Sign up for Transfer Welcome Days!
Transfer Welcome Days are the official welcome for new transfer students. Although not required, it is an excellent opportunity to start settling in at the U. We hope Transfer Welcome Days will help you feel a greater sense of belonging and give you the opportunity to make new connections with other students and the U of M campus. You will learn about the U’s traditions and culture, how to navigate campus, and how to get involved. Registration is now open!
Are you living in an on-campus residence hall? If so, you should have received an email from Housing & Residential Life about the option to move into your residence hall as early as Thursday, August 28. If you are living in off-campus housing, we suggest you make arrangements with your landlord (if necessary) to move in early so you can participate in these exciting events!
Transfer Welcome Days Schedule
Click here for full event details.
|THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
||Meet-Up and Tailgate
Meet up with the Transfer Student Ambassadors and new transfer students at the Victory lot before the Gopher football team takes on Eastern Illinois. Learn Gopher cheers, enjoy lawn activities, and get pumped for the game.
||Minnesota vs. Eastern Illinois Football Game
Dinner will be provided.
|FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
Use your U Card to officially check in to the Transfer Welcome Days (TWD) Program and receive a free T-shirt, program schedule, and a water bottle.
The #TWD Kickoff is the ceremonial start to the Transfer Welcome Days program.
||You and U: Engaging with Strengths
You'll leave this session knowing more about the StrengthsFinder tool and how to apply your Top 5 to the many different types of experiences that our urban campus provides.
||Live Like a Student
This session will cover budgeting, student loans, credit cards, free and low-cost activities, valuable resources for managing your finances, and tools to help you find a job on campus.
||True Life: More Than a Transfer
Hear stories and see campus through the eyes of a Transfer Student Ambassador and discover how they found their home on the U of M campus.
Stop by and hang out with new and current transfer students.
|10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
||Student Unions & Activities Showcase
Take part in a dance party, hypnotist, concert, movie screening, games, prizes, free food, and so much more!
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
Interact with more than 150 student groups in which you can get involved.
|Times range between
|Be Greek! Information Sessions
See website for specific sorority and fraternity session times.
|9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
||Late Night at Mall of America
This session is open to students living in on-campus housing only.
|SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
|11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
||Discover the Twin Cities
Use the Metro Transit Green and Blue lines to explore your new home and follow the self-guided tours.
Click here to begin. For more information about Transfer Welcome Days, as well as a more complete schedule of events and workshop details, please visit our website.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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