During the 2010-2011 school year, a group of University of Minnesota first-year students took photos to document their transition to the campus. Through an exhibit titled "The First-Year Photo Project," this group of freshmen have displayed their photos at the Coffman Arts Gallery in Coffman Memorial Union. You can see many of the photos on the Orientation & First Year Programs website.
The entries were very impressive, and thoughtfully depicted what it means to be a student at the U of M. Themes of the exhibit include: "Who You Are," "First Days," "Confidence and Anxiety," "Show Your University," and "Closure and Development."
If you're visiting campus before the exhibit closes on August 11, be sure to check it out!