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Get Ready for Transfer Orientation!

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Online Orientation is Required

Transfer students are required to complete Online Orientation prior to attending the on-campus orientation program. Students who attend Orientation without completing Online Orientation may not be able to register for classes until they do so. If you have not completed Online Orientation, complete it before you arrive on campus for Orientation. Be sure to print the certificate of completion and bring it with you when you check in for Transfer Orientation.

Arriving at Orientation

Check-In for Transfer Orientation is located on the ground floor of Coffman Memorial Union. For directions and parking information, go to Please follow the directions listed on the above website. DO NOT USE GPS DIRECTIONS, as these routes will be incorrect.

After parking in the East River Road Garage, take the elevator to Level 1/Plaza Level. Then follow the signs to Coffman Union's ground floor for Orientation check-in.

Orientation Schedule

8:00-8:40 a.m. Check-In | Resource Fair | Financial Aid Counseling
8:40 a.m. University Welcome
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. College Meeting, Advising, and Registration (end times vary by college)
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch with Transfer Student Ambassadors (TSA)
12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. Campus Tour (optional)

Parent Orientation

Will a parent or guest accompany you to Orientation? If so, parents and guests are encouraged to participate in our Parent Orientation program. For more information and registration, visit here!

What to Bring

Save the Date for Transfer Welcome Day!

January 22 | 9-11:30 a.m. | Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union
Transfer Welcome Day is the official welcome for new transfer students. Join us on Friday, January 22 from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. You you will connect with other transfer students, meet professional staff, learn about campus resources and student organizations, and get answers to last-minute questions. We will offer mini-workshops on:

  • How to get involved with research
  • Careers and internships
  • Student Organizations hosted by the University Transfer Student Board
  • Sorority and Fraternity Life

You will also meet the University mascot, Goldy Gopher, receive a free U of M T-shirt, and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats!

More Information

For more information about Transfer Student Orientation, go here. We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!

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