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LSA Transfer Student Program

The Transfer Student Program’s mission is to help you connect to the university community and provide you with the tools and resources you need to achieve your goals at Michigan and beyond. Please click on one of the + signs below to see the full details of each menu item.

Academic & Career Programs

Transfer Student Share Sessions

Monday, February 22 from 8:30am - 9:30am
Monday, February 22 from 3:30 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, February 23 from 2:00 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 24 from 11am - noon
Thursday, February 25 from 11am - noon
Friday, February 26 from 8:30am - 9:30a

Zoom url - https://umich.zoom.us/j/5579214227  

Stop by during this one hour drop-in session to meet other transfer students, share tips about things you have learned about how to best navigate your classes and the University while being remote, and hear from an academic advisor about tips to ensure you are getting the most out of your experience here. This is also a time to ask questions you may have, such as the grading policies for this term and registering for the upcoming spring, summer and fall terms. Drop-in anytime during the session and stay for as long as you wish.

 

Ace Your Courses: Metacognition is Key! 

Tuesday, February 23 from 4-5:30pm
Sessions @ Michigan Link

Have you ever found yourself putting forth a great deal of effort into your courses, but not feeling like you are actually learning or are left unsatisfied with your grade? This workshop, based on the work of Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, will enable you to analyze your current learning strategies, understand exactly what changes you need to implement to earn an A in your courses, identify concrete strategies to use during the remainder of your semester, and become a more efficient learner.

Hub Workshop: BIPOC Graduate Student Panel: "So you want to go to grad school?"

February 23 from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Are you thinking about going to grad or professional school but are unsure if it’s worth the time, money, or energy? The Hub has put together a diverse panel of current or recently graduated grad-students to share their stories about navigating the application process, including how to ask for letters of recommendation and find opportunities to pay for tuition and living expenses. 

The panel will also discuss topics such as: finding the program that was the best fit for them, overcoming feelings of imposter syndrome to confidently apply to your dream school, hearing about day-to-day life as a grad student, and building relationships with professors and advisors. 
RSVP now to reserve your spot! The link to attend the panel will be emailed to you after you RSVP.
Register for all opportunities on the Opportunity Network.


Hub Workshop: Budgeting & Funding

February 24 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Securing financial support and understanding how to manage this support should not serve as a barrier to transformative internship experiences. This workshop, designed specifically for LSA students, will provide budgeting information and strategies as well an opportunity to practice building a personalized budget for potential summer internships. Haven’t yet secured the funding? That’s okay, as we will also be sure to spend some time exploring options and resources for funding available to all LSA students so you can confidently pursue these meaningful, career-shaping learning opportunities.
Register for all opportunities on the Opportunity Network.
 

Hub Small Group: Getting Your First Policy Internship

February 25 from 3-4pm
Join an Internship Program Coordinator to get advice on navigating the complex process of finding and applying to policy-focused internships. We will explore strategies for searching for opportunities with governments, think tanks, consulting firms, and nonprofits and highlight some programs currently accepting applications. We will also review which skills are in-demand in the policy sector and tips on networking. The small group setting will allow time for discussion, so bring your questions!
Register for all opportunities on the Opportunity Network.

Winter 2021 Transfer Turf

Wednesday, March 3 from 6-8pm 
A gathering for transfer students to connect with other transfer students, build community, and learn about campus resources! All Transfer Turfs for the Winter 2021 semester will be hosted on Zoom. This event is open to all transfer students at U-M! 
Zoom Link https ://umich.zoom.us/j/96040766041 
Passcode: 620579  

UCC’s Skilled and Savvy: Contributing to a Diverse Workplace Conference

Friday, March 5th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Register: umcareer.center/SS2021
The University Career Center (UCC) is excited to host the second annual professional development conference, happening virtually.
At this conference:
Learn how to stand out in your job and internship search during the COVID-19 pandemic
Connect with employers and other students to learn what's happening in the world of work
Ask questions and hear personal stories from employers about their workplace experiences
Enjoy a keynote address and fun breaks where you can meet some of UCC's career coaches
Prepare for future professional opportunities
** After attending the entire conference you will receive a free padfolio. **

Featured Employers: Citi, Eli Lilly and Company, Huron Consulting, The Kraft Heinz Company, Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler), Thomson Reuters, & Walmart Corporate
UCC would like to thank our marketing partners: Arab Student Association, Black Business Undergraduate Society, Black Student Union, H.E.A.D.S. (Here Earning a Destiny through Honesty, Eagerness, and Determination of Self), and United Asian American Organizations.


Registration ends when the event is full or on Sunday, February 28th. (whichever comes first) Sign up today!
 

