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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

3,031

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.

Want free National Transfer Student Week swag? Visit us in the lobby of Squires from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Industrial and Systems Engineering Transfer Student Appreciation with ISE swag & drop-in advising in 242 Durham from 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Computer Science Welcome in 1100 Torg Hall from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Computer Science Welcome RSVP

We can't wait to kick off National Transfer Student Week! ALL transfer students are invited to stop by Hahn Horticulture Garden from 5:00-6:30 p.m. for free dinner at our kick-off picnic with a visit from the Hokie Bird and Virginia Tech Therapy dogs! View flyer (PNG)

Want free National Transfer Student Week swag? Visit us in the lobby of Squires from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

The Department of Human Development and Family Science invites its new and returning transfer students to stop by Wallace 300 for a donut between 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Join the Department of Sociology for some coffee and conversation! You can engage with fellow sociology transfer students, get advice from faculty and academic advisors, and join the Sociology community! We'll have free donuts and coffee, as well as Department of Sociology swag! This is also your opportunity to gain access to the Free Book Fair before it opens for other students!! Drop in to 562 McBryde between 9:00-11:00 a.m. View flyer (PDF)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Lunch and ECE swag in 302 Whittemore from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Pamplin Transfer Meet & Greet Celebration from 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Pamplin Atrium.

Computer Science Taco Tuesday Resources Day in 1100 Torg Hall, Hybrid from 12:30-2:00 p.m. If you cannot make it in person, you can join us via Zoom (see RSVP link for Zoom link)! Food will be served starting at 12:15 p.m. Computer Science Taco Tuesday Resources Day RSVP

Biological Systems and Engineering Lunch at University Club at 12:45 p.m.

All transfer students are invited to join us at 5:00 p.m. in Squires Commonwealth Ballroom A for a free paint night! Attendees must RSVP. We will be painting Derek, our VT therapy dog, who will also join us at the event!

Materials Science and Engineering Dinner at PK’s (department will send details)

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences invites its transfer students to stop by 1060 Litton-Reaves for a swag bag pickup (while supplies last!)

Want free National Transfer Student Week swag? Visit us in the lobby of Squires from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

CNRE invites its transfer students to join them for pizza! Stop by 136B Cheatham Hall between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for free pizza (while supplies last) and visit with folks from their advising staff. View flyer (PDF)

Computer Science Career and Internship Connections, Virtual at Noon (see RSVP link for Zoom link)! Computer Science Career and Internship Connections RSVP

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences invites its transfer students to stop by 1060 Litton-Reaves for a swag bag pickup (while supplies last!)

Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Donuts & Coffee in 215 Randolph from 9:00–11:00 a.m.

Want free National Transfer Student Week swag? Visit us in the lobby of Squires from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences invites its transfer students to stop by 1060 Litton-Reaves for a swag bag pickup (while supplies last!)

Computer Science Bowling Night in Squires Breakzone from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Computer Science Bowling Night RSVP

Virginia Tech’s Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) awarded a total of $13,000 in scholarships to new transfer students!  

Congratulations!

  • Safia Ahmed
  • Mark Amin
  • Kidus Assefa
  • Sapana Baniya
  • Bianca Campos
  • Kinsey Dollberg
  • Melvin Duran
  • Gabriela Fernandez
  • Joshua Gholston
  • Mohamed Aziz Haddad
  • Aya Ibrahim
  • Monika Khadka
  • Richard Rust

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.