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 Semester 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 program is designed to help you adapt to UMW’s academic expectations. Participating in this experience will involve (1) a seminar of programs, workshops, and speakers designed to enhance engagement and involvement with the University’s efforts to support student success, (2) networking lunches, and (3) personalized and focused academic advising involving professional and faculty advisors. It is required that all transfer students participate in at least three sessions of the program so that you can make the most of your first semester experience at UMW.

The fall semester Transfer Semester Experience will kick off on Monday, August 28 with a mixer and chance to meet the officers of the Transfer Club. We will continue to hold events Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm during the first part of the fall semester. Please reference the attached schedule for specifics.

For questions or more information, please contact:

 

Charles Tate
Academic Advisor & Transfer Student Coordinator
ctate@umw.edu
(540) 654-1675


Schedule of Events

 

Monday, August 28, 4 pm Meet the Staff and Transfer Club Mixer
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Thursday, August 31, 4 pm Meet the Staff and Transfer Club Mixer
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Thursday, September 7, 4 pm Writing and Speaking Centers
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Monday, September 11, Noon Networking Lunch
University Center 4th Floor
(Space is limited, please contact Charles Tate at ctate@umw.edu by September 4th to reserve a place.)
Thursday, September 14, 4 pm Career Readiness
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Monday, September 18, 4 pm Completing on Time/30 Day Challenge
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Thursday, September 21, 4 pm Student Services Panel
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Monday, September 25, 4 pm Fireside Chat with Dr. William Crawley: The History and Traditions of UMW
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Dr. Crawley has taught at UMW for 47 years and is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, Historian of the University, and author of University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History 1908-2008