Transfer Resources

National Transfer Student Week

NATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENT WEEK 2021

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WHAT IS NATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENT WEEK?

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 and identities 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

Check out events experiences available to you across our USF campuses! 

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

OTSS: Transfer Student Kick-off Mixer|4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|Virtual 

Kick-off the week with your fellow peers and connect virtually through music and networking. Join the Office of Transfer Student Success and transfer student organizations as we present a night full of high energy and a chance for you to connect.

https://bit.ly/3yObTgI 

Hosted by: Office of Transfer Student Success 

Transfer Student Welcome |11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|SVC Breezeway

Join the Office of Transfer Student Success in the SVC breezeway as we celebrate our Transfer Students!  Stop by to get information on the services we provide and free Transfer Student Swag!!  We hope to see you there. 

Hosted by: The Office of Transfer Student Success 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

Health Professions Group Advising Session|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM|Virtual 

Assess your Pre-Health profile for competitiveness by reviewing GPA, scheduling rigor, extracurricular activities, healthcare experiences, entrance exam prep, and more information with all questions answered. A science STEER peer mentor will be joining to share their experience

https://bit.ly/3A25Ohk

Hosted by: Division of Health Professions Advising

Spook Your Stress Away|11:00 AM - 1:00 PM|SVC Breezeway 

Join SWELL at the SVC breezeway for FREE Halloween themed stress less packs, resources on campus, fun Halloween ideas, as well as an interactive activity for stress management. We hope to see you there.

Hosted by: The Center For Student Well-being

Practice What They Teach: The Value of Biology Undergraduate Research and How to Get Involved|2:30 PM - 3:30 PM|Virtual

 Join us as we discuss the value of undergraduate research and how Biology majors can get more involved in their department. Faculty and students will share their experiences with undergraduate research and answer your questions!

https://bit.ly/3lVz8kP 

Hosted by: BioAdvise

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

2021 Majors Expo|9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|Virtual 

If you want to get a head start on your path to graduation, join us for the 2021 Majors Expo. This year's event will feature conversations with recent USF alums to discuss how they engaged with the USF and Bay area community during their undergraduate journey and how that engagement contributed to their current career or graduate coursework. We'll also have established community partner panels corresponding to the United Nation Sustainability Goals and designed to help you connect your choice of major to your ability to make an impact in the communities around you. Select advisors will be present to answer major-specific questions.

https://bit.ly/USFMajorsExpo2021

Hosted by: Undergraduate Studies

How to Purchase a Car?|1:00 PM - 2:30 PM|Virtual 

Are you thinking about purchasing a car? Want to learn how to negotiate the best deal at a dealership? Join us for an interactive workshop.

Register for event here: https://cglink.me/2k5/r1222043

Hosted by: Bull2Bull Financial Education

Escape the Library|1:00 PM - 4:00 PM|Virtual

Discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in the Library while you learn about our services and resources. Accomplish the goal in the allotted time and there may be a prize awaiting you.

https://tinyurl.com/hc869zj3 

Enroll in Activity part of event: https://tinyurl.com/tu7hf5ud

Hosted by: USF Libraries

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST 

Science Over There: Studying Abroad as a Science Major|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM|Virtual

 Join BioAdvise and Education Abroad as we connect our GloBull Ambassadors with Science Majors who are interested in studying abroad. Learn more about how you can fit studying abroad into a rigorous science degree program here at USF.

https://bit.ly/3zAMfNd

Hosted by: BioAdvise & Education Abroad

Student Government Information Session|3:30 PM - 4:30 PM|Virtual

Come learn more about Student Government and how you can get involved!

https://bit.ly/3pef8go

Hosted by: USF Student Government 

Science and Math Majors: Get Ready for Spring!|4:30 PM - 5:30 PM|Virtual

 Are you a transfer student that began in summer or fall 2021 and you feel a bit lost in your first semester? Want to check-in to make sure you are getting the most out of your time at USF? The science advisors and the STEER peer mentors will be available for questions about getting ready to register for spring semester, resources to remember, and tips for getting involved at USF.

https://bit.ly/39VRHjd

Hosted by: College of Arts and Science - Science Transfer Advising Team

FRIDAY, October 22nd

Transfer Student Panel (Hybrid)|1:00 PM - 2:30 PM|MSC 2708 or Virtual
Learn more about the transfer experience, adjusting to campus life, academics, and more! Students will be able to connect with current transfer students. listen to their first-hand experiences at USF, and learn more about the many different resources available to help students achieve their own goals. Feel free to bring your own questions to ask as well!

Teams link

Hosted by: Office of Transfer Student Success

Tau Sigma National Honor Society, Tampa Chapter Induction Ceremony | 7:00 PM | MSC Oval Theatre or Virtual

Help us welcome our new members into Tau Sigma, Tampa Chapter! This semi-formal event will allow us to induct our 2021 members into the organization. We will have Dr. Anthea Henderson as our guest speaker!

