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Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) September 28, 2017

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Welcome to the University of Minnesota! Let me first start off by introducing myself. I am Brianna, and I am your transfer student insider for the semester! What does this mean, you might ask? This means that I will happily take you to Starbucks (for free!), chat with you about your transition to the U, and share some helpful tips and hints that made my transfer experience from a small state school to the U of M go well. I am currently finishing up my last semester here at the U, with a major in psychology through the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

The purpose of my position is simply to lend a hand and help make your transfer experience as enjoyable as possible. I am here to answer any questions you might have, help connect you to on-campus resources, and help you cross any bridges that come your way!

While you get settled in on campus, I want to encourage you to check out some things that are going on!

Another great resource that we have on campus is the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration, and they’re launching a great new service this fall! Major Exploration Lab for Transfer Students. Feel like you’re the only undecided transfer student on campus? You’re not the only new transfer student exploring majors, and you shouldn’t have to explore alone. Join the Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE) for the Major Exploration Lab! This 3-session workshop offered over the course of three weeks is designed specifically for first-semester transfer students. During these hands-on sessions, students will receive guidance, resources, action steps, and most importantly, food! The application is due by October 12th, and can be found here.

Transfer student programming has been hosting a set of workshops every Friday starting September 15th through October 13th from 12:45-2pm in Appleby Hall 103. More information on the Transfer Workshop Series can be found here. We would love to see you there! I hope you are off to a great start and that your semester continues to go well.

These are just some of the resources that I have found helpful in the beginning of the year. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. I would love to get the chance to meet with you and learn more about your Gopher experience so far, so feel free to email me back directly to set up a time for me to take you out to coffee!

In Gopher Pride,

Brianna Musel
TSN Insider
musel007@umn.edu