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Welcome New Transfer Students

Quick Reminders!
Remember to regularly check your U of M e-mail account. Email is the University’s official method of communication, so check it often for important information and announcements. Go to

New Student Checklist
As a new transfer student, you must complete your New Student Checklist. Each college of enrollment (i.e. College of Liberal Arts) has its own checklist. While you will have additional items based on your college of enrollment, checklist items that all students need to complete include:

  • Complete your Pre-Orientation Survey: This survey will provide your academic adviser with specific information about you and your expectations. Your adviser will use this information to help you register for your first semester classes at Orientation. This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • Secure your Orientation Date: Orientation occurs between June 30- September 2, depending on your college of enrollment. More information can be found at
  • Complete Online Orientation: Online Orientation may be required by your college of enrollment. Successful completion of Online Orientation will help you prepare for the required On-Campus Orientation, as well as allow you to shorten your On-Campus Orientation experience.
  • Complete the Class Selection Tutorial: This tutorial will teach you about the course registration system and help you prepare for Orientation.

Mark your calendar!
Transfer Welcome Day is Saturday, September 3 at TCF Bank Stadium. Registration information will be sent in August. All new transfer students are invited to participate in this day of events designed specifically for students with previous college experience.

Are you a student transferring from Out-Of-State? Have you applied for tuition discounts? If not, click here! Have you completed your Financial Aid requirements for the 2010-2011 year? If not, please go to to apply today. Looking for scholarships? Search for university-wide or college-specific scholarships here.

Living & Commuting
Need a place to live? Check out the U of M off-campus housing website. 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 health insurance to provide at orientation, you will automatically enroll in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. To learn more, click here.

Students in the School of Nursing or Dentistry:
All Academic Health Center students will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). This plan provides easy, affordable coverage for the unique needs of AHC students. You can have the plan waived if you are eligible. See details about waiving the plan at

Don’t be afraid to ask! Contact Orientation & First-Year Programs at 800-234-1979 or


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


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