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National Transfer Student Week 


What is National Transfer Student Week (NTSW)?

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students organizes National Transfer Student Week (NTSW) annually on every third week of October to celebrate transfer students and those that support them through their academic journey1.

At UC San Diego, we love our Triton Transfers! Our transfer students make up about 33% of the undergraduate population and are a valued part of our campus community.  We want to celebrate and support the diversity of the transfer student experience. We hope that you join in on this celebration!


  1. “National Transfer Student Week 2020.” National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students,

2020 Participation



October 19 - 23, 2020: Archive





basementsticker.jpgThe Basement Sticker Design Contest: 

Calling all Triton Transfers who are artists, designers, and creatives!  In celebration of Transfer Student Appreciation Week and with support from Transfer Student Success, The Basement is excited to host its first Basement Sticker Design Contest! Show us your greatest graphic design skills and you could not only be the artist behind the newest Basement sticker design, but you could also win a cash prize!!  Note that this contest is only open to current UC San Diego transfer students.


1st Place: $75

  • Sticker design used by The Basement
  • Stickers with winning design
  • Artist featured spotlight on The Basement social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Twitter)

2nd Place: $50

  • Sticker design featured on The Basement social media
  • Artist feature on The Basement social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Twitter)

3rd Place: $25

  • Sticker design featured on The Basement social media
  • Artist feature on The Basement social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, & Twitter)


Full Contest Details:   



Triton Transfer Virtual Scavenger Hunt 

Hosted by the Triton Transfer Hub
Get to know the campus and transfer resources through this interactive online scavenger hunt! The first 50 to complete the hunt accurately will received a $10 giftcard to Amazon!

Winners will be notified the following week.



Transfer Spotlights

Hosted by the Institute for Arts & Humanities & Triton Transfer Hub
Celebrating current transfers in IAH and throughout the university! Follow our departments for more!

Monday 10/19/2020

ISPTransferEvent_Oct2020.pngA Place for Non-traditional Transfer Students

Hosted by the International Studies Program
The International Studies Program is happy to have transfer students from different walks of life. In our National Transfer Student Week Event, we are hosting transfer students whose education at UCSD is just a small part of their busy life. We know that our non-traditional transfer students face challenges that most other students don't, and we want to provide a safe space to meet, share personal stories, and voice frustrations that are unique to non-traditional transfers. We think that these students epitomize our program through their commitments off-campus and through their hard work on campus, and want to hear from them directly. If you are a transfer student at UCSD and consider yourself non-traditional, we look forward to having you at our event!
2pm - 3pm PST



Transfers in Undergraduate Research - for STEM, Social Sciences and everything in between!

Hosted by Academic Enrichment Programs and the Triton Transfer Hub
Interested in undergraduate research? There are an abundance of opportunities on campus, it's just about knowing your resources. Learn from a panel of transfer students, your transfer peer coaches, and Academic Enrichment Programs on how you can find opportunities undergraduate research in a variety of majors.                    
4pm - 5pm PST


 Watch previous events on TritonTransferTV's 2020 NTSW Playlist


muirevent.pngMuir Transfer Mixer!

Hosted by Muir College Student Affairs
Take a break from all your school work and join us on Zoom on October 19, 2020 at 4:00pm-5:00pm. Learn more about the resources available to Muir transfer students from different student leaders in the College. It will be an awesome event and a chance for you to connect and get to get to know your fellow transfers with some fun games and awesome prizes.            
4pm - 5pm PST



Tuesday 10/20/2020

Biology Transfer Student Long Term Planning Information Session

Hosted by the Division of Biological Sciences
This information session will cover important resources and tips to assist biology transfer students in building a major plan that allows for balanced courseloads and timely graduation.
10am - 11am PST
Details will be emailed to biology transfer students. 



 Watch previous events on TritonTransferTV's 2020 NTSW Playlist


LGBTQIA-Transfers.jpgLGBTQIA+ transfer students

Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center
Join the Director of UC San Diego’s LGBT Resource Center on Tuesday, October 20th at 2pm for conversations about being a transfer student, navigating LGBTQIA+ identity, and creating community at UC San Diego.
2pm - 3pm PST

Post-Event Resources!





Thinking of Changing your College? Learn about Inter-College Transfer with Revelle College

Hosted by Revelle College
If you are interested in learning about how to switch Colleges, join us to discuss the Inter-College Transfer process. Learn about the required steps and tips to prepare if you'd like to apply for this exception. Hosted by Revelle College Advising, but open to students in all Colleges!
3pm - 4pm PST



 Watch previous events on TritonTransferTV's 2020 NTSW Playlist



SVRC Welcome Back

Hosted by the Student Veterans Resource Center
Join us for our Fall Welcome Back event. Meet our staff and get to know your military-connected community.
3pm - 4pm PST



