College Friends

NATIONAL TRANSFER
STUDENT WEEK

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.

#TransferStudentWeek

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. Watch this space for the 2022 marketing kit coming later this summer!

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IDEAS & RESOURCES

EDUCATING
Help others understand the complexity of transfer mobility by sharing student stories and data.

PROGRAMMING

Host events and activities that celebrate the diversity of the transfer student experience on your campus.

MARKETING

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?
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HIGH-ACHIEVING
TRANSFERS

I got really good grades in high school and even earned some dual enrollment credits. I was accepted to several schools, but...

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VARIED TRANSFER
PATHWAYS

 I thought I wanted a big university experience, but going there wasn't what I expected at all. Nothing felt right, so...

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STAYING
"ON TRACK"

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...

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TRANSFER
TRIGGERS

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...

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JUGGLING
RESPONSIBILITIES

I work full time and have been taking classes off and on for  years. I need a bachelor's degree to qualify for a promotion at work, but...

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HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE?

Jumpstart your creativity by exploring our list of ideas for educating, programming, and giveaways.