Transfer Student Leader (TSL)

Transfer Student Leaders are responsible for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment during Transfer Orientation & Welcome Week’s Transfer Track programs. All transition programs focus on providing a quality transitional experience for new students and help new students prepare for their life at the U of M through planning, exploring campus, building community, and participating in campus traditions. This position requires availability in the spring semester for a B-term class (beginning March 16, 2022) and again for summer training, 13 transfer orientation dates (dates vary in June, July & August), and during Welcome Week.

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  • Complete spring semester training during B-term
  • Participate in summer orientation training
  • Address questions and concerns from transfer students’ and their guests
  • Share your experiences as a transfer student at the U of M
  • Participate in panel discussions and lead workshops
  • Perform various duties as assigned throughout Transfer Track
  • Host students and lead sessions during Welcome Week Transfer Track
  • Complete Welcome Week Training from August 25-30
  • Provide programmatic support to the Welcome Week Program from August 31 - September 4

Reports to: Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Development & Student Leadership Intern

Program Plan

Plans for a hybrid orientation program (some dates remote and some dates on-campus) are being developed. All programming will be in alignment with recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota COVID protocols. The modality of the program is subject to change and will be communicated with leaders throughout the process. Please see dates and details below. 

Position Qualifications

  • Undergraduate transfer students
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Knowledge of the U of M transfer process
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated awareness of self and others
  • Ability to think critically and be adaptable to situations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Not planning to study abroad before September 5, 2022 and will not graduate prior to December 2022

TSL Learning Outcomes

  • Be confident interacting with students and families
  • Set a personal example of what you expect of others
  • Adapt behavior in response to team or organizational needs
  • Develop cooperative relationships among the people with whom you work
  • Know when to work alone and when to consult with others
  • Seek out challenging opportunities that test your own skills and abilities
  • Take responsibility for and be accountable to your actions
  • Have a clear understanding of how you define diversity
  • Work in situations where the rules are not always clear
  • Learn how to operate in an environment where plans may change with short notice

Important Dates

*All dates, times, and responsibilities listed below are subject to change based on University’s COVID response plan. In addition, Orientation dates have not been set at this time. Hope to be finalized before the application is due.

  • Wednesday, February 2: Application Deadline
  • Monday, February 13: Group Interviews
  • Wednesday, March 2: Notification
  • Wednesday, March 16- Wednesday, April 27: OUE3311 (Wednesdays 3:30- 5:30 p.m.)
  • TBD: Orientation Training
  • TBD: 13 Orientation dates in June, July & August Transfer Orientation
  • Wednesday, August 24- Friday, August 26: Welcome Week Training (Approximately 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily)
  • Monday, August 29- Tuesday, August 30: Welcome Week Support (Hours vary between 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily)
  • Wednesday, August 31- Sunday, September 4: Welcome Week: Transfer Track (Hours vary between 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily


Transfer Student Leaders will be paid $12.00 per hour.


The TSL Application is closed

Information Sessions

TSL applicants are encouraged, but not required, to attend one of the information sessions for your application to be considered complete. Sign up for the session you plan to attend. 




Friday, January 21 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Monday, January 24 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Monday, January 24 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, January 25 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Wednesday, January 26 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Wednesday, January 26 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, January 27 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Friday, January 28 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Friday, January 28 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, February 1 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345