Get Ready for Transfer Orientation!
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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. 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 www.ofyp.umn.edu/directions. Please follow the directions listed on the above website. DO NOT USE GPS DIRECTIONS, as these routes may be incorrect. Please allow an extra 20 minutes to get to campus, as traffic congestion around campus may be significant.
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 Transfer Orientation Check-In.
||Check-In | Resource Fair | Financial Aid Counseling
|9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
||College Meeting, Advising, and Registration (end times vary by college)
|11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
||Lunch with Transfer Student Ambassadors (TSA)
|12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.
||Campus Tour (optional)
Parent & Guest Program
Will a parent or guest accompany you to Orientation? If so, parents and guests should register in advance for the Parent & Guest Program. For more information and registration, visit here!
What to Bring
- University Internet ID and memorized password
- Name of health insurance company and policy number (you may purchase University insurance instead)
- $6.00 per day for parking
- Photo ID for U Card (upload your photo now to save time at Orientation!)
- Notebook and pen or pencil
- Comfortable clothing and shoes
- Umbrella and/or rain gear, if necessary
Download the U Minnesota Mobile App
New students can now access University information and resources on smart phones and tablets through the U Minnesota mobile app. This app contains guides created by University departments and colleges that users can select and download directly to their device. Download the New Transfer Students guide for insider information on Orientation and Transfer Welcome Days.
Save the Date for Transfer Welcome Days!
Transfer Welcome Days is the official welcome for new transfer students. Join us Thursday, August 31 through Sunday, September 3. You will connect with other transfer students, learn about campus resources, and student organizations, and get answers to last-minute questions.
You will also attend a Gopher Football Game, meet the University mascot, Goldy Gopher, receive a complimentary U of M T-shirt, and enjoy free food!
For more information about Transfer Student Orientation, visit here. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
Orientation & First-Year Programs
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