Enrolled Students

Transfer Engagement Center

110 Middleton Building

Many events that we host throughout the semester will be held at the Transfer Engagement Center aka TEC (pronounced ‘tech’).
Come hang out, grab a snack and coffee/tea or just study!

The TEC is closed during summer. Regular hours resume Wednesday, September 4th.

Monday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


Upcoming Transfer Events

The Transfer Transition Program (TTP) hosts a variety of events each semester for transfer students to build community. Looking for a variety of fun, engaging and social events? Head to our Facebook page and Instagram for the most up to date events hosted by a number of campus partners and others in the greater Madison area!

Download a printable flyer of our Wisconsin Welcome events.

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Just Transfer Things - August 22nd

Thursday, August 22nd
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Discovery Building

RSVP required.

Just Transfer Things is a half-day, conference-style event that is tailored to the first-semester, transfer-student experiece. TTP has designed sessions such as “Involvement 101” presented by the Center for Leadership and Involvement, “Academics at UW and Student Success” presented by the Greater University Tutoring Services (GUTS), a faculty panel over lunch, and information sessions about how to get involved in research or find an internship! At the end of the event, starting at 2pm, there will be a resource fair on the first floor of the Discovery Building.

TTP Bonfire - August 22nd

Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 – 9:00 PM 
Picnic Point, Firecicle 2   

Come indulge in some Wisconsin summer traditions at Picnic Point! We’ll have lawn games like ‘bags’ and ‘ladder golf.’ We’ll be making “pudgie pies,” brats, and smores over the fire, and watching the sunset over Lake Mendota.

Please email: transfer@studentlife.wisc.edu with any diatary restrictions or accessibility inquiries. There is free parking and the 80 does drop-off and pick-up from Picnic Point.

Returning Adult Welcome - August 24th

Saturday, August 24th
5:00 – 7:00 PM 
Pyle Center , AT&T Lounge

RSVP required.

This is a family- & kid-friendly event.

As returning adults or ‘non-traditional’ students, we know that attending UW-Madison feels vastly different, in so many ways, compared to the dominant-college narrative. We think that makes you pretty exceptional, so we want to celebrate this new chapter with you! This event is open to all returning adult or non-trad students on campus, 1st semester or 7th semester, come be in community.

Transfer Student Welcome & Alumni Panel - August 28th

Wednesday, August 28th
5:30 – 7:00 PM 
Middleton Building, TEC       

Want to learn more about how you can make a successful transition to UW-Madison? Come hear it from the experts – transfer alumni. Join the Transfer Transition Program and some recent transfer graduates for a panel discussion about navigating your transition and overall time at UW-Madison. Enjoy some appetizers, pick up some helpful tips, and network with alumni and other current students at this fun event.

ConnectFAST  - August 29th

Thursday, August 29th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Middleton Building

RSVP required.

The Transfer Transition Program wants to help you Connect For A Successful Transition. ConnectFAST is a photo scavenger hunt where you will complete challenges across campus with other new transfer students in similar majors as you and compete with other teams for prizes. This is a great way to learn about campus and meet new people! While we tally team scores, we’ll provide FREE lunch.

Academic Transition - August 30th

Friday, August 30th
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Middleton Building, TEC      

According to data collected at SOAR, transfer students indicate that succeeding academically is their primary concern. At Academic Transition, students will design a success plan focused on self-advocacy, navigating a large institution, time management, understanding transfer shock, and strategies for academic success. Select break-out sessions based on your individual interests in order to cultivate an experience that is most beneficial to you! We look forward to seeing you at Academic Transition!

UW Transfers from Madison College Potluck - September 5th

  Thursday, September 5th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Middleton Building, TEC    

RSVP required.

All Madison College transfers are welcome at this back-to-school potluck hosted at the Transfer Engagement Center. The Transfer Transition Program will provide sandwiches, and you can sign up to bring a side dish, dessert, or salad to share with your fellow MC alums as you connect and get to know each other better over a meal.

Transfer Fest - September 8th

Sunday, September 8th
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM      
Middleton Building 

Yard-games olympics. Crafts with Revel. Paint-a-pot plant-a-plant with Allen Centenial Gardens. WSUM DJ.  Make your own cotton candy. Video-Game Truck. Free food all day. Bubble tea. And so much more! All supplies are first come, first serve.

S'mores & More Bonfire - September14th

Saturday, September 14th
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Picnic Point, Firecircle 6        

Join Hoofers, the Multicultural Student Center, Our Wisconsin, & TTP out at Picnic Point! The goal for the night is to have a good time, but you’ll probably leave knowing a lot more about Hoofers and maybe even some cool new people too.

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A cete is defined as a group of badgers, and in this case, also stands for Creating Exceptional Transfer Experiences.

BadgerCETE is a high-commitment, high-impact, student-led program designed for first-year transfer students to explore holistic leadership approaches that value the whole person in their individual experiences, analyze how context in groups and systems impact their self and others, and to practice navigating the complex dynamics of inclusive leadership.

Students in BadgerCETE meet weekly with the same section which allows them to build community organically, critically analyze complex problems with diverse perspectives, and explore their own identities and transitions among a group of peers in a safe space.

Participating in BadgerCETE counts towards the Leadership Certificate.

 Learn  more.