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

Spring Quarter
Virtual Zoom Drop-In
Mon. - Fri. 12:00 - 1:00pm
Tuesday 5 - 7pm

Join us for transfer hangouts! 

"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



Spring 2021 Events - Academic, Social & More! 

*All zoom events use this zoom link - 

  • Transfer Welcome to Spring Quarter
    • Monday March 29th at TBD on Instagram Live @cpslotranfers
  • Transfer Dialogue - a space for students to connect
    • Monday April 5th at 2:00pm on Instagram Live @cpslotranfers
  • Springing into Summer Opportunities
    • Wednesday April 7th at 4pm on zoom 
  • Preparing for the Spring Virtual Career Fair with Career Services 
  • Transfer Welcome & Next Steps - part of Cal Poly's Open House
    • Saturday April 10th at 1:30pm on zoom
  • Instagram Live with PULSE
    • Thursday April 15th at 2pm on Instagram Live @cpslotranfers
  • Admissions IG Live for Incoming Transfers
    • Monday April 19th at 6:30pm on Instagram Live @cpslotranfers
  • Navigating your Internship/Job Search with Career Services 
  • Using Networking for Finding Opportunities with Career Services 
  • Transfer Dialogue - a space for students to connect 
    • Friday April 23rd at 1:00pm on Instagram Live @cpslotranfers
  • Planning for Lifelong Learning 
    • Thursday April 29th at 11am on zoom
  • Transfer Dialogue - a space for students to connect 
    • Monday May 3rd at 2:00pm on Instagram Live @cpslotranfers
  • Transfer Talk - Goals, Grad School & Great Experiences!
  • Getting Experience Panel with Career Services 
  • Preparing for the Senior Project - posted on IG Stories
    • Monday May 10th - Senior project expectations and examples + How to access examples and guides.
    • Wednesday May 12th - Study strategies and tips that will help with planning and doing the project.
    • Friday May 14th - Learn from other senior project experiences.
  • Transfer Dialogue - a space for students to connect 
    • Friday May 21st at 2:00pm on Instagram Live @cpslotranfers
  • Study Tips & Tricks: Finishing the Academic Year Strong
    • Wednesday May 26th at TBD on Instagram Live @cpslotranfers
  • Week 10 Study Breaks Connections 
    • Tuesday 6/1, Wednesday 6/2 and Thursday 6/3
      • times and event names coming soon
  • Finals Study Breaks Connections 
    • Sunday 6/6, Monday 6/8, Tuesday 6/8
      • times and event names coming soon

Spring 2021 Hangouts - Connect with other Transfers! 

Hangouts are an opportunity to connect and converse with transfers who have shared identities and lived experiences as you! These are casual spaces to talk and be in community with other transfers. 

All hangouts are on zoom -

  • Week 3 (4/12 - 416)
    • Orfaela College of Business Transfer Hangout - Mon. 4/12 at 5pm 
    • College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science Transfer Hangout - Wed. 4/14 at 5pm 
    • College of Liberal Arts Transfer Hangout - Thurs. 4/15 at 5pm 
  • Week 4 (4/19 - 4/23)
    • College of Architecture and Environmental Design Transfer Hangout - Mon. 4/19 at 5pm
    • College of Engineering Transfer Hangout - Wed. 4/21 at 5pm 
    • College of Science & Mathematics Transfer Hangout - Thursday 4/22 at 5pm 
  • Week 6 (5/3 - 5/7) 
    • Students with Dependents Transfer Hangout - Wed. 5/5 at 1pm
    • Pride and Gender Equity Center Transfer Hangout - Thurs. 5/6 at 2pm
  • Week 7 (5/10 - 5/14)
    • Dream Center Transfer Hangout - Tues. 5/11 at 4pm
    • International Student Transfer Hangout - 5/13 at 8pm
  • Week 8 (5/17 - 5/21)
    • Black Academic Excellence Center Transfer Hangout - Wed. 5/19 at 4pm
    • Military Connected Students Transfer Hangout - Thurs. 5/20 at 11am

If you have a hangout space you would like to see us host please reach out to us

Annual Events


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National Transfer Student Week

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

Check out the 2020 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 students. From donuts and coffee to late night and weekend study time in the center the transfer center is here to support you through finals stress.

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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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