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We hope the first days of classes have gone smoothly and you are starting to feel at home at the U. Here are a few notes and updates to help you kick off your Transfer Student Experience!

Join us for Transfer Welcome Day

Transfer Welcome Day is the official welcome for new transfer students. Join us on Friday, January 20 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:

  • The Transfer Student Experience hosted by Orientation & First-Year Programs and the Office of Undergraduate Experience
  • Metacognition - Key to Successful Learning hosted by SMART Learning Commons
  • Building a Strong Network for International Student Success hosted by International Student & Scholar Services

You will also meet the University mascot, Goldy Gopher, receive a free U of M T-shirt, and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats! The first 200 attendees will receive an exclusive U of M winter hat!

TSE Monthly

Part of your Transfer Student Experience (TSE) includes an email once a month that includes need-to-know information that will help you with your transition. You will learn about important, and timely, resources throughout the semester.

University Transfer Student Board (UTSB)

Looking to get involved? UTSB plans social events, meets to discuss important issues on campus related to being a transfer student, and provides leadership opportunities for transfers students. Check their meeting calendar for location and topics. Get on the UTSB mailing list - email

Transfer Student Network (TSN)

As a new transfer student, you are part of the Transfer Student Network. You will be paired with an Transfer Insider, a current transfer student who will share their transfer story, answer your questions, and give their tips and advice. Stay tuned for an email from them, an invitation to coffee breaks, and information about our workshop series.

Here’s to having the best year ever!

In Gopher pride,

Orientation & First-Year Programs & Transfer Student Experience
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