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December 2011

Welcome New Transfer Students

We look forward to seeing you at Transfer Student Orientation in January. In the meantime, here is some information to help make your transition into the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities as smooth as possible.


  • Complete Online Orientation
    Our records indicate that you have not yet completed the required Online Orientation. You must successfully finish Online Orientation prior to your on-campus Orientation date. Online Orientation will provide you with important information about academic policies, degree requirements, and University resources. The program takes about one hour from start to finish. Learn more...
  • Invite Guests to Attend Parent & Family Orientation
    Research shows that parent and family involvement has a positive effect on a student's transition to the University. Once your have selected your orientation date, call Orientation & First-Year Programs at 612-624-1979 to register guests for the Parent & Family Orientation program. Learn more...

Mark Your Calendar: Transfer Welcome Event
All new transfer students are invited to attend a Transfer Welcome Event on Thursday, January 19. Drop in to ask questions, connect with student groups and University departments, enjoy some snacks, and get your free U of M transfer t-shirt. To learn more, click here.

Prepare for Class Registration
You can now access the Class Selection Tutorial, which will teach you more about the course registration system and help you prepare for Orientation.

Living & Commuting
Need a place to live? Check out the U of M off-campus housing site to search by price, location, amenities and more!

Looking for information on commuting to campus? Click here.

Health and Wellness
Students at the U taking 6 or more credits are required to have health insurance. If you do not have proof of health insurance to provide at orientation, you will automatically enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. To learn more, click here.

Don't be afraid to ask! Contact Orientation & First-Year Programs!

Orientation & First-Year Programs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
800-234-1979 or 612-624-1979


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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