Hub Small Group: Make an Impact through Nonprofit Internships

March 9 from 3-4pm
Join an Internship Program Coordinator for an advice-laden discussion on the world of nonprofit internships. We will talk about the variety of nonprofit organizations, how to structure your internship search and strategies for finding “unlisted” opportunities. The session will also highlight some organizations currently accepting applications and review tips to make your application materials and emails stand out. The small group setting will allow ample time for discussion, so bring your questions!
Register for all opportunities on the Opportunity Network.
 

Michigan Teacher Recruitment Fair

March 16 & 17
Held Virtually through Handshake
March 16: Early Elementary, Elementary, K-12
March 17: Secondary, Special Education, Administrative


Hub Event: Graduate School Funding Webinar

March 16 from 4:00pm-5:00pm
Did you find the grad program you’ve been looking for, but not sure how to pay for it? Are you unsure what funding options are available both on and off campus? This webinar is intended to help you, LSA students, explore means of making grad or professional school more financially feasible. By hearing from representatives from Rackham Graduate School and the Office of Financial Aid, you’ll learn about the differences between loans, work study, grants, scholarships, fellowships, and graduate student teaching assistant positions. 
The event will consist of three 10-minute presentations, and a live 15 min Q & A session to get your questions answered. You will also hear from a Hub coach about how the Hub can best support you throughout the process. 
Register for all opportunities on the Opportunity Network.


Hub Workshop: Identity @ Work Panel

Wednesday March 31 from 5-6pm
Have you ever had to wrestle with changing your name to assimilate at work? Or debated how to wear your hair to an interview? Maybe you’ve considered adjusting the way you speak, or which parts of your experience to share in your application materials? Join us to hear directly from LSA alums to explore what it means to be authentically ourselves in the workplace and what happens if we face conflict or pushback in these situations.
Register for all opportunities on the Opportunity Network.


Hub Workshop: So you want to find an Internship?

April 7 from 5:00pm-6:30pm
Internships provide an exciting, hands-on learning opportunity for you to explore your interest in a particular field and inform the next steps in your career journey. But what should you consider before and during your internship search? Join Hub coaches to explore your interests and get a broad overview of the internship search process; then connect with internship program coordinators in breakout rooms to get insider tips on standing out as you seek opportunities in health and science, business and tech, arts and nonprofits, and government/public policy. 
Register for all opportunities on the Opportunity Network.

Winter 2021 Transfer Turf

Wednesday, April 7 from 6-8pm 
A gathering for transfer students to connect with other transfer students, build community, and learn about campus resources! All Transfer Turfs for the Winter 2021 semester will be hosted on Zoom. This event is open to all transfer students at U-M! 
Zoom Link  https://umich.zoom.us/j/96040766041 
Passcode: 620579  

Hub Workshop: Hub Workshop: Post-Grad Planning for Seniors

April 14 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed and in the case of graduating seniors thinking about life after undergrad, the pressure feels intensified. However, the pressure can feel less heavy with intentional planning and preparation. Join the LSA Opportunity Hub in this virtual workshop where coaches will facilitate a space for graduating seniors to pause and reflect on what they’re taking away from their LSA experience, and to build a strategy for what comes next. There will be a special focus on connecting seniors to resources that remain available post graduation.    
Register for all opportunities on the Opportunity Network.


 

 



 

 

 



Academic Resources

Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) provides undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds with a wide variety of global engagement and learning opportunities around the world. CGIS currently offers more than 90 programs in 40 different countries that span the globe. CGIS programming features semester-long study abroad options, 3–10 week long programs during spring and summer, and academic- and calendar-year programs.

International Student English Language Resources for international students, scholars and family members are available – on and off campus – for assistance writing papers; tips on listening comprehension and note-taking; translation services; and lessons in English as a Second Language (ESL).

Language Resource Center offers language tutors and conversation partners along with many ither resources to help you.

LSA Academic Calendar shows you the dates for registration, when classes start, drop deadlines, and many other dates and deadlines. 
 

LSA Transfer Student Center lists a wide range of academic and non academic resources available to transfer students.

The Math Lab located in B860 East Hall, offers free walk-in tutoring services to students taking math classes numbered through 217. Their current walk-in schedule is posted on their website. 

Mindfulness sessions on campus

Newnan's Stay on Track page. This page provides many tools for helping you achieve your academic goals from basic time management skills to specific studying tools.

Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. This page lists the top national scholarships and fellowships that are avilable to our students.

Physics Help Room and Tutoring is located in 1416 Randall and provides help to students taking the introductory physics classes. To see the schedule, and to see the other tutoring help available, check out their website.

The Science Learning Center (SLC), located in off of the atrium in the Chemistry Building, offers resources, such as study groups, to students taking science classes. Note that their Satellite Location, in 2165 Undergraduate Science Building (USB), houses a study lounge, team rooms, and computers. The SLC also offers appointment-based peer tutoring for Transfer students.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides provide services for note taking, document delivery services, testing accommodations and guides on how to approach University faculty and staff regarding student disability paperwork. You can stop by their office in G-664 Haven Hall, call them at (734) 763-3000, or go to their website to register with them online.

