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Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) March 30, 2016

Hello %%First Name%%!

With midterms finally coming to an end, and Spring Break completed, I’m sure you’re all looking forward to the end of the semester! Again, I’m your Transfer Student Insider, and this month I’ll be giving you some tips on how to make it through spring semester at the U while staying healthy and fit.

If you have yet to venture out to the Rec Center, I highly recommend doing so. They have tons of great activities and events for you to attend. Whether you’re into working out by yourself, attending a group fitness class, or registering to backpack Iceland this summer, there’s definitely something there for you. You can check out the fitness classes that are offered each week. The Rec Center also offers great things like personal fitness instruction, swim lessons, and other cool sports and intramurals.

If you’re looking for more of a mental break, check out Boynton Health Service’s PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress) Program! You can pet different dogs, chickens, and other animals. Go here to see where and when they have these programs (they’re available on each campus).

If it’s not so much stress related, and just some academic help you need, check out the Academic Support & Tutoring page. They have every kind of academic help you could need. Whether it’s someone to look over your essays, assistance in test preparation, or any areas of study that you might need help with, there’s plenty of resources available to you. Check out this link to find more specific areas of help. On this site there’s also helpful links on community and service learning, off-campus study programs, and other ways to get involved on campus.

Again, I hope your semester is still going well, and I’d love to hear back from you! If you’d like to set up a time to grab some coffee - on us, feel free to reach out to me so we can find a time to meet. I’d love to chat with you about how your semester is going so far, and anything else that I can help you with. I’m excited to hear back from you, and good luck this spring!

Your Transfer Insider,

Stephanie Ryan
ryan0387@umn.edu