Transfer Students

Once classes begin you will be on your way to creating your own first semester at the U of M. At times you may feel like you are alone in your transition, however there are many ways you will have shared ups and downs with other new students. Make the most of your college experience by engaging in a transfer student experience program. These programs are open to all first semester transfer students.

Connect with Us!

OTE has created this Facebook group and we hope you will use it as a space to connect with other transfer students. If you have questions, let us know at [email protected]. Only confirmed transfer students will be allowed to join.

To learn more about our office and upcoming events, follow us on Instagram @oteumn.

Questions?

Email us at [email protected].

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Transfer Student Network

The Transfer Student Network (TSN) is a program designed to help first-semester transfer students in their transition at the U. Through one-on-one Coffee Chats and large group events, new transfer students are able to connect with other transfer students and find community at the U. These events are supported by our Transfer Insiders, transfer students who have made a successful transition to the U, and are dedicated to enhancing the transfer student experience.

All first-semester transfer students will automatically receive Transfer Student Network communications and event invitations. One-on-one Coffee Chats are a great opportunity to talk with a Transfer Insider about their experiences. They can answer your questions, give advice, and/or point you to a campus resource.

Sign up at z.umn.edu/transfercoffeechat  to request a Coffee Chat

Transfer Student Experience

The Transfer Student Experience (TSE) is a campus-wide initiative coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Education in partnership with Office of Admissions and Orientation & Transition Experiences. TSE hosts an annual Transfer Workshop Series, plans events specifically tailored for transfer students, and offers leadership and involvement opportunities for transfer students

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Transfer Student Week

Transfer Student Week in October of each year celebrates all that transfer students bring to our campus. Throughout the week we will be sharing facts and stories about the Transfer Student Experience.  National Transfer Student Week takes place in the third week of October each year.

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Living Learning Community (LLC)

Transfer Student Experience

The Transfer Student Experience Living Learning Community (LLC) gives new transfer students an opportunity to engage in a community with a dedicated area of the hall. This LLC serves as a platform for students to support each other through their first year at the U and focus on leadership to enhance students' personal growth and professional development.

This House is located in Yudof Hall, apartment-style living conveniently located near Coffman Memorial Union. Join Transfer Student Experience to enhance your transition to the U! To apply, you must submit a Housing application and a Transfer Student Experience application.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 612-624-1979.

TSE Events

Connect with fellow Transfer students at TSE Events.

Explore TSE Events

Fall Semester 2023

SEPTEMBER
  • September 7: Info Session for Transfer Insider Recruitment, 4 - 5 p.m., Bruinicks 420 A
  • September 18: Coffee Chat, 4 - 5 p.m., Bruininks 131B
  • September 22: Study Spot Scavenger Hunt, 3 - 4:30 p.m., East Bank
OCTOBER
  • October 6: Language and Cultural Mapping, 1 - 3 p.m., Blegen 317
  • October 16 - 20: National Transfer Week
NOVEMBER
  • November 2: Brain Break Goodie Bags, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Kolthoff 133
  • November 15: Friendship Festival, 1 - 3 p.m., location TBD
  • November 30: Bingo Blizzard, 3 - 4 p.m., Moos Tower 2-690

Spring Semester 2024

JANUARY
  • January 18: Transfer Welcome Day
  • January 29 - February 14: Virtual Valentine's
FEBRUARY
  • February 8: Transfer Resource Fair, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Walter 101
  • February 9: Candy Gram, Noon - 2 p.m., CMU table
MARCH
  • March 15: National Pi Day Celebration, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bell Museum, Horizon Hall
  • March 15: Major/Minor Expo, Noon, CMU
APRIL
  • April 12: Transfer Tote Bags
  • April 22: Earth Day Clean-up

Prize Winners - PLEASE READ

IMPORTANT
Prize winners, please read:
The value of any prize (gift cards, merchandise, cash, etc...) you may win at any University of Minnesota event will be reported to the financial aid office per Federal law. 
Please take this into consideration and please read below for more information.
 
Orientation & Transition Experiences offers dozens of student events every year, many with great prizes. But it's up to each student to understand that these prizes are considered income under Federal law, so winnings must be reported. You are under no obligation to accept any prize you may win, and can refuse it if you think it may affect your financial aid.
 
The Office of Student Finance will be informed of all non-service-related payments, stipends, or gifts a registered student receives. The Office of Student Finance must be provided the information because it determines whether a payment or stipend impacts a student's financial aid package.
 
For details on how winning a prize may affect your financial aid, please check here: