Confirm your Transfer Orientation date today!
It's time to start your New Student Checklist! Complete the Tell Us About Yourself survey, select your Orientation date, and complete any college-specifiic checklist requirements.
First Things First
Initiate your University of Minnesota Student Internet Account and U of M email
Email is the official method of communication at the U of M. Start checking your U of M email now for important updates from the University.
To initiate: www.umn.edu/initiate
To check email: mail.umn.edu
Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online
If you haven't already, we encourage you to apply for financial aid. Information on various types of aid programs as well the University's financial aid timeline is available at the One Stop website.
Check out the One Stop and MyU websites
Become familiar with the One Stop and MyU websites. One Stop is your source for financial aid, student account, billing, registration, and veterans’ services information. MyU is the University's student information portal. How-to guides available at One Stop showcase many of the actions and tasks completed in MyU.
Understand Your Orientation Requirements
Below are the steps detailing your Online Orientation and on-campus Transfer Orientation requirements.
STEP 1: Complete Online Orientation
The goal of Online Orientation is to provide you with valuable information about your college of enrollment and about University resources and services. Your adviser will reference the information you learn in the Online Orientation when you register for classes. Transfer students are required to complete Online Orientation before arriving for Transfer Orientation, and some colleges do not allow students to register for classes until they have done so. Be sure to print the Online Orientation Course Completion Certificate and bring it with you to Transfer Orientation.
Go here to complete Online Orientation.
STEP 2: Attend an on-campus Transfer Orientation program
At Transfer Orientation you will meet with your college advisor, register for fall courses, and get your U Card, the official student ID card. You will also have an opportunity to tour campus, meet with representatives from a variety of departments, and connect with current transfer student leaders. Transfer Orientation is the perfect time to get answers to any questions you might have before classes start.
Transfer Welcome Days: August 31-September 3
Mark your calendar for Transfer Welcome Days, Thursday, August 31-Sunday, September 3. It is the official welcome for new transfer students. More information about the schedule of events and program registration will be emailed out this summer!
Orientation & First-Year Programs
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