Teams link: https://bit.ly/2YMqwVF 

Hosted by: Office of Transfer Student Success

 

ST. PETERSBURG NTSW EVENTS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

NTSW Kick-Off at the Celebration Tent|11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|Harborwalk

Did you know National Transfer Student Week (NTSW) is October 18-22? Stop by our Celebration Tent to Kick Off the week, grab some freebies, and learn about what other events will be hosted just for transfers all week long! Come between 12:30-1:30pm for FREE snow cones!

Hosted by: COMPASS Student Experience

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH

Celebration Tent|11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|The Waterfront between BAY and DAV

Stop by our Celebration Tent to grab some freebies and learn about what other events will be hosted just for transfers all week long! Starting at 2PM, we will have T-Shirts and Tacos just for transfers!

Hosted by: COMPASS Student Experience

Transfer Bull-ritos|12:00 PM - 2:00 PM|The Waterfront between BAY and DAV

Compass wants to celebrate where our students have come from and where they will go – join us for Tacos & T-Shirts! Transfer students get free USF t-shirts and have the option to donate a t-shirt from the school they transferred from. Help us promote school pride and welcome you as a new member of our Herd – go Bulls!

Hosted by: COMPASS Student Experience

The Amazing Race: St. Pete Edition|3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|Starting Point @ Harborwalk 

A fun photo scavenger hunt that explores hidden areas throughout the St. Petersburg campus. Prizes for the team that visits the most stops.

Hosted by: COMPASS Student Experience and PATHe

Pumpkin Painting|6:00 PM - 7:30 PM|The Edge at the West Deck

Transfers, welcome! Please join Tau Sigma for a relaxed night of pumpkin painting. Materials will be provided along with a beautiful sunset by the water.

Hosted by: Tau Sigma St. Petersburg Chapter

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

2021 Majors Expo|9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|Virtual 

If you want to get a head start on your path to graduation, join us for the 2021 Majors Expo. This year's event will feature conversations with recent USF alums to discuss how they engaged with the USF and Bay area community during their undergraduate journey and how that engagement contributed to their current career or graduate coursework. We'll also have established community partner panels corresponding to the United Nation Sustainability Goals and designed to help you connect your choice of major to your ability to make an impact in the communities around you. Select advisors will be present to answer major-specific questions.

https://bit.ly/USFMajorsExpo2021 

Hosted by: Undergraduate Studies

Information Session for 2022-23 OL/PC Recruitment|9:30 AM - 10:30 AM|STG 112

This information session is an opportunity for transfer students to ask any questions about the OL or PC recruitment process or the application itself. We encourage transfer students to apply!! COMPASS offers the opportunity to work directly with transfer students and help in their transition to USF through peer coaching.

Hosted by: Office of Orientation & COMPASS Student Experience

Lemonade in the Lynn- Meet your Business Advisors|10:00 AM - 2:00 PM|LPH Atrium

"Stay on Track"! Business Advising Grad. Checks. Career Handshake Tutorial & Internship for Credit

Hosted by: Muma College of Business

Celebration Tent: Transfer Taxi|11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|Harborwalk

 Need a ride to class? Stop by our Celebration Tent to get a free ride to class in a USF golf cart! While you're there, grab some freebies and learn about what other events will be hosted just for transfers all week long!

Hosted by: COMPASS Student Experience

St. Pete Group Fitness: Core & More|12:15 PM - 1:00 PM|The Fitness Center in the SLC

Join our afternoon group fitness class with Sydney on Wednesday and Friday. This class is core focused with a little full body in between. Group Fitness is a fun and innovative way to meet other new students.

Hosted by: Campus Recreation

Escape the Library|1:00 PM - 4:00 PM|Virtual

Discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in the Library while you learn about our services and resources. Accomplish the goal in the allotted time and there may be a prize awaiting you.

https://tinyurl.com/hc869zj3  

Enroll in Activity part of event: https://tinyurl.com/tu7hf5ud 

Hosted by: USF Libraries

LinkedIn Photo Booth|2:00 PM - 5:00 PM| SLC 2300

Your LinkedIn Profile doesn't have to be scary, come get a headshot at the Linkedin Photo Booth. Say "So Long" to Selfies & "Hello" to Headshots! You can even use our Career Closet to create a profession look for the headshots.

