We in the Office of Student Affairs are happy to answer any questions you may have. Stop by and see us in 15-106 Moos Tower.
Everyday things
  • How do I find scholarships and loans that may be available? Who can help me with my finances?

    Go to the SOD current students web page and click on the link for a current list of scholarships and loans.

    You can also talk to Liz Holm in 2-693 Moos Tower from 11:30-1:30 Wednesdays, beginning September 16th, or via email at holmx029@umn.edu with any questions related to your financial package and options for funding.

    Some tips to help you: One Stop can answer most financial questions but see Liz to cancel or award loans, make any financial aid adjustments. Please email from your U of M email account and include your ID number. Submit all forms to One Stop (they will be routed accordingly) and drop off scholarship checks with One Stop. A good practice is to start with One Stop.  Any question they can't answer will be passed on to Liz or other staff members in the graduate/professional unit.

  • Who can I talk to with questions regarding my tuition and fees?

    Stop by and see Ali in 15-106 or contact One Stop.

Courses and Education
Clinic and Competencies
  • How many weeks of outreach are required to graduate?

    Currently, dental and dental therapy students are required to complete an optimal 6-8 weeks of outreach prior to graduation. Dental hygiene students are required to complete an optimal 11 weeks of outreach prior to graduation.

  • Can we request which site to go to?

    Students are asked to complete a Mandatory Outreach Questionnaire prior to starting the Outreach course. The questionnaire addresses any known and/or approximate dates for planned absences (including time off needed for post-doc program interviews). Students are also asked to list any special considerations and to give reason for any special request.

  • Which rotations should I complete before my outreach experience?

    For DDS and DT students it is not required to complete all rotations prior to going on outreach, however, completing Pediatric rotations (and Oral Surgery for DDS) may enhance and better prepare you for your outreach experience.

  • What if I don't have a car?

    Some students arrange a carpool with other students at the same outreach site.

  • Do any outreach procedures qualify as a competency completion?

    Endodontic procedures completed on outreach clinics may qualify for competency requirements. You must fill out the blue endo assessment form available in the 8th floor Endo Office.

  • What if I am sick at an outreach location?


    In the event of illness or family emergency during your Outreach block/rotation, you must:

    • Contact the Outreach Clinic site ASAP after the illness or family emergency is known.
    • Contact Lucy Hartel (612-624-3300 or lhartel@umn.edu) & Nicole Ferrian (612-624-5204 or ferrian@umn.edu).
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