Incoming Transfer


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Incoming Transfer

Orientation & Transition Experiences is here to support you in your transition to the U of M. As a transfer student, we know you have experience in navigating a campus environment.  Our New Student Orientation and Welcome Week programs are tailored to meet your needs so you get a solid introduction to academic and personal life at the U of M prior to the start of classes.  Once the semester is underway, there are a number of experiences you can take advantage of to address your unique transition. Our staff and student peers are here to help you - before you know it you could be one of the students helping next year’s class as they start their U of M journey!

First Things First

Claim your University of Minnesota Student Internet Account and U of M email

Email is the official method of communication at the U of M. Start checking your U of M email now for important updates from the University. To claim: To check email:

Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online

We encourage you to apply for financial aid. Information on various types of aid programs as well the University's financial aid timeline is available at the One Stop website.

Apply for Housing

Housing for transfer students is on a space available basis. Transfer students should submit a housing application by May 1 (with the $50 non-refundable housing application fee) and submit their $200 Housing Guarantee payment by May 15. This space could be on East Bank, West Bank, or the St. Paul Campus. The sooner you submit a housing application, the greater your chances of getting one of your top hall choices. Apply online at Questions? Visit or contact

Join the University of Minnesota Transfer Student Facebook Group

OTE has created this Facebook group just for you and your transfer student peers. We hope you will use it as a space to connect with other incoming transfer students. If you have questions, let us know at

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