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

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.

#TransferStudentWeek #cpslotransfers

National 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

2021 NTSW schedule


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Monday Oct. 18


Theme – Celebrate Transfers

11am – 1pm National Transfer Student Week Kick Off in the UU plaza




Event info. coming soon 

5 – 7pm time Game Night w/CP Scholars & EOP in Bldg 52 Rm E3 hosted by Cecilia & Montana

Tuesday Oct. 19


Theme – academic opportunities

10am – Transfer Student Research Panel on zoom hosted by Dr. Kelly Bennion


2pm – Dispelling the Myths about Studying Abroad as a Transfer Student in Bldg 52 RmE26 hosted by peer advisors from study abroad 

4pm - How to Find & Apply to Student Research Workshop on zoom hosted by Dr. Jane Lehr


Wednesday Oct. 20


Theme – Transfer Thriving

11:30 – 1:00pm – Gardening & Food Resources: come get a free bag of groceries! At the health center garden hosted by Campus Health & Wellbeing & CalFresh & PULSE HEAT team

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


Snacks provided

5:30 – 7:30pm Mug Decorating Social in Cerro Vista Community Center hosted by University Housing  

Thursday Oct. 21


Theme – academic & career support

10:30am – 1pm Academic Support Services/Library event (includes tutoring, academic coaches, LibRats, DRC, career services) hosted by the Writing & Learning Center event in the atrium

1 – 2pm Preparing for Winter Registration via Zoom hosted by the Office of the Registrar

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



Friday Oct. 22


Theme – Transfer Stories

9 – 11am Connections with Transfer Faculty & Staff in tbd

 11:10am – Noon Leaders in Action: Transfer Edition in tbd location as part of Student Leadership Institute w/the Center for Leadership 

2 – 3:30pm Transfer Stories in Bldg 10 Rm 206 hosted by the Transfer Center

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 2019


2019 National Transfer Student Week Events

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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
uu 220

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!

Hosted by Cal Poly Academic Advising, Career Services, and the Association of Transfer Students

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!


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