Transfer Student Network

The Transfer Student Network (TSN) is a peer mentorship program designed to help first-semester transfer students feel comfortable at the U. Through one-on-one meetings and large group events, new transfer students are able to connect with other transfer students and find community at the U. These events are supported by our Transfer Insiders: transfer students who have made a successful transition to the University of Minnesota and are dedicated to enhancing the transfer student experience.

All first semester transfer students are automatically enrolled in the Transfer Student Network and will receive an e-mail each month from a Transfer Insider. An Insider will e-mail you each month during your first semester to share their own experiences, highlight campus resources, and invite you to attend a Coffee Chat! These are the one-on-one meetings mentioned above. A Coffee Chat is a great opportunity to talk with a Transfer Insider about their experiences. They can answer your questions, give advice, or point you to a campus resource. Connect with them while enjoying a free Starbucks drink - courtesy of OFYP!

Want to get connected to a Transfer Insider? Feel free to e-mail to request a Coffee Chat. You can also e-mail to request a chat with a specific Insider! Be sure to use ‘Coffee Chat Sign-Up’ as the subject line for any requests.

If you have any additional questions about TSN or would like to learn more about how to get involved after your first semester, please e-mail

Get to know our Transfer Insiders!

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


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


Name: Alex Dang
Major: Business and Marketing (CEHD)
Transferred from: North Hennepin Community College