The Sweetland Center for Writing offers a wide range of resources to help students with  writing. Note, their resources are there to support you in any class, not just your
writing classes. When you are ready to take your ULWR, be sure to check
out the Writing 350 class: that comes highly recommended by other transfer students as not only a way to help you in your ULWR, but to also help you transition to UM.

Are you an International Student? Check out the many writing courses Sweetland offers to help you.

University Libraries provide many services for students including one-on-one appointments with a librarian to help you with your research, understanding what is needed for a writing assignment for a class, study spaces, free non-credit workshops about using technology, such as Excel, and of course access to books, journals and databases. Not sure where to get started, call or email: Gabriel Duque gduque@umich.edu or Alex Deeke adeeke@umich.edu for help. You can also visit their webpage for Transfer students

Non-Academic Resources

Basic Needs has a document that is is a first step in accessing support for students at U-M experiencing food, housing, or financial insecurity. It lists resources, contact information, and how to access the resource for those who could use assistance in these or other areas.

Basic Needs Assistance on Wolverine Access has links to a variety of assistance for students such as financial, food, health, legal, and housing

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wide array of resources including, individual, couple, and group counseling services for enrolled University of Michigan students. CAPS recognizes that stress management among the student body is extremely important. Their wellness zone includes three massage chairs, yoga and meditation tools, seasonal affective disorder light therapy and much more. Crisis Services are also offered through CAPS and information on them can be found on their website.

Health Services  Call 734.764.8320 to schedule or talk about a health concern.

The International Center  (IC) helps international students to navigate immigration regulations and provides workshops on U.S. academic and cultural issues. The IC also is where students would go for an I-20 extension, reduced course load requests, and OPT and CPT requests.

LSA Opportunity Hub helps LSA students find ways to enhance their liberal arts education, both inside and outside of the classroom, through courses and opportunites. The Hub helps students connect with alumni and find internships as a few examples of what they offer.

Mindfulness Sessions on campus.

Transfer Tips information for new Transfer Students from the Office of New Student Programs. You can also access past newsletters which contain a variety of information.

The University Career Center offers both online and in-person resources to help you explore, decide, and prepare for your career following your time as a student at the University of Michigan. With career guides, assessment tools, alumni profiles, and more, you can check out the Career Center website for online guidance and information on possible events and presentations that can increase your knowledge about your options. Furthermore, there are online resources available to help you find jobs, internships, enhance your networking skills and practice interviewing.

Veteran & Military Services help veterans, military members and their dependents navigate the university and to provide resources they may need. On their website, youcan find resources on how to use your veteran benefits to pay for education, links to scholarships, veteran-friendly contacts within the university and other valuable resources.

 

Academic Opportunities and their Application Deadlines

 

  • New England Literature Program (NELP)
    Applications due 1st week in January

  • UM Study Abroad - CGIS
    GIEU (Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates) - Applications are due November 1
    GCC (Global Course Connections) - Applications are due December 1
    Intensive Spanish/French/Italian 230, Mandarin 203 due January 15
    Spring/Summer Terms - Applications due February
    For questions/concerns, contact cgis@umich.edu
  • Camp Davis
    Applications due by April 1, in order to be considered for financial aid

For additional academic opportunities, please see our On-Campus and Off-Campus Academic Programs page.

 

 

Groups and Opportunities for Transfer Students

LSA Transfer Student Center lists a wide range of academic and non academic resources available to transfer students.

The Transfer Student Resources Commission (TSRC) works through the University of Michigan's Central Student Government. Their goal is to advocate for current transfer students and improve the transition process for future transfer students. The TSRC hopes to build a transfer student community on campus and use their experience to help others.

Here are the links to their Facebook page and Facebook group that you can join! Also, the general email where you can contact them is: asktsrc@umich.edu

Transfer Connections (TC) is a mentorship program for LSA transfer students’ that connects you with peer mentors (former transfer students) and faculty/staff mentors in order to ease your transition to Michigan. TC designs programs around YOUR interests! Every month you can count on us to provide a wide array of activities, from recreation-based to visual and performing arts activities. The program is voluntary and selective. All new LSA transfer students admitted for fall or winter term are eligible to apply.

Transfer Connections Groups are made up of 8-12 Mentees (new transfer students) that share a peer mentor and faculty/staff mentor -- you'll get to know other students and faculty/staff members with similar and different interests. Being in the program will allow you to take advantage of great opportunities that most transfer students don’t notice until at least a year or more on campus. Transfer Connections helps build networks with other students, faculty and staff who can help you make the most of your remaining undergraduate career.

