NATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENT WEEK 

 OCTOBER 19-23, 2020 

CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS - 2019

Explore how schools across the country
celebrated National Transfer Student Week.

The information below is posted as a courtesy only. NISTS is not involved in the planning or execution of these activities and does not endorse any one school over another. Please direct all questions and comments to the person whose contact information is provided. 

AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE

Contact: 
Brittany Judson, Student

bjudson@agnesscott.edu

Transfer students and I will be conducting interviews of community members who are either current transfer students at Agnes Scott or are staff/faculty that transferred during their lifetime. These interviews will be made into spotlights that will then be featured on our weekly newsletter, The Irvine, on ASC social media platforms with the hashtag #TransferStudentWeek, and on our academic advising bulletin board. We are also creating a banner to provide awareness around NTSW. The banner will be posted in our student center.

These programmatic activities are organized by Tanzania Nevels (Academic Advisor), Nia Dokes (Student), Lane Porter (Student), Celeste Lan (Student), Cymone Ryals (Student), and me. We're all transfers.

CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA

Contact:
Cristal Landa, Officer of Transfer Engagement
asitransfereng@cpp.edu 

Cal Poly Pomona loves transfers and is excited to celebrate National Transfer Student Week! We hope to create awareness and visibility for Transfer Students.

To see a schedule of our planned events, visit the Cal Poly Pomona National Transfer Student Week website.

INTERSTATE PASSPORT®

Contact:

Kate Springsteen, Member Services Coordinator

kspringsteen@wiche.edu

The Interstate Passport® program is excited to celebrate National Transfer Student Week. The Interstate Passport Network is a nationwide network of colleges and universities whose goal is to streamline student transfer among its member institutions. Information about National Transfer Student Week will be shared with our network members, promoted on our website, on social media, and we will encourage our network members to feature student transfer stories.

The Interstate Passport® program, which is administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, facilitates the block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes across a nationwide network of colleges and universities. Students who earn a "Passport" at a member institution are able to seamlessly transfer their general education learning to other member institutions, saving them time and money. Since its official launch in 2016, 32 colleges and universities across 14 states have joined the network, and over 38,800 students have earned a Passport and the ability to transfer with ease. 

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

Contact: 

Kelly Friesleben, Associate Registrar for Transfer Pathways & Student Success

klf@iastate.edu

  • Monday, 10/21: Kickoff event, open house style with a resource fair Academic colleges providing various opportunities throughout the week with information on our transfer week website.

LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Contact:

Ginny Mihalik, Transfer Counselor/Advisor

vmihalik@lccc.edu

Lehigh Carbon Community College, located in northeastern PA, has planned five days of activities to help inform our students and community about transfer services, programs, and partnerships. We'll be highlighting tips from Transfer Admissions representatives via social media, as well as celebrating many of our alumni who have successfully transferred and will be sharing their words of wisdom throughout the week. We will tie these activities in with our "Graduation Preparation Day" as well as our Middle States Phi Theta Kappa College Completion Week activities, coinciding at the same time. For a list of some of the activities planned, visit the LCCC transfer services website.

LE MOYNE COLLEGE

Contact:

Duane Melzer, Student Success Coach

melzerde@lemoyne.edu

  • Monday, 10/21: "Transfer Student Breakfast" in our food court & lounge area

  • Tuesday, 10/22: "Talk about it Tuesday" presentation, "Demystifying the Core" (our gen ed requirements)

  • Wednesday, 10/23: "Transfer Treats" in our Student Success Center (cider and donuts)

  • Thursday, 10/24: "Green & Gold Day" - Transfers bring an item from their previous college to swap for Le Moyne College swag

  • Friday, 10/25: "Career Readiness" - Transfer student walk-in meetings with Career Advising staff to go over resumes, interviews, internships, etc.

LURLEEN B. WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Contact:

Heather Owen, Director of Student Recruitment

howen@lbwcc.edu

  • Monday, 10/21:  Transfer Tailgate – Tailgate Tent and Lunch on campus. Transfer boards for students to write where they’re planning to transfer to. Sponsored by Alpha Beta Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

  • Tuesday, 10/22: Spa Day in the Student Center. Students can put their best transfer face forward! Transfer boards will also be available. Put on by the LBWCC Cosmetic Arts Program.

  • Wednesday, 10/23: Transfer students are poppin'. Free Popcorn in the Library Building. Transfer Boards will also be available. Sponsored by O.A.R.S and the Director of Student Success.

  • Thursday, 10/24: Transfer Success Lunch & Learn. Students will learn transfer about admission and scholarships as well as insider tips on how to get a step ahead in the transfer process. Sponsored by the Alpha Beta Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

  • Friday, 10/25: We do not have Friday classes so we are encouraging our students to visit a four-year institution.

