Your First Six Weeks

New Transfers: Make the Most of your First Six Weeks!

There is a lot to explore and learn as you transition to a new campus! In order to help you get off to a strong start and take advantage of all the U has to offer we’ve created a calendar of events and resources just for you.

Some of these events are just for transfer students, some are college or major specific, and some are open to all U of M students. We are sure you will find something that interests you!

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Calendar of Events

WEEK 1

Virtual Tour of Canvas
Jan. 18 | 3 - 3:30 p.m. | Virtual event - participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering

Racism Untaught Exhibition Opens
Jan. 19 | HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Virtual May & Summer Study Abroad Expo
Jan. 20 | 1 - 2 p.m. 

Virtual Bingo-Snowstorm
Jan. 20 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 1

Virtual Tour of Canvas 
Jan. 21 | 3 - 3:30 p.m. | Virtual event - participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering

Virtual Trivia
Jan. 21 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 1

Start Strong: Early Semester Planning  
Jan. 22 | 12:15 - 1 p.m. | Virtual event - participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering

Transfer Student Workshop Series: New to the U
Jan. 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual Event

Bullet Journaling for Motivation 
Jan. 22 | 2 - 2:45 p.m. | Virtual event - participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering

Start Strong: Early Semester Planning  
Jan. 24 | 7 - 7:45 p.m. | Virtual event - participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering


WEEK 2

Design for 3D Printing
Jan. 26 | 1 - 2 p.m. | Bio-Medical Library

Bullet Journaling for Motivation 
Jan. 27 | 4 - 4:45 p.m. | Virtual event - participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering

Virtual Bingo-Diving In
Jan. 27 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 2

Bloom, Blot, Brush: Watercolor and Ink Workshop
Jan. 28 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Virtual event 

Virtual Trivia
Jan. 28 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 2

Transfer Student Workshop Series: Study Like a Gopher
Jan. 29 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual Event


WEEK 3

Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)
Feb. 1 | 1 - 2 p.m. | Virtual event - participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering

CEHD Resume Review Day
Feb. 3 | 1 - 4 p.m. 

Virtual Bingo-Drag Bingo
Feb. 3 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 3

Virtual Trivia
Feb. 4 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 3

Environmental Internship & Career Fair
Feb. 5 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Virtual Event

Tips & Tools for Spring Semester Planning
Feb. 5 | 12:15 - 1 p.m. | Virtual event - participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering

Transfer Student Workshop Series: Prepare For Your Future Career
Feb. 5 | 1 - 2 p.m. | Virtual Event


WEEK 4 

You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
Feb. 8 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Virtual Event

CEHD Health Sport & Recreation Career Fair
Feb. 10 | 3 - 5 p.m. | Virtual Event

Virtual Bingo-Netflix
Feb. 10 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 4

Virtual Trivia
Feb. 11 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 4

College of Design Research and Creative Scholarship Showcase
Feb. 12  | 9  - 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with Leaders
Feb. 12 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Virtual Event

Transfer Student Workshop Series: Freaky Fast Finances
Feb. 12 | 1 - 2 p.m. | Virtual Event


WEEK 5

Major/Minor Expo Week
Feb 15 - 19 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Multiple, virtual events all week to help you explore U of M majors & minors

Tips and Tools for spring semester planning
Feb. 15 | 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. | Virtual event - participants will be emailed the Zoom link after registering

The Portfolio Event: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design
Feb. 16 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

CEHD Practice Interview Day
Feb. 17 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Virtual Event

Virtual Bingo-Very Punny
Feb. 17 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 5

Virtual Trivia
Feb. 18 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 5

Transfer Student Workshop Series: Pause & Plan
Feb. 19 | 1 - 2 p.m. | Virtual Event


WEEK 6

Virtual Bingo-HGTV
Feb. 24 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 6

Virtual Trivia
Feb. 25 | 8 - 9 p.m. | Zoom Link Week 6

University of Minnesota Job & Internship Fair 2021
Feb. 26 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Virtual Event

Lunch with Leaders
Feb. 26 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Virtual Event

 

Ongoing Opportunities

Speak with a One Stop Counselor
One Stop provides expert advice regarding registration, financial aid, billing, payment, student records, and veterans benefits.

One-on-one free financial wellness meeting
Virtual appointments

Nutritious U Food Pantry
Open every other week on Wednesday, beginning February 3rd. Students can place an order for food to be picked up via the website.

SMART Learning Commons Tutoring
Online appointments and virtual drop-in tutoring

Peer Library Research Consultations
Virtual appointments

Drop-in & By Appointment Media Project Help
Virtual appointments

Major Exploration Coaching drop-ins and appointments for undecided students
Virtual appointments

Monthly College of Design Student Forums
Ongoing

First Step Session for study abroad
The First Step Session can be completed online at any time and takes about 20 minutes.

Student Writing Support consultations
Virtual appointments

Virtual PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions
Weekly, Mondays from 12-1pm and Wednesdays from 3-4pm

De-Stress Student Group Stress Check-in
Ongoing Boynton Health Service

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence Tutoring Resources
Ongoing Online

Weekly meetings & events of the University Transfer Student Board
All transfer students are welcome!

Complete a Coffee Chat with a Transfer Insider
Ongoing

Pre-Law Workshops and Advising
Ongoing

Drop-in Coaching for Pre-Health Science Students
Ongoing

Important Deadlines

Apply for the University Honors Program
Applications for Fall 2021 Due January 29th, 2021

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) application
Applications for summer and fall 2021 projects are due February 21st, 2020. 
There will be an additional deadline for Fall 2021 in early July 2021.