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National Transfer Student Week

National Transfer Student Week

October 19-23, 2020

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

 

3,016

current VT transfer students

 

 

1 in 7

VT graduates come to campus as a transfer student

 

 

90.2%

retention rate of transfer students from year 1 to year 2 (Office of Institutional Research, 2019)

 

 

 

#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.

Transfer Student Swag Pick Up
Open to ALL VT Transfer Students
Time:
10:00am-4:00pm
Location:
Newman Library Multipurpose Room
Description:
ALL transfer students are invited to stop by and pick up Hokie Transfer Community swag in celebration of National Transfer Student Week

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Swag Giveaway
CALS Transfer Students Only
Time:
9am-4:00pm
Location:
1060 Litton-Reaves Hall
Description:
CALS students are invited to stop by and pick up a goodie bag

College of Science Visit with VT Therapy Dogs
COS Transfer Students Only
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Location:
Next to the Multipurpose Room in Newman Library
Description:
Students will be able to sign up at the location for a time slot to spend time with the therapy dogs

Virtual Kahoot and Bingo
Open to ALL VT Transfer Students
Time:
7:00-8:00pm EST
Location:
Virtual via Zoom, check your VT email for Zoom link
Description:
All transfer students are invited to join us for an evening of bingo and Kahoot to win some VT swag!

Transfer Student Swag Pick Up
Open to ALL VT Transfer Students
Time:
10:00am-2:00pm
Location:
Newman Library Multipurpose Room
Description:
ALL transfer students are invited to stop by and pick up Hokie Transfer Community swag in celebration of National Transfer Student Week

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Swag Giveaway
CALS Transfer Students Only
Time:
9:00am-4:00pm
Location:
1060 Litton-Reaves Hall
Description:
CALS students are invited to stop by and pick up a goodie bag

Transfer Engineering Course Request Group Advising
COE Transfer Students Only
Time:
5:00-5:30pm EST
Location:
Zoom
Description:
This group advising session will be targeted for General Engineering fall 2020 transfer students to aid in the course request process for spring 2021 classes. Students do not need to RSVP. The zoom link is being emailed out.

Discover the Transfer Advantage

Open to ALL VT Transfer Students
Time:
7:00pm EST
Registration Link (if the link does not open, cut and paste the URL in your browser)
Location: 
Virtual
Description:
Join us to explore the similarities between your transfer process and starting your career. Learn how to apply your past experiences to your future path.

Transfer Student Swag Pick Up

Open to ALL VT Transfer Students
Time:
9:00am-2:00pm
Location:
Newman Library Multipurpose Room
Description:
ALL transfer students are invited to stop by and pick up Hokie Transfer Community swag in celebration of National Transfer Student Week

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Swag Giveaway
CALS Transfer Students Only
Time:
9:00am-4:00pm
Location:
1060 Litton-Reaves Hall
Description:
CALS students are invited to stop by and pick up a goodie bag

Transfer Student Swag Pick Up

Open to ALL VT Transfer Students
Time:
2:00-5:00pm
Location:
Newman Library Multipurpose Room
Description:
ALL transfer students are invited to stop by and pick up Hokie Transfer Community swag in celebration of National Transfer Student Week

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Swag Giveaway
CALS Transfer Students Only
Time:
9:00am-4:00pm
Location:
1060 Litton-Reaves Hall
Description:
CALS students are invited to stop by and pick up a goodie bag

Virtual Free Paint Night
Open to ALL VT Transfer Students
Time:
6:00-8:00pm EST
Location: Virtual
via Zoom; Zoom link will be sent out day of event to all students that RSVP'd for the event
RSVP Link
Description:
Tau Sigma and the Hokie Transfer Community will be hosting a virtual canvas paint night! Spaces are limited. All participants must RSVP by October 8th! Painting is free and will be a picture of the VT Pylons. Participating students must be available the week of October 19th to pick up the given canvas and supplies on campus.

Undergraduate Admissions National Transfer Student Week Town Hall
Time:
6:00-7:00pm EST
Pre-Registration Required
Location:
YouTube
Description: Ask any and all questions related to the transfer process to Virginia Tech. You can submit questions related to the admissions process, academic advising, and/or to current VT students that previously transferred in.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Swag Giveaway
CALS Transfer Students Only
Time:
9:00am-4:00pm
Location:
1060 Litton-Reaves Hall
Description:
CALS students are invited to stop by and pick up a goodie bag

College of Science Visit with VT Therapy Dogs
COS Transfer Students Only
Time:
10:00am-11:30am
Location:
123 Williams Hall, Room 134
Description:
Students will be able to sign up at the location for a time slot to spend time with the therapy dogs

 

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.