Transfer Experience

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 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.

The benefits of joining the Transfer Experience living-learning community include:

  • 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.

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 located in two houses in the Oak Lane Community, adjacent to campus just past the Duck Pond. The houses are within walking distance to campus, yet removed from the other residence halls, giving an intimate community feeling to the residences.

There are openings for 68 transfer students. All admitted transfer students are eligible to live in the Transfer Experience living-learning community. Applications are OPEN for new transfer students interested in joining the Transfer Experience for fall 2018.

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, contact Program Director, Karen Gilbert, at