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October 18 - 22, 2021 is National Transfer Student Week

National Transfer Student Week

The purpose of this week is to:

  • Celebrate San Diego State University's transfer student community and professionals who support them
  • Continue to build community among our transfer student population
  • Connect transfer students to administrators, faculty and staff across campus
  • Highlight transfer student diversity and the scope of their achievements across campus
  • Share opportunities, including internships, research, international experiences, leadership, and scholarships
  • Connect transfer student engagement to current and future personal, academic, and professional rewards of engagement
  • Inform transfer students about Transfer Student Alliance and Tau Sigma National Honor Society (the SDSU Honors Council society for transfer students)

Save The Date For The Upcoming Events (Oct. 18 - 22) 

Open to all students. Please note that most in-person events are located in the San Diego campus. Any IV Campus events will be noted in the calendar.

What's Happening During National Transfer Week

OCT18

Economic Crisis Response Team

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Calpulli Center Conference Room 4th Floor - Register Here

Learn about basic needs resources available to students and how to reach out to get support when experiencing any economic, food, or housing crisis. Receive a free Subway gift card for East Commons Subway!

OCT18

GYN Orientation - Hosted by Wellbeing and Health Promotion at the Women's Resource Center 

12:30 am - 1:30 pm

Women's Resource Center 

Students can have all of their questions regarding birth control, contraceptives, sexual health and wellness, and exams answered in the space in an affirming environment tailored for detailed education! 

OCT18

Career Essentials for Transfer Students and Planning for Summer 2022 Internships - Hosted by Christy Quiogue [Career Services]

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Zoom

Gain knowledge and insight on career resources for your professional development and learn how to best prepare for summer 2022 internships. 

OCT18

Coffee Hour with Public Health Advisors and Student Peer Advisors - Hosted by Esmeralda Sanchez [College of Health and Human Services

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Zoom

Join the public health advisors and the public health SAS (students advising students) during their virtual coffee hour at 2 PM on Monday, October 18th to ask questions about your schedule, getting involved, planning for graduate school, general advice or anything else you may want to talk about. You will have the opportunity to hear from both an advisor and your peers!

OCT19

College of Arts & Letters Student Success Center Open House

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

CAL Student Success Center, Arts and Letters, 172

Stop by the CAL Student Success Center, meet your student success advisors, and learn ways in which to enhance your academic experience while preparing for your next chapter, whether it is graduate school or a career. Come by, share your stories, and learn about various CAL faculty and staff who were also once in your shoes. The first 10 participants each hour will receive a Transfer Student Outreach Alliance bag filled with treats to support your success! 

OCT19

Upskilling Yourself - Hosted by Melissa Gonzales [Career Services]

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Zoom - Registration through Handshake

From the top resume mistakes to avoid, to the top ways of upskilling yourself, this interactive session will provide you with the tools to support your career success. 

OCT19

Center for the Advancement of Students in Academia (CASA) Programs Information Session - Hosted by Michelle Altemus & Thelma Chavez [College of Sciences]

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

SSW 2500 - Register Here

Transfer students in the College of Sciences and College of Engineering will learn about all of the student support programs available through the Center for the Advancement of Students in Academia (CASA). Hear from staff and current students about how we can help you accomplish your academic and professional goals. 

OCT19

New Theatre Transfer Student Q & A - Hosted by Dr. Katie Turner [College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts]

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dramatic Arts 101

This meeting is for new transfer students in Theatre. It is an opportunity to check in with fellow students and with your faculty, meet peer advisors, hear from student orgs, and get all your questions answered!  

OCT20

Counseling and Social Change Minor/ Club: Information and enrollment session

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Zoom

Thinking about going into a helping profession? Do you want more skills in counseling? Want a resume booster? Or do you want to learn skills for personal health? Join us in a zoom session to learn how the CSC minor and club can help you in so many ways. Meet with our peer advisors who can help you enroll and schedule appointments with you.

OCT20

Preparation for Social Work and Gerontology Internship Process - Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Cosio [School of Social Work] 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Zoom

Come learn about how to prepare for and the eligibility requirements for the senior year social work and gerontology major internship processes from the School of Social Work Faculty Advisor, Jennifer Cosio. 

OCT20

Lunch on the Lawn: Transfer Student Appreciation - Hosted by College of Education

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lawn between Lamden Hall (previosly EBA) and North Education 

Bring your lunch/snacks to the lawn between Lamden Hall and North Education and enjoy some time with your College of Education peers and academic advisors. There will be goody bags for transfer students!

OCT20

PUBLIC HEALTH UNDERGRADUATE SUCCESS FORUM

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

ZOOM ID: 813 8745 5514

Please join your SPH Director, Undergraduate Director, Faculty, and Staff for a one hour forum to help you stay successful in your public health bachelor's program.

  • Meet your faculty and get tips for connecting with your instructors
  • Get advice for Spring 2022 registration
  • Learn how to get involved on campus
  • Hear about research, internships, and other Area B opportunities
  • Sign up to speak with former students about grad school
  • Ask any questions about your degree or career
OCT20

Imperial Valley Campus - Transfer Student Community Service Info and Meet & Greet - Hosted by April Mazon & Henry Villegas [Student Affairs -IV Campus]

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Rollie Carillo Quad

This will be an in-person event open to all current transfer students. We will have community agencies tabling and offering students opportunities to volunteer to learn more about potential future careers in the area.

