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WSU recognizes Transfer Students With Transfer Student Week

Student transfer week

Student Transfer Week | Photo by Diana Jaber | The Wright State Guardian

Transfer students make up 33% of Wright State University’s (WSU) student population, making National Transfer Student Week, during the week of Oct. 18, important for the WSU community.  

WSU transfer student events

WSU hosted events for prospective and current students, faculty and staff throughout the week. A full list of events can be found here

Some of the highlights included the Transfer Fair, Transfer T-shirt Swap and Learn about Lingo & Processes event. 

At the Transfer Fair, current and prospective students could meet with different colleges to learn about the undergraduate programs. They could also connect with resources and organizations as well as take a guided tour of campus. 

Another popular event was the Transfer T-Shirt Swap, where students could bring a t-shirt from their previous institution and swap it for a free WSU one. 

“During transfer week, it was a lot of fun turning in my (NSCC) t-shirt for a Wright State t-shirt. I am happy to see WSU recognize transfer students, and I am proud to be an alumni of WSU as I will be graduating for the second time with my Masters in Social Work in Spring 2022,” student Rebekah Wyse said.

National transfer student week

According to Director for Articulation, Transfer and Institutional Partnerships, Hideo Tsuchida, sometimes students are hesitant to say they’re transfer students. 

“You know some students have kind of a little bit of a stigma about a student transferring from a community college. And then sometimes people think that community colleges are not as rigorous as a four-year institution but today it’s a little bit different,” Tsuchida said.

One such event was the Learn about Lingo & Processes for faculty and staff hosted by the University Center for International Education.

To better support international transfer students, faculty and staff could attend to learn lingo, processes and how to advise international transfer and study abroad students.

“We want them to feel seen, that they are a part of the Wright State community and that they realize that they’re not alone in it,” Wright Path Program Manager Rachel Fulton said.