Transfer Resources

National Transfer Student Week


Transfer Student Week 2023


USF is proud to organize National Transfer Student Week (NTSW) to celebrate transfer students and the professionals who support them on their journeys. Today's students are transferring more than ever before. As transfer champions, it's vitally important that we build awareness of common transfer barriers and the diverse student needs within our transfer populations. Although the transition between institutions is inherently complex, we believe that transfer is a good and valuable pathway to bachelor's degree completion.

Schedule of events

Click on a campus below to see the list of events on each specfic campus! 

Tampa  St. Petersburg  - Sarasota- Manatee



Monday, October 16

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, SVC Breezeway 
Happy National Transfer Student Week (NTSW)! 
Stop by our celebration event on Monday, October 16th between 11-2 PM, and meet staff and academic advisors from the Office of Transfer Student Success, Office of Academic Advocacy, MUMA College of Business, Office of Veterans Success, TEAM (Transfer Student Engagement and Achievement Mentorship Program), Tau Sigma, Center for Student Well Being, B2B Financial Education, Education Abroad and Student Government. You will also be able to learn about all the NTSW events on the Tampa campus and grab some ice cream, treats, and transfer swag! 
The kick-off event is sponsored by MUMA College of Business!

Join the T.E.A.M.
Transfer Engagement and Achievement Mentorship Program (T.E.A.M.)
Attendees will be able to meet Mentors from the TEAM program and find out more information on how to get involved.

Center for Student Well-Being
Visit us at our table!

Transitioning Warriors: Forging Futures at USF
Office of Veteran Success (OVS)
10:00AM-12:00PM,  John & Grace Allen Building outdoor ALN 130
OVS tabling event for military-connected transfer students to ensure that they have the necessary resources and connections to thrive academically and personal

Tuesday, October 17th 

AquaVibes: Refresh & Relax during Transfer Student Week
Student Health & Wellness Center
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM, SWC 180
We will provide free Infused water that students can grab. We will also talk about our new Health Clinic building and how they can use it.

Should I Withdraw from a Class?
Science Success Advising
2:00 PM- 3:30 PM, MS TEAMS (Meeting id: 217020965652 Passcode: PY6xoq)

Are you a science student struggling in coursework and unsure what to do? Have questions on whether withdrawing is right for you? Come with your questions for our Science Success Advisor when we answer the question: should I withdraw from a class?

Transfer Connect: Discover, Ask, & Unwind with Student Government
Student Government
2:30 PM- 4:30 PM, MSC 4200
The main purpose of this event is to show our support for transfer students, give them a tour of Student Government, make them aware of different campus resources, answer any questions they may have, and help them get connected and meet new people. There will be games, coffee, donuts, and an opportunity to win prizes.

Building Career Confidence for Transfer Students
Career Services
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM, MSC 1306
Using NACE Competencies to build career confidence and career readiness for transfer students to help them answer the "now what?" question. 

Wednesday, October 18th

Mocktail Mix-Off 
Center for Student Well-Being
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM, MSC Amphitheater
In recognition of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, all students are welcome to stop by and sample tasty alcohol-free beverages crafted by USF student orgs and vote for their favorite! Students will also be able to learn more about campus safety resources and receive some free giveaways!

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Info Session
Division of Health Professions Advising
10:00 AM- 11:00 AM, ISA 5020
Are you a pre-health student interested in attending medical school? Come to an information session with Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine to hear about their new Florida campus in Melbourne, FL. Come with your questions about applying to their medical school and what they are looking for in an applicant.

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Info Session
Division of Health Professions Advising
12:30 PM- 2:00 PM, CMC 147
Are you a pre-health student interested in becoming a veterinarian? Come to an information session with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Come with your questions about applying to their vet school and what they are looking for in an applicant.

Thursday, October 19th

Next Stop, CALM! Corner for a Little Mindfulness!
School of Social Work
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM, MHC 1400 Social Work Suite
All Aboard! Next Stop, CALM! Stop by the School of Social Work permanent self-care space (Corner for a Little Mindfulness). We offer opportunities to escape the chaos and embrace your calm! Swing by for free goodies and snacks!

Exploring Education Abroad: Transfer Student Session
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM, FAO 011
Transfer students can come learn about study abroad opportunities that would be best for them. 


St. Petersburg

Monday, October 16th 

Design Your Own Buttons
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
Design your own buttons in Chillville. We wil lhave premade designs or crafting supplies so that you can design your own, to show off you USF pride and your personality.

NTSW Kick-Off 
New Student Experience
11:00 AM- 2:00 PM, Harborwalk
Happy National Transfer Student Week (NTSW), Transfers! Did you know this week was NTSW? Stop by our celebration tent on Monday, Oct 16th between 12-2PM to learn about all the NTSW events on the St. Petersburg campus and grab some transfer swag!

