Connect With Us
The Transfer Center is here to support and connect students to resources in addition to creating community and listening to your story. Some questions you may have might need to be answered by other departments:
- For admissions related questions or any questions you have before SLO Days regarding academics contact Admissions.
- For academic advising contact your College's Academic Advising Centers.
- For on campus housing questions contact University Housing.
- For orientation questions (Open House, SLO Days, and WOW) contact New Student and Transition Programs.
- For students who have served in the US Military or are the child/spouse of someone who served, reach out to the Center for Military-Connected Students for support and benefits.
- For CP Scholars, TRIO Achivers, or EOP questions please contact them directly.
If you need assistance in connecting with one of the offices above you can reach out to us.
Transfer Center Contact Information
Our physical space is closed because of COVID-19.
Meet Our Staff
The Transfer Center Staff are a resource for the Cal Poly transfer community. There are staff throughout campus who are also here to support you. Stop by the Center and we'll help connect you!
Coordinator, Transfer Center
Heather is the Coordinator of the Transfer Center. She is originally from Claremont, CA and studied Environmental-Sociology and Economics at Whitman College. She completed her M.A. in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University while working in leadership education, facilitating social justice programs, and mediating student conduct and conflict resolution at University of Michigan. She has been working for Outward Bound (in North Carolina, Florida, and Washington) as an instructor on backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and whitewater canoeing courses since 2013.
She strives to support students in thriving in and outside the classroom at Cal Poly and is very excited to be a part of the Centers team. Heather is passionate about education, advocacy, accompliceship and social justice and believes that Cal Poly will not be the best educational experience it can be until all students feel seen, heard, and that they belong here. In addition to her passion for supporting the college experience, Heather enjoys getting outside, cooking, spending time (in person or on the phone) connecting with friends and family, and playing with her cat Tux (often featured in our centers instagram).
Graduate Assistant, Transfer Center
Montana is the Graduate Intern in the Transfer Center. She is originally from San Diego, CA and studied History at UCLA. She is currently earning her M.S. in Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs at Cal Poly. Along with working at the Transfer Center, Montana works closely with New Student and Transition Programs, specializing in the Transfer Orientation Experience. She previously worked as a study abroad advisor, guiding students through the study abroad process, which led her to her passion for higher education and student affairs.
Outside of academics, she enjoys working with students on their personal and professional development and is very excited to be a part of the Center's team. Montana is passionate about education, advocacy, mindfulness and relationship-building and believes in the power of community. Creating a sense of belonging for transfer students at Cal Poly where students feel seen, heard, and supported, is one of her biggest goals. In addition to her passion for enhancing the transfer experience, some of Montana's favorite things are: coffee shops, connecting with friends, reading, camping and traveling around the world.
Student Assistant, Transfer Center
Francisco is a student assistant at the Transfer Center. He is an Aerospace Engineering major who transferred here in fall 2019 from Sacramento City College. He is originally from Davis, CA. He enjoys providing support for students to achieve their goals. Francisco is also the Transfer Representative for Cal Poly's SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers).
Outside of school, he likes to work on cars, go out with friends, wok on projects, spend time outdoors, and he study at Front Porch. His goal is to help transfer students feel at home at Cal Poly.
Student Assistant, Transfer Center
Isabel is a student assistant at the Transfer Center. She is a third year Communications major and transferred here in fall of 2019 from Cuesta College. She is originally from Marin County, just north of San Francisco. A passion of hers is helping other transfer students by discussing her experience as a transfer and learning about other transfer student’s experiences.
Outside of school, she loves to hike, go to the beach, travel, and spend quality time with her friends. You may find her studying at different cafes around SLO, relaxing at Avila Beach, and possibly taking a nap on Dexter lawn in between classes. By working at the Transfer Center, she is hoping to help other transfer students feel welcome here at Cal Poly, and feel like part of the community. She is so excited to be working at the Transfer Center.
graphic Design Student Assistant, Transfer Center
Ryann is a student assistant and graphic designer at the Transfer Center. She is a Graphic Communications major, Design Reproduction Technology concentration, originally from snow-covered Wyoming. A passion of hers is effectively creating a visual that represents a mission, such as that of the Transfer Center, and impacts an audience.
Outside of school, she loves to go to concerts, explore new scenery, ski or snowboard, and live in the moment with friends and family. You may find her hammocking at Pismo Beach, talking to GrC professors or ordering her millionth chai at Kreuzberg California. By working at the Transfer Center, she is hoping to showcase the wonderful environment this community has to offer.