Transfer Center
Bldg 52 Rm E30

Academic Year Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 6pm
Fri. 9am - 1pm

" 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

National Transfer Student Week

Join transfers across the country, every third week of October, to build transfer pride and community, challenge assumptions, build empathy, and educate the campus about the transfer experience at Cal Poly.

Save the date for NTSW 2022 - October 17 - 21! 

Join us, National Transfer Student WeekNational Transfer Student Week (NTSW) events focus on one or more of the follow categories:

  • Building and supporting a transfer community
  • Increasing campus awareness, knowledge, and tools to promote a more transfer inclusive culture
  • Connecting transfer students to resources to support their academic success

#TransferStudentWeek #cpslotransfers #NTSW


2022 NTSW schedule

Download the 2022 National Transfer Student Week poster

NTSW 2022 Zoom Background - We hope you will download and use it to share your transfer pride! 


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Event 2

Monday Oct. 17



11am – 1pm
National Transfer Student Week Kick Off 

at UU Plaza hosted by the Transfer Center with college advising centers, student organizations, Student Diversity and Belonging and Career Services booths. 


6 - 8pm
Transfer Bowling & Pizza Night

at Mustang Lanes (1st floor of the University Union bldg 65) hosted by EOP, TRIO and CP Scholars

Tuesday Oct. 18


Transfer Research Opportunities 

11:10 – 12pmTransfer Student Research Panel at Building 186, Room C200 hosted by Dr. Kelly Bennion, BEACoN Research Mentors


12:10-1pm (with pizza)How to Find & Apply to Student Research as a Transfer Students, at Building 186, Room C200 hosted by Dr. Jane Lehr,  Office of Student Research


both also available on zoom -

2 – 5pm
Who are Transfers? 

at Dexter Lawn hosted by the Transfer Center

Wednesday Oct. 19


Noon – 1:00pm
Gardening, Food & Wellness Resources 

Come get free lunch and groceries and connect with all that Campus Health & Wellbeing as to offer. At the health center garden hosted by Campus Health & Wellbeing, Safer, Basic Needs, CalFresh, Mustangs for Recovery & PULSE

3 - 4pm
Empowerment Series: Transfer Edition 

at Bldg 124 Rm 117

hosted by TRIO

Thursday Oct. 20



9:30 - 11:30am
Coffee & Bagels with The Office of Writing and Learning

Connect with the Office of Writing and Learning's tutoring and academic coaching staff to collaborate and achieve at Cal Poly!


at Kennedy Library Atrium hosted by The Office of Writing & Learning

4 - 6pm
Transfer Stories 

at Cerro Vista Community Center (Bldg 170G) hosted by the Transfer Center and University Housing 

Friday Oct. 21



9 – 10:30am
Breakfast Connections with Transfer Faculty & Staff 

at Bonderson Engineering Project Center 197 - 0104 (Club Room) hosted by the Transfer Center

Transfers Explore Downtown

Meet at the PAC bus stop to take a ride downtown with ATS for a fun night of activities downtown with fellow transfers! hosted by the Association of Transfer Students (ATS)

This week aligns with the National Transfer Student Week hosted by the National Institute for Transfer Students! We love getting to celebrate the transfer student experience with campuses across the country. 


Past National Transfer Student Week Schedules

NTSW 2021

2021 NTSW schedule

Download the NTSW 2021 poster or the NTSW 2021 zoom background


Event 1

Event 2

Event 3

Monday Oct. 18


Celebrate Transfers

11am – 1pm
National Transfer Student Week Kick Off in the UU plaza with campus partners, SLODOCO donuts & more! 




