Transfer Center
Bldg 52 Rm E30
Mon. - Thurs. 9am – 5pm
Fri. 9am – 4pm

Virtual Zoom Drop-In
Mon. - Fri. Noon - 1pm

Always remember that you are not alone in your college journey! Get to know your faculty and staff. They can be great resources as well as mentors! Make connections with your peers - these can develop into lifelong friendships.
— Gina Salazar, Cal Poly Scholars Academic Advisor

About The Transfer Center

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The Cal Poly Transfer Center opened in January 2020 thanks to advocacy from students, the Association of Transfer Students, staff and faculty. 

Transfer Center Vision

Empowering and supporting transfer students to succeed and thrive at Cal Poly while advancing institutional support for transfer students. 

Transfer Center Mission

The Cal Poly Transfer Center is committed to serving the particular needs of our diverse transfer student population. We offer support and tools to assist students in achieving their desired personal, community, academic, and professional goals as they progress through their educational journey. The Transfer Center is a resource for students as they navigate the academic and cultural landscapes of transitioning to and graduating from Cal Poly. Through connections to campus and SLO communities, peer support networks and campus resources, we support the holistic well-being and success of transfer students.

Physical Transfer Center Space

The Transfer Center is dedicated to offering a physical space that provides a specific area for studying, relaxing, meeting with other students that have shared experiences, and connecting with campus resources and partners in a familiar space. We also provide a space to be heard, seek solutions and guidance from current transfer students and professional Transfer Center staff. We aspire to create a welcoming community space that acknowledges the intersectionality and individuality of each transfer student who belongs on our campus.

Transfer Center Goals:

  • Resources: Provide and connect students to on- and off-campus resources. 
  • Community: Foster a sense of belonging and community for transfer students within and across colleges. 
  • Awareness: Increase campus-wide awareness for how to support and include transfer students within the Cal Poly community. 
  • Advocacy: From application to graduation, advocate for more transfer inclusive policies, practices, events, and language.

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