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Get Ready for Transfer Orientation!

We are excited to see you at Transfer Student Orientation! Below you will will find important related information.

Online Orientation button - click to begin!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, please complete it before you arrive on campus for Orientation. Be sure to print the Certificate of Online Orientation verification page 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 will 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 Orientation check-in.

Orientation Schedule

8:00-8:40 a.m. Check-In | Resource Fair | Financial Aid Counseling
8:40 a.m. University Welcome
9:25 a.m.-4:00 p.m. College Meeting, Advising, and Registration (end times vary by college)
11:30 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 register in advance for the Parent Orientation program. For more information and registration, click 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
  • Notebook and pen or pencil
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Umbrella and/or rain gear

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New students and their parents can now access essential University information and resources on smart phones and tablets through U Minnesota. This app contains many guides created by University departments and colleges that users can select and download directly to their device.

More Information
For more information about Transfer Student Orientation, click here.

Find out your Top 5 Strengths!
Many U of M students are successful here because they know what their Strengths are and how to use them. At Transfer Orientation, you can talk to the Transfer Student Ambassadors about their Top 5. To find out what your Top 5 are, click here to request a unique access code to take StrengthsFinder®. You should receive a code within 5-7 business days along with instructions for how to takeStrengthsFinder®.

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!

Orientation & First-Year Programs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Register for Transfer Welcome Days!

Transfer Welcome Days are the official welcome for new transfer students. Although these events are not required for transfer students, it is an excellent opportunity to start settling in at the U. During Welcome Days, you will mingle with other transfer students, meet professional staff, learn about campus resources and student organizations, and get answers to last-minute questions. You will also meet the University mascot, Goldy Gopher, and receive a free U of M T-shirt.

Click here to learn more, see the full schedule of events, and to register!

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