TransfersAbroad.jpgTransfers Abroad Info Session

Hosted by Study Abroad Office
There are lots of opportunities for transfer students to study abroad, but they require planning in advance. Come see if study abroad may work for you! You'll learn about the different opportunities, what steps you need to take as a transfer student and how financial aid works with each. In addition, one participant will be selected randomly to receive a study abroad t-shirt and UCEAP mini travel bag!
4pm - 5pm PST

Wednesday 10/21/2020

The Basement: Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation at UC San Diego

Hosted by the Office of Innovation & Commercialization - The Basement 
Are you an aspiring Triton student entrepreneur? Do you want to make a positive impact on society through innovation and creativity? Do you want to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply them in a real life setting to make a difference? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, The Basement is here for you! In honor of Transfer Student Appreciation Week, we are featuring a panel of UC San Diego current transfer students and recent alumni who have participated in The Basement programs. Hear their stories and learn more about the programs, events, and opportunities available at The Basement. Don’t miss out on this panel discussion and transfer students can enter in a raffle opportunity to win an entrepreneurship library starter kit!  
3pm - 4pm PST


 Watch previous events on TritonTransferTV's 2020 NTSW Playlist

How to Find a Mentor

Hosted by Teaching + Learning Commons
What's the purpose a mentor? How do you identify a mentor? How do you reach out to a potential mentor? All of these questions will be answered in this workshop, which is open to all, but highly encouraged for transfer students. In honor of National Transfer Student Week, all transfer students in attendance will receive a gift from the Teaching + Learning Commons.
4pm – 5:15pm PST



Transfer-Social-Hour-Flyer-1.pngAll-College Transfer Social Hours 

Hosted by Council of Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Join us for our bi-quarterly Inter-College Transfer Social Hours! Although we may not be able to meet in person, moving virtually can't stop the fun and friendship! For this upcoming Transfer Social Hours, take a break and unwind as we play a variety of online board games and meet other transfer students from across different colleges.
5pm - 7pm


iThrive_Fall2020_stories1021.pngiThrive: Adjusting as an International Transfer Student

Hosted by International Students & Programs Office
iThrive is a series that provides students with an opportunity to explore identity and culture through group discussions, activities and presentations. This series will also highlight resources on campus that support cross-cultural exchange and communication. Through cultural and identity exploration, we can THRIVE. On Wednesday, October 21st we will be focusing on international transfer students in honor of National Transfer Week! Come learn and discuss the issues specific to being an international transfer student.
7pm - 8pm PST






Thursday 10/22/2020

Creating your Academic Plan

Hosted by Academic Advisors
As a transfer student you might already be thinking about your path to graduation. Join Advisors as we give you the tools and resources to build your individual quarterly plan!
2pm - 3pm PST

 Post-Event resources: 



AIP-Transfer-to-Success-Flyer-FA20.pngTransfer to Success Stories: Alumni Panel

Hosted by Academic Internship Program; Teaching + Learning Commons
Join The Teaching and Learning Commons for a transfer alumni panel focused on tips and tools for success as you navigate your experience from college to career!
3:30pm – 5pm

 Post-Event resources: 


Reading Social Justice, Easy as ABC

Hosted by Academic Enrichment Programs
To celebrate National Transfer Student Week (NTSW), Triton Transfers and Academic Enrichment Programs are partnering to host a reading & discussion group that will foreground topics of racial, gender, and socioeconomic inequity.
4pm – 5:30pm PST



Friday 10/23/2020

BYOP: Bring Your Own Pumpkin Decorating & Hangout

Hosted by Triton Transfer Hub
Let's take a minute to get into the Fall spirit by decorating pumpkins! Please bring your own pumpkin and decorations to this event. Don't have a pumpkin or just want to hang out and meet other transfers? No problem! Join the Triton Transfer Hub and your peer coaches for a great, relaxing, Friday afternoon!           
1pm - 3pm





Explore Graduate School and Summer Research Opportunities

Hosted by Graduate Divison, AEP, ROOTS
Meet undergraduate and graduate transfer students! Learn about their journey as a transfer student through undergraduate and graduate education. Consider graduate school and prepare now by learning about research opportunities at UC San Diego.  
1pm - 2pm






Exploring Christianity  

Hosted by Acts2Fellowship
Come meet other current Juniors in Acts2Fellowship! Play some games, make some new friends, hear some stories about their experiences at UCSD.    
8:00 PM          



 Watch previous events on TritonTransferTV's 2020 NTSW Playlist



For Prospective Students and Community

10/20/2020: California Community College Counselor In-Service Training

Hosted by the Office of Admissions
12pm - 1pm PST
Register here!

10/22/2020: National Transfer Student Week: Transfer Admissions Workshop            

Hosted by Office of Admissions
Admissions workshop for prospective students
2pm - 3:30pm PST
Register here!

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Get to know the campus and transfer resources through this interactive online scavenger hunt! The first 50 to complete the hunt accurately will received a $10 gift card to Amazon! Starting 10/19.

The UC's have come together to celebrate YOU! We support transfer students in countless are just some examples!