2:30 - 4:30pm
Words from the Wise transfers can share their wisdom & learn from each other. On the Baker Lawn, hosted by the Writing & Learning Center 

5 – 7pm
Transfer Game Night w/CP Scholars & EOP in Bldg 52 Rm E3 with food from Urbane Cafe

Tuesday Oct 19


Academic Opportunities

10:10 - 11am
Transfer Student Research Panel on zoom, Meeting ID: 832 5747 2460, hosted by Dr. Kelly Bennion


2:10 - 3pm
Dispelling the Myths about Studying Abroad as a Transfer Student in Bldg 52 RmE26 hosted by study abroad peer advisors

4:10 - 5pm
How to Find & Apply to Student Research Workshop on zoom, Meeting ID: 832 5747 2460, hosted by Dr. Jane Lehr


Wednesday Oct. 20


Transfer Thriving

11:30am – 1:00pm
Gardening & Food Resources: come get a free lunch & bag of groceries! at the health center garden hosted by Campus Health & Wellbeing, CalFresh & PULSE HEAT team with Mr. Pickles lunch 

3 – 5pm
Climbing & Wellness Event at the climbing wall hosted by Transfer Center, PolyEscapes & PULSE REAL team with yummy snacks


5:30 – 7:30pm
Mug Decorating Social in Cerro Vista Community Center hosted by University Housing with cider, hot coco and snacks 

Thursday Oct. 21


Academic & Career Support

11:00am – 1pm
Nosh and Network with Academic Support Resource Programs in the library atrium hosted by the Writing and Learning Center.


Stop by for a grab-n-go lunch from Slo Provisions and visit with staff from the Library, DRC, Career Services, and the Writing and Learning Center to learn about the various ways they can help you reach your academic goals.  

1:10 – 2pm
Preparing for Winter Registration via Zoom - Meeting ID: 85836319935 - hosted by the Office of the Registrar

2 – 3pm
Transfer Academic Advising Connections in each colleges’ advising center with yummy snacks


CAED - Bldg 5 Rm210

CAFES - Bldg 74M-A Rm A102

CENG - In front of Bldg 40

CLA - Breezeway outside Bldg 47 Rm22B

CSM - Breezeway between Bldg 33 & 53

OCOB - Breezeway outside Bldg 3 Rm100

Friday Oct. 22


Transfer Stories

9 – 10:30am
Breakfast Connections with Transfer Faculty & Staff in Bonderson Engineering Project Center 197 - 0104 (Club Room) hosted by the Transfer Center. 


Register today (registration open until event starts)

11:10am – Noon
Leaders in Action: Transfer Edition in Bldg52 RmE28 as part of Student Leadership Institute presented by Transfer Center graduate assistants

2 – 3:30pm
Transfer Stories in Bldg 10 Rm 206 hosted by the Transfer Center with an ice cream at the end to celebrate the end of an awesome week! 


NTSW 2020


2020 National Transfer Student Week Events

Transfers can pick up their swag bags (while supplies last) at the Rec Center Ticket Office at the following times: MW 9am-12pm and TR 1-4pm, or until it's gone! If you are not in SLO, fill out this form to receive some swag via mail!

Monday Events

Kick-Off Event

2pm Monday, October 19
Instagram Live - @cpslotransfers

Kick-off National Transfer Student Week as we Celebrate Transfers - check out our Instagram Story.

Transfer Dialogue

4pm Monday, October 9
Instagram Live - @cpslotransfers

Join our transfer student assistant Francisco and the Association of Transfer Students to talk about fall quarter, your transfer experience, and connect with other transfers!

tuesday information

Cal Poly Student Research Panel

1pm Tuesday, October 20

Hear from current students about how they have gotten involved in various research opportunities during their time at Cal Poly. Hosted by the Office of Student Research

How to Apply to Research Opportunities

2pm Tuesday, October 20

Learn how to get involved in research opportunities during your time at Cal Poly! This informational workshop is on how to make connections and apply for on- and off-campus research experience Hosted by the Office of Student Research

Game & Trivia Night

7pm Tuesday, October 20

Looking to meet other transfer students? Join us in playing trivia and other fun games, all while connecting with peers. This will be the perfect opportunity to destress from classes and build community. Hosted by Cal Poly Scholars & the Association of Transfer Students

wednesdays events

"I Am Cal Poly"

