Your Gopher Transition for Orientation
Orientation & Transition Experiences is here to support you in your transition to the University of Minnesota. From completing your New Student Checklist to participating in Orientation, our goal is to provide you with information, experiences, and resources to help you succeed in your time at the U of M.
New Student Checklist
Once you receive your New Student Checklist email you should complete the Tell Us About Yourself survey and select an Orientation date. It will also list any other college-specific tasks to prepare you for Orientation and the start of the academic year. You will receive an email in May to complete other required checklist steps.
Welcome Week is a fun week-long event that focuses on finding connections and community, navigating campus, taking part in traditions, and preparing for the semester ahead. Attending Welcome Week events is not required for Transfer students, but is strongly encouraged.
What To Do Now
CLAIM U OF M ACCOUNT
First things first, you need to Claim Your University Email Account. Email is the official method of communication at the U of M. All messages about the University (finances, class registration, events, etc.) are sent to your U of M email, so it is a good idea to start checking it now. You can check your email at mail.umn.edu.
APPLY FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) ONLINE
NEW! FINANCIAL AID RESOURCE PAGE
Check out our new financial aid resources page for a step-by-step guide for both incoming and current transfer students.
APPLY FOR HOUSING
Planning to live on campus? We offer several options for transfer students, but housing is limited so don't wait to apply! Apply today at housing.umn.edu/apply and find housing tips to help you have a smooth transition to campus at housing.umn.edu/transfer.
Questions?: [email protected]
Connect with Transfers & OTE
Connect with other transfer students and get updates from Orientation & Transition Experiences by joining the U of M Transfer Students Facebook Group.
Follow us on Instagram @oteumn for updates, tips for your transition to the University, and more.