Skyrim:College Objective Quest

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Visit the College of Winterhold.
Location(s): College of Winterhold
Concurrent Quest: First Lessons
Reward: None
ID: MG01Pointer
Travel to the College in hope of gaining entry

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. Hear or ask about the College of Winterhold.
  2. Travel to Winterhold and approach the College.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

During conversations with certain NPCs, namely innkeepers and spell merchants, you may be given the option to ask them about magic training. You will usually be directed to either the local city's court mage or the College of Winterhold itself. Asking about the college directly will result in a new map marker and also brings up a miscellaneous quest to visit the College of Winterhold.

Arriving At The College[edit]

After arriving in Winterhold, you can see the college and the bridge leading to it. When attempting to cross the bridge, Faralda, a college mage guarding the bridge from unwanted visitors, will stop you and initiate the first college-related quest, First Lessons.


  • This quest may be shown as incomplete if you successfully persuade Faralda, the Gatekeeper.
    • PC Only This bug is fixed by version 1.1 of the Unofficial Skyrim Patch.
    • Pc22.png Use the console command setstage MG01Pointer 200 to complete it.
  • The quest may also show as incomplete (and will point you to Nirya) if you tell Faralda that you are Dragonborn and show her your "shout".

Quest Stages[edit]

College Objective Quest (MG01Pointer)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Visit the College of Winterhold
200 ☑Finishes quest
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 255.

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