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National Transfer Student Week

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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,
View this year's schedule and relive the days with flyers, presentations, and videos!

Monday, October 17

Join the Triton Transfer Hub and Tau Sigma for the National Transfer Student Week Kickoff on Monday, October 17 from 11:00am - 1:00pm in the Price Center Plaza! We will be giving away cupcakes — first come first served!

flyer with datesThinking of Changing Your College? Learn about Inter-College Transfer with Revelle College


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

Monday-Building-a-Plan-workshop-flyer.pngBuilding An Academic Plan Advising Workshop


As a transfer student, you may already be thinking about your path to graduation. Join Advisors within Warren and Rady School of Management as we give you the tools and resources to build your individual quarter by quarter plan!




Muir-Transfer-Social.pngMuir Transfer Social + Info Session


Taking place Monday of National Student Transfer Week, Muir Transfer Students will be able to meet with each other and be provided with helpful transfer student resources.


Post-event resources:

Monday-NTSW_USP_EVENT_FA22-1.pngMaximizing your time in the USP and RED majors

The USP Department has numerous programs both in and outside of the classroom that enrich the experiences of students in both the Urban Studies & Planning and the Real Estate & Development majors. This event is designed to go over departmental resources and programs including internship/career advising, study abroad, community engaged learning/research programs, etc.

Check out the event powerpoint here!


Tuesday, October 18

Tues-Weds-Thurs-CHEM-National-Transfer-Student-Week-Flyer.pngCAICE/MRSEC Lab Open House

10:00am AND 1:00pm
Register to Attend

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for lab tours of major research centers associated with CAICE and MRSEC. Drop in for a behind the scenes look at the amazing work happening in the department!

ISP Transfer Meet and Greet Lunch

12:30pm - 2:30pm
GPS Gardner Room

The International Studies Program is looking to build a sense of community with our newly admitted transfers by offering a panel of current ISP Transfers that are involved in our many programs (ISSA, BA/MIA Program, etc.) After the panel, we will provide lunch in the GPS courtyard.

Tuesday-AIP-TTW--Save-the-Date.pngDiscover How to Earn Academic Credit via Experiential Learning Opportunities

2:30pm - 3:30pm

AIP Staff will give an overview of some academic internship programs (AIP, BISP, UCDC, UCCS), and then a panel of 2-3 current or former transfer students will discuss their experiences within these programs.

Pizzingo-Transfer-Event-Flyer-2022.jpgCSE Transfer Pizzingo

3:00pm - 5:00pm
CSE room 1202
Register to attend

To celebrate our CSE transfers during NTSW, we will be hosting a pizza and bingo (pizzingo) social with CSE Faculty, staff, and current transfer students. This will be a fun way for students to play games, enjoy food and connect with Faculty, staff, and their peers.

Tuesday-Spotlight-on-InTernational-Transfer-Students-in-honor-of-nationaltransfer-student-week.pngIntercultural Social Hour - Spotlight on International Transfers!


Hosted by our International Peer Coaches, this event is a time to relax, have fun, and make new friends with other international and globally-engaged students! Come for light refreshments, drinks, games, and a raffle giveaway. In honor of NTSW, this event will be "spotlighting" our international transfer students.

Linguistics Transfer Mixer

Within our newly-renovated Linguistics Language Lab, our transfer students will be exclusively invited to this event. Sandwiches and other finger food will be served. Additionally, our academic advisors will create informational brochures for transfers that will give helpful advice and inform their choices when creating their 2-year plans. We're also looking to invite Triton Transfers to give a presentation to the students so that they can branch out beyond our department. However, the main goal of this event is to create a close-knit community of transfer students within the Linguistics department.


Post-event resources:

Linguistics Association flyer

Seventh College Ultimate Transfer Float


New Seventh College Transfer Students are invited to join Seventh College Student Affairs and UC San Diego Campus Recreation at the ULTIMATE Transfer Float at the Canyon View Pool (near The Village at Pepper Canyon West). Connect as a Seventh College community & learn about the many services that Recreation has to offer as we learn how to play Ultimate Water Frisbee - or hang out poolside and cheer on your friends. We will serve ice cream floats for you to enjoy after the games.

