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National Transfer Student Week

National Transfer Student Week Poster

October 18-22, 2021

#CortlandTransfers #TransferStudentWeek

For each transfer journey that leads a student to Cortland, our campus community is ready to support students' success.  Join us for a fun week of events to celebrate YOU!

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 20
Take a Transfer Student for Donuts
Newmark Pavilion, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
That fall chill is in the air! Enjoy some donuts and cider and connect with a faculty or staff member who has recognized you and wants to help you celebrate the week!

Wednesday, October 20
Transfer Trivia
Sponsored by the Transfer Network Team
Student Life Center, Room 1104 - 7 p.m.
Join us for a fun evening of trivia!  Study up on NYS college mascots, famous transfer students, and more!  Prizes for our top players.

Thursday, October 21
Transfer Fall Festival
Sponsored by Tau Sigma National Honor Society
Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Destress from midterms and join us for some fall fun!  Make a festive sign, paint a pumpkin, crush a potato sack race and more.  Tau Sigma is the national honor society specifically for transfer students.  Are you a new student this fall semester?  Come and learn about the requirements to be invited to join Tau Sigma and get involved now!

Look out for the following happening across campus this week

Door Decorating Contest
Sponsored by Tau Sigma
While you are walking around campus this week, be sure to look out for decorated doors from various campus offices in support of National Transfer Student Week.  Tau Sigma will be judging these doors and awarding prizes to the winning offices!
Instagram Takeover by the Transfer Network Team
Our Transfer Network Team is taking over the Cortland Advise Instagram page all week!  Be on the lookout for pieces of advice, ask them questions, and learn more about the transfer experience at Cortland!

Faculty and Staff Transfer Stories and Transfer Facts
Did you know that many of our faculty and staff here at Cortland were once transfer students!  During the week we will spotlight five of our transfer champions and provide transfer facts about our Cortland students.  Be sure to follow the main SUNY Cortland Instagram page, as well as Cortland Advise Instagram for stories and facts about our staff, faculty, and students!

What is National Transfer Student Week?

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) organizes National Transfer Student Week 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.

Join us for this annual event, every third week of October, to challenge assumptions, build empathy, and instill transfer pride on your campus.