 

During the week we will also be doing a social media blast through the college’s social media sites of current transfer students at four-year institutions as well as successful two-year/four-year graduates and how their community college experience prepared them for transfer and life in general.

 

We plan to use the information provided on the transfer board cards to follow up with our students on their transfer plans and opportunities. We will share interested student info with our four-year partner institutions to help ensure these students are on the path for transfer success.

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Contact: 
Anthony M. Urmey, Director of Transfer Services & Undeclared Services
aurmey@monmouth.edu

We'll be sharing our transfer students' journeys and successes on social media from 10/14-10/25. Other events are detailed on our National Transfer Student Week website and include: 

  • Tuesday, 10/22: Transfer Bowling Night

  • Wednesday, 10/23: Transfer Pride Day - students encouraged to wear their Transfer Hawks tee-shirts

  • Thursday, 10/24: Transfer Hawks Club and Tau Sigma information tables

PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Contact:  

Antoine Deas, Transfer Advisor 

deasat@pgcc.edu

The activities listed below coincide with the start of PGCC's fall term: 

  • Monday, 9/16: "Chat & Chew" with Trinity Washington University and Morgan State University

  • Tuesday, 9/17: Transfer Experience Tailgate

  • Wednesday, 9/18: Transfer Experience College Fair

  • Thursday, 9/19: "Chat & Chew" with University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Friday, 9/20: College tour of Morgan State University and Stevenson University

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK

Contact:

Fabiana Cilluffo, Transfer Center Student Employee

ffc12@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

  • Monday, 10/21: We will have an alumni panel of graduated Rutgers transfer students that will discuss their transition to the university and how they used Rutgers to their advantage and as a resource to gain success. After a guided Q&A session with panelists, each alumnus will sit down with a table of new transfer students for an informal discussion.

  • Tuesday, 10/22: A trivia night hosted by one of our Transfer Deans. Students can create teams to promote socialization among the transfers and will answer questions of varied topics, ranging from Rutgers history to pop-culture. Finalists will receive a prize of Rutgers merchandise.

  • Wednesday, 10/23: At RU we require full-time transfer students to enroll in a one-credit course, titled: Students in Transition. In order to pass the course, students must attend 2 academic exploration events and 3 "beyond the classroom" events. In previous years, the most highly attended events have been a tour of the Rutgers Zimmerli Art Museum, and Escape Alexander Library. These two events will be held on this day to promote added publicity and attendance.

  • Thursday, 10/24: A free arcade night at the Rutgers Zone (an arcade located in one of our Student Centers). We will have a raffle contest throughout the night for students to win prizes and will be offering free ice cream to every attendee.

  • Friday, 10/25: Free movie night at the on-campus Rutgers Cinema. The film is still TBD as we are waiting to see what movies will be in theaters at the time of the event. We have rented out a theater and will be offering discounted popcorn and soda to the transfer students.

In terms of marketing, we will be using our new @sastransfers Instagram account as an online resource. Prior to the start of NTSW, we will distribute infographics and other materials to SAS administrators, making them aware of the week's events so they can encourage student attendance. Every Students in Transition course will have a presentation on the weekly events and receive NTSW merchandise that has been designed by our transfer team. Some giveaways include pens with a pull-out banner that lists our schedule of events, Rutgers tech stickers, and tailgate tattoos. All of our events will be staffed by Transfer Deans as well as Transfer Mentors, which are previous transfer students that now work as aids in the adjustment of new transfers.

TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Contact:

Matt Mounger, Transfer and Curriculum Administrator

matthew.mounger@tulsacc.edu

Tulsa Community College is working with six schools in the Tulsa and surrounding areas in a collaborative to help students transfer. We have met together to plan transfer week activities. October 15th is our biannual University Day, where 30+ four year colleges and universities come to TCC to share information about transferring. We typically have representation from four states in addition to all the main colleges in Oklahoma. We will use University Day this year as an opportunity to promote all of the transfer week activities.

 

  • Monday, 10/21

    • The University of Tulsa, Northeastern State University, and Rogers State University will bring representatives to Tulsa Community College for a Q&A session about transferring to their schools. TCC will set up space at all four of its campuses so that all students have an opportunity to ask questions. TCC will also take students to Langston University and The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa campus on Monday to tour the campus and meet staff and faculty. Langston University will be serving lunch to students.

  • Tuesday, 10/22

    • Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, Langston University, and The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa will bring representatives to Tulsa Community College for a Q&A session about transferring to their schools. TCC will set up space at all four of its campuses so all students have an opportunity to ask any questions. Northeastern State University will have a transfer event for current students that have already transferred to their school.

  • Wednesday, 10/23

    • We are planning an articulation agreement signing event. This is still in discussion. It could be an actual signing event or an event highlighting all the agreements that have been created over the last year.

