The Transfer Semester Experience

Entering a new institution, regardless of how much college experience you have, can often be a challenge. Academic expectations, traditions, cultural norms, resources, and opportunities are vastly different from one college to the next. The Transfer Student Experience will support you as you navigate these first critical months at UMW. Its purpose is to engage and involve you with the life of the University, connect you to opportunities and resources, forge community between you and others who are navigating this shared transfer experience together, and support you in a highly individualized and focused way as you endeavor to be successful.

This semester long experience is designed to help you adapt to UMW’s academic expectations. If you elect to sign up for this experience, your commitment will involve (1) a semester long seminar of programs, workshops, and speakers designed to enhance engagement and involvement with the university’s efforts to support student success, (2) monthly networking lunches, (3) an off-campus weekend excursion to one of the Virginia’s many attractions, and (4) personalized and focused academic advising involving professional and faculty advisors.

The fall semester will kick off on Monday August 24th with UMW’s unique and cherished honor convocation ceremony and an opportunity to meet UMW’s leadership teams. Throughout the rest of the semester, there will be a variety of activities, programs, workshops, and events that take place every Monday at 4:00 and monthly networking lunches on Tuesdays. These include academic success strategy workshops, faculty and peer conversations, writing and speaking tutorials, career and professional development activities, and an excursion to one of our region’s rich cultural and historic sites.

Sign up here!