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November 20, 2014

Student Spotlight


Celebrate the milestone
Four weeks left!

There is a lot happening. The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight. As we buckle down for the whirlwind ahead, don't forget to lean on the supports you have around you and create a vision for the future.

How are you doing? We want to know your story.

Tell us about your transition at this point and be entered in a drawing for a $25 Gift Card.

The Shift

At this point many transfers are chanting the mantra "Four more weeks, Four more weeks" while planning for what next semester brings. It is a lot to manage all at once. Remember to connect to your resources to develop your plan for the future as you finsh this semester strong.

Spring Registration has begun:
Make an appointment with your Advisor ASAP to discuss Spring registration and beyond. Use Graduation Planner to create different options future semesters. Bring your questions about getting involved in groups or research, using your Strengths on campus, or learning abroad to make the most of your appointment.

Winter is Coming!
Perhaps, it’s already here. However, Gophers are resilient, they’re resourceful - and use tunnels to stay warm. Learn the ‘Gopher Way’ to get between classes without needing to bundle up. Learn how to connect to buildings via tunnels and skyways on East/West Bank and St. Paul.

Choosing or changing your major?
Spring registration is underway, so now is the time to start thinking ahead. If you are exploring majors (or thinking of changing your major), check out the Getting Started guide from the Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE) for some tips. Appointments are also available—stop by 511 STSS or call 612-624-3076.

Cramming with Company:
End of the semester studying can be better together than alone. Study using a SMART strategy with peer tutors, test bank materials, or form your own study group. Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) also has walk-in tutoring available to all students on East/West Bank and St. Paul.

Goldy's Reminders

Wait! When is my Final Exam?
As you set a plan for your last weeks for the semester check the schedule for Final Exams. Note: there are no regular classes during finals week and you may meet in a different room or at a different time than normal. Don’t forget to check the hours for U Libraries as you prepare. You can ‘get your study on’ at some locations that have open study space for 24hrs.

Don't Miss Your Chance!
Have you taken StrengthsFinder yet? Learn about your greatest talents and how to apply them towards career, academics, relationships and your college experience. New fall 2014 transfer students have until Dec. 18 to take StrengthsFinder free! Visit our website and complete the request form today.

Parking for Spring 2015:
Does your commute to campus change for spring or just looking for a different place to park? Don't forget the deadline to enter the lottery for student parking contracts is November 24th

Stay Safe:
It’s getting darker earlier and exams can have us staying on campus later studying. Follow some helpful tips to stay safe from SAFE U. Visit the website and be sure to sign up for TXT-U alerts.

Share your voice:
Join the University Transfer Student Board (UTSB). Members of UTSB create a space for transfer students to provide student perspective on important issues facing the transfer community. Meetings open to all transfers! Email - utsb@umn.edu

Transfer Events

University Transfer Student Board Meetings
Dates: Nov. 20, Dec. 4
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 121 STSS (Science Teaching and Student Services Building)


Trivia Night
Coffman Union, Goldy's Gameroom - 11/21 @9pm

Movie - Maze Runner
Coffman Memorial Union, Theater - 11/21 @ 8pm

Wrestling- Gophers v. Mich. St.
Sports Pavilion - 11/21 @ 7:30p

Turkey Bowl
Goldy's Gameroom - Coffman - Now thru 11/22

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers
TCF Bank Stadium - 11/23

Gopher Women's Hockey v. St. Cloud St.
Braemar Arena - 11/23 @7pm

One Step Closer to the Dream
Appleby Rm 41 - 11/25

Gopher Women's Basketball v. Southern
Williams Arena - 11/25 @7pm

University Closed- Thanksgiving Break

Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers
TCF Bank Stadium - 11/30

Winter Safety Social
Van Cleve Park - 12/3

Movie - Let's Be Cops
Coffman Theater - 12/5 @ 8pm

American Indians in MN
Appleby Rm 41 - 12/5

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