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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

 

Donuts and Cider for National Transfer Student Week

Wednesday, October 20 from 2:00-5:00pm
Transfer Student Center, 1180 LSA Building

Come to the LSA Transfer Student Center for free donuts and cider to celebrate National Transfer Student Week.

Pre-Med Check Up for Sophomores and Juniors

(Virtual) Thursday, October 21st 2021 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
See your Handshake account for details.


Mock Law Class with Assoc. Dean & Prof. Richard Broughton

Friday, October 22, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM virtual
Join the event and access the pre-readings via your Handshake account.

 

aMplify Night

Monday, October 25 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Transfer Student Center, 1280 LSA Building
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!
 

How to Stay Motivated to Study

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 3:30-5:00pm
Are you struggling to keep up with your work? Most of us have trouble staying motivated to keep up with school work after many tough months.
Join the Women in Science and Engineering Program with the SLC and Newnan Advising for an interactive workshop on finding your will to succeed.
Registration Link: https://myumi.ch/ZQ7yO

 

Hub Studio: Grad School Personal Statement Studio

Wednesday, October 27 from 4:00-5:00 PM
Virtual

This virtual studio will be focused on giving you the tips and tools to assist you in crafting a compelling personal statement. You should attend this virtual studio if you are not sure where to start, stuck on a section, or just looking for a quick review. You can bring a copy of your statement if you have one, an outline you are working on, or just the writing prompt you are working through.
Studio Format Information: Virtual Hub studios are structured in a way that allows for you to drop in via Zoom anytime between 4 and 5:30pm. We will provide helpful digital tools that focus on developing personal statements. Hub coaches will be on hand in breakout rooms to answer quick questions and provide short reviews of your drafts in support of you crafting a compelling personal statement. We will also provide information on the ways that the Hub, Newnan, and other university services can continue to support you on this part of the application process.
RSVP Here!


Hub Small Group: Finding an Internship in Business

Thursday, October 28 from 1:00-1:45 PM
Virtual

Join an Internship Program Coordinator for an advice-laden discussion on securing a highly-prized business internship. Together, we’ll explore strategies for searching for internship opportunities as well as ways to position yourself for success in applications. The small group setting will allow plenty of time for discussion—so bring your questions!
RSVP Here!



Hub Workshop: Finding Internship Funding

Tuesday, November 2 from 4-5pm
This workshop, hosted by the LSA Opportunity Hub and the LSA Scholarship Office, will provide resources and strategies for securing financial support for an upcoming internship. Together, we’ll cover types of LSA and external funding options, funding application timelines, points of contact, and how to find them. Lastly, we’ll explore how to build a personalized budget for an upcoming internship — so you can confidently pursue these transformative work experiences without financial barriers.

RSVP now to reserve your spot! The link to join this workshop will be emailed to you 24 hours before the event.
 

Going to Grad School

Wednesday, November 3, 3:30-5:00pm
Do you think a graduate program in STEM might be right for you? Join us for a virtual panel of graduate students who will answer questions about the admissions process, how they decided what program to attend, and their experiences thus far in the graduate program.
Registration Link: https://myumi.ch/AxW8y

 

aMplify Night

Monday, November 8 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Transfer Student Center, 1280 LSA Building
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!

Hub Small Group: Finding Your First Pre-Law or Policy Internship

Wednesday, November 10 from 12-1pm - virtual
Join an Internship Program Coordinator for an advice-laden discussion on navigating the highly competitive world of undergraduate law and policy internships. We will explore strategies for searching for opportunities with law firms, governments, think tanks, consulting firms, and nonprofits. We will discuss intern hiring timelines and highlight notable programs currently accepting applications. In addition, we’ll review what employers are looking for in your application and how to build up relevant skills and experiences. The small group setting will allow time for discussion—so bring your questions!

Register now. The link to join the small group will be emailed to you 24 hours before the event. Spots are limited.
 

Medical School Student Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 18, 3:30-500pm
Here is your chance to hear about what life is like for several medical school students and residents. Learn about each of their paths to medicine, experiences in medical school, and things they wished they had known in college.
Registration Link: https://myumi.ch/pdYmj

 

aMplify Night

Monday, November 22 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Transfer Student Center, 1280 LSA Building
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!

Medical School Inside Story

Monday, November 29 from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Do you have questions about medical school admissions? Get your answers straight from the inside! U-M Medical School Admissions Director Carol Teener will demystify medical school applications, expectations, and reviews in her presentation.
Registration Link: https://myumi.ch/nbgNZ
 

aMplify Night

Monday, December 6 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Transfer Student Center, 1280 LSA Building
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!


aMplify Night

Monday, December 20 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Transfer Student Center, 1280 LSA Building
aMplify Nights are hosted by optiMize and are all about enriching your transfer experience at U-M. Through community, social events, and awareness of what the university has to offer, feel that you know you belong. And learn about optiMize while you’re here!

Back in person with free food!!

 

 



 

 

 



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 Sarah St. Amie (saralavo@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 2021 - 2022 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

LSA Transfer Student Center - 1180 LSA Building. This space is just for Transfer students and has a small kitchen area where you can heat up food, store food in a refrigerator, or just hang out with other Transfer students. There are also lockers you can use for the day near the front of the building.

The 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.

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