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National Transfer Student Week October 16 - 21, 2023

National Transfer Student Week is a celebration of transfer students and the professionals who support their journeys.  Join us during the third week in October to help celebrate our Transfer Knights!

The purpose of this week is to:

  • Celebrate Rutgers University’s transfer student community and professionals who support them
  • Build community among our transfer student population
  • Highlight transfer student diversity and the scope of their achievements across campus
  • Connect transfer students to resources to support their academic, personal and professional success

event icon 2023 SIGNATURE EVENTS 

All details for each event is below under the respective event date. Registration if required for some events.

Transfer Student Week Pop-Up Tents

Monday 10/16  9:30am - 11:00am, Livingston Student Center Bus Loop
Monday 10/16  11:30am - 1:00pm, College Avenue Student Center Outdoor Plaza
Thursday 10/19  1:30 - 3:00pm, Busch Student Center Bus Loop

Transfer Triumph

Monday 10/16  11:00am - 1:00pm, Tuesday 10/17  3:00 - 5:00pm, Wednesday 10/18  4:00 - 6:00pm, Thursday 10/19  10:00am - 12:00pm, Friday 10/20  12:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Bloustein School - Civic Square Building Lobby

Rutgers National Transfer Student Week Kickoff Social

Tuesday 10/17 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Livingston Student Center, Gathering Lounge

Fraternity/Sorority Recruitment Info Session (Virtual)

Tuesday 10/17 8:00pm *Registration Required - See below for event details

Transfer Shock: Adjusting to Life as a Scarlet Knight

Wednesday 10/18 2:00 - 3:00pm and 3:30 - 4:30pm *Registration Required - See below for event details

SMLR: The inside story from two transfer students (Virtual)

Wednesday 10/18 7:00 - 8:00pm - See below for event details

Rutgers Veterans Meet & Greet

Wednesday 10/18 12:00 - 3:00pm, College Avenue Student Center

Transfer Student Social at the Rutgers Zone

Thursday 10/19 7:00pm – Close, Livingstone Student Center, Rutgers Zone

Scarlet Day of Service

Saturday 10/21 9:00 – 5:00pm, Deiner Park-College Avenue, *Registration Required - See below for event details


calendar icon 2023 Calendar of Events

All Week - Student Support and Success Resources

Do What Moves U!
Check out all the programs and services Recreation offers to the Rutgers Community.  As part of Transfer Week, any Transfer Student who comes to any Rec Center will be entered into a FREE Raffle for Rutgers Swag!  The more you come during the week, the better your chances!  Open Recreation, Fitness Classes, Weight Room, Swimming, Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs, Cardio Work-Out, Climbing Wall - Do What Moves U!
•   Some Fitness Classes: 10/16 RU FIT 5pm(LIV); 10/17 RU Strength 12pm (CAG); 10/18 RU FIT 12:15pm(WRC), RU Strength 6:30pm (CD)
•    INBODY Assessment 10/16 2-4pm CAG ($5 with discount code INBODY50) Register Here
More Information can be found HERE or on the RUREC2Go App

Learning Center's Workshops
Learning Centers has multiple workshops students can attend in October. Monday Motivation, Friday Focus, Academic Success Series, Dealing with Brain Fog? It's a Thing! Back on Track Support Group, and GRE Prep. Please see the list of events HERE!!

#Rutgersworks Free Tuition Challenge
The #Rutgersworks Free Tuition Challenge encourages participation in career-related activities and events. Students who complete at least ten challenge requirement stamps are entered into a drawing for free tuition for Spring 2024 - $6,837.00 (in-state cost of SAS). Students earn stamps by attending our events, utilizing our online tools, or engaging with the resources listed on our game board. 
How It All Works:
•   Monthly Prizes: Students with five or more stamps by the first week of each month are entered into the monthly prize drawings. Earn extra raffle entries by completing even more stamps (e.g., 5 Stamps = 1 Challenge Raffle Entry, 10 Stamps = 2 Entries, 15 Stamps = 3 Entries). 
•    Grand Prize: Students with ten or more completed stamps by 11:59 am (EST) on December 11 at 11:59PM are entered into the grand prize drawing to win free tuition* for Spring 2024. Earn extra raffle entries by completing even more stamps (e.g., 10 Stamps = 1 Challenge Raffle Entry, 20 Stamps = 2 Entries, 30 Stamps = 3 Entries).
Note:  Students do not automatically get entered in the raffle; they need to create a gameboard with their NETID and password and then collect the stamps they have earned.

