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Welcome New Transfer Students

Quick Reminders!

Remember to regularly check your U of M e-mail account. Email is the University’s official method of communication, so check it often for important information and announcements. Go to


  • On-Campus Orientation information will soon be sent to you by your college. All new transfer students must attend On-Campus Orientation in January. If by December 1 you have not received information about securing your Orientation date, contact your college of enrollment.
  • Online Orientation is now available. Completing Online Orientation will help prepare you for the required On-Campus Orientation, as well as allow you to shorten your On-Campus Orientation experience.
  • You can now access the Class Selection Tutorial, which will teach you more about the course registration system and help you prepare for Orientation.


  • Have you completed your Financial Aid requirements for the 2010-2011 year? If not, please go to to apply today.
  • Looking for scholarships? Search for university-wide or college-specific scholarships here.

Living & Commuting

  • Need a place to live? Check out the U of M off-campus housing site to search by price, location, amenities and more!
  • Looking for information on commuting to campus? Click here.
  • If you plan on driving to campus and would like to obtain an on-campus parking contract, participate in the Parking Contract Lottery before December 2.

Health & Wellness

  • Students at the U taking 6 or more credits are required to have health insurance. If you don't have health insurance to provide at orientation, you will automatically enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. To learn more, click here.


Don’t be afraid to ask! Contact Orientation & First-Year Programs at 800-234-1979 or


Katie Granholm
Assistant Director of Orientation & the Transfer Experience
Orientation & First-Year Programs
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

This e-mail was sent by Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) at the University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Avenue SE, 315 Coffman Memorial Union, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.

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