3:30pm Wednesday, October 21

# I Am Cal Poly engages the campus in conversations about the meaning of unique and intersecting identities through a collection of photos and personal narratives. Hosted by Student Diversity and Belonging

Transfer Cook Off

6pm Wednesday, October 21

Connect with transfers, cook food, share laughter and have fun! Hosted by PolyReps, Cal Poly's Official Campus Ambassadors.

thursday information

11am Thursday, October 22 Passcode: 486314

Navigating Your Job or Internship Search during Uncertain Times for Transfer Students - VIRTUAL WORKSHOP Looking for a job or internship? This workshop will cover the primary strategies and tools used to conduct an effective internship or job search. Hosted by Career Services.

Transfer Panel

5:30pm Thursday, October 22

Join us to hear from transfer students about their stories and experiences! 

Fridays events


Academic Advising

12pm Friday, October 23

Join the 6 College's Academic & Career Advisors to connect and learn how you can set yourself up for success for the rest of the quarter and winter!


NTSW 2019


2019 National Transfer Student Week Events

Hosted by Cal Poly Academic Advising, Career Services, and the Association of Transfer Students in fall 2019 after funding had been created to open a Transfer Center. Thank you to these campus partners for coming together to host NTSW before there was an official opening of the Transfer Center. 

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Bowling Bonanza

Monday, October 21 
5-7 pm
Mustang Lanes

Family friendly bowling held at the Mustang Lanes on campus. Free games and pizza!

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Taco-bout Your Transfer Experience

Tuesday, October 22 
11 am - 1 pm
baker lawn
(between baker and bldg 52)

Come enjoy tacos and share your transfer experience. You will have an opportunity to get insight and provide input on potential services from the new Transfer Center opening soon!

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Get the Scoop

Wednesday, October 23 
3:30 - 5:30 pm
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Come 'chill' with your peers, academic advisors, and career counselors and have some free ice cream!

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Thursday, October 24
11 am - Noon
Bldg 124 - room 117

Plan on looking for a job or internship? We'll cover the foundation of what goes into a successful search, including how to find and get opportunities. Light refreshments provided.

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Transfer Association
Mix & Mingle

Friday, October 25 
11 am -1 pm
Dexter Patio
(Bldg 34, around the corner from Subway)

Join the Cal Poly Association of Transfer Students and the advising community to meet fellow transfer students. Food and games will be provided!


NTSW 2018


2018 National Transfer Student Week Events

Proposed, planned and implemented by the Transfer Conversation Committee (with leadership by academic advisors Sabrina Canady, Carly Head, Rachel Johnson, and Meghan Schuler-Jones). Thank you to this group for coming together to request funding for bringing National Transfer Student Week to Cal Poly. 

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Bowling Bonanza

Monday, October 15 
Mustang Lanes

Social event held at Mustang Lanes on campus and hosted by the Association of Transfer Students.

Donuts with your advisors

Donuts with Your Advisors

Tuesday, October 16

Students stop by their College Advising Center to identify location, ask quick questions, and meet and greet with Academic and Faculty Advisors. 

professional panel

Transfer Professional Panel

Wednesday, October 17

Career insight and advise will be given regarding internships, benefits of soliciting research opportunities, and current trends in industry.  Additionally, transfer students will be able to connect with alumni and campus services that initiate career preparation.

Transfers helping transfers

Transfers Helping Transfers

Thursday, October 18

Faculty/Staff/Students will share their perspective regarding the transition to Cal Poly and provide suggestions for building a supportive community.   Reflective practice will be implemented for participants to consider current experiences and goals/dreams during their time at Cal Poly.

Transfer Association Mix and Mingle

Transfer Association
Mix & Mingle

Friday, October 19

Join the Cal Poly Association of Transfer Students and the advising community to meet fellow transfer students.


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