The deadline to apply is July 31st. Early applications are encouraged because of limited space. Extensions available by request.

To find out more visit onsp.umich.edu/transfer-connections or https://www.facebook.com/TransferConnections/. Please contact Linh Huynh (lmhuynh@umich.edu) if you have any questions.

UROP Changing Gears (CG) is a program designed for community college transfer students who will be attending the University of Michigan in the Fall or Winter semesters. Become a part of an ongoing research project in your field of interest and work alongside UM Faculty and Scholars on groundbreaking research. You learn valuable academic skills, applying these skills to your research project, academics, and future career and opportunities, while receiving academic credit or compensation for your efforts in research work.

First Generation Students is a website devoted to first generation students attending UM. U-M faculty, students and staff who are first-generation students and graduates proudly share their stories here, but you can also find resources specifically for first generation students.

Housing Information

University Resources

The University’s Housing website is the perfect place to start your housing search and they have a section for transfer students

If you’re interested in off-campus housing, check out Beyond the Diag (BTD). BTD is a program based in the Dean of Students Office that helps you in your off-campus housing search, while keeping you connected with campus life with their twelve neighborhoods on both the North and Central campuses.

You can also check out the Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC) Co-Ops which offer housing by the semester.

Internet Resources to Search for Housing

Washtenaw Area Apartment Association listings
http://www.wa3hq.org/midigscom---find-wa3-apartments.html

MI Live listings
http://realestate.mlive.com/for-rent

Other listing services

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/MI-Ann-Arbor.html

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/

http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartments/Michigan/Ann-Arbor/
 

Study Spaces on Campus

Campus Libraries:

  • Shapiro Undergraduate Library & Shapiro Science Library (aka the UGLI)
    • 15 study rooms on 2nd and 3rd floors, which you can request
    • For reservations and other questions, you can also call the circulation desk at: (734)764-7491
  • Hatcher Graduate Library
    Study carrels are available for reservation either weekly or by semester. You can reserve them at: or you can call the circulation desk at: (734)764-0401
  • Art, Architecture & Engineering Library (North Campus)
    18 study rooms on the second floor, which you can request
  • The Law Library
    Not only is Michigan’s Law Library one of the coolest buildings on campus, but it’s a great, quiet place to get your work done. However, if you prefer to chat with friends or eat during your study sessions, steer clear as students here require a noiseless environment.

The University Unions:

The Willis Ward Lounge, Patio, Reading and Quiet Study Lounge, and the MUG and Tap Room are all available for your use. Check them out.

Study Spaces you can reserve:

For the 2020 - 2021 school year, you can reserve study space on campus through this link, https://studyspaces.umich.edu/

Study Spaces in the Schools:

Each building and specific school on campus have designated study spaces. As you adjust to the new campus and get a feel for you class schedule, don’t be afraid to explore the buildings and find your favorite spot. But to start you off, we’ve shared some of our favorites:

  • School of Education
  • The School of Social Work
    • The basement of the SSW offers students a computing site. Although it may be restricted to social work students at specific times, there are plenty of tables and comfortable individual seating for a quiet study session.
  • Ross School of Business
    • The Davidson Winter Garden is a wide and open place to study with a Starbucks for study snacks and a way to keep that steady flow of caffeine pumping for those late night study sessions.
  • Atriums in East Hall
    Both atriums are located on the East side of the Building. The northern one is the Psychology atrium, and the southern one is the Math atrium. Both can be used by students of any major.

Places to Heat up Food

Dana Building (School for Environment and Sustainability) has a small kitchen with two microwaves and a small sink that anyone can use. The kitchen is just off of their atrium space on the first floor of the building. If you come into the building from the Diag side, go up the front steps and turn left after you enter, and then make an immediate right into the Atrium. The kitchen is on the left.

The Ginsberg Center is located at the corner of Hill and East University, just behind the Ross School of Business. It has a microwave anyone can use, as well as lots of study space. Additionally, if you are part of a student group and looking for a space to meet, they do have rooms available to use.

Connect with Nature

Nichols Arboretum (the Arb) is a great park-like area located by the hospitals. There are lots of trails for walking and jogging and many places to just sit and relax. You can walk to the Washington Heights entrance in about 15 minutes from the center of the Diag.

Outdoor Adventures provides outdoor educational and recreational opportunities for all students, regardless of prior experience. Outdoor equipment from camping gear to snowshoes to tug-of-war ropes can be borrowed from their Rental Center. They offer classes in wilderness medicine and outdoor skills such as backcountry cooking and building outdoor shelters. If you just want to get outside, they offer a variety of trips during weekends and breaks. Past destinations have included dogsledding in the Upper Peninsula, canoeing and kayaking the Huron River, and backpacking the Grand Canyon.