Transfer Student Network

The Transfer Student Network has peer mentors that we call Transfer Insiders. The Transfer Insiders are all transfer students who have made a successful transition to the University of Minnesota and are dedicated to enhancing the transfer student experience.

With a wide variety of background experiences our Transfer Insiders are readily available to help answer your questions, give you advice, help point you in the right direction if you need to reach a campus resource, or are just there for someone to talk to!

All first semester transfer students are automatically enrolled in the Transfer Student Network, so there is no need to sign-up for this program. If you would like to connect with one of our wonderful Transfer Insiders, respond to their monthly email from your Transfer Insider or contact the Transfer Initiatives Intern and set up a “Coffee Chat.”  A Coffee Chat offers you the opportunity to up meet with one of our Transfer Insiders and connect with them for a conversation while enjoying a free Starbucks drink - courtesy of OFYP!

You will begin receiving emails regarding the TSN once classes begin your first semester. However, to sign-up for a Coffee Chat, you must get in contact with your Transfer Insider or contact the Transfer Initiatives Intern directly by emailing Please make the subject line: Coffee Chat Sign-Up. We look forward to meeting with you this semester!

Join us for a Transfer Student Network Hangout!

  • Friday, October 20 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Goldy's Gameroom (basement level of Coffman Union)

Get to know our Transfer Insiders!

Name: Brianna Musel
Major: Psychology (CLA)
Transferred From: Southwest Minnesota State University

Name: Meida Surya
Major: Human Resource Development (CEHD)
Transferred From: Diablo Valley College

Name: Callie Barnette
Major: Communications (CLA)
Transferred From: College of St. Scholastica

Name: Karim Nabhan
Major: Journalism (CLA)
Transferred From: St. Cloud State University

Name: Hannah Corbett
Major: Psychology (CLA)
Transferred From: Marquette University

Name: Julia Post
Major: Animal Science & Physiology (CFANS/CLA)
Transferred From: University of Florida

Name: Tricia Wan
Major: Statistics (CLA)
Transferred From: Jiujiang University, China

Name: Lebene Geoffrey
Major: Food Science & Nutrition (CFANS)
Transferred From: Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC)

Name: Lindsey Freitag
Major: Graphic Design (CDes)
Transferred From: Morningside College

Name: Juan Rujana
Major: Product Design (CDes)
Transferred From: University of Minnesota – Duluth