Wednesday, October 19

The campus community is welcomed to join us for a virtual professional development event hosted by the UC Transfer Success Coalition on Wednesday, October 19 from 11:00am - 12:30pm! Identifying, Creating, and Promoting a Transfer Receptive Culture in the UC's will provide tips and resources for cultivating a Transfer Receptive Culture.

Pumpkins and Resources


Transfer students will be able to paint pumpkins, eat pizza, and learn about different services on campus that can help them be academically successful. We want to encourage students to ask for help and look for resources not only when they begin to academically struggle, but throughout their academic careers. This event will let them meet other transfers, create community, and open a safe space for them to voice their concerns for the Fall Quarter.

Tues-Weds-Thurs-CHEM-National-Transfer-Student-Week-Flyer.pngChemistry and Biochemistry Transfer Student Social

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join the Chemistry and Biochemistry community for a dessert/ice cream social to meet other students, faculty, and staff!

Transfer Students Talk: Undergraduate Research

4:00pm - 5:00pm

A panel of 4-5 current transfer students will discuss their experiences getting involved and participating in Undergraduate Research at UCSD. The panel will be in-person and current students can attend either virtually or in-person.


Thursday, October 20

Join the Triton Transfer Hub and ACTA for the National Transfer Student Week Celebration on Thursday, October 20 from 4pm - 6pm at Matthew's Quad! We will have games, prizes, snacks, KING TRITON and so much more!

Giesel Library Tours


Learn how to navigate the resources and spaces in Geisel Library to make the most of this campus resources. Four options are available, and refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Thurday-Thriving-Transfers-Flyer.png#ThrivingTransfers: Celebrating National Transfer Student Week


Join Warren College and share your experiences as a transfer student. The first 60 transfer students to join us will receive a free cookie! Additionally, transfer students will have an optional opportunity to be featured on Warren College's social media!

Tues-Weds-Thurs-CHEM-National-Transfer-Student-Week-Flyer.pngChemistry and Biochemistry Transfer Student Panel


Hear from current and past transfer students about their experiences in the department and at UC San Diego! Find out what tips they have for you as you navigate your own path.

Thursday-RTSNs-NTSW-Celebration-Pre-Party.pngRevelle Transfer Student Network NTSW Celebration Pre-Party


This program will provide transfer students the opportunity to meet one another, paint and be creative together, and eat free pizza! All Revelle College transfer students will receive a custom Revelle Transfer Student Network pint glass, while supplies last!

Friday, October 21

Giesel Library Tours


Learn how to navigate the resources and spaces in Geisel Library to make the most of this campus resources. Four options are available, and refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Friday-MTAC-Pumpkin-Carving-Contest-1.pngMTAC Pumpkin Carving


Transfer students from MTAC will be invited to this social event. During this event, students will form teams of four to collaborate on a pumpkin together as a way to build a connection! Pumpkins will be judged by a vote and the top two teams will win a prize.

Prospective Student Events

A special thank you to the Office of Admissions at UC San Diego for providing these prospective transfer student events.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Transfer Students Talk: Undergraduate Research


A panel of 4-5 current transfer student will discuss their experience getting involved and participating in Undergraduate Research at UCSD. Panel will be in-person and current students can attend either virtually or in-peroson. Live stream version to be offered to local community colleges. This session is offered in collaboration with the Triton Transfer Hub, the Undergraduate Research Hub.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

California Community College Counselor In-Service Training
12:00pm - 1:00pm

As part of UC San Diego’s National Transfer Student Week programming, the Office of Admissions presents our annual virtual California Community College Counselor In-Service Training, including information surrounding transfer admissions.

Why UC San Diego for Future Transfer Tritons
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Hear what life as a Triton Transfer is like from current students and alumni and get your questions answered about admissions, financial aid and scholarships, housing, dining and more!

Thursday, October 20, 2022

UC Application Workshop
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Bring your questions for Admissions Officers as they walk through the UC Application for transfer students.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Enhanced Triton Tour for Prospective Transfer Students
11:30am-1:30pm OR 2:30pm-4:30pm
Learn about transfer admissions and hear from current UC San Diego transfer students. Program includes a campus tour.

National Transfer Student Week 2022: October 17 - 21

infographic of national transfer student week outcomes. Click to view PDF