University of Wisconsin–Madison


The Transfer Transition Program

Part of the Center for the First-Year Experience, the Transfer Transition Program was created in 2010 to support and improve the experience of transfer students at UW–Madison. We want every transfer student to have access to the resources they need for personal and academic success, to feel a sense of belonging, and to create their own unique Wisconsin Experience. We work towards this goal by shaping a campus environment that encourages and supports positive academic and social engagement. Whether you are preparing to transfer or have already enrolled at UW–Madison, the Transfer Transition Program can assist you in making the transition to becoming a UW student.

We are located at 155 William S Middleton Building, in the Center for the First-Year Experience office. You can reach us by phone at 608-890-4690, or via email at

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On August 31, 2012, incoming transfer students participate in a networking activity during a Transfer Student Retreat event at Witte Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The event, which was hosted by the Student Transfer Association and Mentor Program (STAMP), was part of the Wisconsin Welcome orientation and new student program held at the beginning of each academic year. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Transfer Engagement Center

Transfer Engagement Center Opening Soon!

The Transfer Transition Program is very excited to announce that we will be opening the UW-Madison Transfer Engagement Center in Fall 2018.

Transfer Engagement Center hours
(beginning September 5th, 2018): 
Mondays: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesdays: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fridays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: closed (except for special events)

Open Study Hours (no programs using the space): 
Mondays: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am; 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am; 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fridays: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


The TEC is located in 110 Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive.


The Transfer Transition Program’s newsletter is made by transfer students for transfer students. The newsletter is sent out weekly highlighting Transfer Transition Program events, campus & community events, resources, and important approaching deadlines.

All first-year transfer students are automatically subscribed to our newsletter before their first enrolled semester and automatically unsubscribed before their third enrolled semester. Anyone is welcome to to subscribe to our newsletter below. 

If you are a staff or faculty member, RSO, or another community member looking to be featured in our newsletter, please email Shelby Knuth.

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Meet Our Staff

Tracy Mores

Assistant Director, Transfer Initiatives

(608) 890-1649

Shelby Knuth

Transfer Transition Coordinator

(608) 890-4525

Transfer Transition Team 2018-2019

Transfer Ambassadors & Interns

(608) 890-4690

Find us at the Transfer Engagement Center!

Work with Us

Every year the Transfer Transition Program hires a number of students to help us offer great programming and services to our incoming transfer students.  We’re looking for a diverse group of transfer students from a variety of institutions who are enthusiastic, creative, and eager to help new students. 

Positions Available:

  • Transfer Transition Programming Intern
    The Transfer Transition Programming Intern helps hire, train, and lead the incoming group of Transfer Ambassadors, participates in the planning and execution of large-scale events like the Transfer Welcome Dinner,  plans and manages events at the Transfer Engagement Center, and supports the Transfer Transition Program professional staff in their work and special projects. 
    Applications for the Transfer Transition Programming Intern typically open in late-September, and the interview process concludes in mid-November.  Interns start in January and work through three semesters until May of the following year. 
  • Transfer Transition Marketing Intern

    The Transfer Transition Marketing Intern assists in managing all of the Transfer Transition Program’s social media accounts with an emphasis on Instagram, helps with designing and producing promotional materials, creates and coordinates content for the weekly newsletter, crafts the Transfer Transition Program brand, and supports the Transfer Transition Program professional staff in their work and special projects. 

    Applications for the Transfer Transition Program Marketing Intern open as the position becomes available; there is not a set timeline for hiring or term of employment for this position.

  • Transfer Ambassador

    Transfer Ambassadors reach out to incoming transfer students at SOAR and throughout their first year on campus.  They welcome students at SOAR, co-facilitate a BadgerCETE section, meet one-on-one with new transfer students during the semester, represent the Transfer Transition Program at recruiting events and on panels, and generally support the Transfer Transition Program as needed. 



Application Information

Applications for the Transfer Ambassador team typically open in late November and the interview process takes place in January after the semester starts.  Transfer Ambassadors participate in some training dates in late spring semester, work at transfer SOAR dates over the summer, and are employed throughout the next academic year.

If you’d like to be notified when applications for one of our positions opens, please fill out the form below: