National Transfer Student Week

October 17-21, 2022

National Transfer Student Week takes place in the third week of October each year.  This year, National Transfer Student Week is October 17-21, 2022.

Transfer Student Week celebrates all that transfer students bring to our campus.  Throughout the week we will be holding events, giving away U of M gear, and sharing facts and stories about the Transfer Student Experience.

Transfer students can stop by any transfer week event and enter a drawing to win a U of M Sweatshirt or a giftcard ranging from $10-$25 in value! Over 20 winners will be drawn and you can submit more than one entry if you attend more than one event. 


Transfer Student Week Events

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Monday, October 17

Arts & Crafts "Crafternoon"

2 - 4 p.m  I  Appleby Hall, Room 303  I Registration Form

Join Off-Campus Living and Orientation & Transition Experiences at this "crafternoon" event. Drop by solo or with friends to make crafts and kick off National Transfer Student Week!

*Registration appreciated, but not required

Tuesday, October 18

Pause & Plan Workshop: Putting it all Together

12:30-1:30 p.m. I Coffman Memorial Union, Room 323 I Registration Link

On your résumé, the "Education" section only comprises the top third of the page. What experiences are you going to gain as a U of M student to begin filling in the other two thirds? This workshop will provide the time and structure for you to develop your game plan (Bring a laptop/tablet if you can!). Food will be provided.

*Registration appreciated, but not required

Zoom Hang Out for Transfer Students 25+

6 - 7 p.m  I Virtual Event I Zoom Link

Join your fellow “older than average”  transfer students for a casual Zoom hangout. No formal agenda, Just pop in when you can to say “hi” and meet your fellow transfer students.

Wednesday, October 19

Free Coffee & Donuts!

9 - 10:30 a.m. I  In front of Coffman Union & the St. Paul Student Center 

Celebrate National Transfer Student Week with a free tasty donut and coffee (or hot cider!). Stop by to learn a bit about transfer students at the U of M and celebrate all that transfer students bring to our campus!

Your Future & U with CAPE

3 - 4:30 p.m. I  Coffman Memorial Union, Room 325 I Registration Form

Confused about where to start when it comes to finding a major? No worries! Join the staff from the Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE) to explore the office's resources and take some career exploration inventories.

*Registration appreciated, but not required 

Thursday, October 20


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. I  Carlson School of Management Atrium 

Boynton Health’s PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, cats, chickens, and other therapy animals as available. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. All are welcome!

Gopher Equity Project Discussion

1 - 2 p.m. I  Virtual Event  I  Zoom Link I Registration Form

The Gopher Equity Project introduces students to the concepts of equity, power, privilege, oppression, and identity, which is important to create a foundation of equity and inclusion on our campus. During this session students will engage in discussions around these topics and leave more empowered to make a positive impact on our campus. Come take part and share your experience!

*Registration appreciated, but not required

Make & Take Mini LEGO Kits

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. I  Bruininks Hall, Room 512B I  Registration Form

Stop by to unwind and build your very own free mini LEGO kit that you can take home with you

*Registration appreciated, but not required


Friday, October 21

Freebies & Cookies!

9 a.m. - 3 p.m  I  Coffman Memorial Union, Room 315 

Stop by the Orientation & Transition Experiences office  to grab some freebies and a cookie. Freebies include: U of M buttons, stickers, wristlets, and transfer T-shirts!

Transfer Stories

Are you a current or former transfer student?  Share your transfer student story! Tell us about your experiences as a transfer student and how that has shaped your education and journey.  Stories will be shared on social media and this website. Students who share their story will be eligible to win a U of sweatshirt! 

Share Your Transfer Story