National Transfer Student Week

Do you know any transfer students?

  • Nationally, 38% of undergraduate students transfer, so odds are you do or are one yourself!

Did you know that transfer students have an entire week dedicated to them to celebrate their excellence?

  • It’s true — they do! And we, along with other transfer students, & their champions would love for you to participate!

We invite you this week to help spread love and awareness of transfer students by attending our events or spreading some much needed kindness in the world with #TransferActsofKindess below.

Participate in Transfer Acts of Kindness

Fill out this brief survey letting someone know how great they’re doing or how they’ve impacted you or others. We’ll send them an email telling them they’ve been recognized!

NTSW Campus Events

Transfer Celebration Breakfast! 
Come through the Transfer Engagement Center for the first day of National Transfer Student Week and have breakfast provided by the Transfer Transition Program! We will have coffee, juice, bagels, fruit, and a parfait bar.

When: October 15
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Where: Transfer Engagement Center | 110 Middleton Building

B-school B-fast (Business School Breakfast!)
Are you a transfer student in the School of Business? Are you a transfer student who is interested in applying to the School of Business?  Stop by Grainger Hall and have breakfast provided by the School of Business! There will be coffee, bagels, juice, and an assortment of breakfast items.

When: October 16
Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Where: 3150 Grainger Hall

Transfer Student Week: Exploring Career Options 
Regardless of your major or year in school, you’re probably starting to consider what your education experience at UW-Madison will lead to after graduation. In this workshop, we will give ideas of how to use campus resources to explore career ideas and gain experience that can set you up for success after graduation. We will also explore what post-college opportunities look like; help you explore your values, skills, and interests to gain insight into opportunities that might be a good fit for you.

When: Tuesday, October 16th
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Where: Career Exploration Center (CEC) | 114 Ingraham Hall
RSVP:  here

Transfer Alumni Career Panel
Majoring in the liberal arts, and unsure of what career path to take? Connect with alumni, who’ve been there at our Transfer Alumni Career Panel! There will also be time to connect 1-on-1 with panelists after out Q&A. Learn more about our panelists here.

When: October 17th
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Where: Union South, TITU (today in the union screens)
*Nachos and drinks will be provided.

Speed Friending: new school, new links!
Are you a transfer student? New to our campus? Looking for more connections? Are you ready to meet new people? Come join the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center for an hour of speed friending, and link up! Take the opportunity to meet someone new and build a new connection while on your journey at a new school. Facilitated by the Adventure Learning Program (ALPs) this is a chance you don’t want to miss.

When: October 18th
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: Gender & Sexuality Campus Center | 716 Langdon St

All Gender and Sexuality Campus Center events are free. The Red Gym is wheelchair accessible. Any videos will be screened with captions. All events with food will have vegan and gluten-free options. Please contact us for any other accommodations or questions at or 608-265-3344.

Schuster’s Haunted Forest
Join us in our final National Transfer Student Week celebration at Schuster’s Haunted Forest! After this terrifying thrill, we’ll be recovering with a bonfire and some sweet treats such as apple cider donuts, s’mores, and hot coco and hot apple cider.

When: October 19th
Time: bus leaves at 6:15 pm, return time 11:00 pm
Where: bus picks up outside of Chazen on University Ave.
Cost: 10$
Registration is required: register here.

Please note: the walk through Schuster’s Haunted Forest requires moderate physical exertion; wear comfortable shoes. Bring cash if you plan to use concessions (apart from the food we will be serving).

Transfer Visibility

Spot these t-shirts around campus libraries this week, celebrating where our #uwtransfers come from!

(Psst… we’ll tell you a secret, they’re from all over the world! Did you know that 22% of #uwtransfers are also #globalbadgers, aka international students?)

Stop by the Transfer Engagement Center!

Transfer Engagement Center Hours:

Monday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Learn more about our regular programs here.