Transfer Welcome Days Schedule

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Meet-Up and Tailgate Riverbend Plaza Minnesota. Minnesota. YEAH GOPHERS! Come tailgate before the big game with other transfer students and the Transfer Student Ambassadors! You’ll learn the U’s cheers, play some games, and eat a Qdoba dinner for free! *U Card Required Event
6 p.m. Minnesota vs. Buffalo Bulls Football Game TCF Bank Stadium Show your pride by cheering on the Gophers at the football game, admission free for new transfer students! Please be aware of the TCF Bank Stadium policy regarding bringing bags into the stadium. Find out more information on the bag policy here. *U Card Required Event
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. MAC Dance McNamara Alumni Center Come dance into the morning hours at the MAC Dance! *U Card Required Event

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. College of Science & Engineering (CSE) First Floor,
Lind Hall
Join CSE faculty, staff, and current CSE transfer students to kickoff the academic year! Learn more about the CSE Career Fair, hear from the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and get answers to last-minute questions before the start of classes. Students will have an opportunity to connect with faculty from academic departments during lunch. Computers will be available to set-up your GoldPASS account in preparation for the career fair, which is held the third week of classes.
1:00 - 3:45 p.m. College of Biological Sciences (CBS) 412 Bruininks Hall At this event hosted by the College of Biological Sciences, CBS transfer students will have the opportunity to talk with current and past CBS transfer students, connect with faculty to learn about conducting research at the University, and discover key campus resources to launch a successful career in CBS and at the University of Minnesota. Light snacks will be provided.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. College of Liberal Arts (CLA) 312 Bruininks Hall The College of Liberal Arts welcomes our new transfer students! This event offers a chance to meet CLA students and staff, and learn about exciting possibilities for transfer students in CLA. Presenters and panelists will talk about student groups, mentoring, research, learning, and career support unique to the College of Liberal Arts. Light refreshments served. The first 300 CLA students to check in at our welcome event will receive a free T-shirt!
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Check-In Great Hall Annex, Coffman Memorial Union You’re invited to officially check-in to the Transfer Welcome Days Program! You’ll also receive a free T-shirt, water bottle, and a chance to win a mini-fridge with a year supply of Smartwater! *U Card Required Event
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. TWD Kickoff Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union The official start to Transfer Welcome Days! You’ll learn what life is like at the U and make connections with new and current transfer students. You’ll also be able to hear from keynote speaker Wing Young Huie, a fellow University of Minnesota transfer student, and current photographer.
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tour de TSA: Personal Tours of Campus Departs from Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union Follow your favorite TSA on their personal tour of campus and listen to the stories of what made each place significant for them. Hear about their transition and how they were successful during their first year at the U! Oh, and enjoy a free dinner at one of their favorite local restaurants!
8:30 - 10:00 p.m. TWD Hangout Goldy's Gameroom, Basement, Coffman Memorial Union Stop by and hang out with new and current transfer students! Go bowling, play games, and enjoy some hot and delicious Insomnia cookies.
10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Student Unions & Activities Showcase Coffman Memorial Union Conclude the evening at the Student Unions & Activities Showcase and take part in a dance party, hypnotist, concert, movie screening, games, prizes, free food, and so much more!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Check-In Coffman Memorial Union, Ground Floor Check in at any time during the day with the Orientation & First-Year Programs staff stationed at the Information Booth on the Ground Floor of Coffman. You might just score some free Gopher swag!
9:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee Chat The Cube, Coffman Memorial Union Join the Transfer Student Network for some coffee and to learn about some of the opportunities on campus that are exclusive to transfer students! This is the perfect time to meet people, ask questions, and hear great advice from past transfer students!
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Community Engagement Interest Sessions Various locations & times Connect with local non-profits in the Twin Cities to identify a social issue you are passionate about and connect with your academic interests.
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. UTSB Slice & Advice! The Whole, Coffman Memorial Union Come join the University Transfer Student Board for a slice (or two!) of pizza and some good advice on ways to get involved on campus!
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Explore-U Mariucci Arena Come to the annual fair that hosts hundreds of clubs, groups, and local vendors excited to meet you! Sample products, snag some freebies, and get familiar with groups on campus and off-campus businesses! *U Card Required Event
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. TransferTalk The Whole, Coffman Memorial Union Hear real stories from current transfer students who went through the same transition you're going through. Then participate in small group discussions to talk about what your transition will be like. Grab some snacks while you're here, too!
All Day Metro Transit Free Ride day   Take time to discover the Twin Cities! Whether you are an out-of-state student or have lived in the Twin Cities your whole life, Minneapolis and St. Paul have so much to offer! This is a chance to explore all of the great opportunities you can now enjoy as a Gopher. Grab a new friend or explore on your own-all of the Metro Transit transportations are free today!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Service Project University YMCA Pay it forward with students across all majors who want to make a difference!  Stop by the University Y, located at 1801 University Ave SE, to participate in “give back” projects – GUARANTEED fun and more!
3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Student Group Events Various locations & times

Get to know some of the other student groups on campus during the various student group afternoon events!

All Day Metro Transit Free Ride day   Take time to discover the Twin Cities! Whether you are an out-of-state student or have lived in the Twin Cities your whole life, Minneapolis and St. Paul have so much to offer! This is a chance to explore all of the great opportunities you can now enjoy as a Gopher. Grab a new friend or explore on your own-all of the Metro Transit transportations are free today!

Registration for Transfer Welcome Days will open on August 1, 2017. If you have further questions please direct them to transfer@umn.edu.