3076 |

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