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 spring semester Transfer Semester Experience will kick off on Thursday, January 18 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 spring semester. Please reference the attached schedule for specifics.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Charles Tate
Academic Advisor & Transfer Student Coordinator
(540) 654-1675

Spring 2018 Schedule of Events


Thursday, January 18, 4 pm Transfer Club Mixer and Study Abroad Presentation
Colonnade Room, University Center
Monday, January 22, 4 pm Writing and Speaking Center Tour
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Thursday, January 25, 4 pm Student Services Panel
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Monday, January 29, 4 pm Career Readiness
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center
Thursday, February 1, Noon Networking Lunch
University Center 4th Floor
(Space is limited, please contact Charles Tate at to reserve a place.)
Monday, February 5, 4 pm Completing on Time/30 Day Challenge
Digital Auditorium, Hurley Conv. Center