Transfer Tuesdays offer advice, new beginnings

Transfer Tuesdays at UMSL

They have lots of reasons for returning to college. They need a degree to get ahead. They haven’t forgotten their dream to be a teacher, accountant, scientist, nurse. They all share a certain drive and maturity level. They want to finish the job.

At the University of Missouri–St. Louis these returning students make up nearly 75 percent of the student population. And next Tuesday a whole new group of transfer students will take a big step toward those dreams.

Organizers of UMSL’s June 25 Transfer Tuesday event are expecting more than 100 students and 64 family members and guests to attend. It is the second of four Transfer Tuesday half-day orientation events scheduled this summer for students enrolling in fall 2013.

“We compress a lot of information between 1 and 4 p.m.,” said Megan Green, director of New Student Programs. “We will have a big university welcome for everyone and then we break up into smaller academic and college groups where students can meet with faculty and academic advisers to discuss their academic expectations and their schedule. Students will also have time to mingle and talk with various staff members and current students serving as their orientation leader.”

Breakout groups on Tuesday also will address money matters, career development, campus safety, getting involved and other campus essentials. Students cannot register for orientation until the admission process has been completed.

All transfer students are required to participate in orientation sessions. In addition to the June 25 event, Transfer Tuesdays are scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. July 23  and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

Visit umsl.edu/orientation for more information and to register for Transfer Tuesdays.


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