Transfer Center
Bldg 52 Rm E30

Spring Quarter Hours
Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm 
Fri 9am - 1pm
Bldg 52 Rm E30

" I know everyone says it, but it is worth shouting from the mountain tops: Ask questions! Ask for help! Even if you are not sure what you should be asking, just check in. With an Academic Advisor, a Faculty Advisor, someone in the Transfer Center, any staff member at Cal Poly. I love when a new transfer comes in and says “well, I don’t know what I should be asking, but I wanted to check in to see if there is anything I should know”. That opens the door for a great conversation, and information sharing!"
Sabrina Canady, College of Liberal Arts - Academic Advisor

Transfer Events

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Transfer Center Events



Spring 2022 Events! - Academic support, community building and more

Week 1

  • Winter Quarter Welcome Back  
    • Tues. 3/29 - 11am - 1pm, UU Plaza

Week 2

  • Transfer Talks
    • Wed. 1/12 - 4pm, Bldg 52 RmE30 (Transfer Center)

Week 3

  • Academic Success & Support Event
    • Mon. 4/11 - 11:30am - 1:30pm, O'Neill Green

Week 4  

  • Transfer Talks
    • Wed. 4/20 - 4pm, Bldg 52 RmE30 (Transfer Center)

Week 5

  • Art & Pottery Event co-hosted by CP Scholars
    • Fri. 4/29 - 3 - 5pm, Bldg 52 RmE3 (down the hall from the Transfer Center)

Week 6 

  • Transfer Talks
    • Wed. 5/4 - 4pm, Bldg 52 RmE30 (Transfer Center)

Week 7

Week 8

  • Transfer Talks
    • Wed. 5/18 - 4pm, Bldg 52 RmE30 (Transfer Center)

Week 9

    • Tie Dye & Tacos 
      • Tues. 5/24 - 4:30 to 6pm, TBD location

    Week 10 

    • Transfer Graduation Celebration
      • Fri. 6/3 - 9am to 1pm in the Transfer Center 

    Finals Week - Study Breaks

    • Study Break on the Baker Lawn 
      • Mon. 6/6 - 1pm on the Baker Lawn
    • Fishbowls & Food for Finals
      • ​​​​​​​Tues 6/7 - 11am - 1pm at the library 
    • Finals Fuel: Coffee & Tea 
      • ​​​​​​​Wed. 6/8 9:30 - 11:30 in the Transfer Center

    Career Services Events We Encourage Transfers To attend

    Preparing for the Spring Career Fairs (Virtual) - Tuesday, April 5 from 5:10 to 6:00 pm

    Preparing for the Spring Career Fairs (In-person/124-117) - Wednesday, April 6 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm

    Network to Get Work (Virtual)  - Thursday, April 7 from 5:10 to 6:00 pm

    Negotiating Offers & Salaries (Virtual) - Tuesday, April 26 from 10:10 to 11:00 am

    Grad School 101: How, When & Why to Apply (In-person/124-117) - Thursday, May 5 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm

    Careers in Tech: What it's Really Like to Work for a Giant in the Tech Industry (Virtual) - Thursday, May 12 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm

    Annual Events


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    National Transfer Student Week

    Join us in October to celebrate transfer students! This is a national event celebrated by campuses across the country.

    Check out the 2021 National Transfer Student Week schedule!

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    Study Breaks

    During finals week of fall, winter, and spring quarters we will have study breaks for transfer students!

    Check out our events schedule above and our google calendar for more information!

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    Graduating Transfer Celebration

    Each fall and spring quarter we will celebrate our graduating transfers. We believe it is important for our Transfer Center to be recognized for the many successes, learning and adaptability it takes to graduate from Cal Poly.

    If you are graduating a different quarter reach out to us and we will make sure to celebrate with you too.


    Spaces to Get Involved

    Explore some of the many ways to get involved on campus. If you are seeking to find a community at Cal Poly we also encourage you to come to one of the Transfer Center events (see above for more details). 

    “Get involved and challenge yourself to make Cal Poly your new home. It is hard at the beginning to figure out where everything is because it takes time. But make the effort early on so you can feel more at home.” — Current CP transfer student


    Check out these affinity spaces to find other students and staff with similar identities to yourself!

    • Black Academic Excellence Center - for Black and African American students to gain resources, community and support. 
    • Center for Military Connected Students - for veterans or students who have family in the military to gain support and resources. 
    • Disability Resource Center - for students with physical and non-physical disabilities to acquire support and community. 
    • Dream Center - for undocumented or DACAmented students to seek support and gain community. 
    • Gender Equity Center - for students of all marginalized genders, inclusive of all those who are womxn, feminine-of-center, trans, and nonbinary.
    • International Center - for international student advising and a space to meet other international students. 
    • Men and Masculinities - for students to express ideas and expressions of masculinities through programming and community. 
    • Multicultural Center - for students of historically underrepresented groups to build community and express their multicultural identities. 
    • Native & Indigenous Cultural Center - for students to (re)connect to the traditions and cultures of Native American and Indigenous peoples
    • Pride Center - for students of all gender identities, sexualities and expressions. 
    • SAFER - for students who are interested in, or identify with, the response to and prevention of gender- and power-based violence.

    Career, Leadership & Service

    Interested in building your resume or gaining new skills? Check out these departments and resources!

    • Associated Students Incorporated - ASI is home to Cal Poly's Student Government which offers great leadership opportunities.
    • Career Services - Meet with a Career Counselor, get resume feedback, practice interviewing and attend the annual Career Fair to get a head start on job searching!
    • Center for Leadership - Earn a leadership certificate and participate in campus-wide leadership opportunities to boost your skills and resume.
    • Center for Service in Action - Participate in community service within the SLO community and beyond!
    • Inter Housing Council - Expand your skills and experience by getting involved in Residential Student Government.  
    • New Student and Transition Programs - Give back and enhance the Orientation experience by providing your insight and knowledge with newly admitted students. 
    • Peer Health Educators - Help educate our campus community by providing workshops on physical, mental and sexual health. 

    Student Clubs & Organizations

    Here are some additional spaces to find your community and gain skills and experience that will support your journey at Cal Poly and beyond!

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