Student Success Resource
Visit this central website Success.rutgers.edu dedicated to helping students find the tools and resources to succeed. Resources are organized into four thematic areas: Success Essentials, Academic Support Services, Involvement & Community, and Experiential Learning & Career Preparation. The site is easily searchable and also includes important “How To” instructional videos and guides on Course Scheduling, Add/Drop, Canvas, Teams, the Handshake Career Management platform, and moreFor questions, email us at student.success@rutgers.edu.

The Office of the Dean of Students – Student Support
Reach out to us if you are in need of assistance or support regarding personal or academic-related challenges. Our office serves as a student support network by providing connections, advocacy, problem resolution, and critical incident intervention. We are located at 88 College Avenue and you can contact us at 848-932-2300 or email deanofstudents@echo.rutgers.edu. We also have virtual drop in hours Monday – Thursday 1:30pm – 4:30pm. For more information visit our website. 

Rutgers Student Health
Help is available and we are a community that cares. We encourage students to reach out and utilize the mental health resources we provide. Visit our website for all the services and resources. We have 24/7 Crisis & Resources and campus support resources for non-crisis situations through Counseling, Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
•    Mental health services, health.rutgers.edu/CAPS, 848-932-7884. M–F, 8:30 am–4:30 pm. A CAPS counselor is always available during regular business hours for students with immediate needs, (walk in or by phone 848-932-7884).
•    CAPS After Hours: A telephone-based counseling service available to Rutgers students when CAPS is closed. Call the main CAPS number, 848-932-7884, and follow the prompts.
•    Let’s Talk: informal, one-session consultations, 848-932-7884.

One Stop Student Services Center Walk-Ins
Walk-ins for One Stop: Mondays - Thursdays 8:30am - 4:30pm & Fridays 11:00am - 4:30pm
One Stop acts as a “single point of service” across the areas of financial aid, student accounts, and registration. We are here to help you! Questions can be submitted using the contact form , by phone at 848-445-4636 (INFO), or by visiting the us at Dr. Samuel Dewitt Proctor Hall located at 65 Davidson Road on Busch Campus. No appointments are necessary for walk-ins.  

Monday October 16

Transfer Student Week Pop-Up Tents
Monday October 16, 9:30 - 11:00am, Livingston Student Center Bus Loop
Monday October 16, 11:30am - 1pm, College Avenue Student Center Outside Plaza
Stop by to learn about the calendar of events for National Transfer Student Week and pick up a free giveaway! Brought to you by the Rutgers University Transfer Student Association and the Department of Student Orientation and Transition Programs.

Transfer Triumph
Monday October 16, 11:00am- 1:00pm, Bloustein School - Civic Square Building Lobby
Test your knowledge of Rutgers trivia, solve riddles, and get to know your peers as we celebrate National Transfer Appreciation Week! We will have prizes for the folks that complete each challenge. Monday is the main event, but we will be tabling in the Civic Square Building lobby all week for chances to get in on the fun! Brought to you by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Info Session: Teach a First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) (Virtual)
Monday October 16, 7:00 - 8:00pm
*Registration Required
Attend an information session about the FIGS Peer Instructor experience! First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) allow Rutgers undergraduates to develop a course that addresses their area of study and essential information for students transitioning to college. Learn more about the application and selection process from FIGS staff and former Peer Instructors (PIs).
Brought to you by Career Exploration and Success

Tuesday October 17

Rutgers National Transfer Student Week Kickoff Social
Tuesday October 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Livingston Student Center, The Gathering Lounge
Come join the Rutgers University Transfer Student Association and the Department of Student Orientation and Transition Programs for the National Transfer Student Week Kickoff Social featuring transfer student leader representatives sharing their experience and advice on how to get involved around campus! A meet and greet will follow accompanied by free food and giveaways and a chance  to learn more about the upcoming week’s events and to interact with our speakers. We hope to see you there!

Transfer Triumph
Tuesday October 17, 3:00pm- 5:00pm, Bloustein School - Civic Square Building Lobby
Test your knowledge of Rutgers trivia, solve riddles, and get to know your peers as we celebrate National Transfer Appreciation Week! We will have prizes for the folks that complete each challenge. Monday is the main event, but we will be tabling in the Civic Square Building lobby all week for chances to get in on the fun! Brought to you by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Fraternity/Sorority Recruitment Info Session (Virtual)
Tuesday October 17 8:00pm
Are you interested in learning more about Rutgers Greek community but don’t know where to start? Our community includes 80 different chapters and numbers over 3000 members. Learn how recruitment works, steps you can take to be a strong candidate for membership and get all your questions answered. Click here to register. Zoom Link will be sent the day before. For more information visit: Join Our Community | Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Skills Lab: Muscle Up! Delivering Strong Interviews, Elevator Pitch for Job Offers (Virtual)
Tuesday October 17, 1:30 - 2:30pm
*Registration Required
You are absolutely talented! Let's review your delivery style at interviews and elevator pitches. Feel more sure and confident with your ability and passion. Come learn winning strategies and skills that make you unique and stand out. Hear presenters from Alumni Employers, Faculty, and Career Advisor.
Brought to you by Career Exploration and Success

