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You are registered to attend both the morning and afternoon portions of Transfer Welcome Day on Saturday, September 3. We look forward to meeting you! Please see below for important information about the event.


The morning sessions will take place in the Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS) building on the East Bank of the Twin Cities campus. Please arrive on time.

9:00-9:30 a.m. Check-in on third floor of STSS
9:40-10:10 a.m. Small Group Intro Session
  Choose from one Extended Session/Activity or two Breakout Sessions:
10:20-11:30 a.m. Extended Sessions/Activities
  Commuter Connection Bus Tour
  Campus Tour
  Your Guide to Career Services at the U
10:20-10:50 a.m.
and 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
  Live Like a Student Now...So You Don't Have to Later
  Student Parents and Non-Traditional Students
  "U Betcha" Understanding Minnesota Culture
  Gophers Learn Abroad
  Stay on Top of a Changing U with Your Student Government
  Be Greek Informational Session

The afternoon portion of the program will take place at TCF Bank Stadium in the DQ Club Room beginning at 1:00 p.m. At the morning check-in, you will be provided with an Off-Campus Dining Guide and are encouraged to eat lunch with other students before the afternoon program. Once at the Stadium, follow the signs to enter through the Premium Entrance under the Benton County marquee.

1:00-2:00 p.m. Check-in at TCF Bank Stadium (Follow signs to
Premium Entrance under Benton County marquee)
Tours of TCF Bank Stadium
T-Shirt Swap
Department tabling
2:00-2:30 p.m. Official Welcome
2:30-3:30 p.m.  Departure for Explore-U: Explore ways to get involved at this event showcasing campus student organizations and local businesses, while enjoying giveaways, food samples, and prizes at Mariucci Arena!
T-Shirt Swap
Department Tabling


If you are driving to campus, please plan ahead and provide extra time getting to campus. There are multiple construction projects taking place on and around campus.

Parking is available in the East River Road Garage for a daily weekend rate of $6.00. Take the elevator to Level 1/Plaza Level and follow signs to the Science Teaching and Student Services Building for check-in.

What to bring:

  • A gently used T-shirt from your old school to swap for a new U of M shirt!
  • Backpack or bag for goodies collected at Explore-U
  • $6.00 for parking
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Umbrella in case of rain


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


Katie Granholm
Assistant Director of Orientation & the Transfer Student Experience
Orientation & First-Year Programs



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