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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.

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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 Only confirmed transfer students will be allowed to join.


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The Transfer Student Network (TSN) is a program designed to help first-semester transfer students feel comfortable 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. Connect with them while enjoying a free Starbucks drink, courtesy of OTE!

Want to get connected to a Transfer Insider? Sign up at to request a Coffee Chat. You can also indicate if you want to request a chat with a specific Insider!

At Home in MN is a program designed to provide additional support to students who are from out-of-state. This program provides out-of-state students with the opportunity to explore Minnesota events and culture while connecting with other out-of-state students. We know that while the transition to college can be different for all students, out-of-state students sometimes have unique concerns, such as traveling to/from their home state, adjusting to Minnesota weather and finding a local healthcare provider [link top concerns sheet]. Our program goals are to:

  • Connect first-year students and new transfer students from out-of-state with other out-of-state students.

  • Assist out-of-state students in accessing resources to support their transition.

  • Introduce traditions and events to out-of-state students so they may become familiar with Minnesota culture.

Each semester there will be a series of events and workshops you can attend. Out-of-state students will receive emails inviting them to these events throughout the year.

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. For more information on TSE visit

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