Transfer Center
Bldg 52 Rm E30

Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 5pm & Fri. 9am - 1pm in Bldg 52 RmE30
Tues. & Thurs. on zoom from 6 - 7pm

"Welcome to the Mustang Family! As a former transfer student, I encourage you to make the best out of this experience. Meet new people, connect with professors, attend a Cal Poly sporting event, go bowl in the UU, hike to Architecture Graveyard, join a club...but most importantly, find a community! We will be here along the way to support you through your collegiate experience so don't hesitate to reach out. Enjoy your time here, YOU GOT THIS!"
— Danny Zavala, Cal Poly Scholars Academic Advisor

Events & Getting Involved

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Transfer Center Events



Fall 2021 Events! - Academic support, community building and more

Week 1

  • Campus Comeback Transfer Center Open House 
  • Campus Comeback Transfer Center Resource Tabling 
    • Thurs 9/23 - 11am - 1pm, University Union Plaza 

Week 2

  • Transfer Fall Welcome
    • Mon. 9/27 - 2:30 - 4:30pm, O'Neill Green (by the Business Administration building & football stadium) 
  • Time Management Workshops 
    • Tues. 9/28 - 5 - 6pm, Bldg 52 RmE46
    • Thurs. 9/30 - all day, Instagram @cpslotransfers 
    • Fri. 10/1 - 10am - 11am, Bldg 42 RmE46
  • Learn about Greek Life
    • Tues, 9/28 at 6pm, Instagram @cpslotransfers 
  • Preparing for Fall Career Fairs 
    • Tues, 9/28 at 4:10pm on zoom with Career Services 
  • Transfer Talks
    • Wed. 9/29 - 4pm, Bldg 52 RmE30 (Transfer Center)

Week 3

  • PULSE Event
    • Wed. 10/6 - ​​​​​​3pm, Bldg 52 RmE28
  • TGIF Lawn Games  
    • Fri. 10/8 - 1 - 3pm, Baker Lawn

Week 4

  • Connecting with Faculty 
    • Tues. 10/12 - Noon - 1pm, Bldg 52 E46
    • Thurs. 10/14, all day, Instagram @cpslotransfers
  • Transfer Talks
    • Wed. 10/13 - 4pm, Bldg 52 RmE30 (Transfer Center)

Week 5

Week 6

  • Transfer Talks
    • Wed. 10/27 - 4pm, Bldg 52 RmE30 (Transfer Center)
  • TGIF Coffee & Donuts
    • Fri. 10/29 - 9am - 11am, Bldg 52 RmE30 (Transfer Center) 

Week 7

  • Maximizing Professors Office Hours
    • Mon. 11/1, all day, Instagram @cpslotransfers
  • Transfer Social
    • Sat. 11/6, TBD 

Week 8

  • Transfer Talks
    • Wed. 11/10 - 4pm,Bldg 52 RmE30 (Transfer Center)

Week 9

  • Study Tips & Preparing for Finals
    • Tues. 11/16 - 11am - Noon,in Bldg 52 E48 (across the hallway from the Transfer Center)
    • Wed. 11/17, all day Instagram @cpslotransfers 

Week 10 - Study Breaks

  • Cooking Tutorial  
    • Mon. 11/29, all day Instagram @cpslotransfers 
  • Ornament Decorating & Coloring Books 
    • Tues. 11/30, 1 - 3pm in Bldg 52 E29 (next door to the Transfer Center) 
  • Transfer Talks
    • Wed. 12/1, 4pm in the Transfer Center 
  • Outdoor Lawn Games
    • Thurs. 12/2, 3 - 5pm on Dexter Lawn 
  • Favorite Study Spots
    • Sun. 12/5, all day Instagram @cpslotransfers 

Finals Week - Study Breaks

  • Yoga Class  
    • Mon. 11/29, 1:30 - 2:30pm in Rec Center Studio 2
  • Sunset  
    • Tues. 12/7, all day Instagram @cpslotransfers 
  • Indoor Board Games w/EOP
    • Wed. 12/8, 11am - 1pm in Bldg 52 E29 (next door to the Transfer Center) 
  • Positive Affirmations
    • Thurs. 12/9, all day Instagram @cpslotransfers 

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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Week 10 & Finals Study Breaks

During week 10 and finals week of fall, winter, and spring quarters we will have various study breaks for transfer students!

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

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Transfer Graduation

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. 
  • 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. 


Often you can find academic support and opportunities within your College or in your identity-based spaces, but additional spaces include: 

  • Disability Resource Center - for students with disabilities to seek support and services. 
  • International Center - for international student advising and services. 
  • LibRAT Program - for students to seek peer-to-peer research support, includes opportunities to support other students. 
  • Research Databases - for students looking to get involved in research projects on campus and around the world.
  • Study Abroad - for study abroad advising which includes academic, research and internship programs. 
  • Writing and Learning Center - for students to seek tutoring or writing support, includes opportunities to assist other students.

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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