Skills Lab: Effective Communications, Interviews, and Elevator Pitches (Virtual)
Tuesday October 17, 4:00 - 5:00pm
*Registration Required
Confidence comes from being prepared. Attend this workshop and learn about elevator pitches, interview prep, and effective communication!
Brought to you by Career Exploration and Success

Rutgers Men's Soccer vs. Penn State
Tuesday October 17, 7:00pm
Yurcak Field, Busch Campus
Rutgers Men's Soccer hosts Penn State in their final home game of the regular season!  Come out to support your Rutgers Scarlet Knights and take advantage of $1 Hot Dog Night at the concession stand!

Wednesday October 18

Rutgers Veterans Meet & Greet
Wednesday October 18, 12:00 - 3:00pm
College Ave Student Center
We will be having a Meet & Greet for incoming military affiliated transfer students. Come meet our staff and student leaders who will help you get connected to all the services you will need at Rutgers and beyond! We will have giveaways and info on Rec / Professional development events. We look forward to meeting you!
Brought to you by Office for Veteran & Military Programs and Services

Transfer Triumph
Wednesday October 18, 4:00pm- 6:00pm, Bloustein School - Civic Square Building Lobby
Test your knowledge of Rutgers trivia, solve riddles, and get to know your peers as we celebrate National Transfer Appreciation Week! We will have prizes for the folks that complete each challenge. Monday is the main event, but we will be tabling in the Civic Square Building lobby all week for chances to get in on the fun! Brought to you by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Transfer Shock: Adjusting to Life as a Scarlet Knight
Wednesday October 18, 2:00 - 3:00pm AND 3:30 - 4:30pm
College Ave Gym Room 202
Students, like fish, need the right conditions to thrive. Transferring from one school (tank) to another can cause something commonly known as Transfer Shock. Join us as we discover some new, as well as tried-n-true ways to manage your well-being as Scarlet Knights.
Brought to you by HOPE- Rutgers Student Health

The Trauma of Invisible Disabilities (Virtual)
Wednesday October 18, 4:00 - 6:00pm
An open discussion to talk about the importance of and bring awareness to invisible disabilities and illnesses people silently carry with them everyday. This community building event is for people with these illnesses as much as it is for people without them. Register HERE for the Zoom Link. Brought to you by Violence Prevention Victim Assistance

SMLR: The inside story from two transfer students (Virtual)
Wednesday October 18, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Two successful transfer students, Easter (HRM major) and Pier (Labor major) will lead a virtual discussion of resources offered by the School of Management and Labor Relations:  student organizations, career services, professors, courses, etc.  Meet people like you who have found a great path at Rutgers.  Join us online at Zoom link.
Brought to you by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

Thursday October 19

Transfer Student Week Pop-Up Tents
Thursday October 19, 1:30 - 3:00pm, Busch Student Center Bus Loop
Stop by to learn about the calendar of events for National Transfer Student Week and pick up a free giveaway! Brought to you by the Rutgers University Transfer Student Association and the Department of Student Orientation and Transition Programs.

Transfer Student Social at the Rutgers Zone
Thursday October 19, 7:00 - Close, Livingston Student Center - Rutgers Zone
Come join play some games and hang out with other transfer students. We hope to see you there! Brought to you by the Rutgers University Transfer Student Association, the Department of Student Orientation and Transition Programs, and Student Centers

Transfer Triumph
Thursday October 19, 10:00am- 12:00pm, Bloustein School - Civic Square Building Lobby
Test your knowledge of Rutgers trivia, solve riddles, and get to know your peers as we celebrate National Transfer Appreciation Week! We will have prizes for the folks that complete each challenge. Monday is the main event, but we will be tabling in the Civic Square Building lobby all week for chances to get in on the fun! Brought to you by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Farmers Market (On-Campus)
Thursday October 19, 11:00am -  3:00pm, College Ave Morrell Street
New Brunswick Farmers Market is coming to Rutgers Campus! Stop by for easy access to fresh produce at affordable prices right at your fingertips. Brought to you by Student Basic Needs