OCT20

CHHS Transfer Student Pizza & Game Night - Hosted by Claire Norberg [College of Health & Human Services] 

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In-person - Back patio at Oggi’s - Register Here

All CHHS transfer students (Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Public Health, Social Work, SLHS) are invited to meet up with fellow transfer students and the CHHS College Council for pizza and games

OCT21

Global Education Opportunities

10:00 am to 10:45 am

Zoom Registration

What are your global education opportunities at SDSU? What do you need to do to prepare and plan accordingly? Is an experience like this financially feasible? Yes! Hear from one of our Global Guides why international experiences are worth it.

We are excited to have you at our session! 

OPEN TO ALL TRANSFERS

OCT21

Weber Honors College: Graduate School Information Session - Hosted by Michelle Knowlton [ Faculty Advancement & Student Success]

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Zoom 

Have you thought about going to professional or graduate school, but don't know how to get started? Are you overwhelmed by the process of applying? Come join this session to learn more about how to start the process of selecting and applying to graduate schools! You'll learn how to identify which programs are best for you and start breaking down the process, including personal statements, letters of recommendation, exams, etc. 

OPEN TO ALL TRANSFERS

OCT21

Transfer Week: Graduate School in Foods and Nutrition

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Zoom 

Are you a foods and nutrition transfer student not sure how to prepare and apply for grad school?  Check out the advisor-led graduate school information session specifically for foods and nutrition transfer students to get your questions answered!

OCT21

It’s Not Too Late: Getting Involved in Leadership & Clubs as a Transfer Student [SDSU Connects Program - SA - CD] 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Zoom 

Presenting campus engagement opportunities, leadership programs and student organizations. Come, learn how to establish yourself as a campus leader! 

OPEN TO ALL TRANSFERS

OCT21

Conduction Chats: S.T.E.M. Transfer Student Panel & Discussion - Hosted by Oscar Duran [College of Engineering]

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Register Here -E-203e

Join the Center for Success in Student Engineering for a panel of transfer students in S.T.E.M. at SDSU for a conversation about getting adjusted, opportunities, and best tips for success. Pizza will be provided.

OCT21

Tell Your Story: Movement Toward Radically Compassionate Leadership - Hosted by Dr. Lisa Gates and Andrew Mutsalklisana [College of Education] 

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Zoom 

All transfer and first-gen students are invited to join this session that empowers you to share your transfer/first-gen story. Let’s dismantle the linear path through education and learn from each other as an act of radical compassion and leadership in real time. 

OPEN TO ALL TRANSFERS

OCT21

Transfer Week: Graduate School in Kinesiology

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Zoom 

Are you a Kinesiology transfer student not sure how to prepare and apply for grad school?  Check out the advisor-led graduate school information session specifically for kinesiology transfer students to get your questions answered!

OCT22

School of Public Affairs’ Transfer Student Mixer - Hosted by Nora Leyva [College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts]

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Adams Humanities South Deck (4th Floor) - Register Here 

Criminal Justice and Public Administration transfer students are invited to join us to meet and interact with fellow CJ & PA transfer students, and faculty and staff. We will be hosting games and giving away prizes.

 

OCT22

All About the APIDA Center - Info Session & Q&A - Hosted by Kathleen Dang, APIDA Coordinator [ APIDA Center - SA-CD]

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Zoom - Register Here 

Welcome, Transfer Students! The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Center is here for you! Come learn about our programs and support spaces! Build community and get all your questions answered. All are welcome!

OCT22

SDSU Women's Resource Center Open House

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

5121 Campanile Dr. San Diego, CA 92115

Visit to learn more about the resources the Women's Resource Center provides!

Attendees will have the opportunity to enter a giveaway to win free goodies!

OCT22

Transfer Student Outreach Alliance Student Organization

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Zoom

All transfer students are invited to join our transfer student leaders to learn about the organization, meet current officers and ways to get involved! 

More Events Coming Soon! 

Interested in hosting an event? Please email our coordinator Brenda Diaz at [email protected] 

 

Previous National Transfer Student Week Partners

 

Special thanks to the following SDSU divisions, centers, programs, offices and services for their continued support of National Transfer Student Week, coordinated by the Transfer Student Success office in Faculty Advancement & Student Success. 

  • Office of Evaluations
  • Analytical Studies and Institutional Research
  • Career Services
  • College of Arts & Letters Student Success Center
  • College of Education Office for Student Success
  • College of Engineering Success Center
  • College of Health & Human Services (Exercise & Nutrition Sciences)
  • College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts (Television, Theatre & Film)
    • School of Public Affairs
  • College of Sciences Student Success Center
  • Pride Center
  • Division of Student Affairs (Research & Assessment Office)
  • Early Assessment Program
  • Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT)
  • Enrollment Services 
  • Fowler College of Business Success Center
  • International Student Center
  • Financial Center
  • Research & Assessment - Division of Student Affairs
  • Student Life & Leadership
  • Tau Sigma National Transfer Student Honor Society-Chapter 184
  • Transfer Student Outreach Alliance Student Organization
  • Veterans Center
  • Weber Honors College
  • Women's Resource Center