Hosted by: USF St Pete Career Services

TRANSFERmation Family Pool Party Cookout|5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|The Edge Pool Deck & Gaming Lounge

Transfers, we are so excited you are part of the Bull family! What better event to celebrate our newest family members, and yours too! Bring your friends and family to join the NTSW celebrations at The Edge Pool & Gaming Lounge. We'll have cookout style food, music, and games inside. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

Hosted by: COMPASS, Housing and Residential Education, and Campus Recreation

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST 

Celebration Tent: Transfer Shock|11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|Harborwalk

Ever heard of Transfer Shock? Stop by our Celebration Tent to share any challenges or wins you've had this semester. Also learn more about Transfer Shock, how to combat it, and don't forget to grab some freebies!

Hosted by: COMPASS Student Experience

Leadership Lessons|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM|SLC 2100 or Virtual 

Join the Office of Leadership and Student Organizations for our October Leadership Lesson, as we chat about leadership and current events, and enjoy some coffee! The theme of this leadership lesson is, "Your Astrological Sign and How it Impacts Your Leadership Style."

https://bit.ly/3l0nLsx 

Hosted by: Office of Leadership and Student Organizations

Ready, Set, Transfer!|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM|Virtual 

Tips for prospective transfer students. How to plan ahead for a smooth transition to USF.

https://bit.ly/3zsOeTH

Hosted by: COMPASS Student Experience and PATHe

 HAB Waterfront Takeover|6:00 PM - 8:00 PM| Harborside Lawn (Waterfront)

 Join HAB for some fun outdoor games, music, and chances to win some cool prizes! HAB will be hanging out by the waterfront from 6:00-8:00 PM, so come hang out and meet some new friends!

Hosted by: Harborside Activities Board

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22ND

St. Pete Group Fitness: Core & More|12:15 PM - 1:00 PM|The Fitness Center in the SLC

Join our afternoon group fitness class with Sydney on Wednesday and Friday. This class is core focused with a little full body in between. Group Fitness is a fun and innovative way to meet other new students.

Hosted by: Campus Recreation

Transfer Mixer at the Tavern|7:00 PM - 8:00 PM|The Tavern

 To wrap up NTSW, everyone head to the Tavern! We'll have a Transfer Happy Hour from 7-8PM where apps will be on us! Come hang with the Transfer Peer Coaches, Tau Sigma, and other transfers! 

Hosted by: COMPASS Student Experience & Tau Sigma 

 

SARASOTA-MANATEE NTSW EVENTS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18TH

NTSW Kick-Off|11:00 AM - 2:00 PM|Main Rotunda

Join us as we celebrate our transfer students at this tabling event. Enjoy a snack, grab some swag and learn about Tau Sigma as well as all the exciting events occurring during this week!

Hosted by: Office of Admissions

Underpaid? Know Your Worth|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM|Virtual

Determine your worth and the value of a position. Develop a plan to earn more. Practice the conversation of asking for more money

https://bit.ly/3DcQjVV

Hosted by: Career Services 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

Motivating the Middle|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|Virtual 

Are you a leader who struggles with apathy, low morale and burnout within your team or organization? Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how to lead, motivate, influence and impact your members based on who they are. Join us for an interactive discussion based on the book Motivating the Middle by T.J. Sullivan. We will discuss this simple, empowering strategy used by hundreds of college and university leadership courses. You will learn tangible steps to help you enhance your leadership skills.

https://bit.ly/3kAkhwK 

Hosted by: Bart Stucker & Jackie Grosser Co-Advisors for Tau Sigma

Escape the Library|1:00 PM - 4:00 PM|Virtual

Discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in the Library while you learn about our services and resources. Accomplish the goal in the allotted time and there may be a prize awaiting you.

https://tinyurl.com/hc869zj3  

Enroll in Activity part of event: https://tinyurl.com/tu7hf5ud 

Hosted by: USF Libraries

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

USF Transfer Student Experiene|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|Main Rotunda

Join us for this informative event designed for students planning to transfer into USF. This event will begin with a campus tour with one of our Campus-Experience Guides followed by a Meet & Greet. We will conclude with a brief presentation on the transfer admissions process. Light refreshments will be provided and there will be swag!

RSVP to Jackie Grosser at jgrosser@usf.edu Space is limited so please confirm your attendance if you wish to attend.

Hosted by: Office of Admissions

 

Click on the image below to see a video message to all USF transfer students from Allison H. Crume, Ph.D. the Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Associate Vice President of Student Success!

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

Tampa Campus Map - https://www.usf.edu/admissions/transfer/visit-campus/visit-tampa/navigating-usf.aspx 

St. Petersburg Campus Map - https://www.usf.edu/admissions/transfer/visit-campus/visit-st-petersburg/navigating-st-petersburg-campus.aspx 

Sarasota-Manatee Campus Map - https://www.usf.edu/admissions/transfer/visit-campus/visit-sarasota-manatee/navigating-sarasota-manatee-campus.aspx 

 

Official National Transfer Student Week Virtual Backgrounds! 

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DID YOU KNOW...

  • 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!