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Orientation & Transition Experiences


Get Ready for Transfer Orientation!

We are looking forward to seeing you at Transfer Orientation! Below you will find important information for your upcoming Orientation.

Online Orientation

Transfer students are required to complete Online Orientation prior to attending the on-campus orientation program. Students who attend Orientation without completing Online Orientation may not be able to register for classes until they do so. Be sure to print the Certificate of Completion and bring it with you when you check in for Transfer Orientation.

Arriving at Orientation

Check-In for Transfer Orientation is located on the ground floor of Coffman Memorial Union. For directions and parking information, go to www.ote.umn.edu/directions. Please follow the directions listed on the above website. DO NOT USE GPS DIRECTIONS, as these routes may be incorrect. Please allow an extra 20 minutes to get to campus, as traffic congestion around campus may be significant.

After parking in the East River Road Garage, take the elevator to Level 1/Plaza Level. Then follow the signs to Coffman Union's ground floor for Transfer Orientation Check-In.

Orientation Schedule

8:00-8:40 a.m. Check-In | Resource Fair | Financial Aid Counseling
8:40 a.m. University Welcome
9:35 a.m.-4:00 p.m. College Meeting, Advising, and Registration (end times vary by college)
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch with Transfer Student Leaders (TSL)
12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. Campus Tour (optional)


Parent & Guest Program

Will a parent or guest accompany you to Orientation? If so, parents and guests should register in advance for the Parent & Guest Program. For more information and registration, visit here!

What to Bring

  • University Internet ID and memorized password
  • $6.00 per day for parking
  • Photo ID for U Card (upload your photo now to save time at Orientation!)
  • Notebook and pen or pencil
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Snow gear, if necessary

Prepare for your Advising Appointment

There are several tools available to help you prepare for course registration on the One Stop website, including How-to guides, which show step-by-step instructions for course registration and other student account processes. Schedule Builder is an additional resource for searching for classes and planning a class schedule. Another important tool is the Academic Progress Audit System (APAS), which produces a report that will reflect progress towards the completion of a degree in a declared proposed major.

Save the Date for Transfer Welcome Day!

Transfer Welcome Day is the official welcome for new transfer students. Join us on Friday, January 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Coffman Union, 3rd Floor. You will connect with other transfer students, learn about campus resources, student organizations, and get answers to last-minute questions.

You will also meet the University mascot, Goldy Gopher, and enjoy a free lunch! Free winter hat for the first 500 students who check in! Be sure to bring your U Card.

More Information

For more information about Transfer Student Orientation, visit here. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Orientation & Transition Experiences
612-624-1979
oteinfo@umn.edu
www.ote.umn.edu

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