VPVA's Townhall with the Rutgers University Student Assembly
Thursday October 19, 7:30 -  8:30pm, Student Activities Center on College Avenue
VPVA joins RUSA to discuss our Turn the Campus Purple for October initiatives for domestic violence awareness. This interactive meeting with include a presentative on our office, how people can get involved, and an open Q & A session. Brought to you by Violence Prevention Victim Assistance and Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA)

Friday October 20

Rutgers Hillel FREE Shabbat Dinner
Friday October 20, 2023, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
College Avenue - 70 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Shabbat is a holiday for the Jewish community every week, starting on Friday nights. Rutgers Hillel Shabbat dinner is FREE for all Rutgers and Middlesex College students.
Brought to you by Rutgers Hillel

Transfer Triumph
Friday October 20, 12:00pm- 2:00pm, Bloustein School - Civic Square Building Lobby
Test your knowledge of Rutgers trivia, solve riddles, and get to know your peers as we celebrate National Transfer Appreciation Week! We will have prizes for the folks that complete each challenge. Monday is the main event, but we will be tabling in the Civic Square Building lobby all week for chances to get in on the fun! Brought to you by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

Rutgers Field Hockey vs. Indiana
Friday October 22, 3:00pm
Bauer Track and Field Hockey Complex, Livingston Campus
Come out to support your Rutgers Field Hockey Team as they take on Indiana in their Senior Day match up! Free admission for all fans!

Saturday October 21

Scarlet Day of Service
Saturday October 21, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Deiner Park, College Avenue Campus
Scarlet Day of Service is a campus-wide, day-long service event offered for the Rutgers – New Brunswick community. Over the years, this event has provided students and alumni with an opportunity to serve New Jersey by cleaning up communities, revitalizing outdoor spaces, working with youth and older adults, and more. Register for the Fall 2023 Scarlet Day of Service to participate in a meaningful service opportunity, give back to the local communities, and make new friends! Bus transportation is provided (and required) for all individuals to get to their assigned service site. Register by October 15, 2023 at 11:59PM
Brought to you by Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA)

Take A Hike
Saturday October 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Livingston Ecological Trail
Spend a Saturday morning hiking with us at the Livingston Ecological Trail. Meet with other commuters while enjoying the beautiful fall colors. RSVP by October 11, 2023 at 11:59PM
Brought to you by Rutgers Commuter Student Association

SNAPSHOTS FROM PAST TRANSFER WEEKS

Bloustein School Meet and Greet

 

SAS Students in Transition Class

Residence Life SocialBrower STaff
Bloustein School Meet and Greet

SAS Students in Transition Class

Livingston Residence Life Evening Social Dining Services - Brower Commons

Scarlet Knight Transfer Champions

Share YOUR Transfer Hacks/Stories AND nominate a Transfer Champion

Join us in thanking our Scarlet Knight Transfer Champions! These Rutgers community members were nominated for the impact they have made on a transfer student’s journey and experience at Rutgers. Nominees received an email notifying them that they have been recognized from the Office of Student Orientation and Transition Programs.

Faculty
Scarlet Knight Transfer ChampionRoleDepartment
Julia BaumanisFacultyMason Gross School of the Arts - Music
Tracy ChangFacultySchool of Management and Labor Relations - Extension and Public Services Program
Bradley EvansFacultySchool of Arts and Sciences - English
Jason GraboskyFacultySchool of Environmental and Biological Sciences - Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
Mich LingInstructor/PhD StudentSchool of Arts and Sciences - Women and Gender Studies
Jennifer MittelstadtFacultySchool of Arts and Sciences - History
Todd NicholsFacultyMason Gross School of the Arts - Music
Lyra SteinFacultySchool of Arts and Sciences - Psychology
Hyun SunwooTeaching Assistant/PhD StudentSchool of Communication and Information
Jennifer YuzukFacultySchool of Arts and Sciences - Criminal Justice
Staff
Scarlet Knight Transfer ChampionRoleDepartment
Stephanie AcunaStaffRutgers Global International Student & Scholar Services
Leslie DanehyStaffDouglass Residential College
Paul FischbachStaffStudent Affairs - Rutgers Recreation
Jacqueline HuangStaffRutgers Global International Student & Scholar Services
Kaii JohnsonStaffStudent Affairs - Residence Life, Douglass Campus
Gary PanettaStaffSchool of Arts and Sciences - Academic Services - Transfer Center
Jennifer TrancucciStaffSchool of Arts and Sciences - Academic Services - First Year Team
Candiece WhiteStaffSchool of Engineering - Undergraduate Education/Student Services, EOF
Lauren DudzakStaffSchool of Arts and Sciences - Academic Advisor

For any questions, please contact John Reinhardt at transition@echo.rutgers.edu