Transfer Experience

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Each year about 1,000 transfer students enroll at Virginia Tech. Approximately 20 percent of each graduating class of Hokies began their journey as transfers.

Though they may come from a variety of different backgrounds, Transfer Experience gives its members an instant peer network of others who also have some post-secondary education and are transitioning to Virginia Tech. They will all be figuring out how to become Hokies -- together! As with other Virginia Tech living-learning communities, faculty involvement and shared governance will play a major role in shaping Transfer Experience.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, Transfer Experience is located in two locations: the SPEH House in the Oak Lane Community, and in Pritchard Hall. For the 2020-2021 academic year, Transfer Experience will be located exclusively in Pritchard Hall.

  • Living with and among other transfer students in an on-campus community.
  • Academic support services and campus resources hosted on-site.
  • Engaging events and activities designed specifically for transfer students.
  • Opportunities for leadership development.

Beginning Fall 2020, all members of the Transfer Experience will be required to take the 1-credit Transfer Experience LLC transition course, “Unleashing Your HokiePotential” during the fall semester.

This course is designed to help you explore and discover who you are, where you want to go in life, and how your time at Virginia Tech can help you to get there. You will have the opportunity to discover your strengths and values, identify potential careers, and establish academic, personal, and career goals. This course is also designed to establish fundamental knowledge and skills that facilitate success not only during college, but also for the rest of your life.

The Transfer Experience living-learning community is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who transfer to Virginia Tech from a community college or another four-year institution. Transfer Experience creates an environment where they can live with and among other transfer students and will provide connections to a variety of campus resources. Throughout the year, activities, events, and programs designed in collaboration with community members will assist transfer students in navigating a new environment and meeting the goals they have for the coming academic year.

Transfer Experience is a partnership between Student Affairs, the Student Success Center, Undergraduate Academic Affairs’ Student Success Initiatives, Undergraduate Admissions, Pamplin College of Business’ Undergraduate Programs, and the College of Engineering’s Department of Engineering Education.

For additional information, please contact Program Director, Allison Silknetter, at asilknetter@vt.edu.