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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,




National Transfer Student Week 2021 Archive: October 18 - 22

Monday 10/18/2021

Building your Academic Plan

College and Major Department Advisors

As a transfer student you may already be thinking about your path to graduation. Join Advisors within Revelle and Education Studies as we give you the tools and resources to build your individual quarter by quarter plan!








Sixth Transfer & Staff/ Faculty Mixer


Hosted by Sixth College

Join us at Sixth College- meet other Sixth Transfer students, as well as Sixth staff and faculty! Boxed lunch provided to those who RSVP! Be sure to bring a mask and to show your daily symptom screener at check in.





Transfer Talks: Career Prep in Engineering 

Hosted by IDEA Engineering Student Center

Connect with your fellow transfer engineering students and discuss research/internship opportunities!







Urban Studies & Planning and Real Estate & Development

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Hosted by Urban Studies & Planning

Connect with fellow USP and RED transfer students at the annual USP Department Transfer Mixer. We moved the event to coincide with and celebrate National Transfer Student Week!








Transfer Talk: Info Session & Meet and Greet for

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Hosted by International Studies Program

Learn about co-curricular opportunities of special interest to International Studies students and meet fellow tranfer students in your major!

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Tuesday 10/19/2021

Transfer Tuesdays at Revelle College Transfer-Tuesdays-Instagram-Post.png

Hosted by Revelle College

Transfer Tuesdays is a great way for transfer students to connect with other students, staff and faculty at the college. Build your network, gather important resources and tips, and make friends!





Study Abroad and Financial Aid for Transfer Students

Hosted by Study Abroad

Interested in study abroad programs and how your financial aid will apply? Join this webinar to learn about study abroad opportunities and see how UCSD financial aid applies to different programs and terms of study.










Not Just Books: What Transfer Students Need to Know about the UC San Diego Library

Hosted by the UC San Diego Library

The UC San Diego Library can be a big and daunting place, but it doesn’t need to be! Come to this session to learn all the ins and outs of the Library and all of their services. Prizes available!!






Research is for YOU - Transfer Perspectives on Undergraduate Research

Hosted by the Undergraduate Research Hub

Join the Undergraduate Research Hub for an informational session and panel discussion highlighting the importance of the transfer community in undergraduate research opportunities at UC San Diego.






Teach for America Info Session & LinkedIn Help

Hosted by the UCLA and the UC Transfer Success Coalition

Staff from Teach for America (TFA) will give a 30-minute information session about TFA followed but a 30-minute class on how to make your LinkedIn Profile the best it can be. This is a part of our celebration of National Transfer Student Week and is being offered in collaboration with other UC Transfer Resources. Come meet other transfers across the UCs!


Transfer Challenge: Continuing Transfer Panel 

Hosted by the Undergraduate Colleges

Join us for a panel discussion with current and recently graduated transfer Tritons about how they have successfully navigated UC San Diego as a transfer student. And meet other new and continuing Transfer students as part of a mixer. One lucky winner will receive an Amazon gift card!


Wednesday 10/20/2021

Plan 2 Succeed 

Hosted by Economics department

Join Melissa Famulari, Vice Chair of Undergraduate Education, for information on our majors, tips on how to succeed in courses, and a chance to win fun prizes!








Transfer Talks: Academic Involvement and Success


Hosted by IDEA Engineering Student Center

Connect with your fellow transfer engineering students on staying on top of your classes and getting involved in student organizations!








Defining and Building Community for Transfer Students Defining-Building-Community-for-Transfer-Students---FINAL.png

Hosted by Center for Student Involvement

This interactive workshop will explore “community” through dialogue. Being a part of a community—oftentimes referred to a feeling of belonging—impacts the student experience. This dialogue will focus on transfer students and the transfer student experience. All current and prospective students, and UC San Diego staff, and faculty are invited to dialogue, chat, and explore “what is community, how is community defined, and what is my responsibility to co-creating community?” The dialogue will be most impactful with a broad population of participants, including non-transfer students. By participating in dialogue, we can create transformative change for a more inclusive and empowering University for all.



The Aftershock of Transfer Shock TransferAftershock.png

Hosted by Transfer Student Success

Let's talk about the transfer transition. Sometimes it goes as expected, sometimes it doesn't. How's it going for you? Let's have a conversation. We will also share resources on stress management and wellness.





Thursday 10/21/2021

Rethinking Academic Writing at UCSD Rethinking-002.png

Hosted by the Writing Hub

A workshop designed to help you build on your exisiting writing skills to meet the demands of university level writing.







A Foot in the Door: Internships and Experience for Transfers Internships-for-Transfer-Students.png

Hosted by Academic Internship Program

Internships are a great opportunity for hands-on experience and career development! Learn more about the Academic Internship Program and how to find a great internship!

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

Hosted by Revelle College

Learn about eligibility requirements, deadlines, and tips for the ICT application process. Students from all Colleges are welcome.

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 Building Resilience and Managing Re-Entry Anxiety Thurs.-Oct-21-Building-Resilience-and-Managing-Re-entry-Anxiety.jpg

Hosted by CAPS - Counseling and Psychological Services

This workshop will include strategies to manage anxiety related to returning to life on campus as well as building resilience during the quarter.









NTSW Celebration Thurs---NTSW-Celebration.png

Hosted by Transfer Student Success

Join us for a campus celebration of transfer students! All students, staff and faculty are welcome to drop by! Masks required and all attendees must complete symptom screener. 



Friday 10/22/2021

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Hosted by the Transfer Hub + ISPO

Join International Transfer Peer Coach, Bruce Xu, for a virtual social event. International transfer students can meet and talk about what their experience has been like going to school abroad.
5pm - 6pm PDT  (Virtual event)
Register to attend here





Other Opportunities

Muir College Transfer Movie Night Transfer-Movie-Night-at-Pepper-Canyon-2.png

Hosted by Muir College

Join us for a fun evening, get into spooky season mode, and meet other transfer students while watching the classic Halloween.






Study Abroad Expo 

Hosted by Study Abroad Office

Expo Week will coincide with NTSW and will feature topics ranging from travel during COVID, internships & research, sustainable travel, scholarships, and much, much more. On Wednesday 10/20 there will be a special UC Study Abroad Fair (11am-1pm) featuring all UC-based study abroad programs and internships (including UC San Diego's very own Global Seminars!).
October 19 - 21
Learn more and register


For Prospective Students and Community

National Transfer Student Week Admissions Workshop and Q&A

Hosted by the Office of Admissions

Join us to celebrate National Transfer Student Week and learn more about the admissions process at UC San Diego and the myriad of programs available that support UC San Diego transfer student success. A panel of current UC San Diego transfer students will share their stories and answer your questions.
10/19/21 from 5pm - 6pm PDT 
RSVP Here 


California Community College Counselor In-Service Training

Hosted by Office of Admissions

As part of UC San Diego’s National Transfer Student Week programming, please join the Office of Admissions for a virtual California Community College Counselor In-Service Training.
10/21/21 from 12pm - 1pm PDT (Virtual Event)
*Invitation via Admissions only


National Transfer Student Week Academic Department Resource Fair

Hosted by Office of Admissions

Join us to celebrate National Transfer Student Week and learn more about academic departments at UC San Diego during this interactive Triton Talk. Meet with academic advisors and get your questions answered about UC San Diego’s academic majors and programs.
10/21/21 from 3pm - 4pm PDT (Virtual event)
*Invitation via Admissions only