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National Transfer Student Week

National Transfer Student Week

October 17-21, 2022

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


current VT transfer students

1 in 10

VT graduates come to campus as a transfer student


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


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.

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


  • 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.