Wellness Week Kickoff
Wellness Center
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM, HarborWalk
Wellness Week Kickoff: Tabling information event to let students know about Wellness Week and get free goodies on Harborwalk.

Tuesday, October 17th

Pet Therapy De-stress event
Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance
10:30 AM- 12:30 PM, LPH Front Lawn
Come de-stress with Pet Therapy!

Free Skin & Mental Health ScreeningsWellness Center
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM, Judy Genshaft Student Life Center Patio
Mental health-related screenings provided by our counseling team and free flu shots provided by our medical team on the SLC patio.

Lunch & Learn: Transfer Info Session (GI Bill Benefits, Internships, Undergraduate Research, Scholarships)
Office of Veteran Success
12:00 PM- 2:00 PM, Ter 301 - The Military and Veteran Success Center
This event will provide light refreshments and information for our transfer students. Specifically military-connected students. Learning how to maximize their GI Bill, leverage their status for internships, undergraduate research, scholarships, and more.

Bulls in the Kitchen with a Twist: Transfer Student Edition
Wellness Center & New Student Experience
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM, Osprey Hall Kitchen
Join the Wellness Center and New Student Experience for a cooking class. Learn how to make healthy and easy recipes on a budget!

Wednesday, October 18th

Health and Wellness Fair
Wellness Center
11:00 AM- 2:00 PM, Harborwalk
Fair exhibiting campus and community resources related to health and wellness on Harborwalk

Transfer Student Social
New Student Experience
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM, The Edge
Come unwind as NTSW nearly comes to a close! Get to know other transfer students over music, games, and fun!

Thursday, October 19th

Making the Most of your Time at USF: Lunch + Learn
Career Services
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM, SLC 2100
Come enjoy lunch with the Center for Career & Professional Development and learn about making the most of your time at college!

RVAM: Clothesline Project
Wellness Center
11:00 AM- 2:00 PM, Harborwalk
Relationship Violence Awareness Month Clothesline project is an awareness campaign to inform and support people about relationship violence. It will consist of shirts made by survivors and their friends/family as a display of encouragement and support for victims of violence.

Breast Cancer Awareness Pumpkin Painting with H.E.A.T.
Wellness Center
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM, Harborwalk
Come paint pumpkins and learn about the early signs of breast cancer, self-exams, and mammograms

Friday, October 20th

Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training
Wellness Center
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM, MS TEAMS
Learn the Question, Persuade, Refer approach taught by the Director of the Wellness Center. This suicide prevention training allows for people to learn and then practice the approach through role playing scenarios



Monday, October 16th

National Transfer Student Kick-Off Coffee and Connections 
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, FCCI Rotunda
Celebrate National Transfer Student Week with Coffee and Connections! Enjoy gourmet coffee and learn more about Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society, Graduate Programs, Transfer Scholarships, and more on October 16th in the FCCI Main Rotunda from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Bring us your high school or a previous college shirt and swap it for a new USF t-shirt!

Wednesday, October, 19th

Game Night
Tau Sigma
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM, A203A
Join Tau Sigma in celebrating Transfer Students at Game Night! Get to know transfer students as you play games and enjoy light refreshments.

Thursday, October 19th

Study Abroad Fair
USF World Education Abroad
9:00 AM- 2:00 PM, SMC Rotunda
Fair to showcase study abroad opportunities available to students, global citizens award, global tech, funding opportunities, etc.

Career Essentials for Transfer Students
The Center for Career & Professional Development
11:00 AM- 11:45 AM, C107D
 Students will develop a personalized plan to prepare for and find internships.



Welcome to National Student Success Transfer Week from Undergraduate Studies Dean, Allison Crume, Ph.D.

Not sure how to get to each campus or where to park? Check out the links to each campus map below! 

Tampa Campus Map - 

St. Petersburg Campus Map - 

Sarasota-Manatee Campus Map - 


Official National Transfer Student Week Virtual Backgrounds! 

NTSW Background 1

NTSW Background 2

NTSW Background 3



  • Transfer students are nearly 60% of USF's undergraduate enrollment?
  • 62% of USF's 2018 transfer student enrollment came from another Florida public institution?
  • 41% of 2018 USF transfer student enrollment are of a minority ethnic group?
  • 58% of 2018 USF transfer students are female?
  • In addition to the library and multiple study areas throughout the campus, transfer students have access to a commuter study lounge (microwave available in the same area) in MSC 4101?
  • Your student ID card allows free access to the campus recreation center, sports events and many other campus activities?
  • USF has a Transfer Student Organization (TSO)?  Connect with them!