  • Thursday, 10/24

    • TCC will take students to Rogers State University for a campus tour and an opportunity to meet staff and faculty.

  • Friday, 10/25

    • TCC will take students to OSU-Tulsa, TU, and NSU for a campus tour and an opportunity to meet staff and faculty.
       

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON

Contact: 

Gretchen Theil, Flyer Student Services Graduate Assistant

theilg1@udayton.edu

This is UD's first annual NTSW celebration and we look forward to hosting many more in the future!

  • Monday, 10/21: NTSW Kick-Off Tabling Event

  • Tuesday, 10/22 - Friday, 10/25: Transfer Student Focus Groups,

  • Tuesday, 10/22 & Wednesday, 10/23: Recruiting Fairs at Sinclair College,

  • Thursday, 10/24: "How Sweet It Is to be a Transfer Student" Cookie Bake-Off

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Contact:

Miranda Miller, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

hein0258@umn.edu

Mug Swap! Students can bring in their mugs from their previous institutions and swap them for a Mechanical Engineering mug.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA

Contact:
Rachael Williams, Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs
rachael.williams@ung.edu

Since the entire Orientation & Transitions Programs (OTP) team will be attending the NODA annual conference for most of the week, we've intentionally scheduled a large amount of passive programming that our student leaders or campus partners can facilitate. 

  • Monday, 10/21 

    • Kickoff Event, 10 AM – 2 PM:  We'll set up a table in front of the student center to provide small giveaways (candy, snacks, stickers, and buttons) and a schedule of events for the week. Our social media intern will take pictures and post transfer students' stories on social media using #transferstudentweek.

    • SGA Transfer Advocacy Partnership, 5:30 PM: The Student Government Association will spotlight current board members who transferred to UNG and allow them to share their transfer stories. 

    • Outstanding Transfer Champion Award:  Nominations open for this award, which recognizes a faculty or staff member transfer students say has been an amazing resource throughout the transition process.  

  • Tuesday, 10/22 

    • Tabling Events (continued), 10 AM – 2 PM 

    • Tau Sigma - interest meeting

    • Fraternity and Sorority Life - social media spotlight of members who transferred to UNG

    • NEB Transfer Advocacy Partnership, 5:30 PM:  The Nighthawks Entertainment Board will encourage transfer student participation in their events and spotlight the stories of current board members who transferred to UNG. 

  • Wednesday, 10/23 

    • Tabling Events (continued), 10 AM – 2 PM: We'll distribute a UNG Transfer Fact Sheet (infographic)  

    • Career Services Event, 12 PM - 1 PM: This event will focus on helping transfer students identify and describe the transferrable skills they gained during the transition between schools.

    • Residence Hall Association Meeting, 6 PM 

    • Student Leadership Resource Team Meeting, 6 PM

  • Thursday, 10/24 

    • Orientation and Transition Programs Office Open House: Transfer Map and Transfer Tips, snacks 

    • Multicultural Student Affairs Transfer Advocacy Partnership:  Transfer Spotlights 

    • Thank You Cards to Department Heads

  • Friday, 10/25  

    • Outstanding Transfer Champion Award presented to winning Faculty/Staff Member

    • Close Social Media Campaign with a Thank You and Additional Resources Information 

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Contact:

Heather Reyes, Transfer Resource Center Coordinator

heather.reyes@wsu.edu

Tuesday, 10/22:  University Writing Portfolio Workshop

Wednesday, 10/23:  Transfer Student Social w/ campus guests

Thursday, 10/24:  Internship Workshop and Tau Sigma-specific Graduate School Workshop

All Week:  Drop-in pre-registration advising and Featured Transfer Student Profiles

Learn more via the WSU National Transfer Student Week website

WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

Contact:

Dr. Kristin M. Mauro, Director of Transfer Pathways

maurok@wou.edu 

We're starting small this year due to limited staffing, but our goal is to expand the events next year so that we have something for each day. We've also created our own hashtag (#WOUNTSW) to use in combination with NISTS's hashtag. Learn more via the WOU National Transfer Student Week website

  • All Week

    • "Where Were You Before WOU?" A map of the United States will be on display in the Werner University Center and students will be able to put a push pin to indicate where they came from.

  • Monday 10/21 

    • Kick-Off Party with Transfer Student Open Mic session. This event is from 4-6 pm and light refreshments will be served.

  • Wednesday 10/23

    • A transfer student will do an Instagram Take Over for the day to help promote the event. I have partnered with the Service Learning and Career Development Office to do a presentation entitled "The Transfer Advantage: Leveraging Your Transfer Experience in Your Career Development." 

Western Oregon University is a member of the Interstate Passport Network and is the first public 4-year institution in Oregon to become a member.

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