OCTOBER 17-21, 2022
NISTS organizes National Transfer Student Week to celebrate transfer students and the professionals who support them on their journeys.
As transfer champions, it's vitally important that we build awareness of common transfer barriers and the diverse student needs and identities within our transfer populations. National Transfer Student Week offers the perfect opportunity to highlight transition struggles and successes and unite your campus partners in advocating on behalf of your specific transfer population. Join us for this annual event, every third week of October, to challenge assumptions, build empathy, and instill transfer pride on your campus.
THIS YEAR'S THEME
Plug into Transfer!
This year, help your students and colleagues get 'plugged in' to transfer resources and supports, whether before, during, or after the point of actual campus change (physical or online).
The transfer student experience begins at the first moment of contemplation and lasts all the way through degree/goal completion. Whether you work at a primarily transfer-sending or -receiving institution, that means there are numerous opportunities to celebrate, educate, and reflect on all things transfer.
If you'll plan the programs, we'll provide the artwork to help you advertise! Click the link below to download this year's free marketing kit.
Special shoutout to NISTS Student Assistant, Brianna Taylor, who created this year's marketing materials! Brianna transferred to the University of North Georgia from a private university two years ago and is on-track to finish her art degree this December. Thank you for all your help, Brianna - great job!
IDEAS & RESOURCES
Help others understand the complexity of transfer mobility by sharing student stories and data.
Host events and activities that celebrate the diversity of the transfer student experience on your campus.
Download our free marketing kit graphics to use in your flyers, websites, and social media posts.
LEVERAGING THE POWER OF TRANSFER STORIES
Although transfer-focused research has increased over the years, scholarship alone cannot provide a full picture of the transfer student experience. The transfer stories below reflect a small fraction of the first-hand accounts we’ve heard through the years and may be similar to your students’ experiences.
What type of stories do you tend to hear? How might you share them to build empathy for students' journeys? Which insights could inform new and existing transfer initiatives at your institution?
I got really good grades in high school and even earned some dual enrollment credits. I was accepted to several schools, but...
I thought I wanted a big university experience, but going there wasn't what I expected at all. Nothing felt right, so...
I started college at a small university so that I could save money by living at home. It turns out I didn't take the right pre-reqs...
I started college after high school but dropped out when my daughter was born. Now that all my kids are grown, I've decided to go back...