Transfer Orientation Resources
Orientation is an opportunity to connect with campus resources and learn about your life at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Below you will find a schedule of the live presentations all meant to provide you with the information you need to transition to the University of Minnesota, followed by pre-recorded presentations and resources.
Do you have parents or family supporting your transition to the U of M? Encourage them to check out the Parent & Family Resource Page.
Gold Book is a guidebook to help you and your family in your first year at the University. Gold Book is designed to support your transition and includes sections on Life at the U of M, Learning at the U of M, and Your Next Steps. It will introduce you to some of the University’s departments and services—and the people, places, and things that will be a part of your daily life. Read and refer to this book as you prepare for your transition to the University.
Pre-Recorded Sessions and Resources
Take advantage of the full Golden Gopher experience in one of our supportive on-campus communities—each with its own unique feel, pace, and proximity to campus amenities such as libraries, fitness centers, activities, and much more. Discover new interests, new friendships, and new perspectives living with students from around the world.
The Women’s Center advances gender equity across identities. Serving students, staff, and faculty of all genders, we advance an empowering intellectual environment, educate and inspire bold feminist leaders, and advocate for an equitable University culture and world.
The University of Minnesota values diverse identities and experiences, and honors disability as an important aspect of human diversity. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) serves as a central resource for students, faculty, and staff to collectively address barriers to access on our campus. The Student Access team works with students to identify barriers and, in collaboration with faculty and staff, determine reasonable accommodations to reduce or remove those barriers. If you have a disability and would like to discuss accommodations related to your orientation experience or otherwise, please contact the DRC at 612-626-1333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is dedicated to serving the University of Minnesota’s international community. ISSS supports the University’s internationalization efforts by helping departments bring new foreign nationals into the community; by providing intercultural training for students, staff, and faculty; and by offering events that build links between the U.S. and international communities on campus.