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Welcome New Transfer Students

Quick Reminders!
Remember to regularly check your U of M e-mail account where you will be receiving tuition bills and other important e-mails. Go to mail.umn.edu

Activate your U of M Internet account today! Click here.

Transfer Welcome Day
New transfer students are invited to attend Transfer Welcome Day on Saturday, September 3. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in morning small group sessions and/or an afternoon Welcome Event and the Explore U involvement and opportunity fair.

This is a great opportunity to connect with new and current students, check out over 100 student organizations, get a free U of M t-shirt in a t-shirt swap, and enjoy free food! More information and registration is available at www.ofyp.umn.edu/en/tr-welcome-day.html

Still Looking for a Place to Live?
Check out the Off-Campus Housing Web Site. Click here to search for rentals by neighborhood, price, amenities and more.

Lease Reviews
Will you be renting or leasing this school year? Have questions about your lease? Have a legal professional review it before you sign. University Student Legal Service, the law office for university students will provide "Lease Reviews" on a walk-in basis the week of August 23. No appointment is necessary; don't make a costly mistake. Bring your lease to the USLS office in the West Bank Skyway at any of these dates and times:

  • Thursday, August 25: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM or 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday, August 26: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday, August 29: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 30: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Need a job? Visit the U of M employment site to search for job postings both off and on campus. Postings are updated twice daily, so check back often for new opportunities! www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html

Financial Assistance
You can now respond to your eFAAN or electronic financial aid award notice on the One Stop Web Site. There is not a specific deadline to complete the eFAAN, but it is to your advantage to complete it as soon as possible.

Financial aid will be disbursed to undergraduate student the week before classes begin.

If you have not yet applied for financial aid, submit your 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible so your aid can be processed in time for the start of fall semester.

Gopher Sports
Saturday's Coming! Get your Gopher Football tickets for just $84, including a student section t-shirt, so you can be part of the action when Saturday is Here!! Click here to purchase.

Campus Events
Check out the events calendar for any and all information on what's happening here at the U. events.umn.edu

Don't be afraid to ask! Call or e-mail Orientation & First-Year Programs at 612-624-0266 or transfer@umn.edu.


Katie Granholm
Assistant Director of Orientation and the Transfer Experience
Orientation & First-Year Programs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


This e-mail was sent by Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP) at the University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Avenue SE, 315 Coffman Memorial Union, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455. OFYP reports to the Office of Undergraduate Education.

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