Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 342 PART I The Transfer Experience As the “new kids on the block,” transfer students face unique chal- lenges. The following tips will help ensure that you make a successful adjustment to your new college. Participate in transfer student programs Take full advantage of the services and resources specifically designed for transfer students, including Transfer Orientation programs, “University 101” courses, residence hall communities for transfer students, and Second Year Experience programs for sophomores. If you live off-campus, check to see what’s available for commuting students. Get to know the campus Take the time to thoroughly familiarize yourself with your new sur- roundings. Drop by or make an appointment at any department or office that provides a service you might use. Take a walking tour of the campus and stroll through as many buildings as possible. You may run across a study area, computer lab, theater, gallery, café, workout facility, or other amenity that you otherwise would never have known about. Remember when your parents told you not to talk to strangers? Good advice when you were seven, but it no longer applies. Strike up conversa- tions, ask for directions and advice, and generally make yourself at home. This is as much your school as anybody’s. Take advantage of new opportunities Although colleges can be quite different in terms of their academics, physical surroundings, and cultural climate, your adjustment will primarily be a function of your willingness to make the most of every resource and opportunity your new college has to offer. Your goal is to take advantage of the campus experience by fully im- mersing yourself in as many residence hall, departmental, and campus activities and resources as possible. Once you’ve gotten the lay of the land, identify activities and organizations of interest and plunge in.