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National Transfer Student Week

National Transfer Student Week

October 18-22, 2021

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) has declared the third week of October as National Transfer Student Week.

This week is dedicated to the celebration of transfer students and the professionals who support them.

Here at Virginia Tech we understand the value that transfer students bring to the Hokie community. We are excited to participate in recognizing those students who became Hokies via the transfer process.   

VT Transfers Data Snapshot

2,786

current VT transfer students

1 in 10

VT graduates come to campus as a transfer student

89.9%

retention rate of transfer students from year 1 to year 2 (Office of Institutional Research, 2020)

#TransferStudentWeek

Check out our schedule of events we are hosting to celebrate our transfer students!

Throughout National Transfer Student Week, there will also be a series of Student Spotlight features posted on the Hokie Transfer Community Instagram and  Virginia Tech Transfer Students Facebook pages.

  • Mechanical Engineering: Donut & Coffee Social from 7:30-9:00 a.m. in 100L1 RAND
  • Free Transfer Swag Pickup: Free Transfer Swag plus a visit by the VT Therapy Dogs from 9:00-11:00 a.m. by the Information Booth in Squires (near Au Bon Pain)
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering: Lunch Reception from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in 260 Durham Hall
  • Computer Science: Transfer Week Celebration and Prep for Spring 2022 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in 1100 Torgersen Hall
  • Civil Engineering: Snacks from 2:00–4:00 p.m. in 211 Patton
  • National Transfer Student Week Kick-Off Picnic: Dinner from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hahn Horticulture Garden
  • Biological Systems and Engineering: Breakfast at 9:45 a.m. in 206 Seitz Hall
  • Free Transfer Swag Pickup: Free Transfer Swag from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. by the Information Booth in Squires (near Au Bon Pain)
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering: Snacks and Swag from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in 302 Whittemore
  • Civil Engineering: Snacks from 2:00–4:00 p.m. in 211 Patton
  • FREE Transfer Student Paint Night: Tau Sigma and the Hokie Transfer Community are hosting a FREE virtual canvas paint night! The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. (Zoom room will open at 5:00 p.m.) with an optional in-person space in Lavery 330. The session will be recorded and made available to participants so you can paint the picture on your own time. Space is limited to the first 150 students to sign-up. All participants must RSVP for the event. While this event is open to all transfer students, participating students must be available either between October 14-15 or October 18-19 to pick up the canvas and supplies on campus.
  • Civil Engineering: Donuts and Coffee from 8:30–10:30 a.m. in 211 Patton
  • College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences: Donuts from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in 106 CLAHS Building
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering: Snacks and Swag from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in 302 Whittemore
  • Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP): Donuts and Drinks from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Media Annex
  • Free Transfer Swag Pickup: Free Transfer Swag from 1:00-3:00 p.m. by the Information Booth in Squires (near Au Bon Pain)
  • Civil Engineering: Snacks from 2:00–4:00 p.m. in 211 Patton
  • Engineering Science Mechanics & Biomedical Engineering: Donuts from 9:00-9:30 a.m. in 321 Kelly
  • Free Transfer Swag Pickup: Free Transfer Swag from 2:00-4:00 p.m. by the Information Booth in Squires (near Au Bon Pain)
  • Civil Engineering: Snacks from 2:00–4:00 p.m. in 211 Patton
  • Free Transfer Swag Pickup: Free Transfer Swag from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. by the Information Booth in Squires (near Au Bon Pain)
  • Materials Science and Engineering: Luncheon in MSE Lounge Randolph Hall
  • Civil Engineering: Snacks from 2:00–4:00 p.m. in 211 Patton

Virginia Tech’s Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) awarded a total of $17,000 in scholarships to new transfer students!  

Congratulations!

  • Kenyon Gregory
  • Sabrina Benmira
  • Sarah Spencer
  • Ian Seabrooke
  • Cody Beard
  • Hong Yang
  • Hee Yong (Christine) Cheon
  • Dalton Hart
  • Irene Johns
  • Hania Shaikh
  • Arthur Louie Deapera
  • Jackson Science
  • Ibrahim Ibrahim
  • Jared Franklin
  • Edythe Carr
  • Nelson Pixley
  • Nicole Teodovich Velasco

Seeing the Non-Traditional Student

Engineering Visibility Podcast by Annie Patrick

This podcast and research is funded through the NSF's Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) Grant.

This podcast features ECE student and transfer student mentor, Halea Fowler. Halea does a great job of discussing her experience of being a VT transfer student, the transfer community, and her work as a transfer mentor. This episode also includes another engineering student that worked in the culinary arts before coming to VT and an alum who came to ECE after studying spanish and anthropology at UVA.