Parents of Transfer Students

While your student attends their Transfer Orientation, join us for a program for parents and guests. The program provides an overview of University resources and services and helps answer questions that parents might have about life at the University of Minnesota. Please register in advance to attend this program.

Online registration for the Parent & Guest program will open on Wednesday, April 12.

About the Program

Cost & Registration

We encourage you to attend our Parent & Guest Program on the same day as your student's orientation date if you are able. Please note that you are not automatically signed up for the Parent & Guest Program when your student registers for their Orientation. The registration process for the Parent & Guest Program is a separate system and you will need your student's Orientation dates in order to register. 

The Parent & Guest Program includes lunch, a half day of workshops to assist you through this transition, and helpful materials at the cost of $15 per participant for pre-registration. 

Registration will open on Wednesday, April 12 for the Parent & Guest Program.

Sample Schedule

Check in anytime between 8:00 and 8:30 am on the ground floor of Coffman Union. The program schedule is as follows:

8:00-8:35 a.m. Check-In & Resource Fair

8:40-9:25 a.m. University Welcome

9:30-9:55 a.m. Supporting Your Transfer Student

9:55-10:25 a.m. One Stop Student Services

10:30-11:10 a.m. Safety & Health

11:15-11:40 a.m. Navigating the University

11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Transfer Student Ambassador Panel

12:10-2:00 p.m. Lunch with the Transfer Student Ambassadors

12:30 & 2:00 p.m. Campus Tours

NOTE: Student's end times vary by college and are based on their advising appointment scheduled by their college.